It’s all about balloons today because it’s my birthday! Yipee! Hip hip hooray!
via Wit & Delight
I’m taking the rest of the week off from the blog because I like to really make sure my birthday extends for as long as possible!
If you ask me, there’s no better colour for a beach house than white. These beach-side/lake-side/water-side interiors have the prettiest palettes of whites, which keeps them looking serene and easy all day long.
via Style at Home
via My Domaine
via Marit Folland
We’re traveling all the way to Tanzania today because the Serengeti House – and its surroundings – is definitely worth a visit! Here’s just one of the many beautiful rooms in this luxurious hotel.
If you like the combination of warm whites and muted sand, then here’s a starting off point for the look:
Gold has been around in the world of design for a few years now, and there’s no sign that its leaving us quite yet. All of the spaces I’m showcasing today feature pretty gold lighting in pretty white spaces.
via Style at Home
via House & Home
via Veneer Designs
via Veneer Designs
via Hello Hoku
via Hello Hoku
via Foxy Oxie
The only goal that I have for today’s post is to share a collection of images that have recently caught my eye. There’s no method. Just easy, breezy, inspirational images of design in white. Happy Wednesday!
via Greige Design
via Curated Interior
via New Chic
via Sabo Skirt
via Lindsay Marcella
via By Garmi
via Style at Home
via Style Caster
It’s all about the outdoors these days. Even with the rainy summer we’ve had so far, it’s been great to spend as much time as possible outside – biking, walking, and enjoying a coffee on the patio. Many of the spaces I’ve been pinning on Pinterest are of the outdoors. These outdoor rooms that are designed around a fireplace are especially inviting, don’t you agree?
Susan Kasler’s Atlanta home, via Architectural Digest
I’m making note of the Casa Cook hotels now in case I ever make it to Greece in the future. Casa Cook – part of the Thomas Cook travel company – currently has two hotels in Greece. Casa Cook Kos is opening in July, and Casa Cook Rhodes has been open for about a year.
Both hotels look to be uber stylish, luxurious, and welcoming. I’m only showing you one of the outdoor spaces at Rhodes today, but I’m sure you’ll drool over the design of all the other spaces, too, if you have a browse through the gallery.
via Casa Cook Rhodes
If you have an outdoor space that you’d like to spruce up this summer, maybe give these items a try to recreate the ease of this gorgeous Greek hotel.
The combination of white and light wood is inspiring at this time of year. The duo evokes charm, ease, and adventure. This is a perfect pairing for all rooms in the house as you’ll note from the inspirational room designs featured here.
via DIY Decorator
via Reno Guide
via Entrance Makleri
Tell me, is there a room you’d move into? Recreate in your own home?
With the arrival of summer weather, don’t you just want to spend every spare moment outdoors? I do! I keep pinning photos of outdoors spaces on my Pinterest boards, and large patios (overlooking water, ideally) can be so darn dreamy.
via House & Home
via Margarita Wyld
via House & Home
If you’re looking to recreate a look like any of the above, here are a few furniture options to get you going.
wicker chair + ottoman set, $599 USD, West Elm
rocker, $329 USD, L.L.Bean
lounger, $399 USD, L.L.Bean
hammock, $199 USD, L.L.Bean
Mastholmen conversation set, $349 CAD, Ikea
Lollygagger chaise, Hauser
I don’t know how Instagram algorithms work, but sometimes the fancy behind-the-scenes technology really works in my favour. Recently, Instagram introduced me to the work of McKinley Burkart. This architecture and interior design firm, which has studios in Calgary and Vancouver, has an extensive portfolio of beautiful restaurants, retail, residential, and work spaces.
I continue to be fascinated by The Bucket List Family – a young family that travels absolutely everywhere in the world and documents their adventures on YouTube. Recently, they headed to the Maldives, and I was absolutely stunned at the beauty of the area and where they stayed. I just had to bring one little part of it to White Cabana.
