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.
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.
It came as no surprise that after thanking Diana Meredith – independent artist, writer and critical thinker – for letting me interview her in her Wiltshire Avenue studio, located in the Junction district of Toronto, she replied with, “I only wish I had remembered to show you the bathroom where I’m storing art in the shower!”
Doilies had a moment. Back in the day they seemingly adorned every furniture surface and even rested on the backs of chairs and sofas.
The path to entrepreneurship has had one common denominator for Matt Boston, designer, leathersmith and owner of Varsity Brown (VB), a leather goods shop in the Trinity Bellwoods neighbourhood of West Toronto.
Not every holiday decoration needs to be glitter-fied and look like it was made by Christmas elves. Sometimes something a little rough around the edges says Christmas just as much as the day after Halloween. That’s where this DIY Cement Christmas Tree Garland enters the scene. Hang it indoors or out, it’s really not that fussy and pretty easy to make.
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.