Tracey Mackenzie

Tracey Mackenzie

Designing for Dementia

Designing for Dementia

A vase of flowers, colourful artwork, family photos and familiar furniture are elements that remind us of who we are. They stimulate our senses. Stimulating the senses is the goal of the relatively new field of neuroscience for...

License to Chill

License to Chill

During our cold, dark winters, it’s easy to feel a lack of enthusiasm towards life and work. When the light levels drop around the winter solstice, many people in the northern hemisphere suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder, which...

DIY Project:

DIY Project:

Photography: Zachary Matchett-Smith Working with epoxy can be difficult but once you get the hang of it, you can make some beautiful tabletops, such as this one from Zachary Matchett-Smith, a Toronto-based builder and carpenter who is otherwise known...

Keep it Clean

Keep it Clean

As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, one thing that is constantly on our minds is how to stay safe. And one item that is often overlooked for a clean-up is our smartphone.  The smartphone is not just a...

Holiday Gift Guide

1. Distinctive DuffelThe Herschel Supply company’s Sutton duffel bags are available in a variety of colours and patterns, which are both unisex and easy to tote.  Perfect for travel, these bags have a roomy interior and a pocket...

Curb the Cold

Curb the Cold

As we move deeper into the darkness and cold of the winter season, we feel more need than at other times of the year to ensure the interiors in our homes are warm and inviting.    Furniture, carpets and...

From Garbage to Gorgeous

From Garbage to Gorgeous

I admire the British. They are so industrious about reusing materials in an unusual way. The Waste House is an example of their brilliance. Made almost entirely from waste and recycled materials, the house, built in 2014 at the...

Get hooked on crocheting

Get hooked on crocheting

There is nothing like a chill in the air to make me go running for my needles. I love to knit; I find it meditative. However, I don’t like to do anything too complex, so I stick to...

Nice Curves!

Nice Curves!

Photos courtesy of Gallotti&Radice Autumn is here, even though it seems like yesterday when we were all wishing for some heat. While I enjoy summer for its greenery and outdoor activities, I absolutely love the fall. The crisp...

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