Wednesday, June 15, 2011


As you know, I am "up to my tits in tigers".
I love that expression.
I do not love the feeling though. anyways....lets get right to it.....
FIVE glorious things that inspired me this week

1. The Tony Awards - more specifically, NPH (Neil Patrick Harris for those of you who don't know him by his initials - shame!!) and, for those of you who know nothing about the is the awards given out for Theatrical Achievement. (again, shame on you!) This years show was stellar!!! Here is a snippet of the opening number:

other highlights were this song and dance number by NPH and Hugh Jackman (yum):
I am not gonna show you any more highlights from the show, because I will be at the Great White Way (Broadway - AGAIN...SHAME ON YOU!) in a month TODAY! Whilst I am there, I will be seeing a few shows, so I will comment on them then. Until then, you will have to just wait for my post-nyc #WW

2. The Brickworks. One word. LOVELY! The Don Valley Brick Works is a former quarry and industrial site located in the Don River valley in Toronto, Ontario. The quarry has been converted into a city park which includes a series of naturalized ponds. The Brick Works operated for nearly 123 years and provided bricks used to construct many well-known Toronto landmarks, such as Casa Loma, Osgoode Hall, Massey Hall, and the Ontario Legislature
The buildings have been restored, courtesy of Evergreen, a national charity dedicated to restoring nature in urban environments. There is also an education centre addressing the themes of nature, culture and community. It is a great destination for families and individuals to enjoy a natural refuge, while sampling a rich offering of programs and services - from gardening workshops, heritage tours, and clay-making and organic food markets, to a retail nursery, demonstration gardens and leading-edge green design techniques.  The only new building on the site, The Centre for Urban Sustainability, is on the north-east end of the site, and is super cool looking! Here are some photos I took when I was down there last weekend (at the Sunday Antique Market):
This is the map of the complex. (DUH)

I love this industrial look.

That is a great sculptural vertical garden on the wall....and the new "green" building on the right. 


Part of the Antique Market

For Monet lovers.
Cute "lined paper" napkins and such.

More cute crafty things.

Great sign!

See how beautiful it is?

Art is everywhere in this complex!!

The park. Wowey!

Learn all about the excavation...and such. 
Miscellaneous animal-like thing. If you know what it is, you win a shinny quarter!

The complex is open to the public, with regular shuttle running everyday from Broadview Subway Station. Saturdays there is a lovely Farmers Market, and sundays are the Antique Market! F-U-N!

3. Junk Culture (one of my FAVOURITE blogs) found this guy. Stuff maker” and animator Mac Premo creates amazing mixed-media assemblages using a variety of found materials. His works combine evocative words and phrases, images culled from popular culture, digital animations and mechanical elements that invite physical engagementFind out more about Mac's work here. These are spectacular!

what did I tell you?????
 I LOVE THEM!!! And his website is really nice too!!

4.) Got a shoe fetish? Look at Kobi Levi's fabulous footwear.  This is his bio:

"Graduated from Bezalel academy of art & design, Jerusalem 2001. Specialize in footwear design and development. Working as a freelance designer. In my artistic footwear design the shoe is my canvas. The trigger to create a new piece comes when an idea, a concept and/or an image comes to mind. The combination of the image and footwear creates a new hybrid and the design/concept comes to life. The piece is a wearable sculpture. It is "alive" with/out the foot/body. Most of the inspirations are out of the "shoe-world", and give the footwear an extreme transformation. The result is usually humoristic with a unique point of view about footwear. Another aspect of the creation is the realization. All the pieces are hand-made in my studio. The challenging technical development is the key to bring the design to life in the best way."

And these are some of the shoes:
His ode to Madonna's Blonde Ambition Tour

The Olive Oil Shoe.....not as slippery as it sounds.

Toucan shoes. C'mon!!!
Check out more on his blog! (p.s. thanks Cindy!)

5.)  The Civil Wars!!!! They are an indie/folky/singer songwriter kinda vibe.The duo composed of Joy Williams and John Paul White. They are super. Enjoy these 2 songs:

this one is a cover and is super super super!

You should go to their site too!!
(thanks for the heads up Dale!)

There you go. 
I hope you enjoyed this week's #WW!!!
Remember, I love to hear your suggestions for future #WW's and your comments too!!!


  1. I love this but have some concerns about number 4.

  2. C'mon........just imagine spending a day in Madonna shoes! ;-)