Monday, August 22, 2011

Last week, I was away on vacation in upstate New York visiting with my in-laws, hence the lack of posts.  There was no internet connection or wifi so I was unable to email, post or tweet.  It was nice to be unplugged for awhile though.

Here are a few items of note that caught my attention this past week:

1) Today, Jack Layton, head of the NDP party here in Canada passed away.  He will be sorely missed. His letter to Canadians was heartfelt and moving and ended with:

“My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we’ll change the world.”   Love this. You can read his letter here.


2) When I was in the States, I picked up a copy of Undecorate by Christiane Lemieux, founder of DwellStudio.  What’s a girl to do with no wifi!  While you are on the Dwell Studio site, check out their new line of furniture.


The book features 20 homes that reflect the owners personal style – nothing too precious, contrived or decorated.  The homes are somewhat quirky, filled with personal treasures and imperfections.  You can see some of the photos and outtakes here.

3) Speaking of creating a deeply personal home, Emma who writes the blog Marion House Book has done just that.  Her home is featured in the House and Home Makeovers issue which is currently available on newsstands.  You can see photos on her blog and watch a video tour here.  Congrats Emma!


4) Don’t forget about the Geovin sale for Decor Happy readers.  Read my post here and visit their recently renovated showroom to see all of the goodness in person.


Have a happy week everyone!


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