Belgian textile studio NoMoreTwist has created a new, 100% made in Belgium, collection of rugs and cushions for 2014 called ‘Histoires naturelles.’ The three collections are available in two ranges of vivid colors, and evoke natural beauty inspired by work of engraver Ernst Haeckel, a big name in 18th century naturalist illustration. Graphic Textiles by NoMoreTwist - Design Milk

Belgian textile studio NoMoreTwist has created a new, 100% made in Belgium, collection of rugs and cushions for 2014 called ‘Histoires naturelles.’ The three collections are available in two ranges of vivid colors, and evoke natural beauty inspired by work of engraver Ernst Haeckel, a big name in 18th century naturalist illustration. Graphic Textiles by NoMoreTwist - Design Milk

One look at a vintage catalog will show you that interior decorating is a fickle mistress. What’s hot one day could fall from graces the next. So how do you stay on top of trends and, more importantly, is there a turning point that marks when a fad is dead? In related news, your mouthwash now comes in chevron. How Do You Know a Trend is Officially “Over?” | Apartment Therapy

One look at a vintage catalog will show you that interior decorating is a fickle mistress. What’s hot one day could fall from graces the next. So how do you stay on top of trends and, more importantly, is there a turning point that marks when a fad is dead? In related news, your mouthwash now comes in chevron. How Do You Know a Trend is Officially “Over?” | Apartment Therapy

Computer viruses have come a long way, starting as the practical jokes of computing’s early days and ending up as modern military weapons. A site called Computer Virus Catalog is walking through the history one virus at a time, pairing each one with a fitting illustration. The list leans heavily on the DOS era, particularly the late-’90s virus boom, and shines a light on many pivotal malware moments that have since been lost to history.  An illustrated history of the computer virus | The Verge

Computer viruses have come a long way, starting as the practical jokes of computing’s early days and ending up as modern military weapons. A site called Computer Virus Catalog is walking through the history one virus at a time, pairing each one with a fitting illustration. The list leans heavily on the DOS era, particularly the late-’90s virus boom, and shines a light on many pivotal malware moments that have since been lost to history. An illustrated history of the computer virus | The Verge

The 300 suspended light bulbs that comprise the work create a pulsating, ever-changing fabric of cardiac rhythms. Visitors to the exhibition are invited to clasp a sensor that records their heartbeat; this vital data is then translated into a flickering light pattern that subsequently and cyclically ignites the filament of a single light bulb, poetically mirroring the electric impulses that compel a heart to beat. In its entirety, Pulse Room is an asynchronous collection of hundreds of donated heartbeats that palpitate and move as though constituting a single, yet composite, organism. Different Heartbeats: Pulse Room by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer - Canadian Art

The 300 suspended light bulbs that comprise the work create a pulsating, ever-changing fabric of cardiac rhythms. Visitors to the exhibition are invited to clasp a sensor that records their heartbeat; this vital data is then translated into a flickering light pattern that subsequently and cyclically ignites the filament of a single light bulb, poetically mirroring the electric impulses that compel a heart to beat. In its entirety, Pulse Room is an asynchronous collection of hundreds of donated heartbeats that palpitate and move as though constituting a single, yet composite, organism. Different Heartbeats: Pulse Room by Rafael Lozano-Hemmer - Canadian Art

#FridayCocktail - Backyard Sangria

#FridayCocktail – Backyard Sangria

This is my favourite time of year – mid summer. And, Fridays are my favourite day. The kids are home from a week of camp, the BBQ is ready to be fired up, the fire pit is prepared and chances are, a few friends are on their way over. Time to get our drink on! Since I often host, it just isn’t feasible to serve $40 bottles of wine – every time. So, tonight I will prepare a few pitchers of…

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This is pure genius: Audio engineering company GGRP Sound sent a 45rpm record in a corrugated cardboard sleeve that doubles as a record player. You can put it together one single step. Human-powered Record Player | Wantcy

This is pure genius: Audio engineering company GGRP Sound sent a 45rpm record in a corrugated cardboard sleeve that doubles as a record player. You can put it together one single step. Human-powered Record Player | Wantcy

