Wednesday, October 31, 2012
An example of some beautiful handmade leather goods. As he describes it, it's all hand put together, one at a time, with some simple tools. Unique and yields some simple and functional designs. In the day of cheap consumer goods, it's fantastic to see that time and effort is still being put into making some of these items.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Beautiful and calming take on a monochromatic living room. I love the cushions and how everything comes together towards this richly coloured coffee table. Perhaps inspiration for my next home?
via decor pad
I was blown away by this bleak, but stunning image in Svalbard. The use of a fisheye lens by Anna Henly gives it an even more stark representation of what is happening to the land of the polar bears. Here, one lone polar bear is the only one for miles.
via the guardian
Monday, October 29, 2012
Sunday, October 28, 2012
A cold and wintery day calls for a hearty beef stew and homemade bread. This is one of my husband's favourites, the english muffin loaf. It's got a great crusty exterior and a chewy centre that is similar to an english muffin.
Spent part of the afternoon with some girls at the trade show, then came home to do some painting and cleaning. Getting things all put together at home, as some changes are coming!
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Friday, October 26, 2012
Part of my outfit of the day. Warm and easy layers with a navy button down and long grey cardigan. Missing is the orange belt, which I took off as soon as I got home. While I was warm up top, today we did an outdoor tour and I wish I had worn warmer socks!
On another note, this is Day 300. Really? Where did all the time go? In some ways I've taken a huge step forward in the quality of the pictures that I have taken, and minimized the quantity of photos I take in a day. Fortunately, I have been able to keep up with Project 365 (even if there have been a disproportionate number of cat photos lately because of my schedule), and I'm sure proud and happy about that!
A thought. After buying the flash, there was definitely a whole new learning curve! I am now considering buying a tripod in the next little while, perhaps a whole new type of photography may emerge for the last 65 days.
Baking on Thursday night, all to greet our move to the other office on today! Sweet smelling, and quite tasty too. Followed this cranberry oatmeal recipe from Food.com and I'd say it was a winner. Very chewy and dense, though I would probably cut back on the sugar just a little bit.
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Some good advice, based on the ideas of Stephen Covey (Seven Habits of Highly Effective People). While some may resonate more than others, I think it's good to review things like this periodically to ensure that we are enabling our own happiness.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Monday, October 22, 2012
Truly amazing, these are part of her "Future Memories" series, she puts together these worlds using hundreds of photographs. There are so many layers of depth in this composition, I couldn't imagine how it would look like in person. Simply wonderful.
Sunday, October 21, 2012
It looks like winter has arrived. Woke up to a blanket of snow this morning, with flurries all day. Really didn't make me want to leave the condo or even get out of bed! Needless to say, I spent today indoors, catching up on some reading and just relaxing at home.
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Friday, October 19, 2012
What a miserable and cold looking day. I had the day off and just stayed at home doing some housekeeping items that needed to be taken care of today. Played with the cat, she was definitely the cuddling one today, so you get two more pictures today!
Well, I'm sure some of you may be sick of seeing my cat, so I have to get my butt in gear and get out and take some photos. There is a photography exhibition and the promise of decorating pumpkins, so that should be fun!
Really, it was only Thursday but I was so tired. I wanted to be like her. Just curl up and stay warm inside without really having to think too much. You get two cat photos today!
One short presentation today in a half day's meeting, but it went off without a hitch. I bring new meaning to brevity in presentations, since I talked the lease out of anyone! However, I got my point across, which is all that I needed!
Today I found out that there are such things as sea dragons. Related to the sea horse, I stumbled upon these images of these creatures of the sea. Beautiful things, I wonder how it would be to watch them in the water...? Maybe I should travel to Australia to find out!
via World's Most Amazing Things
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Gosh, this might sound silly, but I adore the idea of this giant Totoro pillow flopped down in the middle of the room. So cute, and would bring me right back to my childhood of watching My Neighbour, Totoro!