the friday files

I have a few things on the go right now that are really keeping me busy. Next week, I have two photo shoots scheduled. The first one is for September's Hello! Neighbor post with my trusted and lovely photographer Kristin Sjaarda. The second is a two-part shoot at a couple of the homes my partner, Yasmin and I recently finished designing. We're working with photographer Ashley Tonner who took these amazing shots for House and Home awhile back. I'm excited to see the homes camera-ready and to see what Ashley comes up with! The photos will be used on our new Marion Melbourne website which we will relaunch later this month.

Speaking of relaunching, I finally figured out today why people outside of Canada could not log on to my facebook page. It turns out there is a setting under Profiles that restricted access to Canadians. Well, that has now been changed! So world, if you would like to "like" me on facebook you now can.

I'd love to hear what's keeping you busy this summer.

I'm leaving you with some images from photographer Brian Park who took the shots for one of my favorite books, Restoring a House in the City (thanks again, Abbey!).

All images Brian Park.




the friday files

Alright, before we get started I need to inform you of a little blogging upkeep that is happening. This weekend I am migrating my blog to another server which means things might seem a little weird over here. I've been told that comments might get lost or not appear and that my email address might not work. If you have any problems please bear with me, by Monday morning I should be up and running again. If you'd like to get hold of me directly you can use this email address. I'm hoping this will be as quick and painless as possible. Speaking of quick and painless, that's not exactly how my week turned out. That little tooth problem I had turned into a root canal (not fun) and if you follow me on facebook you'll also know that our furnace broke down on one of the coldest days of the year. Thanks to everyone who sent along the names of furnace repair people. By 8 pm, we had heat again and only a $200 bill! (I was expecting much worse). If you find yourself without heat or in need of some extra warmth you might want to check out these beautiful sweaters made by a Canadian brother and sister team. Thanks Bess for posting about them. What a great find!

The other thing that caught my eye this week was this blog, Reading My Tea Leaves. Erin's beautiful photography and original posts are a joy to read. Since 2009, Erin has been documenting her life in objects with a series of posts called my week in objects. These posts are really resonating with me right now as I embark on my own year long quest to explore my life through objects.

To send you off for the weekend here are a few images from local Toronto photographer Ashley Tonner. If you loved food stylist Claire Stubb's place in the February 2011 issue of House & Home you'll want to take a look at these. There are a few shots here of her house that didn't make it into the magazine. (EDIT: House and Home has requested that the unpublished images be removed from the blog.) Still lots to enjoy!