Pics of the Week 11: Wear Your Greens, Rich Neighbours, A Bike and A Car, Renewal, Star Destroyer Umbrella and a Japanese Book Shop

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Hey there, Sunshine!

The first week of June is here! Yeehaw and bust out the margaritas! (or icy green smoothies, if you’d rather ;P) Yesterday’s launch of the new Art UN Series, Featuring The Makerie Studio really hit a note with many of you – thank you for all of your feedback and emails! Your input is always very much appreciated.

Here in Mississauga, Ontario, our summer planning is in high gear as the kids enter the home stretch of the school year and those premium weeks ahead start to take the shape of fun, fun fun!

Also in the spirit of cool and fun – the eleventh POTW installment. I raise both of my glasses (wink!) to you, to inspiration and to the marvelous month of June. Cheers!

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PICS OF THE WEEK

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EAT WEAR YOUR GREENS

For those green goddesses who are really, REALLY keen on their veggies…

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SEND WOULD-BE BURGLARS A MESSAGE

This is Why I’m Broke‘s description of designer Reed Wilson‘s ($50!!) unique “welcome” mat says it all: “Improve your home security without expensive security system costs – these welcome mats let any potential burglar know the contents of your home pale in comparison to the neighbors who have better stuff, despite your disposition for buying overpriced junk from this website.”

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A BIKE AND A CAR

A lot of paint + a little car =  huge impact.

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RENEWAL

“Renewal requires opening yourself up to new ways of thinking and feeling”

― Deborah Day

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SO A JEDI WALKS INTO AN UMBRELLA STORE…

Right, so there’s no real punchline here (does there even need to be?), but there IS one funky fresh umbrella. Sure to have  your favourite sci-fi geek drooling, “The Star Wars Star Destroyer Umbrella” is still only in the “concept stage”. (Shhh…if you listen carefully you’ll hear the collective sighs of despondency ;P). Still, this lucky lady was able to get her pose on with the sure-to-be-future bestseller :D

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THE ONE WITH THE BOOKS

If you’ve been with me since my first Pics of the Week , you know that my love of books almost always spills into this series. Be it a book rug, a book dress, or book sculpture, I try to squeeze books in wherever I can. This week, I was particularly taken with this simple shot of a (well stocked!) bookstore at Kanda, Tokyo, Japan. Is there anything better than stacks and stacks of books?

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DID YOU MISS ANY OF THIS WEEK’S DAILY SHOTS?

Check them out below :)

05/25/2012 – Spring Swingin’

05/26/2012 – Choose Fun (Rainbow Trike)

05/27/2012 – Vintage London Bus

05/28/2012 – Paphiopedilum

05/29/2012 – Life is Like Photography

05/30/2012 – Vintage Bathing Beauty With Anchors on Her Toe Shoes

05/31/2012 – Knock Knock, It’s the World (Peeking Squirrel)

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Credits

Wear Your Greens Dress image courtesy of Old Moss Woman

The Neighbors Have Better Stuff mat by Reed Wilson, courtesy of  This is Why I’m Broke.

Car and bike image courtesy of Engineer Vs Doctor

Star Ship Umbrella image courtesy of One More Gadget

Renewal image courtesy of Robbert van der Sleet

Japanese bookstore image courtesy of Hawk Sugano via Book Mania 

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This week’s “Oldie But Goodie”:

Leonard Cohen’s New Year Begins With “Old Ideas” (CD Review)

Pics of the Week 10: Waterlily, Who Needs A Farm, Turned On, Rose Word Bouquet, Medusa and Just Do It

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Pics of the Week day!

And with it, the realization that another whole seven days have flown by in a blink. Where does the time go? The kids have started into a new soccer season, beach volleyball is here, track and field is on the horizon and the days (thankfully!) are getting longer, sunnier and more deliciously vibrant. One of my favourite times of the year, yahoo! This also marks jumping into double digits with POTW installments! Ten whole weeks of getting to share some of, what I think, are the coolest bits of this and that around.  I hope this post adds a wee bit of extra sunshine to your weekend. Enjoy!

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PICS OF THE WEEK

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TRANQUIL WATERLILY

Perfect stillness

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WHO NEEDS A FARM TO BE A FARMER?

As people from all walks of life seek out more sustainable and hands on initiatives to go greener, a new trend has emerged: rooftop farming. Providing food, flowers and insulation, a rooftop ecosystem is a perfect rainwater capture system for your organic fruits and veggies. Food and living space, animal habitat and forests are no longer forced to compete for area. Win-Win-Win-Win!

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TURNED ON

Poland’s Katowice Street Art Festival, ran this April and drew a small band of artists who transformed the visage of the city. Valencia’s most famous of these, street artist Escif created his enormous On/Off Switch Mural on the side of an apartment building.

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A ROSE WORD BOUQUET
Etsy shop owner, Photomamaregina, handcrafts these exquisite floral pieces using old Readers Digest pages. Upcycling at it’s most delicate, beautiful best.
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ETHEREAL MEDUSA
Roxy Russell designed these jellyfish-like, floating lamps. Dubbed “The Medusa Collection”, they create an other-worldly air to any space
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JUST DO IT…LOVE FRUITS AND VEGGIES, THAT IS

Yes, someone went there. A 100% fruit and vegetable Nike shoe to capture the imagination and shine a light on just how versatile produce can be :)

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Waterlily image courtesy of Tracy Louise Photography
Rooftop Farming image courtesy of Earth Insulated Homes
On-Off Switch image courtesy of Katowice Street Festival
Book Page Roses image courtesy of Photomamaregina, Etsy
Medusa lamps image courtesy of Roxy Russell, Designer
Nike shoe image courtesy of Next Nature
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DID YOU MISS ANY OF THIS WEEK’S DAILY SHOTS?
Check ‘em out below :)
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This week’s “Oldie but Goodie”