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The Palette Project #10: The Point Blanket

This is another edition of the palette project-- we're exploring inspiring places in Canada and the colours that make them beautiful. This week we're changing gears slightly and looking at an object that is synonymous with Canadiana rather than a landscape. The Hudson's Bay point blanket  has been in production since 1780-- it's signature colour scheme of red, green, yellow, and indigo is used to this day.  The 'points' (black lines) on the wool blankets refer to the size of the...

Thanksgiving Prep Time!

It's time to celebrate the harvest and embrace the change of season. The last day of September is upon us and Thanksgiving is right around the corner! Lucky us we get our first major holiday dinner of the season earlier than our neighbours to the south—but this wouldn’t be the first time it snuck up on us a little bit! Also, as the first major holiday meal of the season this is a great opportunity to refresh or check your supplies...

The Palette Project #9: Maple Candy

This is another edition of the palette project-- we're exploring inspiring places in Canada and the colours that make them beautiful.  Soft Maple Candy ( or tire d'érable in French) is a classic Canadian treat popular in the wintertime. Boiled maple sap is slowly poured over snow and, when slightly hardened, gathered with a popsicle stick to form a sweet, sappy, and very Canadian dessert. Usually prepared over a pack of fresh snow, to accommodate tourists there are street vendors with very...

The Palette Project #8: Halifax Waterfront

This is another edition of the palette project-- we're exploring inspiring places in Canada and the colours that make them beautiful. Canada has the longest coastline in the world, so it's no surprise that many of our inspiring locations are located near the water (how could we ever get tired of all those colours of blue?). The Harbourwalk in Halifax, Nova Scotia is one of these spots. It's a wonderful crossroads where cruise ships meet the oldest farmer's market in North...

The Palette Project #7: Forest Trail

This is another edition of the palette project-- we're exploring inspiring places in Canada and the colours that make them beautiful. The Sea-to-Sky highway, just outside Vancouver, connects the downtown core of the city with a mountainous playground. Ski hills, hiking trials, and campgrounds are scattered along one of the most scenic roadways in the country. Escaping the buzz of city life, especially on a summer day, will often look like our inspiration photo. This particular spot is on the Sea-to-Sky...

The Palette Project #6: Notre-Dame – Montreal, QC

This is another edition of the palette project-- we're exploring inspiring places in Canada and the colours that make them beautiful. Old Montreal is packed with history and at the center of it all is the Notre-Dame. The interior of the church as we see it today was decorated from 1870 through 1900; the gilded decorations are incredible to look at and are made entirely of sculpted wood. The rich blues and golds that are featured in the space were inspired...

The Palette Project #5: Confederation Bridge

This is another edition of the palette project-- we're exploring inspiring places in Canada and the colours that make them beautiful. Canada is huge-- there's no avoiding that. Connecting place to place can sometimes be a challenge. PEI, nestled off the mainland of Canada in the Maritimes, used to only be accessible by ferry until 1997. The Confederation Bridge replaced the ferries and covers the entire 12.9km span of the Northumberland Strait that flows between PEI and New Brunswick. Crossing the...