I haven't fallen off the face of the earth

Just been flat out busy – a house renovation and interior design, a restaurant re-design, two residential lighting designs, landscaping our own home and making sure I squeeze in time for family and friends….whew! What an amazing summer! But, I simply had to take a moment to share this elegant chandelier …

An Ad in The Grapevine

It’s been many years since I’ve paid for advertising in print form.  Back in my dog training days in Toronto, I used to advertise in doggie print media.  But once the internet came along, I didn’t see much need for it. Now I do.  I’m not sure if it’s just …

Well Done! Contemporary Lighting

If you were to ask me to summarize what makes me so passionate about lighting design, I would have to say, “It’s the satisfaction of creating beauty, harmony and functionality that positively affects the lives of my clients each and every day.” Here is a selection of images that recent …

Mod House Design – Canning NS.47

A snow day here in the Valley and an opportunity to briefly document the past six weeks that have taken us from moving in, to finishing touches, to holiday entertaining, to fixing glitches, and onward to settling in with big satisfied grins. As it turned out, we had five days …

Prefab Comeback

Prefab housing suffers from bad stigma but building homes from pre-made parts can save time and costs. Source: Prefab Comeback

Mod House Design – Canning NS.Open House Tour

​ We are excited to announce that our Mod House Design – Canning NS project has reached the move-in stage! And just before we do that, we would like to offer an opportunity to everyone who has played a part in the process and/or expressed enthusiasm, to come for a …

Mod House Design – Canning NS.46

We’ve seen big action this week.  Most of what we squeaked about has been attended to or is making good progress.  We’ll be doing a walk through with Matthew, our Project Manager on Monday and we’re waiting on Nova Scotia Power’s final OK and then our Occupancy Permit to follow …

Mod House Design – Canning NS.45

Squeak!  Squeak!  They say the squeaky mouse gets the cheese, so we squeaked (squawked really).  We finally have water and power.  Waiting for a final inspection from NS Power and then our Occupancy Permit.  Hoping to be in before family arrives on the 13th.  If not, we’ll have little elves to help with the unpacking. 🙂 Work is progressing inside and out.  We’ve both agreed that we don’t want to see the house now until it’s complete.  These are images from Matthew, our project manager. Electrician, Matt has installed the exterior lights on the road side of our house. This …

Mod House Design – Canning NS.44

I’ve always had a healthy respect for trades people – the folks who create something from nothing, find solutions, and make things work.  I’ve also prided myself on what I thought was a healthy sense of empathy towards home owners who are relying on trades people to renovate and/or build …

Mod House Design – Canning NS.42

Matthew Wood, our Project Manager from Kent Homes is a real trooper.  He threw out his back just as he arrived on site for our house crane lift.  He managed to smile brightly for this photo, then spent the next week flat on his back while he kept this (and …