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The Source: Throwing pots!

Do you remember the film Ghost? How about the scene where Demi is throwing pottery on the wheel… she does make it look sexy! I love throwing pots (on a … Continue reading

January 23, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Source: JARS favorite jars…..

Sticking with January’s  theme of ceramics, not only do I love these, I love that JOOST was created by a Dutch born fifth generation tulip farmer. These chalk JARs are … Continue reading

January 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Source: Bleu d’ Argile

With the new year everyone gets a little more organized and I’ve decided I’ll organize my sources as well. Through January, I will continue to post sources with a focus … Continue reading

January 9, 2014 · 1 Comment

The Source: QUICO in Tokyo, Japan

From a distance QUICO caught my eye and I was smitten as soon as I entered! The Source this week comes from Tokyo, Japan. In an area with small alleys … Continue reading

January 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Source: Upholster anyone?

Ever wanted to upholster your own chair? I’ve been dreaming of doing this for years. Recently, I came across some great base frames from Europe with original padding, springs and … Continue reading

December 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Source: NON toxic VOC FREE paint

As a designer I’ve found that Hong Kong apartments are typically plastered white walls and left to be. ¬†Colour plays a large part in my design aesthetic. ¬†With smaller scale … Continue reading

December 19, 2013 · 1 Comment

The Source: It’s TREE time!

I get very excited every year and now my daughter has joined me in this anticipated excitement of decorating the Christmas tree. I thought I would play it safe this … Continue reading

December 12, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Source: Spoons

I’ve mentioned I’m an Architect, mother and love to make things, but I also am a collector. I collect spoons, rocks and bells. I’ve traveled to over 30 countries and … Continue reading

December 5, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Source: YELLOW3

As a designer I spend a lot of time sourcing things for clients. I prefer, when given the opportunity, to design objects and have them custom made.  Last April when … Continue reading

November 28, 2013 · 5 Comments

by JAR: 039-5 Geri’s lake… D.I.Y.

Geri’s lake…. ? Where’s that you ask…. It’s actually the Mythic paint color that matches the color swatch on the bottom right of the collage and I’m hoping to use … Continue reading

April 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

by JAR: 056-4 Shimmering Celedon

Now there’s a colour that’s hot this spring. Its a kind of minty green and I’m seeing it everywhere! Shimmering Celedon. Let’s talk paint in ways you may not have … Continue reading

March 25, 2014 · 1 Comment

byJAR: 077-5 Mirrored Willow

This week I’ve put together some things we all know done a bit differently, starting with Mirrored Willow. It’s a lovely green that’s not so typical. Give it a try! … Continue reading

March 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

by JAR: 013-6 Royal Raisa

  Lighting is everything!! Even if you don’t have great natural lighting, with the right lights you can transform a space into one you love. I usually think it takes … Continue reading

March 11, 2014 · 4 Comments

by JAR: 194-5 Shades of grape

Grape compliments the modern rustic look as shown here with hand spotted polka dotted pillow cases, ceramic glazes, and fabric color pallets. Shades of grape can add warming details to … Continue reading

March 4, 2014 · Leave a comment

by JAR: 080-4 Australian Adventure

It’s not easy to find nice Limey greens, but Mythic Australian Adventure is a tried and tested good one! This collage is all about the details. I’m a collector myself. … Continue reading

February 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

by JAR: Escape the Everyday 043-5

Escape the Everyday is one of my favourite Mythic paint colours. Let’s talk blue. Patterns of blue, textures…. Instead of painting a wall blue, I love this tiny dot print … Continue reading

February 18, 2014 · 1 Comment

By JAR: Sunny at Heart

Collage has merged with The Source and is now called By JAR!  Sunny at Heart is actually a name for yellow pulled from my Mythic Paint colour book. I’ll grab … Continue reading

February 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

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