Jun
11
We think a lot about packaging in our house. As much as is possible, we buy foods in bulk and stay away from things that come wrapped up in boxes and bags. Sometimes though, a package is hard to avoid. Just last week we were making a Thai curry and needed to use a tin can of coconut milk. Normally we would have put the can out for collection by our city recycling program, but I decided to put it to use as a candle holder instead. I don't blame you if mention of a tin can craft has you thinking of your 3rd grade scout trip, but if you ask me, these candle holders can make a sweet addition to an adult tablescape, too. Read More
Jun
8

Events | Pop-Up Market

Posted By:Celine
I am so excited to share these photos with you today—it's the result of months of planning and anticipation. When Anthropologie asked Pure Green if we would like to participate in an event series with quarterly magazines they were planning the answer was unequivocally YES! Immediately emails and phone calls began and our concept of a pop-up farmer's market inside Anthropologie's Yorkville Avenue location in Toronto was born. It was the perfect compliment to our current Urban Farming issue—my main task was to select a group of local vendors to participate on market day. I immediately got to work contacting vendors that I admired for their high quality products, wonderful aesthetic and sustainable efforts. Read More
Jun
4

Fun | Pick & Pack

Posted By:Celine
I'm delighted to share with you a fun collaboration with Anthropologie - this 'Pick and Pack' poster are mine and Jonathan's summer farmer's market essentials, along with why we love them so. Those wonderful weekly market mornings are just beginning for a new season. Slowly browsing the stalls, drinking in the smells... I can't wait to pick up a few of the above! Read More
Jun
1

DIY | Enfleurage

Posted By:Celine
A spring ritual that my family had when I was growing up was to collect wild lilacs as soon as they began to bloom each year. Because I am my mother's daughter, I have inherited the same love of these beautiful spring flowers. Not only for their symbolism - harbingers of spring and symbolic of early love - but for their beauty and especially for their intoxicating scent. This year, as a bunch that a friend cut for me sat in my dining room, I wondered why I had not come across more commercial perfumes or oils which captured their fragrance, and looked into if it were possible to extract their scent myself. I discovered that it could be done at home using the oldest form of scent preservation called enfleurage. Read More
May
31
It is with pleasure that I share with you lovely pics from another stockist, The Lunenberg Makery. I am so appreciative of the support these wonderful shops have shown Pure Green, we couldn't do this without you! Ok, I'm off to the last photoshoot for Vol. 3! Have a great day! Read More
May
29
As you can probably tell from my last post, warmer weather gives me a real taste for icy cocktails. Unfortunately, when it’s 2pm on Tuesday a boozy cocktail isn’t exactly the recipe for a successful finish to the day. So instead of pouring a cocktail, you can compromise with an icy treat that has the look and feel of a fancy cocktail, without the actual alcohol. Read More
May
28
Today I was inspired by this French home - restored and rustic, yet soothing and clean. Love the neutral palette which offsets the wood tones so nicely. Read More
May
25
I have admired this little shop for quite some time, wishing they were nearer so I could pop in on a very regular basis. So, it is with delight that I announce we just sent away a shipment of Volume 2 to Megan at Room 6! Hooray! It should arrive middle of next week, so be sure to pop by and pick up your copy (with lots of time to browse and pet their doggie too). Read More
May
24

Inspired | Dream Hatcher

Posted By:Celine
I love how this little dwelling is at once futuristic, whimsical and primitive. Such an interesting combination, but surely a spot to spark the imagination. And what a story to go with it! You MUST visit the site to read the full story, but here is the gist: A young man named Joel Allen (25) quits his life and starts over as a carpenter. After years of living in his car, learning his new trade and gaining incredible life experiences, he decides to build the tree house, which he names the HemLoft. He meets the girl of his (unknown) dreams and they take on the project together using $10,000 worth of free, upcycled material scrounged from Craigslist. Seriously, it's quite astounding. Read More
May
23

Inspiration | Foraging

Posted By:Celine
The last few weeks Jonathan and I have been harvesting the most lovely wild leeks. Foraging is something my eyes have recently been opened to, and it's wonderful. Once you know what to look for, it adds such a layer of fun to forest walks and it's wonderfully satisfying to eat! I'm going to try some interesting spruce jelly next. So far mushroom foraging hasn't been very fruitful! Have you every foraged? I would love to hear tales of what you've collected! Read More
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