December 07, 2011
Check out these fun Zodiac coasters:
Thomaspaul - Zodiac Coaster Plates Set of 12.
These Zodiac plates are patterned with exclusive Thomas Paul designs and colors, referencing traditional motifs often used in fine china, but reinterpreted in a fun and modern way.
You can buy these here.
Posted by Mille Fiori Spa at 8:03 AM
November 30, 2011
November 24, 2011
November 21, 2011
Feathers are now quite a trend whether it be in home accents or in jewelery designs.
Above Danish label "by nord" has printed simply beautiful feathers onto cushions. You can take a look at more of their designs here.
One great place to find feather inspired jewelery is the website Etsy. Click here to see what they have to offer.
Posted by Mille Fiori Spa at 8:10 AM
November 08, 2011
Culture, imagination, memory, travel, personal identity.
Moleskine® was created as a brand in 1997, bringing back to life the legendary notebook used by artists and thinkers over the past two centuries: among them Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Ernest Hemingway, and Bruce Chatwin. A trusted and handy travel companion, the nameless black notebook held invaluable sketches, notes, stories, and ideas that would one day become famous paintings or the pages of beloved books. Today, the name Moleskine encompasses a family of nomadic objects: notebooks, diaries, journals, bags, writing instruments and reading accessories, dedicated to our mobile identity. Indispensable companions to the creative professions and the imagination of our times: they are intimately tied to the digital world.
Posted by Mille Fiori Spa at 8:42 AM
October 31, 2011
October 27, 2011
October 24, 2011
October 11, 2011
This scene from the French movie Amelie really makes one see life a fresh:
P.S. The metro stop at the end of this clip was my local metro stop while I stayed in Paris last summer. It brings back warm memories to my heart .... and aching memories to my legs for having climbed SO many stairs daily!!!
Posted by Mille Fiori Spa at 8:07 AM
October 01, 2011
This summer I put up some mirrors on my fence to add to my garden. It is quite remarkable how much a mirror can add to a space, and how the reflections let me see my garden under new light.
A garden mirror example.
Mirror used leaning on a dresser, also gives you a new perspective of space.
Choosing at what height to hang a mirror can sometimes be a challenge. Play with it, you never know, lower or higher may be more interesting than dead centre!
Posted by Mille Fiori Spa at 8:35 AM
September 28, 2011
September 24, 2011
Average Annual Household Savings of more than $100/year.
- Clothes Dryers are among the highest electricity/gas consuming appliance in your house, accounting for 6-10% of residential energy use.
- Potential savings of $107.52 per year if you hang your laundry instead of using the dryer based on: 8 hrs a week (approximately 8 loads of laundry) :
8hrs per day, 4 days per month = 160kWh per month@ $0.056 per kWh.
Conserve Energy and the Environment.
- One ton of poisonous gases are created at the power plant each year to run your family's dryer alone.
- Laundry products use renewable energy such as sun, wind instead of costly non-renewable resources like gas or electricity.
- The clothesline is a low cost fail-safe "solar" device.
- Hanging laundry encourages eco-friendly habits for future generations - small steps can make a difference to ensure a clean and healthy world.
Clothes dried on clotheslines/racks last twice as long as those dried in a machine.
- Lint pulled out of the lint trap is fiber shredded from the clothes you just dried.
- Clothesline dried clothes smell fresher, feel more natural and are wrinkle-free.
- Outdoor clothes drying makes whites whiter and provides natural disinfection by the suns U.V. ray's.
Posted by Mille Fiori Spa at 8:14 AM
September 17, 2011
David Shaw is an incredibly talented Canadian artist, who will be having his first gallery show in Thunder Bay. So, if by the off chance you happen to be in the northern Ontario neighbourhood between September 17th and October 9th, please do go and check out his current show. It will blow you away! Here's a sneak preview:
September 10, 2011
August 31, 2011
August 25, 2011
Sometimes summers are enjoyed in the comfort of our own homes. Sometimes summers mean we get to discover new places, learn new things, and eat new food.
If you are like me and spent this summer at home, it is nice to have these little videos to transport us around the world in 1 minute!
STA Travel Australia sent 3 guys, Rick Mereki, Andrew Lees and Tim White on an amazing journey around the world. In numbers, these 3 short 1 minute videos equal these kinds of numbers: 3 guys, 44 days, 11 countries, 18 flights, 38 000 miles, and 2 cameras.
Now I'd love to know what made you move, what you learned, and what food you ate this summer.
Posted by Mille Fiori Spa at 8:15 AM
August 21, 2011
Sarah & Bendrix is a design studio based in London, UK started by Veronika in 2009. She makes beautiful original works of art based on love and meaningful moments in ones life. You can either check out more of her work on her website here or visit her Etsy shop here.
I heart her work a lot.