Kroon designs – Up-cycled goods

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Kroon designs – Up-cycled goods Art, Design, DIY and craftiness

by admin on October 23, 2011 with 1 comments

Yesterday I had the pleasure of hanging out with my awesome creative friend Jenna Kroon from Kroon designs. She makes absolutely wonderful things that are all up-cycled right down to her gift bags made of newspaper. I have known Jenna for many years having gone to high school and college together. We both attended Dawson …

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Growing and Buying local

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Growing and Buying local Food, Gardening, Life

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There’s something exciting about going to a local farmers market and buying freshly made bread or vegetables that still have dirt on them. I have always preferred to buy local over buying from the grocery store. Food actually tastes different when it’s grown in rich soil or made from locally grown flour. The difference in …

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Places I’m loving… Design, Life

by admin on October 21, 2011 with Comments Off on Places I’m loving… comments

Sometimes I wish I could win the lottery just to be able to buy a loft in the city with huge ceilings and a mezzanine. I would buy down filled sofa’s, make a wall rack for plants, have massive colourful pillows, have a creative corner, a massive canvas on the wall, fun ikea storage… and …

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Newest edition to creative halloween costume

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Newest edition to creative halloween costume Art, DIY and craftiness, Life

by admin on October 18, 2011 with Comments Off on Newest edition to creative halloween costume comments

The halloween costume building is well under way and I am quite proud of what It will eventually be. It’s a super creative costume and definitely doesn’t look store bought. My friend helped me come to the conclusion of what I am: some sort of ghoul/ witch doctor type thing.

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How to make homemade platform shoes: Part 1

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How to make homemade platform shoes: Part 1 Art, Design, DIY and craftiness

by admin on October 3, 2011 with 5 comments

Correction to Part 1: Flextra is not the product you want to be using for glueing the foam together. The flextra glue actually melted wherever it was touching by about half a centimetre. What you want to use is a product called No More nails.  Today marked the first day of the epic halloween costume assembly. I was super …

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Halloween and the costumes

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Halloween and the costumes Art, Design, DIY and craftiness

by admin on October 2, 2011 with Comments Off on Halloween and the costumes comments

Halloween is by far my favourite time of year. You get to pull out all your best ideas to carve pumpkins and build costumes. If you’re a little evil like me you like to make a creepy costume and scare all the little children. I like to scare the adults too. ^_^ Last year I …

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Where do good ideas come from?

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Where do good ideas come from? Art, Design

by admin on September 29, 2011 with Comments Off on Where do good ideas come from? comments

How do you come up with your ideas? Do you search on the computer? Get together with a design friend to discuss? Sit in a dark corner mumbling to yourself? I hope you don’t do the last one. I find I can get really good ideas from my brother. He has a very creative imagination …

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Dreamworks artists and their process

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Dreamworks artists and their process Art, Design

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Stumbling around on vimeo today I found this great video showcasing a few artists from DreamWorks. Each one talks about their art process or gives you a little story about what or when they draw. Watching all these videos sure makes me miss drawing! Yesterday I was waiting for a friend to call so I …

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In with the old, out with the new Art, Design

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A lot of old ways of doing things are slowly disappearing. Eventually, most will cease to exist. Examples: Film cameras, Airbrush, many art forms and letterpress. The things you can do with a computer today that can replace all of these things is incredible. But you aren’t really ‘connected’ with what you’re doing. You can’t …

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29 ways to stay creative

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29 ways to stay creative Art, Design

by admin on September 28, 2011 with Comments Off on 29 ways to stay creative comments

Here’s a great video all designers and artists alike should watch. Watch it every day if you have to. 29 WAYS TO STAY CREATIVE from TO-FU on Vimeo.   What do you do to stay creative? I like to keep a little moleskine in my bag to doodle in when I have the time. I’m …

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