Tom Fruin builds these magnificent sculptures in cities all over the world, made from salvaged plexiglass and steel. I love how they add such whimsy and color to the cityscape and oh, how they sparkle when the light hits. Stunning!
our last full day in Krabi, we took a day trip out to sea with Hot Rock Climbing School to try some deep water solo – which is essentially free solo climbing where your exit is essentially into the deep water below you. We went out on a sailboat in the morning and our guide took us out to two different sites. The climbing was good and really fun; the cliff jumping was… well, terrifying and exhilarating at the same time, but mostly terrifying. I was stranded about 10m above the water for 20 minutes contemplating the jump, which was my mistake because the longer you spend thinking about it, the less you want to jump (I did, eventually). Steve and the other guys out with us were rock stars, jumping from highs of 15-20m. It was definitely an experience we’re both happy we had and we’re kind of hoping for some deep water soloing in the Bruce Peninsula when we head back to Canada in August.
We ended the trip with a short snorkel off Chicken Island, then a slow sail back to Railay, high off the adrenaline and saltwater, basking in the sun – kind of the perfect way to end an amazing day. If you’re ever in Krabi, we’d definitely recommend trying this, you won’t regret it.
Overall, Krabi was a dream – if you’re into climbing, the sea, breathtaking views and adventure as much as we are, you’ll fall in love quick. We can’t wait to go back already.
Want an easy way to brighten up a room? These cute, colourful DIY paper flowers will definitely do the trick!
These were made as part of a short stop motion video we made for Steve’s mom for Mother’s Day. The best part is you can use recycled magazine or printed paper to make them! I think they would look so pretty as an alternative to fresh cut flowers for table arrangements at an eco-friendly wedding reception or party. You can also wrap them up with some twine or ribbon and give them away as a bouquet.
Here’s how they’re made:
I am obsessing over these photographs taken by Rhi Ellis. They are moody yet strangely serene… but unquestionably exquisite. Sometimes I think the most powerful photography is the kind that takes you inside the photograph, it makes you feel like you’ve just almost been there, just almost saw it with your own eyes – and here I am, somehow feeling but not feeling the bitter cold of stormy seas and ice.
Exquisite, I tell you.
Epic birthday cake? Check. This is chocolate cake… correction: this is chocolate layer cake with chocolate mousse filling and chocolate icing. It is rich, crumbly, decadent and delicious.
And this mousse?
It’s Heston Blumenthal’s genius mousse (see the video below). Only two ingredients, chocolate and water. That’s right, water. It’s easy. You use some melt some good chocolate with some water and then, put it on a bed of ice and whisk like you’ve never whisked before. I actually enlisted the help of a trusty hand mixer in the first few minutes because my arms are weak like that (when the mixture starts getting stiff, you should use a hand whisk instead, since overbeating is just a matter of seconds on the hand mixer at that stage). Tada! Stable, chocolatey mousse.