Have a Rubee Tuesday! Woof!
Maybe you’ve asked your sister to solve a design dilemma or maybe your mom, but I bet you’ve never thought to look to your furry friends for a little decorating inspiration. These cute illustrations by Molly Brandenburg made me giggle on a recent cruise of the Houzz website. I think Rubee would approve. Don’t you?
For the feline lovers out there, cats are just as design savy as dogs…
Founded in 1970, Bouclair Home is one of Canada’s fastest growing home furnishings and home decor retailers. Lucky for us lower mainlanders, they have just moved into B.C. A few blogger pals and I had the pleasure of attending a media preview at the new Bouclair Home Coquitlam location this past Wednesday.
The Bouclair philosophy focuses on home, fashion and value. Sandra Bracken, Vice-President of Marketing for Bouclair Home, gave us a mini-tour explaining that all of their products are designed in-house exclusively for Bouclair. The store’s continually evolving displays are arranged in colour stories and according to room to make decorating your home easy. New products are brought in weekly. Here is just a little peek of the treasures you’ll find.
I was happy to see a large selection of ready-to-hang drapery. I’m wanting to change out my dark teal living room curtains for something lighter for summer. I’ll need 8 panels, so this is definitely an affordable option. I was also smitten over these two console tables above, particularly the mirrored one. Hello, Gorgeous! Also, coming soon to a Bouclair near you…wallpaper! Looking forward to checking out the selection.
I know you will want to head over there asap. There are three new locations in the lower mainland.
Coquitlam Location – Now Open - 1090 Lougheed Hwy, Unit 108, Coquitlam, BC
South Surrey Location – Now Open – 3091 – 152nd St. Unit 305, Surrey, BC
Abbotsford Location – Opening May 27 - 3122 Mt. Lehman Rd. Unit M120, Abbotsford, BC
Apparently, the Pacific Black Brant needs to rest and refuel on a little eel grass before the next leg of its journey to the Arctic. The likes of me, and other dogs, will scare them off to the Pacific Ocean without any supper. Well, I couldn’t go on without my supper, so I’ll stay off the beaches on Vancouver Island for the next month. All this for a silly goose!
Photo taken at Qualicum Beach on Vancouver Island.
Have a Rubee Tuesday anyway! Woof!
What do you get when you cross a mini egg chair, a temporary pug tattoo and Easter? You get this crazy Easter post!
Last year I had so much fun using temporary tattoos to decorate Easter eggs, that I had to do it again. This time with a more personal touch! I’ve hidden another tattooed Easter egg for you on instagram. Click here to find it!
We are heading to the north end of Vancouver Island this weekend to spend Easter with family. I hope the Easter Bunny will be able to find us. What are you getting up to this glorious Easter weekend? The weather is supposed to be fabulous!
Have a Happy Easter!
Love Meesh xo
Up until now, I had only ever been a Crate&Barrel virtual shopper. The nearest retail location was a three hour drive and a pain-in-the-butt-border-crossing away in Washington State. Oh, how things have changed! Crate&Barrel, a leading home furnishings retailer, just opened its first store in Vancouver in Oakridge Centre. Yipee!
I had the pleasure of attending the Opening Night Party with a quick media preview before eager shoppers arrived last Wednesday evening. My sis-in-law, Lesa, joined me and lent her photographic skills. (Thanks, Lesa!) Here are a few goodies that caught our eye.
I’ve been drooling over the coffee table version of these driftwood tables for some time.
This leather Cavett Leather Chair is scrumptious, no?
Hits of bold colour were everywhere. Are you noticing a few colour trends here?
We had a great time taking in all of the beautifully curated collections. And of course, there were swag bags too!
Crate&Barrel is now open and located at Oakridge Centre, 650 West 41st. Avenue, Vancouver, BC.
Bet you can’t stay away!
Photos Credits: Lesa Mollinga and Michelle Mollinga.
Don’t you just love a good alphabet print? Oh, I do! Typeseat, a limited edition screen print by Tim Fishlock, uses classic chairs to represent the letters of the alphabet. Hello! Do you recognize all the chairs? The letter “T” does not look familiar to me, maybe I need to stand on my head to see it.
Here’s what the designer has to say about this work:
“A lot of my work explores symbols and the idea of pictorial shorthand. I’m fascinated by the alphabet, how most of the letters began as pictures, icons from another era. Social and cultural change and aesthetic trends have been reflected in the Roman alphabet as it’s been refined over the centuries. Few objects reflect this cultural change as distinctly as the chair. An Eames lounger or a Panton chair are effective shorthand for the aesthetic trends of the day.
Typeseat is my attempt at creating a pictorial alphabet made up of some of the most iconic chairs of the twentieth century.”
Limited edition prints (300) are available only through twentytwentyone.
If shipping from the UK didn’t cost more than the print itself, I’d be ordering one in a second.
Have a fantastic weekend!
Glad to be back and playing the leprechaun in anticipation of St. Patrick’s Day!
Have a Rubee Tuesday! Woof!