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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...

Going into Infinity with Yayoi Kusama

Yayoi Kusama. A name you may or may not be familiar with, if not we suggest to look her up! She is one of the hottest tickets in contemporary art-- her immersive exhibitions (featuring her Infinity Mirror Rooms) are selling out,  drawing huge crowds, and receiving critical as well as public praise. Between the members of our collective,  we've had the opportunity to visit two of Kusama's exhibitions: her installation at the Broad Museum in LA, and her current show at the SAM in...

The Palette Project #4: Parliament Hill

This is another edition of our Palette Project-- we're exploring inspiring places in Canada and the colours that make them beautiful. This week we're headed to the Nation's capital! Ottawa, ON is an interesting collection of government buildings, embassies, incredible art galleries, a lively public market, and a mix of architectural styles (just to name a few things...

The Palette Project #3: Alexander Keith’s

This is another edition of our Palette Project-- we're exploring inspiring places in Canada and the colours that make them beautiful. Beer has long been a part of the Canadian identity, going back to the first European settlers. Nestled near the waterfront in Halifax, NS is the original location of Alexander Keith's that was originally built in 1820. Over time this handsome brick building has been transformed into a flagship store and historic pub (don't worry it still brews some great...

The Palette Project #2: Niagara Falls

This is another edition of our Palette Project-- we're exploring inspiring places in Canada and the colours that make them beautiful. We're going cross country this week, looking at the infamous and powerful Niagara Falls. Curving through the Canada/USA boarder, the Horseshoe falls is the largest of the three waterfalls that spill down the end of the Niagara Gorge.  It is one of those natural wonders that you hear before you see it-- the entire town of Niagara Falls is filled...

To frame or not to frame…

What's in a frame? We're seeing a lot of clients choosing to incorporate art in their spaces and we often get questions about the best way to display paintings, photographs, and prints. We love that more and more people want to include original works in their decor-- no matter if it's a drawing by your child when they were in 3rd grade or a Group of 7 masterpiece, art is a great way to showcase personality and taste. We previously wrote...

The Palette Project #1: Jack Poole Plaza

Today marks the first day of our Palette Project!  It all started like this: back in April, we collaborated with our friend Heather Ross to host a workshop on colour. We had a great time discussing colour palettes, why some things work and others don't, and making palettes of our own. One take-away from that workshop was that inspiration is quite literally everywhere—but choosing what colours to use can be tricky...

How to Downsize: Travel Edition

Travel can be a challenge… between planning itineraries, organizing transportation, and finding accommodation it takes a lot of prep to get that vacation off the ground. We know travel season is in full swing, having just come back from our design tour in LA and finalizing our tour in Baja (in addition to family vacations!) so we love a good travel tip. But what about an extra travel challenge? Have you ever gone on an extended trip without checked luggage?...