Made by Jarred Lim, the Hi-Ho rocking horse “reinterprets the traditional rocking horse with the idea that it can be viewed as a modern sculpture, capable of fitting into even the most sophisticated interior.
Says designer Lim: “The simple elements create a mature, timeless design that is fun without appearing childish.”
Trimmed with sheepskin from New Zealand that can be removed for cleaning, the Hi-Ho’s innards are made of recycled foam. Smart, stylish and fun- having little ones around doesn’t mean you have to compromise on design.
Image courtesy of Design Within Reach.
I bought a new CD yesterday. Olenka & the Autumn Lovers. I have listened to it several times already and I think I’ve decided that my favourite songs are: Odessa, Lark and Louise of Littleville. Have a listen to it here.
I don’t know much about music but I know what I like. I can’t identify all the instruments but I like what I hear. According to the band’s bio, Olenka and the Autumn Lovers has a sound that mingles a strong Eastern European influence with elements of North American country and folk. It’s been compared to Cat Power, Tom Waits and Arcade Fire. I’m sold!
But it gets better – not only are Olenka’s lyrics and the music amazing but I love violinist Sara Froese’s black and white line drawings. Simply beautiful.
Olenka & the Autumn Lovers have just finished their fall tour and have recently been shortlisted for the CBC Radio 3 Bucky Awards (Best Vocals). If you like how they sound, vote for them here! And you can keep tabs on future show dates here.
p.s. Dear Olenka: People were talking about you on the bus. How’s that for song lyrics?
Photos by Jordana.
My days (and nights for that matter) lately have been beyond busy. Writing papers, grading papers, blogging, exercise, hosting parties, and traveling has really made for some ridiculous non-stop eventful weeks. I don’t know about you but reading beautiful words like this help me get through some tough days.
Hope these words of wisdom inspire you too.
Via Sacramento Street.
Sometimes a hand-drawn Eiffel Tower is all I need to put a smile on my face. Ah – Paris!
Via Sasa Antic.
It’s Movember! Don’t forget to donate to this very important cause. Click here for more information.
Felted mustache available at Fairyfolk.
Have some spare change? You, too, can have this car for only $155,318.
Image courtesy of Maserati.
Please join me in welcoming Mackenzie as the newest contributor to White Cabana. I have known Mackenzie for a pile of years now and I’m thrilled that she has joined the White Cabana team.
Happy 2nd anniversary to Fashion in Motion!
Thank you Johanne for bringing me on this extraordinary adventure!
Image courtesy of Silver Lining.
Ahh…coffee. I love the smell, the taste and the look. I love the feeling of drinking a coffee at my local café. I love meeting a friend and catching up on gossip at a new café or sitting alone on a patio with a cup in hand and watching the world go by.
I’m a fan of any kind of coffee…my choice usually depends on the time of day, the occasion and the café. I like a latte or cappuccino in the morning or as a mid-morning break. I enjoy a nice espresso after a good meal or as an afternoon pick-me-up.
And yes – sometimes the coffee I drink is so special, it deserves a photo! I’m happy to welcome you to today’s caffeine-filled Friday Five!
1. I was in Ascoli with my aunt, uncle and father. We stopped in at Caffe Meletti before hitting the farmer’s market. The Barista wrote me a special message in my little espresso. Sweet, right?
2. I was in Gstaad with my good friend Shannon. Going to Early Beck easily became an afternoon routine for us. We shared many laughs and gossiped for hours.
3. On one of my trips to Paris, I stopped in at a restaurant near the Palais Royale to write postcards and get re-energized!
4. I’ll never forget the morning adventure my good friend Boba and I had in Montreal. It was pouring rain outside but we were determined to have breakfast at La Croissanterie Figaro, which came highly recommended by a friend. Even though we were exhausted after a busy work week in Montreal, we stuck it out and we were rewarded with a beautiful breakfast and a couple of delicious cappuccinos.
5. I was on a 5-day vacation with Shannon (yes, the same friend) in Budapest and we stopped in for a coffee and strudel at the First Studel House of Pest. Our food and drinks were delish!
How about you? What are your coffee drinking routines or memories?
Photos by Jordana.
Norweigan artist Siren Elise Wilhelmsen’s knitting clock is pure coolness. It knits one two-meter scarf per year. Amazing, right?
I love this white CN Tower sculpture placed perfectly in a corner of Douglas Coupland’s home. Thoughts?
See what it is surrounded by here.
For information about visiting the real CN Tower, click here.
Via Table Tonic.
I confess: I often dream of living in a white home with white walls, white furniture trimmed with chrome and wood. Maybe you have these dreams too- a modern fantasy that is all about clean, spartan space. There’s a certain efficiency and an air of cool, calm and collected that comes in white environment.
I love leather and I love it on everything, so if I had a white home I would have more than a few white leather pieces like these:
Images courtesy of Elte.
This poster has two looks. Daytime: