Sunday, March 25, 2012

rouge news

Ever wish you could have just a little more of just a little rouge?

Well now you can!

rouge has a new facebook page.

Join us at for links to weekly blog posts and design ideas, tips, random thoughts and photos.

AND, if you join the page in the next 3 weeks, you will be automatically be entered into a draw to win an original lamp upcycled by rouge!

Watch the page for photos of the prize...and much more.

See you there!

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Monday, March 19, 2012

buddha board

Sorry for the delayed posting, just a little rouge readers...I was away on a last minute ski vacation in Maine. Fun!

While I was away, I spent a day toodling around the small town next to the mountain. In a cool little shop that offered homemade jewellery, great little handbags, and unique gift ideas, I found the Buddha Board.

Perfect for the small thank-you gift I was looking for. It’s cool, it’s fun, it’s different... and it’s very stylish! The adults loved it. The kids loved it too.

Here’s what their website says:

“Buddha Board ( is based on the Zen concept of living in the moment. You simply paint on the surface wioth water and your creation will come to life in bold design. Then, as the water slowly evaporates, your art will magically disappear leaving you with a clean slate and a clear mind – ready to create a whole new masterpiece.

Buddha Board is also environmentally friendly and will last for years with proper care. Allow yourself to let go and not be concerned with the outcome – live for the moment and enjoy!”

And, it comes in three sizes....the original (shown here), a laptop version and a mini version. The original costs just under $35. Cheap!

Here’s another good’s made in Canada. Vancouver, in fact.

The only problem? I should have bought one for myself too.

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Sunday, March 4, 2012

a peek at platform space

A little while ago, I had the good fortune to visit the newly opened Platform Space ( in Bedford.

The platform environment offers a professional alternative to a coffee shop and home office and allows you to tap into the collective expertise of the group who are in the same space.

Platform offers private office and boardroom rentals, kitchenette, open concept workspace, the very latest in technology and lots of other valuable services.

But let’s talk about the design and d├ęcor, shall we?

This modern space has a nice clean design, while being warm and welcoming at the same time. It’s a simple color scheme made up of green, white, grays and light hardwood floors.

Simple, but very effective.

The bold shade of green is energizing and invigorating. There is a ton of natural light and frosted glass that make this a bright and light space to work.

The office furniture is very functional, but does not lack style. Quite the opposite, in fact. Green and white chairs, desks that mix and match to form various configurations and chic metal privacy screens all hold the great design.

Add in some comfy chairs (complete with cool swivel tabletops attached to the arm of the chair, perfect for holding your laptop), a sleek bar top and stools at the kitchenette, and beautiful light fixtures throughout make this space a winner in my books!

Beautiful job, ladies. Congratulations on the new space!

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