Doormats for Dirty Soles

Adventure Doormat // Anchor Coir Doormat // DIY Winking Doormat // Fern Fronds Doormat

If you have kids or pets or simply wear shoes, rainy spring weather can really play havoc with your clean floors. A sturdy doormat with lots of texture is key to tracking the least amount of dirt into your space. I actually like to go with the one indoor/one outdoor combo during especially wet days for maximum grime grabbing and minimal cleanup.

 

Flow Doormat // Hello Sunshine Door Mat // Hey Good Lookin’ Coir Doormat // Picture Frame Doormats

 

Pineapples Doormat // The Crib Doormat // Welcome Doormat // Well Hello There Coir Doormat

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Andy DeCola

 

Andy DeCola creates the unexpected – in the form of paintings that masquerade as collages. The Burlington, Ontario-based artist paints and creates as a response to the media that surrounds us as a culture. It’s the interesting color palettes and juxtaposition of patterns that catch my eye most.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Nordic Kitchen

 

If you spend a lot of time in the kitchen, you likely own a very heavy cast iron pan. Eva Solo‘s Nordic Kitchen line reinvents the classic – and then some – by starting with an aluminum and using the cast iron as a finish. A special four layer coating gives each pot and pan a surface that doesn’t require a lot of fat when cooking and that’s easy to clean, and and oak handle adds a touch of Scandinavian design. Use them on all heat surfaces, including induction, then throw them in the dishwasher to clean. The collection includes various sizes of pots, frying pans, a saucepan, a sauté pan, and a grill frying pan, as well as a beech wood knife stand, black mixing bowls, and oak and leather cutting boards.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Charlotte Hopkins Hall

 

London-based painter Charlotte Hopkins Hall‘s figures appear to be lost in their own thoughts, ignoring the viewer and everything else. But if you had the picture perfect hair they each possess, wouldn’t you as well? Charlotte paints the dreamiest highlights, and the negative space she uses in every piece makes them stand out all the more.

 

 

 

 

 

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Grant Legassick / Urban Etchings

 

Grant Legassick‘s Urban Etchings are in a league of their own. By taking multiple photos and layering them overtop one another – similar to a double exposure – Legassick creates the illusion of a pencil drawing or etching. Each city street turns into a story with its own flow and imagined movement.

 

 

 

 

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Panna Cotta 12 Ways

I’ve never tasted or made panda cotta, but I very much want to once the weather gets a bit warmer. My eyes have been open for some delicious options for that first foray and I’m sharing my twelve favorites with you below. Have you made it before? Any notable recipes or tips for a beginner?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Click on each image to go to the recipe.
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Loes Heerink / Vendors from Above

 

The lives of street vendors are fascinating and a bit mysterious. Photographer Loes Heerink captured Hanoi’s vending scene, aptly named Vendors from Above, oftentimes standing atop the city’s bridges for hours in wait of the perfect shot. Their bicycles packed high with fruits, vegetables, and flowers, each vender wakes at 4am and pedals miles per day selling her goods. Heerink is currently selling a book of the series through her site.

 

 

 

 

 

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18 Apps You Need On Your Phone

Alder
Gives you one relevant political action everyday to keep you focused.

Bear
A beautiful, flexible writing app for crafting notes and prose.

BloomThat
The best way to send flowers and gifts – period.

Countable
Makes learning about what your government is up to easy and fun. Learn about issues you care about, influence Congress with one tap voting, and rally your friends around specific legislation.

 

CUPS
The key to finding and supporting your city’s independent cafes.

Daylight
Tells you about daylight changes and notifies you when the days are getting longer.

Everlance
Makes tracking your mileage and expenses effortless.

Jim.Coach
The gym workout app for normal people.

 

Pawprint
One place for your pet’s medical records, feeding instructions, reminders, and even photos.

PhotoScan
Lets you scan and save your favorite printed photos using your camera’s phone.

Planner 5D
Enables anyone to create beautiful and realistic home interior designs easily in 2D and 3D HD models online or offline.

Quik
In seconds this app analyzes your video footage to find great moments, adds beautiful transitions and effects, and syncs everything to the beat of music.

 

Radish
Gives you early access to the latest web fictions serials from top writers.

ScreenUse
Tracks the amount and length of your mobile sessions, getting you in control of your mobile consumption.

Sun Surveyor
This app takes the mystery out of the sunrise, sunset, and moon phases, allowing photographers and filmmakers to scout the best locations, plan effectively, and get the perfect shot.

Vivono Wine Scanner
Your partner in wine, always with you and ready to help you pick, remember and share your wines.

 

Voices
Support the groups and causes you care about.

Whistle
Anonymously share sexism anywhere, anytime. Where you work, play, study, while you watch TV – wherever you see or experience sexism.

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Elisabeth Heidinga

 

In her work, Toronto-based Elisabeth Heidinga combines the often entwined worlds of arts and crafts. Several painted canvases are cut into fine strips before being woven into an entirely new piece of art.

Historically, painting is largely male-dominated and craft is traditionally identified as a female activity, and my paintings bring these two worlds together. However, this is beyond gender issues, but simply two opposing concepts meeting, challenging and rethinking the mountains that stand in our way – thoughtfully taking apart and reassembling what lies before us to create a new perspective. It’s the ups and downs, the give and the take, the blunders and the victories.

 

 

 

 

 

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