May 10, 2012

Inside the music

"Instruments from inside" is a beautiful campaign created for the Chamber Ensemble of the Berlin Philharmonic. The idea was to photograph the instruments from inside the tiny crevices in order to be as close as possible to the music.

 The photography is by Mierswa Kluska. The original concept is by Mona Sibai and Björn Ewers.

May 07, 2012

May 03, 2012

The Bay

 Metronomy is a sweet band from England, and these videos are proof that they are truly made up of some fine lads and one very fine gal!  

April 27, 2012

The bigger picture: not just chairs

 This is a remarkable work of art created by using 1,550 wooden chairs piled high between two buildings in Istanbul, Turkey. Artist Doris Salcedo, who displayed the work in 2003, said her aim was to create a "topography of war" - not a specific conflict, but war in general - and to explore the way that war and daily life are intertwined.

April 21, 2012

David squared

This Earth Day Sunday April 22nd, go into any DAVIDsTEA with your own travel mug and get a free tea of the day!  

Also, be sure to check out their new tea launch which is a partnership between the David Suzuki Foundation and DAVIDsTEA.  

April 17, 2012

Shop dog

Jesse Holland is a fantastic photographer based in our very own city of Victoria.  She is currently working on a series of shop dog photographs and Beatrix was lucky enough to be one of her choices! 
Merci encore Jesse for a wonderful afternoon!

April 10, 2012

Deers holding up the power

A Russian design company called "Design Depot" came up with these power strong deer!
What a splendid sight indeed!

April 06, 2012

Easter time

This is one way to celebrate Easter!

March 10, 2012

When was the last time you visited your local bookstore?

Here in Victoria we are very lucky to have some wonderful locally owned bookstores, such as:

Munro's Books - In business since 1963 this bookstore has now become a Victorian downtown landmark.
Bolen Books - Has been family run and operated since it's opening day back in 1975.
Russell Books - Canada's largest used and new bookstore since 1991.  

March 04, 2012

D is for ....

... Documentaries which allow us to learn and see the world in a different light.  
A few worth watching are:


"Manufactured Landscape"


February 24, 2012

Turn a light on

Kathryn Calder's latest music video is whimsical.  


February 17, 2012

North America's Largest Tea Exhibition

This weekend, experience something unique to North America right here in Victoria; the 6th annual Victoria Tea Festival.  

Welcome to the Victoria Tea Festival – the largest public tea exhibition in North America! Whether you are a tea newbie or a tea aficionado, you will not be disappointed at this weekend event. Discover a world of tea from the traditional to the trendy as you sample hundreds of teas or learn about such topics as “cooking with tea” at one of the complimentary presentations. Taste  black, green, white, oolong, or herbal teas uniquely and exquisitely prepared by local, national, and international exhibitors, noting how the flavours may differ depending upon origin, soil type, style of tea, processing techniques, and preparation. Shop for all your favourite teas, tea wares, tea-related products, and silent auction or raffle items. Experience the event to the fullest by attending both days, engaging with the exhibitors, and learning about the benefits of tea in your diet. 
To find out more please follow this link.  

February 14, 2012


Courtesy of Audrey

Courtesy of Periphere

Courtesy of Ron Arad

Courtesy of Selene

February 10, 2012

All things yellow

 yel·low  [yel-oh]  noun, adjective, -er, -est, verb noun
1. a color like that of egg yolk, ripe lemons, etc.; the primary color between green and orange in the visible spectrum, an effect of light with a wavelength between 570 and 590 nm.

To bring us back a decade; Coldplay's "Yellow".

February 04, 2012

Fabulous Books

"Inspired by the enduring magic and importance of books, our objective is to create and distribute exceptional publishing that's instantly recognizable for its spirit, creativity, and value. This objective also informs our business relationships and endeavors, be they with customers, authors, vendors, or colleagues."
If you're ever in need of a fabulous gift, (or a beautiful treat for yourself) 
browse through Chronicle Books' website here

A few fun ones are:

January 31, 2012

January 28, 2012

DIY: Chalkboard Mugs

Courtesy of Wit & Whistle.  Find out how to make these mugs here

January 25, 2012

Marc Johns - Incredible Victoria talent

Marc Johns’ drawings have been exhibited in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Athens, and elsewhere. A book of his artwork, "Serious Drawings", was published by teNeues. His drawings have appeared in many other books, as well as publications such as Wired, Newsweek, and the New York Times Sunday Magazine. His work is blogged about by someone, somewhere, every day, and many of his fans have tattoos of his drawings. He lives with his wife, two sons, and his drawer full of pens in Victoria, BC, Canada. Marc also finds it strange to talk about himself in the third person.  
Check out his website to get to know him better here.  

 Serious Drawings by Marc Johns available to buy here.  

January 22, 2012


"Those who don't believe in magic 
will never find it."

- Roald Dahl

January 19, 2012

A silent film worth watching

"The Artist" what a beautiful movie, and a very special way to feel like our grandmothers did when they went to the theatres back in the 1920's.