Ian and I went to see Gone Girl on the weekend, and during the scenes in the lake house, I turned to Ian and whispered, “OMG that house!” I looked it up, and it’s a real place – a gorgeous home in the hills of Southeast Missouri, designed by architects Maurice Jennings and David McKee. Those are pictures of it, above.
What is it with modern houses appearing in creepy ways? Here’s a list of 10 Modernist Houses in Scary Movies from Azure magazine. They’re all swoon-worthy. Especially the one in The Ghost Writer (which is a surprisingly good movie).
Wow, wouldn’t you love to live here? It’s a two-story penthouse apartment in NYC’s West Village, including an amazing rooftop. The design is by Ghiora Aharoni (who has some other drool-worthy pieces of architecture in his portfolio). Swoon.
[via NY Magazine]
My friend Rosie owns the amazing Quince Flowers in Toronto, and she’s just launched a super cool new service. It’s called Qt (which stands for Quince Truck, and if you say it fast enough it sounds like “cutie”, which is fun), and basically it’s like a food truck for market-fresh flowers.
Rosie’s team goes to the flower market early every morning, and posts their inventory on the website every day. You check the website to see what’s on the truck on any given weekday (no weekends), place an order online (before 2pm), and the truck will deliver the market-fresh flowers to your door later that same day. Or, if you see the Qt truck parked around Toronto, you can walk up and spontaneously order in person (kind of like an ice-cream or food truck).
You can also set up repeating orders for daily, weekly or monthly standing orders. Wouldn’t that be amazing, to get fresh flowers on the regular?!?
Bonus – if you sign up for the Qt email list, you’ll get a sweet discount off your first order.
PS – Marcel the Shell, parts one and two.
“The groundbreaking television phenomenon, Golden Globe® and Peabody Award-winner TWIN PEAKS will return as a new limited series on SHOWTIME in 2016. Series creators and executive producers David Lynch and Mark Frost will write and produce all nine episodes of the limited series, and Lynch will direct every episode. Set in the present day, TWIN PEAKS will continue the lore of the original series, providing long-awaited answers and a satisfying conclusion for the series’ passionate fan base.”
WHOA. Gotta wait at least a year though.
Ooooooh this is good. The shop next to Leslieville Pumps (at 935 Queen Street East) has had a sign saying “Good Things Come to Those Who Wait” in its windows for a long time. Apparently the wait is almost over, because the new shop, called Good Neighbour, is opening as soon as this weekend (according to blogTO).
The boutique will have a “dedicated mini-store” for the Drake General Store and feature collaborations with Love the Design. Swoon!
This past weekend, Clara and I did a little craft project together. Or, more accurately, Clara fluttered in and out of the room while I did the craft project (she’s only 3.5 so her attention span isn’t very long). We did a Cate and Levi “Be the Maker” kit, and made a dog hand puppet out of reclaimed wool. It took about 4 hours from start to finish, and I used my sewing machine (it would take longer if you were hand stitching the whole thing). Now that it’s done, Clara loves playing with her new puppet!
Ian, an avid home-brewer, is participating in Indie Alehouse’s Home Brew Tap Takeover for the second year in a row. He’s been working on a beer of his design for the past month or so with Jeff (head brewer at Indie, and pictured with Ian above) and it will be available next Sunday, September 14 in a special session from 1-4pm at Indie’s Barrel House. Last year the event was packed, so this year they decided to sell tickets in advance. Read more about the event and book online here. And if you’re going to be there, let me know so we can say hi!
Image above of Ian and Jeff Broeders, and Ian’s beer from last year’s Home Brew Take Over. That’s not this year’s recipe – it’s a secret!
I cannot wait until the Drake Devonshire Inn opens later this month (it’s a hotel in Prince Edward County, by the same people who made the Drake Hotel in Toronto). They released some sneak peek photos of the new hotel, and it looks fantastic. See all 32 sneak peek photos here.
Their website isn’t set up for reservations yet, but you can call and book by phone for anytime after September 15.