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trouvé magazine

Have you heard of Trouvé? It’s a gorgeous new independent magazine from the US, and it’s — in a word — wonderful. Think Kinfolk with an arty edge; Cereal from a creative’s perspective. Trouvé literally means “to find” in French.

From the moment it arrived, Trouvé made a big impact with the packaging alone. It’s like opening a present; perfectly wrapped in white paper and stamped with a wax seal, a gorgeous typographic print and handwritten note included. The pages are filled with inspiring quotes, stories and interviews with creative people, and are beautifully designed to boot. I received Trouvé…

one fine day

What a weekend! I have the best job. My totally babein’ boss whisked me away to Melbourne for a few days of excellent wedding fair inspiration at One Fine Day, plus some shopping and my first ever trip to IKEA (I know, right).

We met some wonderful new people and saw more than a few familiar faces! The Abbotsford Convent is a spectacular venue, full of beautiful old rooms with high ceilings. We attended both days — the Friday night session plus the Saturday daytime, and both were full of excellently creative bits and pieces. Very, very cool event. Great…

five lifestyle mags you’ll fall in love with (if you haven’t already)

I’ll be the first to admit it: I’m a magazine hoarder. Also, I judge books by their covers. I have a pile of unread magazines bought solely for their sexy cover and layout designs. It’s probably not surprising that I have a bit of a thing for tactile publications — I do work for one after all — but unfortunately it’s rare that I make the time to look past the aesthetics.

That being said, I do have a select few that I read cover-to-cover. They may have started out as superficial attractions, but each one has managed to woo…

Merchant: trish + co

Trish + co. is the brainchild of Toronto-based Trish Papadakos. Her first collection The Curious Gardener is inspired by Trish’s great grandmother-in-law, Dolly. It’s a stunning collection of homewares; all lovingly hand-crafted, beautifully made and locally sourced in Canada.

I love her gorgeous wooden cutting boards in particular, inspired by vintage educational illustrations. Just look at the way those illustrations have been incorporated in her product styling! Super fresh.

Find Trish on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest, and see her gorgeous collection at trishand.co.