We’re heading to one of the outdoor spaces at one of the Soneva resorts in the Maldives. I grabbed this photo from The Bucketlist Family’s Instagram page, but I definitely recommend you head on over the Soneva’s site to drool over the magnificent views.
Even without a beach, ocean, pool, or waterfront of any kind, it’s easy enough to recreate this look in your own home. Here’s what I’d recommend:
You’ll notice that I gathered items from Waterloo-based Hauser. What a beautiful selection of indoor and outdoor furniture. I can’t believe I haven’t yet visited in person! I must!
I would definitely be interested in a trip over to Soneva. The water, the service, the decor, the peace…I’d definitely soak it all in! On the list it goes!
I don’t have a lot of garden space to work with – or time to tend to it, for that matter – but I do enjoy a bit of gardening, and in usual-Jordana-style, I like to keep things simple. In my back garden, I have a ton of hostas. They’re incredibly easy, they grow like champs, and they’re pretty. I also have herbs in planters, and this year, I’m trying out spinach, too.
In the front, I get a ton of sun, so I plant my tomatoes there, and they produce like crazy! I plant red geraniums in my planters because they flourish in the sunshine. Geraniums always remind me of my time in Switzerland, so I’m happy to have them outside my home.¬† I was considering white begonias this year because they looked so pretty at the market, but I’m sure the sun would have burned them, since they prefer shade.
And the new addition to my garden are a few peony plants that I split and transplanted from my parents’ garden last year. The buds are still quite little, so I’m not certain they’ll be fruitful this year, but I’m hopeful they’ll produce beautiful blooms for years to come.
I just love that the garden can produce so much goodness. After trudging through such a long winter, I love seeing spring surrounding my home.
And speaking of beautiful homes in spring, here are a few that have caught my eye.
the gorgeous home of Canadian blogger Monika Hibbs
By now you may know that my home was featured in the June issue of Style at Home magazine. I’m so so so proud of this achievement, and it is truly an incredible honor to be in the presence of such amazing Canadian designers, stylists, and bloggers in this issue. I love this Canadian publication because it features designs that readers can recreate. On top of all of this, I always learn something new.
It was a pleasure to work with photographer Donna Griffith; stylists Morgan Lindsay and Stacy Begg; and author Bethany Little. As the article was being prepared, I also connected with a couple of additional fact-checkers on the Style at Home team, and our interactions always made me smile. One conversation included repetitions of the question “And it’s white?” The fact-checker asked this question because she hadn’t yet seen photos of my home, but was asking me questions about the items and designs. I couldn’t stop laughing. “Yes, yes, everything is white,” I told her.
I hope you’ve been able to pick up a copy of this very special issue. Here’s a peek into the feature, and you can read it in full online at Style at Home.
And a few truths…if you’re curious:
Thanks for reading, everyone! I’m taking tomorrow off from the blog, so I’ll leave you this whole weekend to read the feature!
We are going all the way to South Africa today to Cape Town’s The Cellars-Hohenort. This 5-star hotel is luxurious and comfortable. Easy and welcoming. The mix of white and soft blue, pink, and green make each room unique.
I’m taking us into one of the sitting areas today and recreating the look for home.
How have I not yet come across this gorgeous, boutique hotel of white cloudy goodness in Paris? La Maison is absolutely stunning, and although I’m only showing you one photo here, I encourage you to check out its gallery. It’s a completely breathtaking hotel, and even if you don’t like white as much as I do, I’m sure you’ll be impressed by La Maison’s design and decor. If you notice a bit of a fashion influence, it’s because fashion designer Martin Margiela served as artistic director for this hotel.
Since I’ve recreated many bedrooms and bathrooms in this Hotel to Home series, I have opted for an office area from one of the hotel’s suites. Look at those sculptural chairs! Absolutely cool!
