black & gold

Sometimes inspiration comes from the funniest of places like the back of a coaster. On Saturday, Myles and I spent our first night alone from Henry since he was born (that's 18 months, if you're counting). We decided to be tourists in our own city. We booked into a hotel downtown and wandered the streets of Toronto way past our usual bedtime. Around 11:30 pm, we sat down for dinner at a Japanese izakaya called Guu. Words can't really describe the frenetic energy this place has. Incredible.

On our table were two Sapporo beer coasters. They had the most amazing black and gold patterns on them.

I was so inspired by the look that I dedicated this post to black and gold images. I'm even thinking of adding some gold to our black bathroom. I think the combination works so well together. Enjoy!

via Bloesem

via Bloesem

via Bloesem

Roland Bello

Simon Watson

Simon Watson

Gentl & Hyers

Francois Halard

Martyn Thompson