Self like: artist Sebastian Errazuriz has restored a circa 1880 French Desk and modified it so that the user can fit into the desk and reflect. The Narcissus Desk by Sebastian Errazuriz

Self like: artist Sebastian Errazuriz has restored a circa 1880 French Desk and modified it so that the user can fit into the desk and reflect. The Narcissus Desk by Sebastian Errazuriz

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Tasted: Organic

Organic wine is produced from grapes grown without the use of chemical fertilizers or pesticides. In addition, the use of sulphur dioxide (SO2) is not permitted during the winemaking process. In Canada, a wine labelled organic must comply with the Canadian Organic Regulations and must be certified by a Canadian Food Inspection Agency accredited certification body.

Viña Falernia Organic Syrah 2008

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Built within an inner-city suburb of Montreal, the Lansdowne House, designed by Affleck de la Riva architects, is located on a street with rich heritage, and steep inclines and plateaus. The semi-detached house is situated on a hilly part of the street with a focus on asymmetry and informality of historical styles represented in the area. The two sides of the house, the detached and the connected, are each celebrated with a unique look all their own, while also fitting in with the charm of the neighborhood. A Semi-Detached House on a Hill in Montreal - Design Milk

Built within an inner-city suburb of Montreal, the Lansdowne House, designed by Affleck de la Riva architects, is located on a street with rich heritage, and steep inclines and plateaus. The semi-detached house is situated on a hilly part of the street with a focus on asymmetry and informality of historical styles represented in the area. The two sides of the house, the detached and the connected, are each celebrated with a unique look all their own, while also fitting in with the charm of the neighborhood. A Semi-Detached House on a Hill in Montreal - Design Milk

Gamay and Summer – a Perfect Match

Gamay and Summer – a Perfect Match

To me summer isn’t summer without a couple of good Gamays to quaff.

Gamay is the grape of Beaujolais, the region right next door to Burgundy, and in fact was grown in Burgundy until that loser of a Lord (actually Duke of Burgundy Philippe the Bold) threw it out for being “disloyal” (Really??? Can a grape really have that characteristic?).

When I say Gamay, and you think Beaujolais Nouveau, think…

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Jarred Memories

I always assumed my pickles were tasty but it wasn’t until this country girl ventured up to the big city for a ‘Pickle Smackdown’ at The Drake that it was confirmed with a first place win beating out ‘the’ chef Michael Smith’s pickled goods. It was a shining moment in my culinary career, only slightly overshadowed by the fact that early that morning, in the wee hours, my sister had decided that…

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Belarusian designer constantin bolimond designed a bottle based around the concept of wine as the blood of grapes. the striking form is themed off a human heart to reference the fruit’s origin – france. the product is realized in black and white finishes, featuring a simple inverse typeface to communicate the wine’s label. blood of grapes wine bottle by constantin bolimond

Belarusian designer constantin bolimond designed a bottle based around the concept of wine as the blood of grapes. the striking form is themed off a human heart to reference the fruit’s origin – france. the product is realized in black and white finishes, featuring a simple inverse typeface to communicate the wine’s label. blood of grapes wine bottle by constantin bolimond

Warm Weather Exercise Tips

Warm Weather Exercise Tips

Exercising and working out in summer weather can present some unique challenges. Not only can high temperatures make it difficult for our bodies to cope with the additional stress of exercise, our minds often struggle to keep motivated as the mercury rises. Here are a few tips to keep you on track as we enter late July, often, the warmest time of the year.

How to Exercise in Hot Weather
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Makes a masterful cup of coffee. Made of stainless steel and chrome, the Krups Coffee Maker not only looks good on the kitchen counter, it lets you brew up to ten cups of coffee that stay warm in a thermal carafe for hours. (via Krups Coffee Maker | Wantcy)

Makes a masterful cup of coffee. Made of stainless steel and chrome, the Krups Coffee Maker not only looks good on the kitchen counter, it lets you brew up to ten cups of coffee that stay warm in a thermal carafe for hours. (via Krups Coffee Maker | Wantcy)