For some in our community, the home is not a safe place. “3 Miniature Suites” the window installation I designed as part of DesignTo Festival, takes a small-scale perspective on three major social issues, many of which take place in the privacy of our homes. Continue reading
Every night I sleep on what use to be someone else’s bed, almost every day I sit at what use to be someone else’s table and at least once a week I water my plant on what use to be someone else’s console. Who am I?
Berkley Peazer, leather upholstery specialist and co-owner of Burkcraft Furniture Company Ltd., in Scarborough, Ontario sees this scenario play out in his shop at least once a week. Customer-X enters the shop asking what’s the charge to repair their peeling leather: a) sofa, b) sofa-cushion or c) chair.
We all have a checklist of things we do around the home for the proverbial “Spring Cleaning” but there are some additional things we can do to give our home that extra refreshening. Think of it as earning extra credits in school or giving something 110% of your effort.
How are we doing? It’s the fundamental question corporations answer in their quarterly reports. I’m ready to do the same with my LeCaShe Challenge, …only with a little more heart and feeling than actual cold numbers.
People go there to pray, lament, sing, reflect, praise and celebrate. From early history, places of worship have ranged from gatherings of a few people around a fire or village square to assembling in architectural spectacles. Continue reading
Kijiji – currently Canada’s most popular online classified advertising service – has released it’s 2016 Second-Hand Economy Index. In it, Kijiji revealed some interesting observations about how Canadians acquire and dispose of used goods, and more importantly, how this practice impacts the Canadian economy.
I recently abdicated the family bookworm crown to my brother, and although I’m still a voracious reader, I now have another trusted book recommendation source in my circle. It was my brother who recommended Gretchen Rubin’s The Happiness Project (HarperCollins, 2009), a book that spent more than two years on the New York Times Bestseller List.
Many astrologers herald April of 1995 as the beginning of the “Age of Aquarius”. That year in the San Francisco Bay Area, Craig Newmark began an email distribution list, posting notices of social events of interest to friends.