Uncommon Goods Giveaway

  I love finding websites with unique and funky, off-the-beaten path items, so when uncommon goods approached me to do a giveaway worth $200, I thought it was a great idea. UncommonGoods is an online marketplace offering creatively designed, high-quality merchandise at affordable prices. Their mission is to support and provide… Continue Reading →


Vancouver Interior Designer: Two Ways to Turn Tchotchke Gifts into Accessories

All my friends and family know better than to buy me ‘what nots’ or ‘tchotchkes’ as a gift. They know it will pretty much not see the light of day in my house. And there are times when I have kept the occasional knickknack out on display for fear of hurting someone’s feelings. For example, I had these little wooden elephant bookends that my mom gave me on my bookshelf for years until my friend Tami said that they were bad luck because their trunks pointed down instead of up. So then I gave myself permission to stick them into the Sally Ann box.