While I don’t like wallpaper in my own home, I definitely appreciate how others use it in their homes. Fellow designers/bloggers Tim Lam and Christine Dovey work wonders with wallpaper (have you seen their recent One Room Challenge reveals: Tim’s dining room, Christine’s basement), but I’m happy to sit on the wallpaper sidelines.
That said, I do love flowers, and these floral wallpapers have certainly caught my eye. I could easily frame up samples and add them to my office gallery wall or switch out my inkblot wall for a wall full of florals! Now, there’s an idea!
via Tubulences Deco
via French By Design
via Planete Deco
via House Beautiful
via The Everygirl
via Vanessa Francis
I’m looking to replace one of the dressers in my bedroom. If you’ve seen my house in the June issue of Style at Home (#WhiteCabanaxStyleatHome), then you know that I’ve got a bit of a French theme going on in there. I’d like a simple white/cream dresser that has more of an open bottom than anything solid. This will allow the air to travel through the vent underneath it.
dresser, $1479 CAD, Wayfair
dresser, $2586 CAD, Ballard Designs
dresser, $893 USD, French Bedroom Company
dresser, starting at $999 USD, PB Teen
Have a great weekend, everyone! It’s a long weekend here, and you can be sure I’ll be taken advantage of some extra downtime.
We are traveling to Bali today to The Laguna because when I spotted this hotel in one of Mr. Dobson‘s tweets a while ago, I was impressed by its beautiful aesthetic. The great views and perfect weather definitely add to my interest!
It doesn’t take much to recreate this look in your own home. Just add a lot of white and a lot of wood, and a touch of intricate embroidery.
So, I’m on a Relais & Chateaux kick at the moment. The hotels are just beautiful and unique. They ooze luxury. Plus, somehow they keep finding me via Twitter, so I figure it’s a sign. I will keep my Relais & Chateaux research going!
Today, I’m bringing you to the Palazzo Manfredi in Rome, Italy. As in – you can see the Colosseum from your hotel window! Che bello! The hotel offers pretty spectacular views and the rooms are certainly inviting.
Look at all the white loveliness in this hotel room! And can you see the Colosseum outside the window? Amazing.
If you’re loving this look, here’s how you can bring it home:
What do you think? What’s your favourite piece?
Yesterday, BlogPodium – the Canadian conference for design and lifestyle influencers – announced its keynote speaker – Ms. Shea McGee of the Studio McGee. If you’ve been online searching for design inspiration, I’m sure you’ve come across some of Studio McGee’s work. It’s just one beautiful design project after another. Studio McGee brings so many gorgeous rooms to my laptop screen, and I love all the design candy! Here are just five of the spaces that may have you drooling…
Tickets for BlogPodium go on sale on Friday, May 12th. To see what’s happened in the past, check out my recaps of previous BlogPodium events.
Have a great weekend, everyone!
If you follow me on Instagram, you already know that I attended another memorable evening at Langdon Hall as part of the Congress of the North American Relais & Chateaux partners (#WhiteCabanaGoestoLangdonHall). One of the people that I met was Stephanie Gombert, owner of the gorgeous Chateau de la Treyne in France.
I lived in Bordeaux for a year as many of you may remember, so I definitely have a soft spot for everything French! The Chateau de la Treyne is a stunning property in the Dordogne region, and each room in the hotel has a unique style. The La Favorite suite’s gold freestanding tub drew me into the room, and so I thought it would make a great room for today’s Hotel to Home feature.
La Favorite – Chateau de la Treyne
Here’s my version:
I’m seeing an increasing number of baskets in natural and white in homes around the internet. Is this a classic or a trend? What are your thoughts?
via Damneras Vorld
via Live 2 Like
via Rose and Ivy
via Looks Like White
If you’re looking to incorporate baskets into your own space, here are some options.
Branas, $16.99, Ikea
basket, $149, The Maryn
basket, $59, Amara
We are crossing the pond again to go to the gorgeous Gilpin Hotel & Lake House in the UK. It’s another Relais & Chateaux property, so you know that it’s going to be top-of-the-top.
