belle cocotte

diary of a master multi-tasker

Happy Hallowe’en Charley Harper October 31, 2009

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Doesn’t this rainy autumn weather remind of you of the beatiful Charley Harper images?  I just adore his paintings and I’m so glad I got two of his books for my daughter…  Well, they’re really more for me! 

 

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a glorious Saturday morning…

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I am a very lucky lady this morning.  My wonderful husband has taken my daughter out to play and has left me blissfully alone in the apartment.  I’m taking advantage of this alone-time to listen to some Stan Getz and sip some coffee, uninterrupted.  For those of you who have small children, you know how fantastic it is to actually drink one entire cup of (hot) coffee without being interrupted!  I know I’ll be paying for this quiet time later, when my almost-three-year-old will go trick-or-treating and get all hopped-up on sugar and adrenaline…

I’ve been browsing through one of my favourite websites for album covers : http://www.gokudo.co.jp/index2.htm 

This website is really random.  I found it by accident when I was looking for Reid Miles album cover art.  I’m not sure if this is a store or just some dude’s stuff (because there’s a whole section dedicated to dogs) because the whole site is Japanese but I click on ‘Jazz Record’ to find all sorts of great album covers.  Sometimes, I refer to this website when I need inspiration for a project.  It’s great for colour combination and graphic design ideas.  Some of my favourites are posted here. 

 

Bonjour! October 29, 2009

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So this is it!  I’m taking the plunge.  It’s hardly revolutionary since everyone seems to have a blog but recently, I’ve felt the need to share my thoughts/discoveries/musings with the world. 

I’m a daughter, wife, mother, designer, maker of things, master multi-tasker, and entrepreneur.  I’m French-Canadian but I live and work in Toronto.  My life and family is here and it’s such a great city to live in!  I’m hoping to share with you all the cool shops, artists, music, design that I find here and all over the world. 

On part à l’aventure…