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  • The Office Chair That Got Away

    Alt headline: Ode to An Office Chair Alt alt headline: How West Elm Stole My Heart and Crushed My Dreams in One Google Search It’s sort of a hazard of the job that you regularly fall in love with beautiful pieces of furniture. This particular mid-century modern Saddle office chair from West Elm (on the […]

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  • So We Bought a Pre-Sale Condo in East Van

    There’s a lot of talk right now about the fiery-hot, speculative, under-siege housing market in Vancouver, and for the first time in my life I’ve got skin in the game. Last summer I had the overwhelming urge to buy an apartment, and after finding an agent and looking at three old apartments and one insanely-tiny new […]

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  • The KonMari Method (1 Month Later)

    When I was in Tofino for a work trip back in April, I picked up this little number at a local bookshop. I had heard my co-worker talking about this best-selling “tidying” book before and the moment I held Marie Kondo‘s work in my hands—and this is so appropriate, as anyone who’s read it will […]

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  • CONDO: Treasure Hunter

    Treasure Hunter. One of the most interesting aspects of this condo from The Cross Design‘s Erin Chow and Megan Baker was how they were able to make the downtown Vancouver home look so unique and full of personality when most of the wall space was floor-to-ceiling windows. The woman of the house was also a collector of […]

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  • Western Living: Todd Talbot’s Great Experiment

    First of all, Love It or List It Vancouver host Todd Talbot is one of my favourite interviews because he’s always packed with hilarious stories (chalk this up to his background in theatre) and the tale of how his family’s master bathroom came in to fruition is a pretty good one. Instead of playing it […]

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  • DIY: Geek-chic art using pumpkin stencils

    My brother and his girlfriend, both video game designers, are totally geek chic. So when I had the opportunity to make them a house-warming present, I thought hip nerd art for their new apartment would be just what Doctor Who ordered. The challenge was to craft something cool enough that they would actually hang up. […]