{ Archive for the ‘Personal accessories’ Category }

goodge place: a new vancouver design store worth visiting

Listen up, design enthusiasts: A home decor shop is opening its doors tomorrow in Vancouver’s South Granville district, and it’s no ordinary store. The boutique, called Goodge Place, is named after a charming street in London, England. That said, it should come as no surprise that most of the merchandise is sourced from there too.

Goodge Place goodge place: a new vancouver design store worth visiting

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this product belongs on every book lover’s wish list

I consider myself an avid reader. Whether I’m invested in a novel on my daily commute to work or find myself flipping through a magazine come Sunday morning, words are always present. It goes without saying then, that losing your place on a page (and proceeding to skim over the same sentence at least five times) doesn’t exactly make for a thrilling read. Good news: I’ve come across a product that will solve this book burden forever more.

finger print this product belongs on every book lover’s wish list

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decor vs. fashion: girly pink bows

Have you seen the Kate Spade New York for GapKids collection? The limited edition pieces are bright, pretty and ideal for the upcoming holidays. I adore the girly flourishes like bows, gold glitter and shiny graphic letters, and was super-excited to spot a coordinating toss cushion from The Land of Nod.

So, which would you choose for party season: a toss cushion with a pink bow or a crossbody bag?

DecorVsFashion PinkBow decor vs. fashion: girly pink bows

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decor vs. fashion: faux fur toss cushion or scarf?

Soft and luxurious faux fur is having a moment this fall, and with good reason. I’ve been seeing the coziest accessories everywhere, and have been daydreaming about spending days cuddled up in them. For this week’s Decor vs. Fashion post, I can’t decide whether I’d like like to dress my sofa in faux fur or myself!

What do you think – if you had $75 to spend this weekend, which would you choose – a faux fur toss cushion or scarf?

DecorVsFashion fauxfur decor vs. fashion: faux fur toss cushion or scarf?

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decor vs. fashion: leather magazine rack or tote?

Saddle-coloured leather with its warm caramel hue is one of my favourite things. I’ve had a leather handbag in a tanned hue for a few years now, and every year the texture seems to get softer and the colour, richer. The other day I was wandering around Anthropologie and the Saddle Ring magazine holder naturally caught my eye. It got me thinking about saddle-coloured leather accessories (and how I want them ALL), and so I’ve dedicated this week’s Decor vs. Fashion post to the top two on my must-have list right now.

If you had around $150 to spend this weekend, which would you choose: a magazine holder or a tote?

DecorVsFashion SaddleLeatherTote decor vs. fashion: leather magazine rack or tote?

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decor vs. fashion: eyelet bedskirt or dress?

Although summer’s definitely winding down, I’m still grasping on to my lighter layers. Soon it will be all wool and denim and down. Eyelet is one of those great breezy patterns that’s meant for summer, but is perfect when you’re transitioning to fall – just pair it with warmer fabrics. I spotted this eyelet bedskirt at Anthropologie and it quickly inspired this week’s Decor vs. Fashion post, which is all about dainty eyelet.

So, if you had around $150 to spend this weekend, which would you choose: an eyelet embroidered bedskirt or an eyelet dress?

DecorVSFashion Eyelet decor vs. fashion: eyelet bedskirt or dress?

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decor vs. fashion: jersey pillow or oversize sweatshirt?

Casual, cool and comfy sweatshirts are all the rage these days – I’ve been spotting them everywhere lately! For this week’s Decor vs. Fashion post, I was inspired by this easy breezy look to find an equally cozy sweatshirt-like piece for the home.

So, if you had $90 to spend this weekend, which would you choose: a cotton jersey toss cushion or a sweatshirt?

decorVSfashion pillow sweatshirt decor vs. fashion: jersey pillow or oversize sweatshirt?

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editor’s pick: cat beds

Meet Tootsie. She is my Scottish fold kitten, who is of the Lol Cats persuasion that “if it fits i sits,” as evidenced by her perch in my stock pot. (Cat soup, anyone?) I’m forever finding her in strange places, such as shoes, drawers, the fridge, etc. Adorable as she may look in these – ahem – resourceful spots, I think the time has come to get Tootsie her very own place, so I’ve been scouring the net for cat beds. Check out a few of my favourite finds so far.

Tootsie editors pick: cat beds

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The hunt for a new soap dish

I recently renovated my main bathroom – the one I share with every member of my family. While accessorizing I searched high and low for a new soap dish – something functional, but still good looking, one that would elevate a simple bar of soap. Here are a few of the ones I found:

 

West Elm soap dish The hunt for a new soap dishThis is my favourite (right now) with the sexy brass and the draining ability – no soggy soap bars here. Its from West Elm Market.

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fab find: personalized rolling pin

Put your mark on your next pot luck offering with a rolling pin that’s embossed with a your monogram. Australia-based Denis Savelyev will hand-carve your initials into a sturdy birch pin. Even the most rustic of pies will be oozing with class – not to mention a yummy filling! And if pressing your moniker into your baked goods doesn’t appeal to you, perhaps a graphic pattern or swirly motif is more your style. Whatever your pick, fellow guests are sure to get a kick out of it. Check out some of Denis’s pieces below, or visit his Etsy shop for more.

Bezalel Art Shop pin fab find: personalized rolling pin Personalised Monogrammed rolling pin, $63, Bezalel Art Shop.

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