Feb
27
We have a special treat for you today! When we shot Rachel Riordan's home for our current issue, we also shot a special little space called Sunday's Child (just across the street from Rachel's home), a hybrid vintage shop and maker studio run by Rachel and her partner/friend Jude. These shots are just too sweet not to share so we thought we'd offer up a special feature here on the blog! Enjoy! Read More
Feb
26

Stockist | Kid Icarus

Posted By:Celine
It is with great pleasure and delight that I announce to you a new stockist of Pure Green Magazine: Kid Icarus, the celebrated and much loved screen printing shop in Toronto's Kensington Market. The shop is owned and operated by husband and wife team Michael Viglione + Bianca Bickmore who together produce their own line of screenprinted products such as posters, cards, wrapping paper, note paper, recipe cards (and more) along with pretty well any custom printing project you can imagine. Hurry in! Your copy of Pure Green Mag awaits! Read More
Feb
23
A stunning piece of work. It's an incredible playground we live in. Project Yosemite is a collaborative project by Sheldon Neill and Colin Delehanty who wanted to show Yosemite in an extreme way using timelapse photography. The results are breathtaking and it embodies everything I love: the great outdoors, camping, paddling and a few things I'd like to learn like rockclimbing. But more than anything this will leave you completely awestruck. The beauty is just something else... to appreciate the wonder of our planet is to fuel a desire to preserve it. Read More
Feb
22
Today's post is by Melanie Senko, a regular contributor to Pure Green Magazine. She and her husband Jesse pen and photograph the homesteading column in each issue... in fact, they're working on the next installment for our new issue right now! In this post Melanie makes an adorable dress using a Colette pattern. You could make your own with some vintage fabric perhaps! Read More
Feb
21

Vintage | Audubon

Posted By:Celine
John James Audubon's legacy is intriguing - an ornithologist and painter who immigrated to the United States from France in 1803, his work has proven incredibly significant both in his naturalist field and in the world of design. Among some of the most coveted and celebrated naturalist painters and illustrators, Audubon is credited with the discovery of 25 new bird species and a number of sub-species discovered while on his journey to paint every North American bird in their natural habitat. His efforts led to the creation of Birds of North America (1827-1839), a color-plate book that is still considered one of the finest ornithological works ever completed— the original recently sold at auction for $11.5 million, a record price for a single book! Read More
Feb
20

Inspired | Paul Barbera

Posted By:Celine
I've spent many a time wishing I had the skills of a painter or artist and yearning for the allure of a creative life, and now I find myself realizing that dream of in the form of the creative process behind Pure Green Magazine. I often dream about the perfect creative space, which is perhaps why, when I came across Where They Create, a new book of photography by Paul Barbera (with text by Alexandra Onderwater) featuring the spaces and studios of creative people, I became instantly intrigued. The sequence shown here is the home/studio of Jade Sarita Arnott of the fashion label Arnsdorf. Her spaces are full of vintage and repurposed items and also the bits and bobs that provide a small window into the process of her work. It surely sets the mind wandering... Read More
Feb
17

Inspired | Safari Style

Posted By:Celine
What can I say... yes please!! A safari style portable tent— make anywhere you fancy your glamping pleasure. Read More
Feb
15
It's still winter out and I'm a little chilly, so I thought it would be a great day to post this delectable and rustic mushroom soup with you as this week's best of Pure Green, pulled from the Organic Kitchen recipe archives. It's a rustic and textured soup that eats like a meal. Enjoy it with some fresh crusty bread, a rich soft cheese and an extra little glass of wine on the side. Read More
Feb
14
We haven't really been talking Valentine's Day here on Pure Green, but when I came across Clare Day yesterday I couldn't help but share her work with you and it is rather fitting that it's February 14. Clare lives in Victoria, BC where her love of gardening has literally blossomed into a fabulous floral design studio. Even better is that the studio is located on her organic produce farm, Red Damsel Farm where many of the flowers she works with are grown right in her own backyard. Read More
Feb
13

Home | Stacking Green

Posted By:Celine
Saigon is not a name you often hear when talking architecture and cutting edge design. The most densely populated city in the world, Saigon has been fighting the monotony of furious urban sprawl as of late and the architect on this project, Vo Trong Nghia Co., wanted to create something radically different but that still had some of the character of traditional Saigon— "...we intended this house to inspire people to re-define and re-increase the greenery as the character of this city. “Stacking Green” is just one small house, but it is generated from the context of Saigon." Read More
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