Wednesday, October 23, 2013


Ok….so here are 5 things that I like this week - that you should like too!!!!

1.) As part of the London Design Festival 2013, Lebanese designer Najla El Zein created "The Wind Portal", an interactive wind installation showcased at the V&A museum. El Zein folded thousands of paper windmills, to create the gigantic moving structure.

SO GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!

2.) I AM SOOOOOOO looking forward to this movie. Ok….so there is a tremendous wait ahead….but just look at this trailer of writer/director Wes Anderson’s new film The Grand Budapest Hotel which opens March 7, 2014.

The story takes place in early 20th-century Hungary and revolves around the goings-on at The Grand Budapest Hotel (duh), where a legendary concierge (Ralph Fiennes) takes a young employee (Tony Revolori) under his wing to become his trusted protégé. It looks soooooo stunning -- I mean the art direction is AH-MAH-ZING! It looks weird and quirky and I am a fan of that!! It is also real treat to see Ralph Fiennes in a comedic role!!!!

3.) I WANT TO GO TO THERE. Check out this crazy renovation! The Broerenkerk church – now named ‘waanders in der broeren’- in the city of Zwolle, the Netherlands was built in 1466 and was used for prayin' and such, up until 1982. Then it was dormant for 3 decades! But now it is open again -as a bookstore/cafe/gallery!!!!

Local firm bk architected did a splendid job of keeping the best parts of the church! With a few modern touches like a contemporary stained glass panel made by norwegian artist knell nupen. I love the refurbished organ at the end of the building.


See WAY more photos at designboom

4.) CheeseWerks. At the home show last month, I listened to 4 presentations about this place. OBVIOUSLY this worked on me. We went last weekend!

It is a great causal dining experience - and it would be great for a group of people! It is kinda cafeteria style - so you order at the cash desk and then they bring it to you! Which now that I am typing this - is probably not 'cafeteria style' at all! Anyways…..I like that you can even borrow one of their board games to play while you wait - or while you eat!! Now the food…….here is the menu:

You can choose one of the 4 dishes - and then decide on how you want it styled. We did share-seys! The Houston Mac and Cheese and the Los Angeles Grilled Cheese:

Both were delicious!
So….if you are looking for a fun CHEESEY place to go…….check it out!
It is located at
56 Bathurst St.  Toronto, ON M5V 2P7
(416) 243-3327
(Bathurst and just both of Wellington)

5.) Then there is this…….not at all a waste of 7 minutes……..and not offensive at all!!! PLEASE DO NOT LET YOU CHILDREN WATCH THIS!!! (and do thank my Husband for this one)

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