I could move right on into this room in one of the Spa Lodges:
And here’s my interpretation:
I know flamingos and swans usually come out at this time of year for home and wardrobe, but I’m seeing camels in my trips online.
Tatiana, Mary Rose, and Camels, William Klein
camel pendant, $158, Kate Spade
camel, $131, Jonathan Adler
camel sweatshirt, $128, Anthropologie
camel sheet set, $32+ (on sale), Martha Stewart
baby camel print, $25+, Sharon Montrose
camel ring, $128, Kate Spade
I’m so eager to have a new laundry room/bathroom in my basement. The original owners actually wallpapered the furnace. Wallpapered. Yup. Beyond this special feature, my sink is a big ol’ mess, the linoleum clashes, and while my combo washer/dryer is certainly a relic from the early 90s. (Even though I have had it repaired twice recently, my repair man says it’s a good machine and I shouldn’t replace it.).
Mostly, I want the space to be more beautiful and more functional than it is at the moment.
My laundry/bathroom combo room is pretty small, but I’ve pinned these inspirational images because I’d like to channel the style and feel in my own space.
via Homes to Love
VZug showroom via Est Living
Notice any patterns? I’m limited to having a vertical laundry/dryer set-up, and I’d love everything else to be white with (maybe) concrete floors (or grey of some sort). I need a big laundry sink, and I need a bit of storage for a few rolls of toilet paper, laundry detergent, and my drying rack (and potentially a few towels if I decide to install a shower in the space).
My apologies for missing last week’s hotel to home post. I realized too late that I hadn’t written one, and by the time I got home from work/school/activities, it was too late for me to finish a draft and post it.
But I’m back at it with a dining space from the Shangri-La hotel in Vancouver, British Columbia. It’s an impressive space and I had fun recreating it…in two versions – high and low.
Here’s the high version:
Here’s the low version:
Which version do you like better?
My interest in everything Gwyneth Paltrow has calmed down a wee bit, but every so often, I get sucked into the GOOP site – and shopping site, too – and I imagine what I would buy if I had a ton of money.
handmade napkin set, $165, Julie B. Couture Linens
large two-section serving bowl, $159, Rina Menardi
white glass tumbler set of four, $60, Mosser Glass
neck pillow, $220, Lauren Manoogian
resin salad servers, $60, Tina Frey Designs x goop
Have a great weekend, everyone!
Not too long ago, I took you on a full tour of Kristie’s house in Chapel Hill. Today I’d like to take you on a mini tour of my family’s home. It’s stunning, too! And, yes, I’m biased! Nothing was styled – this is how the place looks just about all the time (you may spot balloons, books, non-fluffed pillows, and crooked chairs). This is real life.
Let’s start in the dining room. The farm table is massive and fits the whole family and then some. Much of the art in this room – and in the home – was done by my sister. Her Lady Agnew piece (seen in the second photo below) still amazes me. My sister painted it when she was in art class in Australia. It’s incredible!
The living room is ridiculously bright because of the walls of windows and the 10+-foot ceilings. If I remember correctly, the furniture is from Anthropologie, Crate & Barrel, Joss & Main, and West Elm.
The kitchen is certainly a gathering spot for this family! The marble table is going strong almost 10 years later, which is great. It’s a beautiful piece. The chandelier is from Ikea, and my sister painted the artwork.
The library is another bright room in the house. The lemon trees grow in here like crazy. Yes, lemon trees. Yes, indoor lemon trees. Isn’t that amazing? The fabric for the daybed and pillows came from Ikea.
I love this view. Look at those arches! This area is basically a great place for my nephews and niece to chase one another. And dance parties. This spot is great for dance parties. On my next trip, I’ll be sure to take more photos. The bedrooms are quite beautiful, too!
Did you hear the news about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle spending some time in Jamaica to celebrate a friend’s wedding? While I definitely read an article or two about the public outing and relationship status, I happily clicked onto the website of the Round Hill Hotel and Villas – the site of the wedding. There are so many beautiful spaces in this luxury hotel, but I’m zooming in on a beautiful white bathroom for today’s hotel to home post.
