Saturday, 26 January 2013

Places & Spaces: Noreiga Street Parklet

This post is really about three things: 1) How much I miss summer (Saskatchewan winters are RIDICULOUS)!  2) How much I love creative use of spaces. 3) How much I love new, adaptable & interactive uses of public space.
Using only three diagonol parking spots, Matarozzi Pelsinger Builders created an outdoor space in a San Fransisco neighbourhood for the use and enjoyment of the community. How amazing would it be to come across something like this in your neighborhood? Cathedral Area, 13th Ave here in Regina is just begging for something like this, no? Come to think of it, there are dozens (probably hundreds) of spaces in this city that could use a little something like this. A little beautification, a little sense of community? Gets you thinking doesn't it? What are some areas you think could use some thoughtful community design?

Sunday, 20 January 2013

Pattern Play: B&W Graphic Prints

Moroccan Berber Rug:
Looking for something new for your space for the new year? Something to switch it up a bit? Sometimes all you need is a little tweek - a new fabric on a throw pillow or a new piece of art for the wall to make a space feel new and fresh again. A graphic punch of black & white makes a dramatic yet cohesive addition to most spaces. Here are some of my favorite b&w finds...
Clockwise from top left: Worth Wallpaper; Cloudbirds Cushion Cover; Tucker Nichols Portrait of Sandy from Far Away; Black Sheep Art Print; Woods Wallpaper