Monthly Archives: November 2010

Festive glimpses

Christmas lights don’t have to be cheesy and can add a little festive something to even the most modern and minimalist architecture. Case in point, an apartment building in our street: I like how they have decided to enhance both … Continue reading

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Deck the Hall(s)

I get such a kick out of seeing everybody’s holiday decorations go up as Christmas approaches; they do so much to enliven an otherwise dreary winter citiscape. Strangely enough, my own approach to decorating is somewhat restrained (cough, lazy.) I … Continue reading

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Spotted: More West-German Pottery Around the Web

I’m not sure how the artist John Guthrie’s house tour managed to pass me by when it was first posted on Apartment Therapy in March because it ticks so many of my boxes. Thoughtfully collected vintage modern furniture? Check. Unbelievably … Continue reading

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Winter Walk

The weather on Sunday was crisp and cold with enough sunshine to warrant walking off breakfast bundled up in layers of sweaters and scarves. One would be forgiven for thinking that the following pictures were taken somewhere rural, but in … Continue reading

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Weekend This & That

We cherish Sundays around here because we live right in the middle of the city by two big roads and Sunday is the only day when traffic noises disappear. You know it’s a slow news day when you tell your … Continue reading

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Big Bundle: Resolution of the Lamp Issue

Woohoo! I can finally stop complaining about the ceiling lamps in our kitchen and channel that energy elsewhere (next opportunity to complain is probably around the corner.) After various considerations, I settled on Leitmotiv’s “Big Bundle” pendant lamp in chrome. … Continue reading

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November Evenings & Christmas Thoughts

Sunday dinner in the oven? Check (thank you, husband.) Weekend cleaning marathon absolved? Check. Except for the laundry. Oh well, that’s what Monday nights are for. Meanwhile, Christmas planning is already underway chez ours; most presents have either been determined … Continue reading

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