Taryn Slawson and Branden Peak are back on the PGM blog for a second round of their series Postcards From the Road--featuring the nomadic couple's roving adventures postcard-style. Read More

Bonus | Dave Stanfield

Posted By:Celine
Bonus photos of canoe restorer and builder Dave Stanfield from Volume 3. Dave works on canoes within the setting of a century-old summer camp, a place steeped in history and tradition, and Dave himself has inherited his craft, life's work, and even the physical workshop, from others that have passed before him. Read More
I cannot resist sharing these photos featuring the home of Danish stylist Camilla Tang Paylecke of Hunch. I would live here in a moment - the white feels fresh and clean, yet never devoid of personality. The vintage and handmade inspired details are lovely, I especially love the touches of teal blue sprinkled about! Read More
As we speak the Pure Green team is putting the finishing touches on our upcoming issue, Volume 3—The Great Outdoors. As you can imagine, I'm spending a lot of time in my office, which I've recently changed but is still very much a blank slate. Once the new issue is out and I have a moment to breathe, I'm dreaming about the ways to personlize my new space and really make it a place I love to be in. When I found this new project by Jessica Helgerson Interior Design (our favourite eco designer, who produces one grand slam after another) it nearly took my breath away. Seriously stunning. Read More
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
To travel has a constant appeal for me - there are so many places that I have yet to discover, but every so often I come across a place that sparks a wanderlust so fierce and so complete that I find myself capable of thinking of very little else. The place shown in these photos is an example of just that. Called Babylonstoren, it is a working farm that dates back to 1690 in South Africa's Cape Dutch. Read More

Homes | Tiny House

Posted By:Celine
I get really excited when every few months I remember to check Jessica Helgerson's site, the designer whom holds highest honour in Pure Green's hall of eco design fame. I'm thrilled when I discover something new to admire, dream about and subsequently share here with you. Jessica and her team exemplify the Pure Green mantra of Green with Style, creatively incorporating creative re-use, green and non-toxic finishes. This house is an extra special treat because it's where Jessica and her family call home. Read More

Vintage | E.A. Seguy

Posted By:Celine
A few weeks ago we posted about John James Audubon and as fans of both vintage and botanical prints we thought it would be neat to follow up with a piece on the lesser known E.A. Séguy, a Parisian painter and entomologist whose work is made all the more interesting as he is somewhat shrouded in mystery. Details on the painters life and work and cloudy at best, with deliberation even on his name and date of birth/death, which happens to be relatively recent at sometime in the 1980's. Regardless, he is best known for a series of work he produced in the 1920's 'Papillons' and 'Insectes' - from which we gathered the shown works for this post. Read More

Home | Mid-Century LEED

Posted By:Celine
We were delighted to receive this submission from California architectural firm Carver + Schicketanz. Originally designed and constructed by architect John Gamble in 1965, rather than tear down the aim was to preserve the excellent structure and original design while at the same time modernizing with new (and much needed) eneregy-saving measures. The home is now Carmel's only LEED Platinum designated project. We were lucky enough to be able to ask a few questions of design principal Mary Ann Schicketanz about the project. Read More
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 Part 2! Read More
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