Life is like a cigarette, smoke it to the butt

Life is like a cigarette, smoke it to the butt

On this snowiest of Halifax days I am not exactly doing too much that would constitute as seizing the day, unless of course you consider getting out of pajamas a feat in of itself during the festive season. It was my holiday decompression and usual wandering around the internet that led me to this short… Read more

Digital landscape artist Jim Kazanjian

Digital landscape artist Jim Kazanjian

A photographer friend sent me a link to digital artist Jim Kazanjian’s website. Now this friend has an amazing eye for finding beauty and mystery in seemingly ordinary things and knows about my appetite for broken-down heritage houses, so for me this was the perfect share. Like snapshots from an intense dream, these digitally manipulated… Read more

Stacked heritage: Innovative Dutch hotel design in Zaandam

Stacked heritage: Innovative Dutch hotel design in Zaandam

WAM Architecten have completed a hotel that looks like a pile of houses in Zaandam, the Netherlands. The design of the Inntel Hotel Amsterdam Zaandam is both a figurative and and literal representation of local architectural traditions typical to the region of Zaandam. It fuses 70 individual characteristic green and blue houses ranging from from a… Read more

Dan Hillier: Feather and Claw

Dan Hillier: Feather and Claw

“These forgotten images and discarded memories re-write a gorgeously dark period of history, one full of elephant men and taxidermy, death and medicine. The resulting pieces are like postcards coming from Beardsley from a Victorian mansion – if the mansion was populated by circus freaks and Werner Herzog.” ~ Dazed and Confused Magazine April 2007… Read more

McNabs Island, Fort McNab

McNabs Island, Fort McNab

Having never traveled to the island before, friends and I decided to make our way over to McNabs Island. The largest island that sits in the middle of Halifax Harbour, McNabs has a varied history that dates back to the mid 1700s. It has been home to military fortresses, families, Victorian Gardens, carvinal grounds and… Read more

Victorian portraits from Halifax and Montréal

Victorian portraits from Halifax and Montréal

“The reason I will not exhibit this picture is that I am afraid that I have shown in it the secret of my own soul.” ~ Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray A friend and I discovered a great antique shop on our way to Martinique Beach a couple weekends ago. We spent our… Read more

Remembering Kate McGarrigle

Remembering Kate McGarrigle

Internationally acclaimed folk singer-songwriter Kate McGarrigle is a Canadian treasure. Alongside her sister Anna McGarrigle, Kate is best remembered as one half of the popular 1970s sibling folk duo and mother of musicians Rufus and Martha Wainwright. Kate sadly passed away after her battle with clear-cell sarcoma, a rare cancer that affects connective tissue such as… Read more

Surreal Architectural Collages by Graphic Artist Matthias Jung

Surreal Architectural Collages by Graphic Artist Matthias Jung

German Graphic Artist Matthias Jung creates realistic collages of fictional structures. Buildings sprout landscapes populated by livestock, entire homes levitate, and contrasting architectural styles are assembled in bizarrely harmonious ways. I am always amazed at how architectural details can evoke certain associations and feelings. This is how a latticed window conveys cosiness; one might even… Read more

Wild winters, warm coffee

Wild winters, warm coffee

Finally, my website is back up and running after a lengthy hiatus of design changes, distractions and you name it. To get myself back on track, I prioritized and made the time to put work into my revamped portfolio and blog. I realize I am not winning any big awards here, but I have to… Read more

Marguerite Kelsey: An immutable quality of beauty

Marguerite Kelsey: An immutable quality of beauty

Marguerite Kelsey (born 1909, died 1995) is a professional artist’s model of the 1920s and 30s. Kelsey first began posing at the age of 15, in 1924 and was renowned for her gracefulness and ability to hold poses for a long length of time. She was painted by many of the leading artists of the… Read more

Surreal Architectural Collages by Graphic Artist Matthias Jung

Surreal Architectural Collages by Graphic Artist Matthias Jung

German Graphic Artist Matthias Jung creates realistic collages of fictional structures. Buildings sprout landscapes populated by livestock, entire homes levitate, and contrasting architectural styles are assembled in bizarrely harmonious ways. I am always amazed at how architectural details can evoke certain associations and feelings. This is how a latticed window conveys cosiness; one might even… Read More

