As usual, I’ve travelled home for the holidays, and while I thought I would be getting a nice rest, I’ve fallen pray to a nasty winter virus – probably imbibed on the plane ride here. As such, I have been pretty weak and uninspired to take many photos. I did manage to get some photos of the ritual my mom and I usually do in the morning on the 25th. That is, eat bagels and lox, exchange gifts, drink mimosas, and be lazy. Pyjamas mandatory. Here are some others, while we’re at it.
New update on our interior decor. Seen above is Meg’s Wunderkammer: A Cabinet of Curiosities. It’s made from an old letterpress drawer that used to belong to her grand father – who was a printer. Apparently, FWIHH (from what I have heard) he developed Peach Ink for Playboy magazine… Who obviously had a higher than normal usage of peach tone. I’ve seen many incarnations of this, as everytime she moves it gets a different treatment and different curiosities.
Above is my framing of one of Meg’s astronaut prints. She gave it to me a while ago and we decided it looked best on the stairs.
The bedroom is coming along nicely!
The bathroom’s done – featuring some cheaper art prints, giant P, and a vintage book on the Digestive System. Bathroom’s are all about details. The book was purchased from The Monkey’s Paw. Anyone who loves old out of print books, maps, and other lovely things should go checkout his store. If you can’t make it to Toronto – or the west end – checkout his blog which features all the stuff in his amazing window displays.
At the end of the day, there’s still a never ending list of TO-DOs in this place.
We figured once the internet installation was done, and the tv installation was done, and all the other modifications to the living room were finished, we could actually paint it. It’s a darker grey than the one in our bedroom; it suits our furniture and decorations a lot better in this room.
Currently, we have two out of three of the Montreal Olympic Games posters we want to hang in here. Handball, Cycling, and Judo (in the mail.) I love these posters, and if I could, I would get all of them. The cycling poster I bought quite a few years ago, but now more and more are surfacing on ebay for cheaper. I always make sure they aren’t reprints because the originals have this thin but glossy magazine style printing which looks great in or out of a frame. Someone is selling the entire lot (all 30 of them) for 14,500.00! Some are better than others, though, and I wouldn’t want to have 30 of these hanging in one spot.
More pictures to come as we unpack and setup!
Pulled off a custom back-light solution for the workstation in my office. It looks way better in person because it’s a little bright for the camera to catch. Took some elbow grease to mount the tubes properly since I was missing some hardware and the fixtures are not meant to shine upward, but they worked out fine. Now, to unpack the books and setup my workspace properly…
We finally moved the other day! Our new house is in Bloordale Village, near Dufferin in Toronto. It’s the 2nd and 3rd floor of the house and has both brand new renovations and brand new appliances.
Hallway and kitchen:
Kitchen with new appliances:
Living room facing the front:
Living room looking inward:
Bedroom facing back corner:
Top of stairs, leading to mezzanine hallway:
Front office, which is mine:
The only photo missing is the smaller office, which belongs to Meagan. We agreed that I would get the larger one, if she could put her drafting table in the alcove in my office.
These are the before shots, will post the after photos in a few days weeks. Due to the enormous amounts of freelance work, on top of our fulltime 9 to 5 jobs, we are incredibly busy these days. I can’t wait to get unpacked and start setting this place up properly!