Feb
8
Truly this doesn't need much introduction. It's a stunning reminder of the beauty found in nature and exactly the type of thing that fuels my passion to preserve and to appreciate. We Were Wanderers is an ode to the incredible flora and fauna of Malaysia –directed by James Griffiths, the video is narrated to excerpts from Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness, published in 1899. Read More
Feb
7
Today we're sharing the Paris home of Virginie Denny and Alfonso Vallès, shot by Petra Bindel. The most beautiful shades of gray are so calming yet the subtle hints of wood tones and colour add warmth and welcome. It feels moody and wonderfully quiet, like soft winter snow, yet easy to imagine freshened up with added greenery and flowers for spring and summer. Read More
Feb
6

Inspiration | Chez Snips

Posted By:Celine
I couldn't resist sharing this wonderful video from Chez Snips, a lovely little hair studio in Montréal - owned and operated by stylist Nadyne, the studio has the most lovely personable feel. The perfect mix of vintage coziness and bohemian charm, you come to Chez Snips as much for a haircut as a friendly chat! And to top it all off, Pure Green Magazine makes a cameo appearance!! It will never, ever get old seeing Pure Green out there in the world, especially in such a lovely place as this!! Read More
Feb
3
In my opinion, books should have pride of place in any home. At my house they are stacked nearly everywhere. I have probably 5 on the go at all times. Speaking of which, if you are looking for something new to add to your own personal library, I have been meaning to recommend this one to you for a long time... Read More
Feb
2

Selexyz Dominicanen

Posted By:Celine
This stunning book store, the Selexyz Dominicanen in Maastricht, is housed inside a 13th century Dominican church (originally consecrated in 1294); the setting is dramatic and thrilling—it has won awards and been called one of the finest bookstores in the world. Read More
Feb
1
It is with pleasure that I introduce a new stockist for Toronto Pure Green Magazine readers, TYPE BOOKS! I have been a fan of this wonderful little book shop for a long time - it's a thrill to now have Pure Green among the stacks! Woot! This stop motion video is amazing and a great introduction to TYPE—if you haven't seen it you're in for a treat, and if you have, well, watch it again! It's a little magical feeling and illuminates the life and character that I personally imagine books to naturally have... like when you first crack open a book you're REALLY excited about reading and just get lost in that world. Read More
Jan
31
I've been looking forward to revisiting these photos for some time now - it stands out in my mind as one of my favourite shoots and adventures for Pure Green Magazine to date. It was the shoot that nearly didn't happen... Erin, Pure Green's regular contributing photographer and I had arranged with Don to meet at precisely 9am at his studio, in a non-descript, old industrial building downtown Toronto. After carefully counting the building numbers we came to a huge old door that must be it, pushing it open to reveal stairs to the left and an old, creaky and way too cramped old fashioned elevator that we certainly weren't getting into. The stairs it was... only Don's studio was on the top floor, and trust me when I say, camera equipment isn't light. Read More
Jan
30
I really enjoyed our unofficial 'Bee Week' on the Pure Green blog last week. In fact, it's inspired a little more themed posting - as part of our 'Best of 2011' series this week I'm sharing our photo shoot with Don Taylor, a bookbinder from Toronto - and I'd like to welcome you to the unofficial 'Book Week' here on Pure Green! Today's post on inspiring libraries from around the world is a predicate to tomorrow's post on Don Taylor and his craft - and the entire week is a celebration of books. Dig in and enjoy - it's going to be a beautiful week! Read More
Jan
26
From the archives of Pure Green, this story originally appeared in Pure Green Magazine Issue 6 - we couldn't host the unofficial 'Bee Week' without revisiting it. This story has stayed with me - it's inspiring and honest; it's the story of Stella and Sheldon who own and operate Sweet Pure Honey in Porcupine Plains, Saskatchewan. Their story is one of hardship and joy, slowly building over the years into an enterprise where community, generosity, family and harmony are of utmost importance. One of the take home messages of the modern beekeeping movement is to stay local, but in this case I urge you, make an exception. Something about Stella and Sheldon's honey, the flora the bees collect pollen from, the love and care they receive, the processing of their honey - it's the best I've ever tasted. Read More
Jan
25
Incredibly important to our food production system—in environmental speak honeybees provide an ecosystem service—they pollinate more than ninety different farm-raised plants. Our dependence on their diligent pollination service is the reason that concern over honeybee colony mortality erupted amongst beekeepers in North America. We covered the subject as part of our Ecological series by Charles Nock. Read More
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