Living

What is the secret to the art of life?  The secret is this - live in full awareness.  Don’t grope in the darkness; don’t walk in sleep; walk in awareness.  Whatsoever you do, no matter what it is - even if it is as insignificant as opening and closing your eyes - do it thoughtfully, do it with awareness.  Who knows, everything may depend on that tiny action, on opening and closing your eyes.  You may be walking along the road and see a woman, and you may spend your whole life with her!  Even opening and closing your eyes, stay alert.

This project was a two storey rear addition and attached garage to an existing 80 year old center hall plan residence designed by Veronica Martin Design Studio. “Our main objective was to maintain the integrity and original character of the home but provide updates for a modern family of 4 – taking a classic approach to modern design.

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The main floor addition contains a kitchen, dining, and lounge area – all open to one another. The central rustic 14 person dining table is the first viewpoint entering into this addition. A grand light fixture is suspended above the table with a linear fireplace at the far end of the table to draw you into the space. The kitchen was designed to fade away when not in use. The main kitchen wall has an archway of cabinets that surround the cooking area with a book-matched marble backsplash. At the other end of the space is the lounge with a TV blended and mounted on top of a wood feature wall.
The master bedroom was designed as a private suite for the parents, to find relaxation from the busy life that comes with a 4 and 6 year old. The ensuite acts more as a private dressing room with a central bath tub and both shower and toilet behind frosted glass to ensure privacy when the ensuite is open to the sleeping area.
Overall we took a resourceful approach not only repurposing the original look and feel of the home but repurposing many of the actual materials from the home. This allowed us to maintain the classic elements of the home while extending it with the benefits of modern design.”
Photo Credit: Urszula Muntean Photography

Clarendon Residence by Veronica Martin Design Studio This project was a two storey rear addition and attached garage to an existing 80 year old center hall plan residence designed by…
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“So, you’re new to LARPing and don’t know what all you should bring. Everyone you ask, just tells you to bring socks, socks, and even more socks, for some reason, and doesn’t offer you much else to go on. So, allow me to provide a little bit of a list of personal gear and props that might be worth bringing along. I will, of course, note that the following are just the basics.”

**Clothing**
~Whatever costumes that are appropriate for your character. Might help to have two or three different sets in case you fall and get filthy, or get soaking wet.
~2 or 3 pair of socks per day
~Sturdy footwear for your costume
~Comfortable footwear to wear in your lodging–Turn shoes are a good option. The gist of this note being that I find it to be a pain to put my Sandlars on for a trip to the restroom.

**Toiletries**
~Toothbrush
~Toothpaste
~Razor (If you shave anywhere)
~Soap or baby wipes–See, some folks don’t like to take showers at events, and some venues don’t have showers at all. Instead, I’ve seen people opt for a sponge bath with baby wipes instead.
~Towel (if planning to shower)
~Shampoo (if planning to shower)
~Personal hygiene items
~Midol

**Misc.**
~Camera
~Notebook
~Pocket knife
~Lighter or matches
~Sewing kit
~Super Glue
~Makeup for character’s racial traits
~Gatorade
~Protein shakes

**Props**
~Wand
~Amulet
~Ring
~Journal
~Fountain pen or quill & ink
~Tankard
~Map
~ Drawstring bag
~Weapons appropriate for your character
~Armor appropriate for your character

Camryn offers some advice for what to bring when you head to a LARP.

All physical experience has a psychosomatic experience… Working on mastering your movements is a way of working towards mastering yourself.

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