Inspirational 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
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, 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
That's exactly what some people did, and with a great success, I must say.
New Orleans is known for colorful home paint jobs . This one is found in Bywater by © Ray Laskowitz.

Here is another New Orleans Beauty from the whole series of great houses posted on .

This colorful house was spotted in Victoria , on Vancouver Island, British Columbia by " Rambling Artists "... Read more
Here is my collection of best creative and unusual furniture designs and decorating ideas. Giant Bird Nest Bed This giant bird nest was designed by Merav Eitan and Gas­ton Zahr as part of the Green Gar­den Exhibition.

Boat Beds Suprisingly, these upcycled boat beds actually look comfotable. What do you think?

Tree Beds Who knew having a bed wrapped in tree branches would look so cool. :)... Read more
Apparently , Wataru Itou, a talented art student from Tokyo, spent 4 years of his life building this truly incredible Paper Craft Castle On the Ocean . That's an amazing display of papercraft!

Paper Heart Box I'd love to receive this beautiful Heart Box for a Valentine's Day , especially if it was made by my boyfriend. Great texture and colors! Unfortunately, it was made by a Gentleman... Read more
Point and shoot is fine for personal photography. But it takes a lot more than just a press of a button to create really powerful images, those that tell a story and invoke emotions in us. Girl with a Flower Skirt

This beautiful "Morning Mood" photo was taken by Tatiana Mikhina and even inspired a few imitations, like this one by Char-la-la on Flickr. How cool is this composition? Those... Read more
As they say "One man's trash is another man's treasure". With the craft projects presented here, you can find out how to recycle creatively and turn your trash into treasure. Chicken made from Eggshells "What Came First?" by Kyle Bean shows that nothing should ever go to trash.

Tribute to Michael Jackson, Cassette tape on Canvas Erika Iris Simmons specializes in... Read more
Beautiful flowers are probably the easiest thing to photograph. Though to take shots that look like a masterpiece and fully capture the beauty of the flower is probably a little bit more difficult to do. Amazing World Of Macro Photography This incredible flower close up was taken by gehoersturz on deviantart. I'd never get tired of looking at it! What about this close-up by Art Lionse ? Love the... Read more
To continiew with the Art of Recycling theme, I wanted to share a few more jaw-dropping recycled arts made out of reclaimed wood . Log Bowls These gorgeous Log Bowls , designed by Doha Chebib Lindskoog from Edmonton-based design collective Loyal Loot combine the beauty of a tree in its natural state. They are handmade using only unwanted waste wood - trees that have fallen in storms. This reclaimed... 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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