I never tire of a white bathroom.
I think I have wanted to stay at every single hotel I have featured in this Hotel to Home series. And today’s hotel is no exception. The Ocean House in Rhode island is a gorgeous Relais & Chateaux property with spectacular ocean views.
Each room is pretty, but it’s this Beach Rose Suite that caught my attention because of its kitchen. I haven’t yet featured a kitchen in this series, so here we go!
And here’s my take on this very classic kitchen style:
We should all know by now that I love to travel. I’d rather spend money on a trip than on a new outfit. Even after my last experience at Toronto’s Pearson (1.5 hours to get through security!?), I am eager to board another flight. Or train. Or get in the car and go.
These days, I like to keep things as simple as possible when I travel. I used to be the pack-everything type of person. Now I’m the pack-something, buy-the-rest-when-you-get-there type of traveler. To North Carolina a couple of weeks ago, I packed only a carry-on, which made things really easy and quick at the airport (and I didn’t have much to deal with during the 1.5 hour security lineup). I can’t always travel with just a carry-on, of course, but when I can, I feel free.
Ready Travel recently reached out to tell me about their cool luggage collection. I’m talking weight sensor, cup holder, USB port, and zippy wheels. And apparently it’s large enough to fit a whole load of items! I can’t wait until mine arrives in the spring to see it in person. For now, I’ll be like the 440 Indiegogo backers and drool over the photos. Beyond the function of the piece, the design is top notch. I love how the luggage’s design was inspired by retro radios and calculators.
When my white luggage arrives, I’ll be sure to do a full review. Not to worry. I am curious to see how much I can pack into it (and how much it weighs).
For now, if you’d like to order your own Ready Travel luggage, check out the Indiegogo campaign. The company is currently offering free worldwide shipping.
Thanks to Ready Travel for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own.
One of the things on my North Carolina “must-see” list during my recent visit was “tour Kristie’s house.” Seriously. Have you ever asked an almost-stranger for a house tour? Because I have. Okay, so Kristie isn’t a complete stranger. She’s one of my sister’s good friends, and I have actually met her a couple of times.
So, on this visit, Kristie graciously opened her home to me for an after-school visit. And lucky for all of us, she allowed me to snap a bunch of photos to share right here on White Cabana (no styling involved, btw!). You may have seen a few photos floating around Instagram (the kitchen, the porch, the art), and I know that if you did, you were itching to see more. Well, today’s your lucky day.
Let’s get to it.
The foyer is bright, welcoming, and so beautifully curated. Kristie’s collectibles are from all over – furniture stores, HomeGoods, antique markets, the ReStore, consignment shops, and Craigslist.
The kitchen’s waterfall marble island and chandeliers are show stoppers. In fact, the lighting throughout the home is so well-chosen.
(custom cupboard doors will be painted soon!)
Are you drooling? Yes, I know you are! I had the same reaction, so there’s no need to be embarrassed!
Kristie made much of the art in her home including the colourful pieces framed in gold on the dining room gallery wall. Stunning!
(side note: I took a page out of Kristie’s design book, and picked up this swan for my bedroom. It’s nowhere near as refined as the one in this dining room, but I love it. #copycat)
The powder room is almost done. Kristie is just waiting on a mirror. I think it looks great as is, actually!
In the living room you’ll see my most favourite piece of art – made by Kristie! It’s a 3D piece made of paper! In.cred.ible. The 10+ foot ceilings are a nice touch, too. ¬†
Hallways were given attention, too.
ink art made by Kristie and her daughter (and a pineapple for good measure)
Kristie paid careful attention to the design of her kids’ rooms, too. I could move into either of them. I really wanted to grab the federal mirror off the wall and stuff it into my carry-on, but I thought her little boy might notice. Darn.
