February 26, 2024 Steve Jobs and the Value of the Journey

Recently, I finally got around to listening to the audiobook of Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson. One quote from Jobs that really hit home for me was: "The journey is the reward."   This quote is a peek into how Jobs viewed life and work. It wasn't...

November 29, 2023 Glass House on Deer Lake

My husband Damian found this article about a house we saw a few years ago when we were out on a walk at Deer Lake. I looked into it, trying to find out how I could get access. Turns out only if you’re an architectural student...

March 16, 2023 Observation is a constant…

I just finished listening to a very inspiring interview with Phyllis Lambert. So wonderful to hear her thoughts on 'The Seagram Building', (for which she acted as director of planning). Lambert has just come out with a new book of photography - 'observation is a...

January 7, 2018 Inspiration

Design can be art. Design can be aesthetics. Design is so simple, that’s why it is so complicated. — Paul Rand   ...

January 1, 2018 studiochartreuse.ca 2.0

After two years of starting and re-starting studiochartreuse.ca 2.0 it’s finally here! Sending a big thank you to all my amazing clients. Without you, I wouldn’t have the amazing projects and inspiring design challenges that make my job 'not feel like a job’. Also a big...

January 20, 2013 studiochartreuse

Branding studiochartreuse has been a project in the making for many years now. After 16 years in the design industry, it was definitely past due to put an identity and web presence together. I choose ‘chartreuse’ because this colour has followed me for quite some time....