Today is Fashion Revolution Day. When I first heard about the Fashion Revolution, I thought: Wow! That sounds cool. But what is it? And why do we need it? Fashion Revolution is a non-profit organization that started after 1133 people...

What is Walkstoff?

What is Walkstoff? When I launched my 'Walkstoff' collection a couple of weeks ago, I got a lot of positive feedback. People just love my two poncho designs and are really intrigued by the fabric that I used. It didn't...
Happy customers of Maple And Oak Designs I just love seeing our customers rocking their Maple And Oak creations. Like Sam @outdatedidealist and his groomsmen in their custom Beau Ties the day he married Emily @prufrockfolk  which is such an honour...

My home studio

My home studio The Maple And Oak Headquarters have been moved once again. I loved working from my last studio because it was so bright and spacious but it always was a temporary solution. When we came home...
Beau ties are a girls' best friend. So last week I showed you how guys can look all casual and handsome with a beau tie. I hope you remember, the bow ties for your beau? Well, they're not only for...
Beau ties - how to style a bow tie casually. I've been making pre-tied bow ties for a couple of months now but I've never been happy with just calling them that. What could I name this funky...
Canadian Made Only - Let me introduce you to: Studio Intent Canadian made. Independently owned. Support local. These catch phrases seem to be everywhere recently. While most companies just use these words to catch customers, Studio Intent actually promotes this...

We’re leaving Calgary!

We're leaving Calgary! I realized that I didn't write a blog post since September. Well, between September and December I'm always super busy with Christmas markets, then we visited my family in Germany and then, then we knew we would...
Let me introduce to you: The Head Scarf My friends in Europe and Vancouver are posting photos of gorgeous cherry blossoms and magnolia trees. I'm so jealous! Here in Calgary it's still cold, bitterly cold, the "Our parking lot is...
The new Maple And Oak Designs Headquarters So, we've got big Maple And Oak Designs news! Today I moved into my new studio. I'm so happy. Yes, I loved working from home but as we're living in an apartment and...