We’re firm believers that a workspace should promote productivity, creativity and a sense of calm, but if we’re being completely honest we don’t always treat our workspace with the respect it deserves (its primary role is ‘dumping ground’). Feeling inspired (and hey, guilty) we swept the clutter off the desk and got to making our space just a little prettier. It’s not much, but we sure do like blogging here. Whether you’re working from a corner office or the corner of your couch, we encourage you to make the most of your workspace – it’s a big part of our lives, after all!
He brings the zen.
Full disclosure: none of the pencils are sharpened.
Ripped out of a magazine years ago, this Andy Warhol quote has guided us through some pretty big life decisions.
Postcards, handwritten notes, and photographs. Our everyday inspiration.
Always on the desk: a pile of cards picked up from our favourite local businesses.
This post was inspired by WeWork, a platform that offers creatives co-working office spaces from Seattle to Amsterdam to Tel Aviv. We love the idea of a space made just for creatives who otherwise might be working solo at their kitchen table. Their mission really hit home: To create a world where people work to make a life, not just a living.
We wish you happy working!
We didn’t think it was possible, but Fernwood just got a whole lot trendier thanks to its latest addition, Pigeonhole Home Store. On the corner of Stanley Avenue and Begbie Street, Pigeonhole is all things lovely. From antique furniture and art straight from your great-grandmother’s attic to worn leather baseball gloves and typewriters, Pigeonhole is a vintage-lover’s dream come true. Our recent visit had us swooning over a pair of retro suitcases and a pile of old books, but we have our eye on some new goods too – like dishes fit for that farm house we’ve always wanted. We can’t wait to see what they have in store for us next time!
Find Pigeonhole Home Store at 1606 Stanley Avenue, Victoria BC.
Ladies and gentlemen, allow us to introduce our first ever friday faves – a series dedicated entirely to the little lovelies we stumble upon each week. We hope you’ll share your favourites with us, too – you can comment below, shoot us an email, or find us on Facebook and Twitter. Now without further ado…
1. This tall cactus from Rook & Rose. 2. This Baggu tote printed by Smoking Lily ($32). 3. Fun and pretty desktops from Designlovefest. 4. Tapa Bar‘s Grilled Coconut Kale as divulged by Cooking to Get Laid.
We’re not much for house plants, but we’re suckers for succulents. It’s because they’re miniature (thus adorable) and don’t need a lot of water, so our apartment won’t turn into an overgrown jungle and they won’t die of neglect. It’s the perfect partnership. We recently made some succulent terrariums with goods from Dig This on Fort St.
We started by pouring a couple of inches of sand into the bottom of a glass vase. We like it as a visual feature, but it also helps the soil to drain to avoid root rot. On top of the sand, we added enough Cactus Soil to plant the succulents with room to grow.
Once the large succulent was centered, we tucked a few small succulents around it. Lastly, we covered the soil with decorative gravel. And because it was so darn easy we made three more!
Find Dig This at 636 Fort St., Victoria BC. For more locations visit www.digthis.com.
You’ve RSVP’d to this season’s showers and weddings and now it’s time to get gifting. Unless the couple has asked for cold, hard cash (hallelujah!) finding the perfect wedding gift can be pretty stressful – or at least it was before Emporia Boutique opened its doors. Here are just a few of our favourite Emporia finds!
1. Described as an “indispensable reference for modern couples looking to spend quality time together in the kitchen” The Newlywed Cookbook by Sarah Copeland is an ideal gift for the foodies on your list. Pair with a bottle of their favourite wine for a personal touch. 2.We first met mr. & mrs. muse on a pair of porcelain mugs and have loved them ever since. Also available in mr. & mr. and mrs. & mrs. couplings, the Jonathan Adler creations are a quirky addition to any newlywed kitchen. 3.The Fluoro Heart Print is a fun statement piece for the bride & groom’s love nest. Pop into Emporia Boutique to see their selection of Banquet Atelier & Workshop prints. 4. The perfect gift must be covered in the perfect wrapping and accompanied by the perfect card, so it’s only natural that Emporia Boutique carries all things paper from two of our most adored stationary designers, Rifle Paper Co. and Sugar Paper.
Now that wasn’t so hard, was it?
Find Emporia Boutique at 1223 Government St., Victoria BC.