1. In Their Home // KITKA

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    I’ve been reading through the archives of one of my new favorite blogs called KITKA (a design blog / lifestyle blog). The blog is run by two very talented designers, Juli & John. The couple live in a “renovation project” apartment situated above their shop in The Junction neighborhood of Toronto. I’m actually pretty jealous of the whole work/live setup they’ve got going on. Their blog is filled with sneak peeks of the home renovation, scenes from around Toronto, snippets for weekend trips to their cottage, and captured moments from vacations. Stop by and make sure you have an hour or so to look around. Their blog is like one gigantic rabbit hole of greatness!

    Visit KITKA and Shop their store MJOLK

    Catch up on all previous In Their Home posts HERE!

  2. Peachy Pink

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    I’m a really huge fan of color and all things related to choosing the perfect color combination. I could look at shades of green all day and tell ya that the one with the blue undertone, most likely won’t look great. haha

    I’m color obsessed and look forward to doing more color palettes like these. I particularly like the mix of a pastel palette with darker hues. Contrast doesn’t always mean black & white!

    *Images from here & here

  3. Derek Root @ Monte Clark Gallery

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    All I have to say is wow! What a beautiful show and collection of work. I’ve never been to the Monte Clark Gallery in Toronto, but if I lived closer, I’d be checking out the work of Derek Root. His work has such a great energy to it. This particular series called “Curtains for the Bunker” is a little bit abstract and a lot geometric, but none the less, a perfect combination of color and design.

    To see more by Derek Root—->

  4. Design for Mankind // 8

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    It’s Friday and you know what that means!!! We’re back at it for another edition of Trending Graphics” over at Design For Mankind.  Wahooo! I was in need of some major color boost, so this week’s all about bold brush strokes! Stop over to Erin’s blog for a bright Friday post!

    Previous Trends:
    Week 1 // Geometric Assembly
    Week 2 // Typographic Packaging
    Week 3 // Double Exposure
    Week 4 // Vintage Inspired Graphics
    Week 5 // Ampersand Love
    Week 6 // Iconography 
    Week 7 // Handwritten

    * The above image is from  All Things Stylish on Tumblr

  5. Friday Finds & Favorites // 54

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    1. A really great shop for anyone hunting down some beautiful ceramic pieces.

    2. Really loving this sneak peek with Jennifer Sarkilahti on Design Sponge

    3. Remember the link about making a no knead bread a few weeks ago? Well Noemie of As Ink Remains made some for herself and it turned out awesome!

    4. An amazing shop full of colorful items from Copenhagen

    5. This gift wrapping pattern is to die for. It’s even pink and I like it…that means its awesome!

    6. Here is some great inspiration for some a summer evening get together.

    7. I’ll take it all please. Every last clothing item is stunning… Oh Collette!

    8. Looking for a really high quality canvas bag to lug everything around in? Here you go!

    9. These dripping paint pieces of pottery (wow tongue twister) are just stunning. I could totally DIY this.

    10. I really love this post on Thread the Choirs about morning light.

    Happy Weekend!

  6. INSPIRED BY RONNY BROECKX / CURATED BY AMY MOORE

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    Hello and happy Thursday, Veda readers!  One of my all time favorite types of art are abstract paintings.  For starters, I love that they are open to many interpretations depending on the viewer; secondly, there is much to be said about the subtleties inside the work…quiet distinctions that aren’t immediately noticeable, but become apparent upon further study.  These works from Ronny Broeckx, an artist from Antwerp, fit the bill for me completely.

    Art by Ronny Broeckx

     

  7. recreate it / 15

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    Hey everyone! I changed up the “look” of recreate it to be more in line with the look of The Veda House. What do you think?? I also took a risk these week pulling from Air BNB’s latest infographics by Kelli Anderson as a layout type instead of a magazine. I have a feeling I’ll be doing more of that in the future, so watch out!!

    The infographics by Kellie are hands down amazing (click to see more). Because she was working with type + shapes, she decided to make things interesting by using texture and layering, which is where my helpful hint of the day comes into play. When layering in photoshop, set colorful shape layers to “multiply.” This is how you get the translucent + saturated look. And as an added bonus, I’ve included a FREE texture for you all to use!! Click here to download. The texture is saved as a transparent PNG file, with the texture being white. It’s hard to see … but it’s there! Enjoy + stop over at moxee for Cassie’s post this week.

    AIR BNB / KELLI ANDERSON / KNOCKOUT / LODGECODE / DOWNLOAD TEXTURE / breanna rose

     

     

  8. The Kooples / Just In Time for Valentine’s Day

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    The Kooples is one of my favorite projects I’ve come across in a long time. This project is on a mission to bring chic back to the streets with a sensitivity to vintage items. How great right? They uniquely showcase the lives of couples and their style to inspire others to bring fashion effortlessly into their lives.

    “The Kooples has chosen to side with SavileRow, that neighborhood in London made famous for its tailoring. By teaming up with these master tailors, The Kooples has created the hip neo-dandy with a tailored fit, narrow sleeves and snug shoulders. A London cut revisited by the infamous “je ne sais quoi” of the French.” – www.thekooples.co.uk

    ANDDDD

    The Kooples has launched The Kooples Records which celebrates the talent of indie, rock, pop, electro, and folk “real-life” couples. Perfection I tell ya!
    LISTEN HERE