Posts Tagged ‘Canada’

March 27th, 2013

White Balloons


Again, I’d like to feature my friend Nathalee‘s recent art work here. I’ve been following her art work and I really enjoy documenting the process because her design is always so delightful and beautiful. I like all the colours that she gathers together, and especially this white theme is my favourite.

It was for an art gallery in Vancouver BC; Access Gallery, when they had an art auction event a few feeks ago. Here are some of the behind-the-scene shots before the show started.


Visit Nathalee’s new website here —–> Nathalee Paolinelli : Design/ Display/ Decoration

Access Gallery: 222 east Georgia St, Vancouver BC V6A 1Z7 Canada

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March 14th, 2013

Red Balloons


Some shots from a house party that Nathalee threw last month.

She put together such wonderful decoration at her place and I love how she always makes it so effortlessly, yet, it looks amazing every time.

Thanks for the magical night, Nathalee!

(I also love her kitchen space filled with lots of beautiful dried flowers (below). Sooooo nice. )


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March 13th, 2013

Nathalee’s Dreamcatcher

DSC_1065Some “Behind-the Scene” shots from a photo shoot I did last month for my good friend Nathalee = a super talented artist. We had a lot of fun that day. (She’ll be launching her new website soon. Looking forward to sharing more info here with you!.)



Some kids in the park started to gather around and helped us out while we were trying to hang up the big dreamcatcher. So cute!



Nathalee’s been making beautiful decorations for window displays, art galleries, music shows and such. Her dream catcher is one of my favorites. She has an excellent taste in design and her art is really who she is. So fun, delightful and joyful.

This is just one of the many photo shoots we’ve done together recently. More to share here soon! Stay tuned.

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March 9th, 2013

Thinking of…

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One of my favourite memories of summer that I spent a couple of years ago in Vancouver, Canada.

I thought about it today randomly when I found these old prints again.

Nobody was there but us. Just the wild nature and good friends.

The sun was hot. The water was gentle.

Only the waves were heard in the darkness of the night.

Endless summer, I think I miss you.

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December 24th, 2012

Summertime (Part 2)

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December 22nd, 2012

Summertime (Part 1)

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DSC_0040DSC_0038DSC_0039DSC_0030DSC_0045DSC_0052DSC_0049DSC_0053DSC_0058DSC_0051DSC_0047Christmas is coming up in a few days and the holiday mood is everywhere. As I’m looking at the grey winter sky from the window everyday, I’m thinking of the summer memories.

These photos are from one of the nicest summer days I had this year. At Cat Lake, Squamish, British Colombia, we were with good friends, good food, and lots of sunshine.

Some were talking about their crochet, taking pictures, or making some grilled corns. Feeling completely free. I liked the long white ribbon tape that my friend put up between the trees. The wind was blowing, and it looked beautiful.

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January 18th, 2012


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レスキュー隊のヘリコプター発見。黄色が青空に映えてかっこいい〜、なんて言っていたら本当に誰かがSOS していたようです。


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November 22nd, 2011

Forest Dog Walk

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ライトハウスパーク(Point Atkinson Lighthouse Park)はバンクーバーから30分程、高級住宅が建ち並ぶ海沿いの細い道を抜けていったところにある古い灯台の立つ公園です。

駐車場から灯台まで様々なコースで歩いていけるちょっとしたハイキングコースがあり、メインコースをゆっくり歩くていくと、片道30分ほどでバンクーバーの街が見渡せる展望所(View Point)の岩場に到着できます。この日はあいにく雨だったのでせっかく展望所に登っても曇っていて写真もゆっくり撮れませんでしたが,,,。きっとお天気の良い日に行ったら綺麗な景色が見渡せるはずです。

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September 8th, 2011






Utsuwa: A general term used in the pottery world pertaining mostly to items used at the table.

My friends and I have been working on some small projects together this summer. There are still many things to plan and organize, but we decided to do a little photo shoot together for fun one day.


Yumiko is an excellent cook. She’s preparing the food to go with every plate before the shoot.


Lori kindly agreed to take pictures of my selection of Japanese pottery. The results were beautiful. (I can’t wait to share them with you here one day soon.)


Taking notes and planning some details in the afternoon.


We wrapped our shoot and all we had to do left was to eat all the food Yumiko made for the shoot. Delicious and fun lunch breaks are my favourite thing.

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August 31st, 2011

Skagit Mission (Part 3)

Day 2. More food and more fishing…


We stopped at one little sopt on our way home after camping. You can buy locally grown corn in Chilliwack, British Columbia. The corn is picked fresh and delivered directly from the fields to their convenient drive-thru stands daily. How cute is that?

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