Thursday, October 13, 2011

NEW YORK, concrete jungle where dreams are made...

If you couldn't figure it from the lovely title above I am sure you can now I am going to NY!!

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Thank you Jay Z for the title by the way and thank you humber college for the chance to go on the trip of a lifetime! I am departing by bus unfortunately on october 20th, yes that is next thursday! it is a four day trip and three nights! We are bussing it! A few stops along the way will be the Frank Lloyd Wright Museum, Vincente Wolf's studio/showroom and we will be meeting him face to face in person! (If we were not going to I was going to try to meet him in Punta Cana, I will be vacationing there just after new years for a week and just an hour away from my hotel is a school he teaches a lecture at annually! luckily i do not have to brave the hour long taxi ride while in paradise!) And that is all I know right now I will be getting the itinerary next week at the beginning of the week, of course once I return I will post all the details and pictures! Of course there will be a project involved since it is a school event, we have to find a breath taking window display, a funky chair, the hottest trend, and something else too! We have to document all of this with photographs, sketches, written work, etc... I cannot wait as we also have shopping time - lots of it, and free nights to hit the town!

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Possibly have a drink with Beyonce and Jay Z! You never know who you will run into into the .... 

Concrete Jungle 
Where Dreams 
Are Made!

stay tuned for more on NY!!!!!!

 Bye for Now, xoxo

Sunday, October 9, 2011

My Own Magazine Article

As many of you are aware I am currently an interior decorating student, this is my final year in the program as I am graduating in the spring. Although it seems a lifetime away it is only quite a few short months away that will surely fly by as the beginning of my program has. With this there have been many teachers who have been a great help, and fellow students that have as well. I have completed many many many projects and added to my portfolio. In turn I would like to share with you all the latest project I am working on and my favourite. It happens to be my favourite because it is what I want to do when I graduate, work in magazine (or television)!! The latest project is creating a 2 page spread magazine article, and I figured I would post it below for all of you to take a look! Feel free to comment and critique as it is still in the works and due next week! ENJOY!!!

This is page 1 of the spread page 2 is below!!!

this is page 2, it is missing its before and after shots and the floor plan seen has to be edited, and my picture has to be changed- not professional enough for this project! Hope you enjoy and please leave comments, and suggestions - it would really help! Stay tuned for the finished product, and a look at the rest of my portfolio!!!

Bye for Now,

ps... any suggestions for a better sign off???

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Para Para Paradise

The title of this post is a very interesting one that will lead me perfectly into my topic of choose. To begin Para Para Paradise is actually the name of a video series of dancers doing the Para Para, a dance obviously! I choose this title because this post is in regards to PARA PAINTS!!! The relation to this dance, a - it has para in it, para paints and b - the word paradise represents the colours they offer very well.

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To touch on para's history here is just a taste...
- founded in 1915 by the wilson brothers
- it was a family company that was and is presently today canadian
- in 1955 they moved to Rexdale
- they received a new building in the 80's - 1990 - brampton building
- in the 90's they went nation wide
- the company bounced from owner to owner throughout the years but maintained its identity and integrity
- in 2010 para launched a paint line with sarah richardson

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This basically sums up some of the more important points about para but they additionally...

- have an easy to read label and eco friendly products!!!

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Para has been featured by ...

House and Home Magazine - Style at Home Magazine - Home and Country - HGTV - Jo Alcorns up and coming tv series - and many more places!!!

They are also recognized by the LEED association, MPI , master painters
There product offers.....
-good coverage
-zero VOC's (or 99.9%)
-fast dry
-low odour
-water base
-and is available in many finishes.. eggshell, matte, semi gloss, gloss

With all of these positive factors this makes Para the best paint company out there. They have several paint lines such as; Essence which was released in 2011 and has zero VOC's, ultra which is a self primer and has the best coverage many paint from any company can offer. These are just a few, ultra is the highest product in there line of paints, it is a bit more expensive but is worth every penny if not more. Ultra also has great coverage and does not require you to prime the walls or surface prior to painting making it cheaper in this sense. Additonally Design line III one of the most popular paint lines Para carries is returning shortly!!! Not only do they offer great paint lines but they also offer SAMPLE OF STYLE this is made for designers and their indecisive clients! It is about 50$ and you can paint about half a wall to get a sense of the colour, additionally you receive a coupon for the gallon. This is a very helpful tool for designers and a good way to sample and reassure an indecisive client.

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We can officially conclude that Para is the one of the best if not the best paint line available! They offer a wide range of finishes and there quality is better than ever, they care about the environment and take it into consideration when dealing with creating there paints, Para paints is a company that has kept its integrity and quality over the many years it has been in business.

If you like what you've heard about Para Paints feel free to visit them at .
If you were interested in Sarah Richardsons new paint line with Para visit for the down low on the night of the para paints and sarah richardson paint line release party.

Bye For Now,