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places to go, people to see: one of a kind spring show

Ah, what a fine Saturday morning it is. So bright and full of opportunity. What to do with this beautiful day, you ask? Head down to the One of a Kind Spring Show, of course! On until tomorrow, the exhibit boasts unique handmade wares from 450 Canadian artisans. Here are a few of my favourite things, starting with Senay Studio!

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spikes anyone?

Hello drama! Loving this spiked napkin ring – perfect to glam up your next top top. Every host with the most knows it’s all about the details. Read on to learn more.

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we stopped by: stone tile

The design ladies and I stopped by Stone Tile last week for a tour of the newly designed showroom and it’s safe to say I fell in love with pretty much every new collection. Check out some pics from our tour and try not to drool over the gorgeous tiles and flooring that Stone Tile has coming out in the near future.

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add some greens to your gallery wall

Think outside the box and hang some greenery as part of your next gallery wall. I love these hexagon white planters – they are graphic but simple. Perfect to add some life amongst your frames. Click on to learn more.

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we stopped by: barrymore furniture

Ann Marie, Stacy and I were all pretty excited when we were invited to stop by the Barrymore Toronto showroom earlier this week. Not only did we get a lovely tour around the showroom, we also got a sneak peek at the workshop…where all the magic happens! Seeing how furniture comes together has always fascinated me. Here are some of my favourite behind-the-scene pics that show some of the key steps in Barrymore’s process. Read on to see more!

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places to go, people to see: art shoppe

Time flies. Art Shoppe has been a staple in Toronto’s design landscape for 78 years. Steeped in history, the family owned business has a long list of clients, including the Toronto international airport and the Toronto telegram building. Good news, bad news: The historic Yonge and Eglinton location shut it’s doors a few months ago (not surprisingly, the site already has a condo project in the works). But the great news is that it’s found an arguably better home in the Castlefield design district and is settling in quite well. The new showroom retains the signature Canadian-made and European-imported Art Deco-inspired collection that its customers know and love. Situated among other great design shops, the new location makes for a great day trip destination – the in-store cafe, set to open in the spring, will be a great spot to lunch among stylish furnishings. Here are some snapshots of the iconic landmark address over the last seven or so decades. 

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decor vs. fashion: ace & jig table runner or scarf?

I’m in love with Brooklyn-based clothing brand Ace & Jig. Everything its designers (Cary Vaughan and Jenna Wilson) produce is just so beautiful. Even better, the duo designs their own textiles, which are loom-woven and hand-dyed in India, and boast pretty bohemian patterns and rich, exotic colours. Needless to say, I’m thrilled that Anthropologie now carries a collection of home goods from Ace & Jig, including a toss cushion, quilt and the loveliest table runners.

For this week’s Decor vs. Fashion, which would you choose: An Ace & Jig table runner or scarf?

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closing down the holidays

Are you one of those people that tears down Christmas decorations right after the ‘big day’? Is your tree (and its falling needles) now driving you crazy? If yes, check out these great storage boxes with 12 compartments – perfect to store your ornaments away safe and sound till 2015.

 

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editor’s pick: xmas gift wrap

To anyone out there who has braved the malls in the last few weeks, I think we can all agree it’s a jungle out there. In the spirit of the season, for this year’s roundup of pressies, I’ve chosen a wrapping paper that’s representative of the wild experience of gift buying as well as of the festive season. This gift wrap from The Container Store, aptly called Wild Animals Gold Foil, brings a hit of the unexpected to my offerings that I love. I paired it with a traditional red and green ribbon and didn’t hold back on the bow (go big or go home). Okay, one gift down — just a list-full more to go!

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classic last minute stocking stuffer idea

Every year I get a new set of socks in my stocking at Christmas. It sounds like a really unoriginal (maybe even boring) idea but it’s one of my favourite things! I wear them immediately and spend the rest of Christmas morning warm and cozy, occasionally sliding around on the hardwood floors. Love this classic Canadian pair!

 

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