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Off the top, a giant huzzah and merci beaucoup to my pal the Style Sleuth for inviting me to guest here in his regular cyber spot. I'm just back from the gala opening of the Interior Design Show 2010 at the Metro Convention Centre in Toronto and I have seen the light! I've been thinking a lot about light these days -- or the lack of it around these parts this time of year -- so it's no wonder that great new lighting designs were my top takeaway from tonight's first go 'round. Here's what I spied:     [caption id="attachment_1520" align="aligncenter" width="250" caption="Very cool sconces in one of the sheds designed for the 5 Small Rooms exhibit. This space by Stephane Chamard and Francoise Turner Larcarde of FTL+SC Studio. "] very cool sconces in one of sheds designed at part of the 5 Small Rooms exhibit. This space by Stephane Chamard and Francoise Turner Larcarde of FTL+SC Studio. [/caption]   [caption id="attachment_1521" align="aligncenter" width="250" caption="Tout le monde was ooohing and aaaahing over these lovelies. 20 IKEA PS MASKROS -- giant paper spheres inspired by dandelions. Simple, yet magical."] Tout le monde was ooohing and aaaahing over these lovelies. 20 IKEA PS MASKROS -- giant paper spheres inspired by dandelions. Simple, yet magical.[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_1522" align="aligncenter" width="250" caption="...And just a few booths away, the Moooi Raimond spheres at the Klaus booth."] ...And just a few booths away, the Moooi Raimond spheres at the Klaus booth.[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_1523" align="aligncenter" width="169" caption="An ethereal cascade of hand-blown glass spheres by Gregor Herman, some with colour, some with texture, each bouncing light every which way. J'adore."] An ethereal cascade of hand-blown glass spheres by Gregor Herman, some with colour, some with texture, each bouncing light every which way. J'adore.[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_1524" align="aligncenter" width="250" caption="Perfectly simple and modern by Secto Design."] Perfectly simple and modern by Secto Design.[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_1525" align="aligncenter" width="250" caption="Ok, I knew that Zac Ridgley of Ridgely Studio Works was talented, but this is ridic! This sconce looks like light peaking out of a crumpled sheet of solid gold. I'll take a pair please!"] Ok, I knew that Zac Ridgley of Ridgely Studio Works was talented, but this is ridic! This sconce looks like light peaking out of a crumpled sheet of solid gold. I'll take a pair please![/caption]   [caption id="attachment_1526" align="aligncenter" width="250" caption="This floor lamp from Diesel for Foscarini is all 21st-century-loft-meets-'50s-beauty-parlor-hairdryer. no?"] This floor lamp from Diesel for Foscarini is all 21st-century-loft-meets-'50s-beauty-parlor-hairdryer. no?[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_1527" align="aligncenter" width="249" caption="And for a dedicated Ilse Crawford fan such as moi, finally seeing this little lamp beauty with the saucy red cord in real life was as good as spotting a celeb. Have loved it from afar, but this was my first 3D meetup. Yum! Thanks to Stephanie Lees of Eye Spy Studio for bringing it in for her 5 Small Rooms space. And BTW, Stephanie's own place is amazing and we are shooting it soon for an upcoming issue of STYLE AT HOME. Stay tuned!"] And for a dedicated Ilse Crawford fan such as moi, finally seeing this little beauty in real life was as good as spotting a celeb. Have loved it form afar and on the printed page but this was my first 3D meetup. Yum! Thanks to Stephanie Lees of Eye Spy Studio for bringing it in for her 5 Small Rooms space. And BTW, Stephanie's own place is amazing and we are shooting it soon for an upcoming issue of STYLE AT HOME. Stay tuned![/caption] Can't wait to head down to the show again tomorrow and Sat. After all, couldn't exactly do the whole show tonight wearing these: Ta for now, your faithful guest blogger and STYLE AT HOME senior design editor, Margot Austin.
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IDS10 lighting news - guest blogger Margot Austin