The Find @ Designsupermarket

I checked out Designsupermarket which kick off in Prague earlier today.   It’s on all weekend until Sunday, so if you are in town, it might be worth it to stop by if this is your type of thing.

There was lots of unique and interesting lighting hanging around….

I really liked these lovely little owl pillows from Kuskus Decor.  They are for kids and come in all sorts of bright colours and patterns.  I bought a blue one with big white polka dots to take to Paris this weekend and give as a baby present.

I also saw a big display of  hanging planters.  I’ve seen a similar hanging plant design numerous times while travelling around various cities in Europe.  Are these the new rage in planters? They look kind of cool.

Of course, there was a quick stop by the cake table.  Real cake, not designer cake.

My favourite, the ceramic room that had about six or seven Czech ceramic designers showing off their wares.  I bought a little porcelain yogurt cup that says jablako which is “apple” in Czech. It can be used as a drinking cup or a planter if you put a hole through the glaze at the bottom.

Have you visited any craft or design markets lately?


Design Supermarket Prague

One of my favourite holiday season pass times is visiting craft fairs/markets.  In Toronto, I used to frequent the One-of-a-Kind Show (which just closed on December 2nd) with my family. I think it was an unofficial ritual.   If you are into acquiring unique pieces for the home, supporting small, independent designers, and putting up with crowds, these shows are great.

Last year I attended Design Supermarket, Prague’s annual holiday design/craft show which brings together an interesting mix of Czech, Slovak, German, Polish and Hungarian designers under one roof.   It was at Design Supermarket where I discovered the talented Czech illustrator, Antimultivitamin, whose work I purchased and framed (currently sitting on my floor waiting to be bubble wrapped and moved).

Since I have a slight obsession with glassware and porcelain, I look forward to checking out the work of:


Hidden Factory





fotka lahve final


Lilia porcelain

 Photo Sources: 1, 2-6



Rome in Photos

Despite my previous blog post listing my grievances with Rome from a tourist perspective, the city still contains some pretty spectacular architecture and streetscapes.

Do you have a favourite site/building in the city?


Gail’s Kitchen

I will be spending New Years in London with friends  and while I am in the city I hope to go check out Gail’s Kitchen.

Gail’s Kitchen is the new restaurant (November 21st) of Gail’s, a local London bakery that has been popping out beautiful breads and other baked goods since 2005 (there are numerous Gail’s bakery locations around the city).  Their restaurant will open next door to their bakery location in Bloomsbury.  I just love it when bakeries open restaurants.  You know the food is going to be good.

more cake


Photo Source: 1, 2, 3,

Gail’s Kitchen created a short little video (posted on Vimeo) that caught my attention showing guests what’s in store at the restaurant.  I can’t wait to have a meal there!!  I just hope they are open when I am in town. Last time I visited London, my trip fell over Christmas and a lot of places were closed (understandably!).

Has anyone been here yet?


Love This: Five Fabulous Things for Friday

It’s Friday!  What does that mean?  For some, it means recovering from a Thanksgiving turkey hangover, for others it means getting up super early to take part in Black Friday deals.  For some it means prepping for a day of cooking for a weekend full of entertaining or finally, for some today is just another day to simply go to work.

For me, it means making my way through a massive pile of assignment to grade, a quick drive to Dresden to find some lights for our new apartment in Copenhagen and a thanksgiving late lunch/early dinner on Sunday afternoon with friends.

Regardless of what today means to you, here are five things that I found earlier this week that I wanted to share.  I hope your Friday just got a bit more fabulous.

01: Great package design for Deli Bros Fine Foods by Hamburg based designer, Sven Hoffmann (love his work- he also did some neat stuff for the 25 Hours hotel group if you are familiar with them.)


Photo Source: Sven Hoffmann

02 Sous Chef- a website devoted to sourcing hard(er) to find ingredients, cookbooks and cookware for seriously ambitious home chefs. (They ship across Europe).

Photo Source: Design Week

03 This recipe for Spiced and Salted Pumpkin Pie Minis from My New Roots

04 Vintage furniture and home accessories from Eyecatcher in Dresden, Germany (Rothenburger Str. 11)

Photo Source: Eyecatcher

05 This “Kitchen for Living” from German design/living magazine Schoener-Wohnen

Food for Living

Photo Source: Schoener-Wohnen

By the way, if you haven’t checked out the second issue of Countlan magazine, I invite you to do so! I’m really happy with the way the second issue turned out and there are lots of neat articles related to entertaining that you might enjoy and a great cookbook giveaway on the Countlan Facebook page.

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