The cliche of winter travel

Pressed with the power of winter, the supposedly doom and gloom of winds and snow, we are all pushed toward better, warmer and distant lands. The liberation-lure of winter travel is so ubiquitously inserted in every little piece of news, broadcast, radio blip that it is hard to avoid it not moulding your belief to its truthfulness. Winter…

2016, a Retrospective

A year of turmoil for many, I find that balance settles no matter what and things flow forward It is more how you look at things – than the things themselves – that flips the perception of a situation from tragedy, to  life itself.   Remembering Christmas shopping, not ready to do it again…   Got the…

Some of my favourite stationery

the wonderful world of Hermes.. Perfect line from Oily.. Rotring… from a long time ago..   beauty from Valextra… and fancy from Horst..

A new kind of department store

As much as mom and pop shops, ethnic and local goods shops, small entrepreneurs and design-chic startups pop up everywhere around Toronto, so is a new kind of department store! Muji, to which I’ve been recently introduced by my daughter, has the flavour of a nouveau-urban convenience store mixed with designers stationary, bean-bag lounge chairs,…