Monday Moods: March Madness

It’s hard to believe that it is now almost March and that the worst of winter (fingers crossed) is hopefully over. Now there is nothing left to do but dream of coral lipstick, citrus fruits and blooming flowers…

mm-01 1. Grapefruit tart by Lark and Linen

2. Denim dress from Zara

3. Rebecca Judd’s Modern pink bathroom

4. The 50 best Spring NYFW shoes By Stylecaster

5. Halo light by Nate Cotterman

6. ‘Dance’ by Ashley Woodson Bailey at Citizen Atelier

Happy Monday, lovelies xx

LETGO APP-My new favourite tool!

Introducing my new favourite app-letgo











If you haven’t already checked it out, I highly recommend it for your last minute gifting needs this season. You can download the app on iOS or Android here. #letgoCanada

Monday Moods – Fresh Energy

This morning I woke up in sheer disbelief that it is August 1st! As I wondered where the summer has gone, I started to think of all the upcoming projects looming at the end of the summer and began to feel that back to school excitement that is so ingrained in all of us. Though I am not trying to bum anyone out with the thought of the approaching fall weather, this week’s post is inspired by the fresh energy that a new month brings as well as a reminder to make the most of the rest of our summer.


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Happy Monday lovelies!

Monday Moods – 1st Edition

Now that #pineavehouse is finally shaping up, I am looking forward to getting back to the blogs and as such, I wanted to introduce my new series, #MondayMoods.  In this series I give a little taste taster of what has been inspiring me lately from shoes I’ve been lusting after, songs I have had on repeat, or swoon-worthy photographs that I can’t get enough of. Since we are about to get another major heat wave, I felt a beachy palette of powder pink and glass greens would set the perfect tone for the rest of the week.

Monday moods

4. Sakura-Sheer Pink Tulle Cami with Petal Trim from Miss Crofton:
5. Grace Kelly by Howell Conant 1955
Happy Monday lovelies! x

Dining Chairs and Chairish

There’s nothing I love more than creating something custom and one of a kind, whether it’s taking a vintage find and doing a little reupholster magic or by using different colours, patterns and textures to make something truly special. While looking at inspiration for my new dining room I came across so many posts about designers and stylists mixing and matching in all the right ways and wanted to share some ideas on how you can take this mismatched trend to the next level with a few simple steps…

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And if you’re in the market to purchase chair goodness, you can find all of the goodness above plus thousands of other options at Chairish.


Art Fair Fridays – Spencer Tunick

Friday has once again come around and after a little hiatus, both Bijou & Boheme and Heirloom & Knot are excited to share with you our latest collaborative instalment in our ongoing Art Fair Fridays series, where we bring you weekly design inspiration and exclusive interviews with the talented artists that inspire our creativity on a daily basis.

This week we interviewed the amazingly talented  Spencer Tunick, whose photographic work illustrates the transformation his subject matter, into the medium itself .  Each of Tunick’s piece feels deeply layered, with moody undertones that unravel with each viewing.  His work takse the human form and molds it like plasticine into stunning compositions that speak to a dialogue on culture, history and the human condition.

How long would you say you have been a professional artist and what has lead you to this point in your career?

Its hard to place a date on the moment in time when I would call myself a professional artist since the process was a gradual evolution and discovery which started in the early 90’s. For a few years, I was shooting individuals naked on the streets of the city. The works were fun and whimsical and sometimes striking but at some point I decided to shoot 25 people all together in front of the United Nations. It was that moment the work transformed into something else and that is when I really saw something that fascinated me. The bodies became more of a medium, like clay or paint, something more than the individual. I wanted to explore what would happen if I covered large pieces of the city with this new flesh medium.  but if by professional artist you mean able to live from the making of art, that began when I started getting commissions from museums which started in 2004.  The combination of commissions and the sales of actual framed photographs enabled me to survive solely of my art.

What is the best advice you’ve ever received about your art ?

Mostly not to give up in the face of arrest.  My friends, family and lawyer expressed this to me during my 5 arrests involving the making of my art from 1995 – 1999.

Werner Herzog said:  “There is nothing wrong with spending a night in jail if it means getting the shot you need.”  I lived and continue to l I’ve this philosophy.

How would you describe your creative process?

I am often inspired by the meaning or history of a place or the culture of the people. I visit a place and try to imagine how 300-3000 bodies would appear within the landscape of the city . I enjoy imaging this as the streets turn the color of flesh in my mind, like a Color Field painting.

What is your favourite medium to work in?

I work with the naked human body. My medium is alive and has leg! I can move the medium with the help of the participants who are the medium.  The body is the primary source of energy and the life force of my work. It never ceases to provide me with inspiration. Lately I am combining pigments with naked bodies, adding colors to the colors of human flesh and that is interesting to me and I’m excited to see where that takes the work.

What has been your biggest career highlight to date?

I would have to say  that one of the biggest was 18,000+ mexican people coming out to pose in the Zocalo in Mexico City.  That was an amazing morning and I’m really happy with the works that resulted from that day.  I’ve also done some works where I was commissioned by Greenpeace. I have had the opportunity to bring awareness to environmental and social issues that I care deeply about especially climate change. To be able to live as an artist and also use my voice as an artist and my vision to make some kind of change in the world, or at least bring attention to issues, that has been a real highlight for sure.

How would you describe your signature style?

Creating a new substance by placing the nude body en masse within public spaces around the world.

Where do you find your greatest creative inspiration?

I am always inspired by other artists using performance and the body.  I love the mid to late 60’s happenings and performance art of Carolee Schneemann and Yayio Kusama.

What do you think sets your work apart from other artists?

I think my work is unique because it is a true collaboration and exchange between the artist and the participant. I am very careful of advertising and sponsorship because I rely 100% on the trust and participation of the people that pose for me. Because of the large number of people that my work requires to create, I cannot possibly pay everyone that comes out to pose, instead I offer a photograph of the event to every participant. I think this shows a real and pure motivation on the part of the volunteers to be a part of a collaborative art process and community.

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Spencer Tunick

Product Information

No. 1  Spencer Tunick – Reaction Zone – $75.00

No. 2  LCBO – Pol Roger Brut Champagne – $64.25

No. 3  Heirloom & Knot – Grey Waves Pillow 24 x 24 – $175.00

No. 4  Nine West Canada – Snooze Flat – $100.00

No. 5  Spencer Tunick – Participant – $65.00

No. 6  Paul Smith – Men’s Black Leather ‘Naked Lady’ Print Interior Billfold Wallet – $250.00

No. 7  Group Partner – Tanlines – $65.00

No. 8  Ron Dorff – Beach Towel Dune Nude – 75€


When you find an artist that does something you’ve never seen before, that’s real magic. The way Tunick uses the human form as his actual medium is insanely special and it was near impossible for me to pick my favourite 5…

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art fair fridays spencer tunick christine dovey heirloom and knot

art fair fridays spencer tunick christine dovey heirloom and knot

art fair fridays spencer tunick christine dovey heirloom and knot

So visually stunning.