October 12th, 2015
The Anthology’s Pinstagram column marries the dream (Pinterest) and the reality (Kelsey Dundon’s Instagram photos of places and faces in and around Vancouver).
Gilded age. The carousel at Seattle’s Woodland Zoo + shiny mid-century modern decor.
Cool water. The fountain at Seattle City Center during an early fall day + the cool waters of what looks like the Pacific Northwest.
Green machine. I showcased an emerald green baby bump during a recent trend presentation on Global TV + a very friendly dinosaur room.
Bright lights. The lobby of the Queen Elizabeth Theatre during a performance of Rigoletto + a powder puff of a restaurant in London.
Black and white. Above and behind the scenes at a recent Wardrobe Rescue makeover I did on Global TV (thanks for the photo, Zoe!) + an illustration that would make pretty cool wallpaper for a powder room.
P.S. There are more photos where these came from so follow @KelseyDundon on Instagram.
October 8th, 2015
Buying art is hard. Not just because it’s often a serious investment, but also because it has to move you (and hopefully whoever you’re living with too).
These Italian beach prints by Gray Malin move me. Like in a take-me-to-Italy way.
I love a rocky cliff-covered coast line. I’d take that over a five mile stretch of unbroken white sand any day.
And it sure makes for some beautiful shots, like these from Malin’s La Dolce Vita series.
Which is a series I’d happily invest in.
[Images: Gray Malin]
September 25th, 2015
While everyone and their grandmother is obsessed with Taylor Swift’s squad these days, I set my #squadgoals on a posse of LA-based designers, bloggers, photographers and creative types: Emily Henderson, Joy Cho, Bri Emery and Max Wanger. Their aesthetics are different (their talents are too) but there’s some serious cross-pollination happening in their bright and colourful, sunshine-infused looks. Which makes for some fun collaborations.
Is it the Southern Californian weather? Is it the LA creative community? Are they friends in real life? I don’t know.
But I do know that when you follow any one of their Pinterest posts to their blog, chances are there’s some sort of shoutout to one and other. All the sunshine and smiles make me want to add colour — and a bit of gold — to everything.
[Images: Joy Cho’s nursery/office by Emily Henderson, Love print by Max Wanger, Bri Emery’s dining room by Emily Henderson]
September 21st, 2015
I live for oversized scarves. The bigger, the cozier, the better, as far as I’m concerned. The Sahara Travel Wrap by Vancouver’s own Bare Knitwear certainly fits that bill. Made of melange alpaca and adorned with hand-knit tassels, it’s the kind of thing I’d wear straight through until March and then on every plane ride I take for the rest of my life.
August 19th, 2015
I can’t remember the last show I went to (I’m pregnant, I have a toddler, I pass out at 9:30 every night).
But I don’t need to actually have attended any of these shows in order to appreciate the gig posters by Milwaukee-based design studio Catharsis.
Medium poster-sized and $25USD a pop, they’re a bright, colourful way to capture a moment in time.
Even if you actually slept right through it.
[Images from Catharsis.]