August 4th, 2014

#YogaRunParty

It had been a long time since I’d run regularly. Like a looooooong time. Years. And lots of them. But after working with Easter Seals on woman2warrior I was inspired and motivated enough to attempt Lululemon’s SeaWheeze Half Marathon which I’ll be running very soon.

Have I been training hard? Depends who you ask. Will it take me a ridiculously long time to finish? Yes!

But with my running buddy (pictured above) waiting for me at the finish line I’ll survive.

P.S. I’ll tweet from the starting line so follow @TheAnthology on Twitter.

August 1st, 2014

The making of a legend

People always ask if advertising is like Mad Men. And it’s not. At all. (For the most part.)

For one thing, I don’t have a bar cart in my office. But maybe I should get one, if only to display one of my recent projects.

Designed by AKA and written by yours truly, these bottles for Legends Distilling‘s Shadow in the Lake vodka…

…and Doctor’s Orders gin turned out beautifully.

In fact, I think they might just outshine everything else on your (office?) bar cart.

Thanks for bringing me on board, AKA! Cheers!

July 29th, 2014

Style | BTS for BTS (behind the scenes for back to school)

People seem to either love being in front of the camera or behind it. I’m a fan of both. I’m thrilled when I’m able to talk about what I love in studio and I have a ton of fun obsessing over every detail at a photo shoot when I’m creative directing and styling. I feel very lucky to have opportunities to do both.

A days ago I styled a series back-to-school trend spreads filled with outfits for the elementary school set. This outfit (fit for a leopard cub) is complete with faux leather detailing, and available at The Children’s Place at Brentwood Town Centre.

The spreads (like these behind-the-scenes pics) were shot by photographer Kevin Hill. And I can’t wait to see the finished product, which I’ll share soon!

P.S. Photo shoots are totally grammable so follow @KelseyDundon on Instagram.

June 17th, 2014

Home | A Light Watercolour Mural

I’m in the process of redoing my office (I’m always in the process of redoing my office). And I have a big empty wall that is just begging for a giant mural of some sort. Is this watercolour vinyl decal from Vancouver’s own Anewall the answer?

I’m leaning toward yes.

June 12th, 2014

Bookmark | My Scandinavian Home

In The Anthology’s Bookmark column we explore some of the most inspiring places on the wild, wild web.

If you, like me, can’t get enough of painted hardwood floors, sparse furniture, high ceilings and a certain eclectic rusticness, then you’ll love My Scandinavian Home.

Named one of Domino.com’s top design blogs of the year, it’s filled with beautifully curated photos drawn from all over the decor-loving internet.

The aesthetic is one I love — a little shabby and old, a little sleek and new. It’s as cool as it is warm.

With angled ceilings, lots of sheepskin and the occasional Ikea piece, it’ll reinvigorate your appreciation for white walls. So bookmark My Scandinavian Home already and bookmark The Anthology while you’re at it.

[Images from My Scandinavian Home, naturally.]

P.S. Beef up your list of favourite links with The Anthology’s Bookmark picks.

June 10th, 2014

Put a Pin in it | Kid & Coe

The Anthology’s Put a Pin in it series does what it can to fuel your obsession with Pinterest.

I love the concept behind Kid & Coe — it’s like airbnb but with baby gates, high chairs and toy chests.

I haven’t yet stayed in any of their homes but boy, do they make me want to pack up the playard and trek across the globe.

Their Pinterest boards are as beautiful as their homes.

And some of them are quite cute to boot.

So put a pin in Kid & Coe and The Anthology too.

June 7th, 2014

The Rush | Made in Vancouver

I joined Fiona Forbes on The Rush to share some of my favourite made-in-Vancouver picks — from home decor to beauty to fashion to kids’ wear, all of which you can find on Etsy.

Featuring:  Recover Me Design linens,  Love My Local cheese boards, Strathcona StockingsOh Kuol jewelry,  RED and Dandy bowties,  Amore Natural beauty products,  Mabel Retro kids’ wear,  First Prints MocsCity Creations puppets.

Thanks again for having me!

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