We’re just about at the end of this tour, unfortunately, but I’m leaving you with one of my favourite spaces – the screened-in porch. The porch is a common feature in homes in North Carolina. It’s a pleasant room for lounging and entertaining during the fall, spring, and summer months. I’d easily sip on a mint julep while lounging on this sweet soft blue sofa.
Kristie – or Dr. Kristie, I should say, since she has a PhD in textiles (who knew that was an option!?) – and her family recently moved into this home and undertook a great renovation where the kitchen space was re-jigged and expanded, walls were painted, hardwood was installed, and art was hung everywhere.
There are still things on the must-complete list as all renos seem to have, but for now, this place is set, and the whole family is enjoying their new home.
Thanks, Kristie and family, for letting us peek into your gorgeous home!
When I was living in France in my 20s, I joined a group on a ski trip to the Py√©n√©es. I was fairly adventurous at the time, and even though I wasn’t much of a skiier, I was eager for the trip. I remember having a great time overall, but what I remember the most is going on the wrong chairlift, being dropped off on a mountain that was way too advanced for my skills, and walking down the mountain. Not fun. But also sort of fun because I was with a friend and we laughed as we hiked down. I think I have only skied once or twice since then. I think I’m more of a cross-country skier or snowshoe fan at this point in my life – even though I’ve never tried either.
All things considered, though, if I found myself in the ski area of Courchevel, France, and staying at the White 1921, I’d be happy. Look at the views! And look at this bright, modern bedroom.
Here’s my take on the look:
Do you have any successful – or challenging – ski stories you’d like to share?
I’ve been taking part in Apartment Therapy’s January Cure clean-up and organization challenge on a sort of regular basis this month. Buying flowers was easy, cleaning the fridge was completely satisfying, and donating boxes of extras was freeing. While I haven’t been able to keep up with the daily tasks, I think Apartment Therapy’s month of chores is well-planned and well-organized. It’s a good way to kick start the year!
So this brings me to the idea of organization. Check out these two pantries. Aren’t they beautiful? Yes, a beautiful storage area for food. That’s luxury!
via Zillow (this stunning house has sold!)
via Hayburn (house is beautiful)
I’ve got loads to share from my weekend and a neat blog link up in the works for this week, but I thought I’d start the week off with some art because I think it would do us all some good to get some exposure to different kinds of art in 2017.
So, today, let me introduce you to Lauren Clay‘s large-scale sculptures. I see them as large, tamed marshmellow shapes.
¬† Hand of Devi
Thanks to Design Crush for introducing me to the work of Lauren Clay.
I absolutely love super unique products. One of a kind or hand made items have character and interest and a story. Vintage items have a past, and collections of unique items take time to build. Today’s Friday five round-up includes five unique items that only exist in a limited edition.
alpaca art deco baby slippers by Ariana Bohling, $55, (edition of 40)
Tyla diamond ring by Still House, $145, (edition of 40)
open medallion necklace by Young Frankk, $91, (edition of 70)
handmade oval dinnerware, $42-$155, Food52
vintage champagne bucket, $90, Food52
Do you have any great resources for finding unique products?
Have a great weekend, everyone!
I’ve been in my home for 3.5 years now, and I’ve been talking about tackling two bathroom renovations ever since. When I first moved in, I gutted and redid my main floor powder room. I still have two bathrooms to go, but they’re major undertakings, and I haven’t had time/energy/interest/money/etc. to move forward with either of them.
In the meantime, I’ve been browsing, pinning, and thinking about the possibilities. Fancy, artistic, graphic tiles have been a design highlight for the last couple of years, and I think the look will remain for some time. What do you think? Is it for you?
via Katie Martinez
via Oto Projekt
I’m not certain that patterned tiles are for me, but putting them in a black and white bathroom is definitely a way to jazz things up!
I haven’t taken us to South America in my Hotel to Home series yet, have I? I honestly can’t remember, but my hotel searches rarely take me there. Maybe I’ll make more of an effort to explore the south in 2017.
