Blog by Maple Leaf

Recently, I had a conversation with a few friends where we discussed what makes some products popular and others not. One of the things that we all agreed on is that what we all react to the most is the unusual-looking products . For some reason, the more weird and strange product design is the more appealing it is to people. I wonder why...

One person was into knitting and the advise that was given to her is to... Read more
From man-jeggings to dresses, skirts and bizarre hats made out of wooden planks, men's fashion can be terrifyingly weird .

Below are some of the masterpieces from the Men’s Fashion week in London, in 2013.

I've never seen men look more uncomfortable or more unhappy than these three in dresses and high boots. I guess, there are not many men who could pull a look like this. :)

Seriously, for which... Read more
Remember an episode in 30 Rock , where Kenneth knits a bikini for his grandma? I thought that something like that only happens on TV. Well, that's until my recent visit to the hospital, where I found myself sitting next to a man who was crocheting a huge blanket out of a basket.

Wait time for the doctor we were both seeing was close to 2-3 hrs. So pretty soon, bringing your hobby, like crocheting,... Read more
I always look for practical gifts, something that people could actually use during holiday season or later on daily bases.

How many Wine Lovers do you know?

I know a few. :) So this holiday season I decided to pick really cool handmade gifts for all my wine-loving friends and family members.

These awesome wooden boards from Atelierunikart from Quebec are made from reclaimed birch and black walnut.... Read more
Ukrainian painter Sasha Putrya was painting non-stop all her life, as if she knew it will be cut short.
She lived for 11 years, 6 of which she battled leukemia, leaving to the world over 2,300 of her unique pen drawings and watercolor paintings .

Sasha didn't study painting and, due to illness, couldn't even go to high school after attending classes for 1 year, yet somehow she managed to learn so many... Read more
Its not even a winter yet, but you can already spot babies and little kids in poofy jackets, knitted scarves and cute hats. It seems like parents can't wait to bundle up their bundle of joy.

How Warm is Too Warm? I've heard this from many parents that you should dress your kids the same way you dress yourself . So if you are putting on a hat and gloves, you should probably put those things on your kids... Read more
I think any gift that makes people smile is a great gift. To find such gifts, I usually search by words like Fun , Funny , Funky , Unusual and see what comes up in search results. Humorous Signs There are so many funny signs and greeting cards with something interesting to say.

Personally, I am a cat person, but I know a couple of dog-lovers that have 2 huge dogs, so no cats are allowed in their... Read more
Last week we picked a few really big pumpkins at a local farm just outside the city.
Usually I like doing my own designs for carved pumpkins. But this time I decided to do some research to find inspiration and to do something different.

There is a ton of websites on the web offering great tips and free patterns from spooky to elegant to funny, so you could get your pumpkins Halloween ready in no time. Clip... Read more
Someone said "Wild Flowers are not Weeds". That's how I feel about street art . Lukely, there are now more and more street artists being recognized for their talent. Banksy Mural On Sale For $150,000 For the first time in December of this year a mural by the famous British graffiti artist, political activist, film director and painter Banksy will be sold at a US auction house, newyorktimes.com... Read more
I never thought of a graffiti, as an art form , until I moved to a bigger city. Standing in front of a huge mural painted on a side of a building was a powerful experience for me. Painting at that scale was impressive, and somehow, it nicely blended into the building's surface and complemented its architectural elements.

Here are a few wall murals that exist in a complete harmony with the buildings that... Read more
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Maple Leaf
Toronto, ON, Canada

I love travel and photography, and often try to combine both. My preference is to shoot in a natural light.

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