Apr
16
I am so delighted to bring you a special post from new PGM contributor Yvonne Rock (you'll be able to see her work in PGM Volume 9, expected in Summer, 2014). Yvonne got up early one morning last week to capture the magic happening in Washington, D.C right now, those cherry blossoms are incredible! The pastel hues are inspiring me like mad. Enjoy the post, and thank you so much Yvonne for sharing your beautiful work! Read More
Feb
24
Bonus images from a photoshoot we worked on nearly a year ago for Volume 6, Inspired Workplace. The shoot features beautiful blooms from Coriander Girl, in Toronto, a long-standing PGM friend, and some snippets of local artist Erin Candela, who often uses Alison's blooms as inspiration. Read More
Sep
4
Of course, this being the first day after labour day, I can feel fall on the heels of summer, quietly settling in, fall produce starting to grace the farmers market and cool nights making me grateful for cozy quilts. Perhaps this is why I so instantly and completely fell in love with this series of fall-inspired images from Fox in the Pine, a new favourite source of inspiration, where they stayed in this two-story treehouse called the Trillium (love the windows!). The images are from Treehouse Point in Washington, a seemingly magical place meant for snuggling up under blankets with hot tea and a good book after hiking through the verdantly green and lush forest. Read More
Aug
3

Vacation!!!

Posted By:Celine
PGM is taking a wee bit of a holiday. It's time to go camping!!!! xo, see you next week, Celine Read More
Jul
24
Summer time is such a fabulous time for a lot of reasons, but a major one is canoe tripping. Jonathan and I have been craving a trip for a while now—it's amazing how easy it has been in recent years to be so distracted by daily life that opportunities, such as planning a canoe trip, pass you by before you even realize. This year we decided with a great amount of conviction that we were going on a canoe trip. We've decided on the first week of August and the planning has begun. Maps were dug out and old lists and menu ideas from years gone by dusted off. Jonathan is a true campfire gourmet, so there's always a ton of planning to do but it pays off ten-fold at the end of a long day paddling. Have you been camping recently? I'd love to hear about your trip! Send stories and photos to submissions@puregreenmag.com. Read More
Jul
18
I hadn't always wanted to be a florist. After high school I pursued an acting career, and during my training, I worked for a landscape design company. In the garden, I fell in love with flowers—the flowers I grew in the earth beneath my feet. Season by season, the evolution of a garden would leave me breathless. And just like seeds, my ideas of owning a flower shop slowly grew to a become reality: just three years ago, at the age of 30, I opened Coriander Girl. Read More
Jun
14

Inspired | The First 70

Posted By:Celine
As we are wrapping our next issue (of which the theme is The Great Outdoors), when I came across this project I felt it was very appropriate. Besides beautiful videography filled with stunning vistas, it's for a good cause too. I wish for the success of this campaign with all my heart. Have a listen to this trailer and be sure to visit TheFirst70.com to find out how you can help and, if you live in California, find a screening near you. 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
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
6
The latest entries in our first ever photo contest! Read More
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