October 26th, 2016

Current Obsessions

Obsessions come and go and control a big chunk of our daydreams. I remember the days of high school math class when all I could think about was the tall handsome German exchange student, who sat beside me. Want to know a secret? I failed the semester because I spent more time calculating the odds of Mr. Schneider taking me back to Germany as his girlfriend than calculating the answers to my assignments…whoops! Currently, I don’t have a German boyfriend, I was able to graduate high school, and I am now obsessing and daydreaming over the following:

Textile Cables

Obsessed with new ways to show off lighting cables and electronic wires. No longer is there a need to hide that typical white or black plastic cord! From pops of colour to two toned weaves, cables are trailing behind small appliances, lighting fixtures, and anything more that could use a cord with style. Ikea has made an example of this with their desk lamps and Apple has just released new iPhone chargers with braided cables. Plus, there are thousands of lamps that hang from simple textile cables or even cables like the ones hanging around the Aim Light Pendant by Bouroullec Brothers. Don’t fret if most of your chic lights already came with a boring cord, “cable lovers” is an online store that has everything you need to make your lamps better.

Main Street

Obsessed with how you can get a tan, beer, and a great hanging wall piece all in one afternoon. With an array of never ending diverse stores, main street should always be your go to zone for anything that includes the words, “local, craft, or hip food. A day on main could include a stop at La Marche St. George for crepes, followed by a browse through stores like Nineteen Ten, and Vancouver Special. Eventually making a stop at Anh and Chi for pho, then moving onwards to some antique furniture stores. Finally ending the afternoon off at Brassneck Brewery or Cartem’s Donuterie for a treat. Sounds like fun right?

Water bottles

Obsessed with how hydrating is not only healthy, but with the right bottle, stylish as well. Invest in a well designed water bottle and you’ll want to show it off everywhere you go! Hitting that recommended daily intake of 2L will be as easy as 1-2-3 with a Soma water bottle. They don’t ship to Canada…yet…but if you have a PO Box, send your goods there and go for a drive, it’ll be well worth it. The bamboo wooden lid and silicon wrap base of their shatter resistant glass bottles makes for an Instagram worthy pic. For something more conveniently closer to home, try a bkr bottle. These beauties are made up of a small mouthed glass bottle, and a silicon sleeve that comes in a never ending variety of fashionable colours. Cheers!

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Current Obsessions