Mid-Century Canada

This would be a nice li’l bit of home to hang on my wall. Michael George Haddad’s personal iconography project, now in sweet letterpress form.

Jimmy Marble Banners

Uplifting messages featuring hand-cut, unbleached canvas, layered on top of coloured canvas. Find them on Etsy.

Engler Studio

Great palette and patterns developed for this interior designer’s identity. By Eight Hour Day.


Advent calendars galore! A fun way to play with type, packaging and craft materials… if you have the time. Maybe next year ;)

The Lisbonaire

Affordable studio apartments individually decorated by Portuguese designers and artists. A great excuse to go back!

A Merry Mishap

My home fantasyland.  Check out A Merry Mishap for DIY and interior design deliciousness. Another great discovery via Instagram.

Restaurant Mercat

Inspired by Spanish markets, Mercat is a hot new restaurant located at the northeast docks of Amsterdam. Can’t wait to check it out. By Dutch architect firm, Concrete.

IKEA / Playin’ With My Friends

V is for Val

A cheese-eating, bike-riding Canadian, now living in Amsterdam. Loves great design but creeped out by ballpoint pens. Alternate dream jobs include animals and cooking, but not cooking animals. Personal mantra gifted from an expert on the subject: Fortune favours the brave.

A is for Ali

Design hybrid by day. After hours she shoots film with toy cameras, sew clothes from books with Japanese instructions that she barely understands and hangs out with her husband, two beautiful girls and three crazy dogs. Personal mantra is "Don't worry, everything is going to be amazing". And for the most, it is.