We used to be so excited about the future, and it showed in the design of the 50s and 60s. In “Where’s My Space Age? – The Rise and Fall of Futuristic Design” author Sean Topham explores where space age design came from and how it worked its way into every aspect of our lives. While it may have ended in the early 1970s, there are ideas that keep resurfacing in design today that began in this era. Definitely recommended reading.Read More
I loved eating sugar so much, I had to quit. It was hard. It’s still hard. But I’ve learned a lot about myself from doing this, and if you’re struggling with your eating habits this might help.Read More
See how shiny and new everything is. The new Housecraft will be better than ever, and not at all like a Frankenstein monster, I promise.Read More
My husband thought I was kidding when I mentioned this idea, but this year I decided to go for the gusto with my fall decorating. On walks around the city, I collected the most colourful fall leaves I could find and brought them home. A couple of shopping bags full of red, orange and yellow later, and we had an autumn wonderland in our very own home.Read More
This recipe is simple, easy and delicious. It’s a dream on planked salmon, but it also works well on chicken pieces for shish kebab. Everyone I know who has tasted this marinade has loved it. I convinced my brother in law, who absolutely hates fish, to try this marinaded planked salmon. He not only loved the taste, but is now going to start eating salmon.Read More
In “The Architecture of Happiness” Alain de Botton explores why we care about architecture, and how it can affect us. Mercifully free of the jargon of so many architectural books, this is a journey into the delights and challenges of the visual aspect of the worlds we build for ourselves, individually and collectively, and what they say about us.Read More
The same part of me that is desperate for a flying car is excited to see this happen. But I don’t think we’re really out of the 1960’s-esque experimental stage yet. Here’s why.Read More
It’s a turkey stew throw-down, people. This recipe takes days to make but it’s so damn good you won’t resent the ludicrous amouts of time it steals from your life.
Hey, you get out of life what you put into it.
Mirei Shigemori was the artist who showed the world that modern approaches could work in traditional Japanese gardens, and still retain the layers of meaning.Read More
The 2014 holiday season was chock full of drool-worthy loot. Here’s some of it – but your search for the perfect gift may take you to EBay if you’re shopping for these things now.Read More