Designing a Life

Mary/ January 3, 2017

I started posting this picture of my garage/office just because it looked lovely last night, in the crisp clear evening, with some strange and rare snow here in Vancouver… Then I thought –

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Good News Shoes

Mary/ December 28, 2015

I worked very hard this summer. I had two large project competitions going at the same time. Once the dust settled and they were submitted we then had to wait to hear….hear if

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Way to go, Mom!

Mary/ November 20, 2015

My mom celebrates her 88th birthday this coming week. No, she is not a vibrant can’t-believe-she’s-88 kinda gal. She has advanced dementia and cannot communicate with words any more. But, her eyes light

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Every Leaf

Mary/ November 16, 2015

Fall, leaves, fall; die, flowers, away; Lengthen night and shorten day; Every leaf speaks bliss to me Fluttering from the autumn tree. ….. – Emily Bronte I’ve always loved this poem. Particularly the

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This is a Dress

Mary/ July 28, 2015

This is a wonderful summer dress from Maiwa Handprints, located on Granville Island, here in Vancouver. Maiwa started as a fabric art supply store, but branched out into clothing, accessories and home décor

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It’s all in the Shoes

Mary/ June 26, 2015

Months ago, from the comfort of my home, I saw an ad for BC Business’s Top 100 Networking luncheon. It sounded like a great idea at the time; I was in a brave

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My Day Job

Mary/ June 15, 2015

  Not all of the time, but some of the time I get to create unique, amazing spaces in my role as an interior designer who specializes in health care design. This was

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Styling in an Instant

Mary/ June 8, 2015

I’ve found a new art form. One that is immediate, easy, fun, and infinitely creative. I worked in advertising prior to returning to school to study design. In design school I found our

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