I <3 Amsterdam

The Lisbonaire

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

Pilot & Captain

Cute boy t-shirts by the duo behind The Heads of State.

Thank you, Steve.

1955 – 2011

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” - Stanford Commencement Address, 2005

Hardcover Suitcase

My Heys have been good to me, but my heart is with the Mooj.

Russell Monk

Toronto photographer Russell Monk spends part of his time in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. He’s been shooting the most stunning portraits of his neighbours, and his accompanying narrative adds even more depth to the incredible stories these pictures already tell. Can’t wait for the book. (via Heather Morton)

Crumpled City Maps

Discovered this map series on a recent trip to the LX Factory’s Ler Devagar bookstore in Lisbon, and couldn’t resist. The Tyvek material made for quick access and guilt-free crinkles. Smart, legible design, and even includes local recommendations.

Ecopod Retreat

Be at one with your surroundings in these Scottish luxury domes. Thanks, C!

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.