Today we are heading to the hip Hotel Pulitzer in Buenos Aires, Argentina. This hotel is glam, chic, sleek, and inviting. While I do think the bathroom design is beautiful, I’ve opted to rework one of its bedrooms.
Hotel Pulitzer, Buenos Aires
If you and your friends are anything like me, then you’re fascinated by the French way of life. If there’s a francophile on your list, you may want to consider one of the following gift options.
soap, Herm√®s carr√©, Herm√®s teapot, Longchamp purse, Parisian Chic by Ines de la Fressange book, H√©diard nougat, Petit Bateau nightie, Bensimon sneakers, la maison plaque, madeleine pan, Ladur√©e flocon de neige individual yule log
It may come as a surprise to many of you, but when it comes to Christmas, I am quite traditional. I am always eager to get a real tree in my home (usually around December 1st), and I decorate with ornaments I’ve collected from my travels, and a few that I pick up locally each year. Other decorations around my home are from my childhood, belong to my growing collection of reindeer, or are part of my growing Christmas Spode collection (Am I too young to have a Christmas Spode collection? Nah!). You can see some of my decorations on this guest post I wrote for Rox-Anne at Celebrating This Life last year.
All this said, I’ve noticed a lot more white trees and Christmas decor floating around blogs, Instagram pages, Pinterest, and magazine spreads. They’re absolutely beautiful, and I commend those who embrace an all-white Christmas!
via Kaatje Karin
via Blount Designs
EEEK!!!! I’m so excited to finally share a full view of my new pottery collection!
Over the last few months, I have had the opportunity to work with a local potter, Stephen Hawes, to create a collection of pottery. Our collection is going to be sold at Wilfrid Laurier University’s new shop at the Robert Langen Art Gallery. Pretty amazing, right?
When I was approached with the idea, I was totally on board. But then I thought – ah – could I actually design a collection that people would want, that reflects my design aesthetic, and that highlights the potter’s skills? I was nervous at first, but the process went very smoothly.
I brainstormed and sketched out a bunch of designs. I had sizes and colour options detailed, too. Then Stephen and I met to discuss the feasibility and usefulness of each of the objects I designed. We also talked about colour variation (not too much, since this was going to be a white and black collection!).
Stephen got to work in his workshop, and we met again in the summer to review the prototypes. At that meeting, it was great to see the prototypes so that I could confirm or adjust each item’s design, colour, and size.
Another couple of months went by and then the collection was done. Poof! Stephen had fired everything up and was ready for the final reveal. I know I’m biased, but it’s beautiful. I like to think that this pottery collection is modern, easy, accessible, and versatile.
So…are you ready to have a look at some of the collection? Here we go…
White Cabana X Stephen Hawes
use it for: hair ties, cotton balls, salt, mini cactus
use it for: drinking cup, pencils, straws, cheese sticks, Qtips
use it for: fruit, salad, remote controls
use it for: (L) pasta, salad, bread, rock garden; (R) candy bowl, popcorn¬†¬†¬†
use it for: utensils, toothbrushes, straws
use it for: popcorn, plant, mail
use it for: milk, syrup, salad dressing
use it for: (L) green tea, iced tea, water, wooden spoons; (R) spoons, sugar, soy sauce
use it for: Lego, chips, scarves
There are a variety of shapes and sizes in this collection, and the black lines of each object also vary. Each piece is unique and made with care.
The complete collection will be for sale at the Robert Langen Art Gallery in the library at Wilfrid Laurier University beginning on Monday, December 5th at 11am. More details here.
For the second holiday gift guide this year, I’ve gathered some pretty amazing objets for the design fan in your life.
white nest bowl, Chen Chen & Kai Williams book stand, steel paperclips, walnut box, white ceramic cockatoo, storage bin, Jonathan Adler I-Scream vase, Areaware white balancing blocks, Kelly Wearstler Legs marble box
See the first holiday gift guide – for the cook.