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Worth their weight

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Weight blankets—do they offer hype or the promise of a good night’s sleep? Traditional weighted blankets are filled with tiny plastic or glass beads and range from lightweight to as much as 15 kg. They’re meant to provide a sense of comfort like swaddling or a hug. It’s recommended to use a blanket about 10%… Read More»

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Trending for fall

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10 tips from two East Coast designers 1. Colours Colour is slowly making its way back into the design world-but keep it warm and rich.  Virginia Ward “Neutral tones in our home were a major focal point in design for so long, but now we’re shifting into warmer, richer colour schemes. Deborah Nicholson “We’re moving… Read More»

East Coast eco-chic

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Living simply is the path to a more sustainable life, and the new mantra for many Atlantic Canadian design gurus  Where design meets simplicity, you’ll find Kelly Anderson.  She worked corporate jobs for 20 years before she decided to give up her day job on the West Coast and move home to New Brunswick. Six… Read More»

Simple beginnings

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A wedding that really plans for the future When you already embrace a sustainable lifestyle, chances are your wedding day will reflect those values. Married two years ago, Franny Rutchinski and Zakary Miller didn’t plan an eco-conscious wedding. They married in Blomidon, N.S. in June 2019.  With some help from wedding planner Sarah Anderson, owner… Read More»

Quirky & colourful

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Natasha Daurie’s textile designs are hand stamped and feature animals that walk through her backyard in the Eastern Shore of Nova Scotia.

Light the way

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Light up your patio this season with string lights to create a cozy atmosphere for warm summer nights.

Handmade comfort

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Jessica Hutchinson’s pottery features earthy tones and organic shapes that are inspired by the beaches of her home in Oyster Bed Bridge, P.E.I.

Inspired by nature

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Halifax artisan Kimiko Willgress of Prana Rock hand chisels these rock candles.

Fresh Prints

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The newest additions to Halifax painter Jennifer Atkinson’s collection are simple and whimsical floral wreath prints.

Perfect pour

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St. John’s, Newfoundland ceramist Jane Ogilvie uses a range of techniques to create her ceramics. “I love making teapots,” she says. “There are so many different approaches you can take with them, limited only by the imagination.” For this white stoneware teapot, she built by hand the spout, handle, and knob, and used lace she… Read More»

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