Atelier Abigail Ahern is a British designer, and I asolutely love her ecclecticism and how she's not afraid of dark paint. She designed her sister Gemma's apartment and I absolutely love the moody dark paint
My vacuum's name was Bumblebee because he was a yellow cannister vacuum. But Bumblebee died. His carpet attachment stopped working, and it would have been $200 to fix it. I thought it would be better just to buy a new one.
I wanted a dyson, but surely couldn't buy one for $200. Thankfully, my mom stepped in! She said she'd pay for half as a belated birthday gift (My birthday was in January, but we hadn't celebrated).
So I bought a Dyson! We named him Opti, which is short for Optimus Prime, because of the whole Transformer's theme with Bumblebee, and I am so so so glad I spent the extra money and bought it.
The Dyson really IS worth the extra. It's amazing. It is so much more powerful than a normal vacuum. I would highly highly recommend it!
Tell me: do you name your appliances and electronics?
It's my turn to bring snacks to choir Thursday night. I also have to help supervise at my school's fringe festival on tonight so I wouldn't have much time to make anything time consuming tonight. It sounds like the perfect opportunity to make aged chocolate chip cookies!
I've made these delicious cookies before. I read about the recipe ages ago in a New York Times article which featured pastry chef Jacques Torres's ultimate chocolate chip cookies.
The secret to his cookies, aside from the fact that he serves them warm, is that the batter is aged 24 to 36 hours in the fridge before baked. This really develops the flavour of the dough and the cookies end up being way more delicious than regular chocolate chip cookies.
So I made the dough using Jacques Torres' recipe on Tuesday night and will bake them up Wednesday night. With a sprinkle of sea salt, they will be heavenly.
Online magazines are pretty awesome. It's so much easier (and cheaper!) to find inspiration. I just recently discovered a Calgary-based online magazine called We Like We Love. Through a serendipitous connection between a mutual friend, my adorable sister Selby was asked to model for them for an upcoming issue.
Don't you love those gree stockings?
Anyway, I hope that you will check out this magazine. It's fantastic!
It snowed here in Calgary all weekend AGAIN. I am sick and tired of snow. To cheer myself up, I'll post some pictures of my favourite flower, ranunculus. They start appearing in flower shops in the spring, and I am just itching to get some!
I know it's no secret that band posters can be beautiful art. My sister and I went to see one of our favourite bands, the Deep Dark Woods, in concert a couple of months ago. We decided to buy one of their screen printed posters. They're numbered and orginal, which makes it pretty awesome.
I just have it leaning up against my art wall, which I kind of like. I just set it there temporarily, but I think I might leave it there.
Though their art is beautiful, so is their music. You should probably have a listen:
I spotted this other type of music art, which is shockingly beautiful. Bespoken Art makes art by printing a visual of the soundwaves of a song or other audio clip. Wouldn't it be awesome to have a visual of your favourite song on your wall. Now the question: What song would you get???
This one is to commemorate a wedding. It's audio of the two people saying "I do." Isn't that adorbs?