Friday Links

orange leather Eames office chair - Sandra Harris

What makes a good week for you? For me it's getting some exercise, seeing friends, hanging out with the man & the girl and making some art. Watching a good movie and reading a good book. It doesn't take much to make me happy. An extra boost this week was Grace Bonney of Design Sponge re-gramming my Instagram shot of part of my home studio makeover. It's been fun to take a room that was a dumping ground for what didn't fit elsewhere and turn it into a useful space that we want to be in.

And isn't that the joy of designing/renovating - solving the problem of these needs and that space. A couple of Victorian semis and a mid-century home later and I'm itching to renovate again.

Links.

Saw it at TIFF last September. In theaters now.

Art makes kids nicer and smarter.

It's coming

The "real" Mad Men - well, "woman".

Take criticism seriously, not personally.

The anti-social network.

Two monks walk into a Renaissance bar...

VEEP - humour so dry it just blows away.

Arty food or foody art?

A bookish Netflix round-up!

Get all creative.

Le weekend. I've been trying to stay off social media on Saturdays & Sundays (a couple of Instagram posts perhaps) in order to delineate work/screen time from family/home time. I like it.  I like it a lot. More of that living with intent.

This weekend? Of course there'll be coffee somewhere. And doing something outside in addition to the man doing his road biking. The girl and I started a diorama that we will finish up. In the mood for a little bamboo brush script writing too. And reading My Life in Middlemarch (I'm getting more active on Goodreads and writing reviews of the books I've read. I know - FINALLY!). And of course some cooking & making photographs OF the cooking.

Next week is the next installment of my creative couples interviews - this time it's William and Susan Brinson of House of Brinson. And I'll be zooming out my April creativity newsletter - all original content with creative inspiration and practical ideas. Sign up on the sidebar.

Do you have a newsletter? I'm loving putting it together each month. It's different than a blog post because you know exactly who will be reading it. I actually imagine you when I'm writing it - crazy, I know.

Til next week.