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Tag: Design

Meet the Artists: Ang Payne of Concrete & Vines

Ang Payne of Concrete Vines holding a plant pot that she made from concrete.

Ang Payne admittedly loves decor, and when she can’t find what she wants, she makes it herself with concrete.

Photos: Courtney Klumper

Ang Payne By appointment only: 33 Meagan Lane, Quinte West concretevines.ca How many of us creatives (and non-creatives for that matter) have said these words: “I could totally make that”? My hand is up. Waaaayyyy up. But how many of us actually make the things we love? Well, Ang Payne does. She admittedly loves concrete and decor, and when she can’t find the decor she wants, she makes it herself with concrete. Fist bumps all around. We’re talking about ...

How to Make the Most of Your Outdoor Living Space

An outdoor living space with a dining area and pergola.

Here are five ways to transform your outdoor living space (and make the most of the warmer months).

Here in the Bay of Quinte (and anywhere in Canada really), the backyard is a sacred space. We cherish it, particularly in the warm months that just never seem to last long enough. If you’re looking for ways to maximize your outdoor living space, without breaking the bank, look no further! Here are some simple, inexpensive ways to create a backyard that is livable, lovable and kid friendly. 1. Thrift It! If you know anything about me, this will ...

Making An Impression With Letterpress Printing

Amanda Silverplate Press Letterpress Wedding Invitations

Imprints were once thought of as imperfections. Now they are what distinguishes them from their digitally printed counterparts.

Header photo by Tara McMullen Photography. There’s an incredible contrast that exists in Amanda Keenan’s letterpress business. To start with, there’s the antique printing press, a bulky 2,000-pound behemoth, dark and burnished with little slicks of oil. It stands in stark opposition to her finished designs–the first ones I see are wedding invitations with delicate lettering loosely scattered on the harvest-style kitchen table, which plays double duty as her work space. A common thread to many side hustle stories, Silverplate ...

Customer Appeal Series Part Two: Storefront Window Displays

3 Tips For Storefront Window Displays That Attract Shoppers

Bright, bold, fun, colourful, loud, oversized and traffic-stopping! Storefront windows are your hardest working employees, so give them the tools to do the job right. Clothes on mannequins, shoes on pedestals or perfectly lined up jam jars aren’t head turners. Your window is like a movie preview—it must tell enough of a great story that viewers are drawn in and intrigued. 3 Tips For Storefront Window Displays That Attract Shoppers Tip #1 – Don’t wing it. Start with paper ...

Customer Appeal Series Part One: Curb Appeal

‘Hey! Look over here. We’ve built a business we’re proud of and want you as a customer that we can work hard for!’ That’s what great curb appeal screams to passersby. Dirty windows, recycle bins and garbage, signs with missing letters, chipped paint, old remnants of scotch tape on glass and even ‘bleakness’ screams ‘nothing to see here’. There is a golden rule that applies to window design but in truth, it applies to all things business—don’t design for the ...

Quinte Home & Lifestyle Show – Why You Need To Check It Out!

With Spring just around the corner (fingers crossed), it’s time to start thinking about that dreaded annual chore…That’s right.. Spring cleaning. Thankfully there’s a light at the end of the tunnel! The Quinte Home Builders’ Association’s Home & Lifestyle Show is the best way to shake those obligatory blues! 2018 marks the 47th year for this awesome local event. With an impressive 100+ exhibitors, this show is an excellent resource for homeowners, home builders and renters, even dreamers. There’s ...

New Business Spotlight: Ben O’Brien Landscape Design

Ben O’Brien grew up in the Bay of Quinte region, instilled with an appreciation for landscapes that are wild and natural. After spending time away at school, he felt the pull that so many are feeling the effects of these days: back to one of the most talked-about places in Ontario of the past few years, a place that’s gaining momentum and popularity for its rural roots and pastoral charm. Prince Edward County became an ideal outpost to put his landscaping philosophies ...

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Bay of Quinte Region is an alliance of interdependent communities, bound together by a common history, shared economy, and the water that surrounds and defines us. We hope to welcome you soon.