Wild winters, warm coffee

Wild winters, warm coffee

Finally, my website is back up and running after a lengthy hiatus of design changes, distractions and you name it. To get myself back on track, I prioritized and made the time to put work into my revamped portfolio and blog. I realize I am not winning any big awards here, but I have to… Read More

McNabs Island, Fort McNab

McNabs Island, Fort McNab

Having never traveled to the island before, friends and I decided to make our way over to McNabs Island. The largest island that sits in the middle of Halifax Harbour, McNabs has a varied history that dates back to the mid 1700s. It has been home to military fortresses, families, Victorian Gardens, carvinal grounds and… Read More

Victorian portraits from Halifax and Montréal

Victorian portraits from Halifax and Montréal

“The reason I will not exhibit this picture is that I am afraid that I have shown in it the secret of my own soul.” ~ Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray A friend and I discovered a great antique shop on our way to Martinique Beach a couple weekends ago. We spent our… Read More

Digital landscape artist Jim Kazanjian

Digital landscape artist Jim Kazanjian

A photographer friend sent me a link to digital artist Jim Kazanjian’s website. Now this friend has an amazing eye for finding beauty and mystery in seemingly ordinary things and knows about my appetite for broken-down heritage houses, so for me this was the perfect share. Like snapshots from an intense dream, these digitally manipulated… Read More

Dan Hillier: Feather and Claw

Dan Hillier: Feather and Claw

“These forgotten images and discarded memories re-write a gorgeously dark period of history, one full of elephant men and taxidermy, death and medicine. The resulting pieces are like postcards coming from Beardsley from a Victorian mansion – if the mansion was populated by circus freaks and Werner Herzog.” ~ Dazed and Confused Magazine April 2007… Read More

Stacked heritage: Innovative Dutch hotel design in Zaandam

Stacked heritage: Innovative Dutch hotel design in Zaandam

WAM Architecten have completed a hotel that looks like a pile of houses in Zaandam, the Netherlands. The design of the Inntel Hotel Amsterdam Zaandam is both a figurative and and literal representation of local architectural traditions typical to the region of Zaandam. It fuses 70 individual characteristic green and blue houses ranging from from a… Read More

Remembering Kate McGarrigle

Remembering Kate McGarrigle

Internationally acclaimed folk singer-songwriter Kate McGarrigle is a Canadian treasure. Alongside her sister Anna McGarrigle, Kate is best remembered as one half of the popular 1970s sibling folk duo and mother of musicians Rufus and Martha Wainwright. Kate sadly passed away after her battle with clear-cell sarcoma, a rare cancer that affects connective tissue such as… Read More

Surreal Architectural Collages by Graphic Artist Matthias Jung

Surreal Architectural Collages by Graphic Artist Matthias Jung

German Graphic Artist Matthias Jung creates realistic collages of fictional structures. Buildings sprout landscapes populated by livestock, entire homes levitate, and contrasting architectural styles are assembled in bizarrely harmonious ways. I am always amazed at how architectural details can evoke certain associations and feelings. This is how a latticed window conveys cosiness; one might even… Continue Reading

Wild winters, warm coffee

Wild winters, warm coffee

Finally, my website is back up and running after a lengthy hiatus of design changes, distractions and you name it. To get myself back on track, I prioritized and made the time to put work into my revamped portfolio and blog. I realize I am not winning any big awards here, but I have to… Continue Reading

McNabs Island, Fort McNab

McNabs Island, Fort McNab

Having never traveled to the island before, friends and I decided to make our way over to McNabs Island. The largest island that sits in the middle of Halifax Harbour, McNabs has a varied history that dates back to the mid 1700s. It has been home to military fortresses, families, Victorian Gardens, carvinal grounds and… Continue Reading

Digital landscape artist Jim Kazanjian

Digital landscape artist Jim Kazanjian

A photographer friend sent me a link to digital artist Jim Kazanjian’s website. Now this friend has an amazing eye for finding beauty and mystery in seemingly ordinary things and knows about my appetite for broken-down heritage houses, so for me this was the perfect share. Like snapshots from an intense dream, these digitally manipulated… Continue Reading

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