Monday, May 17, 2010

Rad Rads...

...and by rads I mean radiators. The weather in Vancouver this past week has been almost summer-like so it feels strange to be talking radiators. However, this radiator looks like no other I've ever seen:
{ heatwave radiator }

These amazing creations are produced by a company called Jaga (The Radiator Factory) and they make this beautiful product called The Heatwave.

A piece of art that serves a utilitarian function? Mr. Morris would be proud.

"Have nothing in your home that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful." William Morris

Friday, May 7, 2010

Mother's Day Musings

Mother's Day is coming up this Sunday. I have two little treasures who qualify me to celebrate the day myself, but this blog post will be dedicated to my own amazing "Little Mum".

Margaret Ruth (Hills*) Clark is my mother & is someone who really (yes REALLY!!) can do it all but never makes you feel bad because you can't. She is beautiful:

{ my Mum; 3 years old }

{ my Mum last summer }

She is smart (graduated top of her class with a Bachelors of Science in Nursing from the University of Toronto plus has various Industrial First Aid training & a HAM radio operator's license):

{ Mum's Grad Photo }

She is creative, patient, a superb cook & hilarious. She has 5 daughters & loves us each equally but uniquely.

{ c. 1978 ~ four of the six kids in this picture are hers
& my mum still rocks it with her cool shades & bellbottoms }

Whenever I am in a parenting dilemma I think, "What would MY mum have done in this scenario?".

Happy Mother's Day, Mum. I love you!!!

{ me & mum aboard Passat }

Happy Mother's Day to all the mamas out there! I hope you are spoiled rotten on Sunday.

{ *Note*: The name of my company, Baker Hill Homes, comes from my mother's maiden name, Hills, & my mother-in-law's maiden name, Baker. I wanted the company to represent the creativity & tenacity of both of these wonderful women who are close to my heart.}