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fab find: cupcake decorating kit

Fab find
Cupcake decorating kit, $12.95; Williams-Sonoma.
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prairie love from the folks at Gus*Modern

As a born and raised prairie gal, I’ve grown accustomed to being somewhat forgotten. You know, missing out on the really sweet store launches and trade shows or being skipped over by the weatherman. That sort of thing. If you can relate to – or sympathize with – any of that, you’ll understand why my heart skipped more than just a beat when I spotted the new Prairie Tables [retails for $595.00 CDN at ModernKaribou.ca] from Canadian-based furniture design company, Gus* Modern.

PrairieTables02 prairie love from the folks at Gus*Modern

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the best of ids12: furniture

I’m sharing the highlights from IDS12 in a series of four posts, organized by category, over the next couple of weeks. Don’t forget to check out the first two posts in this series, rounding up the best woodwork and textiles.

For today, let’s talk furniture!

 

1. Elte

Elte 1 the best of ids12: furniture

An old favourite, Elte’s booth was massive and beautifully furnished. My fave part of their design was how they showcased their rugs on the walls, as artwork. This gave them more presence and attention than they would have received on the floor alone because their booth was packed with people all day long.

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the best of ids12: textiles

I’m sharing the highlights from IDS12 in a series of four posts. If you missed the first post in this series, rounding up some fantastic woodwork, you can check it out right here.

For today, let’s talk textiles!

 

1. Vorwerk

Relative Space Vorwerk Scale Collection Mesh Style the best of ids12: textiles

Finally! Carpet tiles in fun shapes! These carpet tiles from the FreeSCALE collection by Vorwerk, available through Relative Space, are too cool! Mix bright, punchy colours for a playful kids space or combine subtle neutrals for a more refined look.

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tropical inspired home accents

Ola! There’s something magical about dodging a week or two of Canadian winter to vacation in paradise. During a recent stay at a picturesque resort in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, I was instantly taken by the romantic appeal of the resort’s tropical decor.

Mexico 2012 10 tropical inspired home accents

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fab find: chalkboard spice jars

Fab find
Chalkboard spice jar, $10 US, Anthropologie.
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the best of ids12: woodwork

If you didn’t make it to IDS12 in Toronto this past weekend, not to worry, I’ve got you covered. I’m rounding up my favourite booths from the show.

I’ll be sharing the highlights in a series of four posts, organized by category, over the next couple of weeks. So, stay tuned!

For today, let’s kick things off with some unforgettable woodwork…

 

1. Holtz Furniture

Holtz Furniture the best of ids12: woodwork

Even though Holtz Furniture is known for combining live edge wood slabs with metallic and glass elements to create “organic furniture art”, it was the simple design of their Heart Pine Blocks that caught my eye.

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ids12: 5 must-see exhibits

At the IDS12 preview yesterday, we were given a sneak peek at what IDS Toronto has in store this year. There’s SO much to see and from the quick glimpse I saw yesterday it’s worth the time to check out each exhibit!

I’ll admit I didn’t get a chance to see everything, being on a time limit and spaces still being constructed, but here are 5 must-see exhibits to get you started at the show:

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ids12 sneak peek + win tickets to the show

The Interior Design Show is back for a year of new designs and exhibits!

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valentine’s day giveaway

We love having a reason to give stuff away and today, I’ve got lots of fun things up for grabs in our Valentine’s Day giveaway. Courtesy of Indigo, this prize pack is full of lovely treasures for you or for a loved one! Here’s what’s included:

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