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 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. 2. North on Sixty I’ve been a long time admirer of the work and practices of North on Sixty. So naturally, I was excited to visit this booth. Get a load of that coffee table! The branches look as though they penetrate right through the glass, but each branch is actually two separate pieces, making the tops completely removable. How cool is that?! 3. JKstudio The Jeremy Kehoe Studio booth design mimicked the textured, scrap wood wall treatment that they recently installed in a Toronto condominium lobby. The slender strips of wood fit together, almost like a puzzle, creating a stunning, eco-chic statement. Combine that with a three-tiered, tree trunk coffee table and I was more than impressed with their craftsmanship. 4. Brothers Dressler Rather than limit themselves to only one fabrication technique, the Brothers Dressler, manipulate a variety of reclaimed materials using a wide range of skills to create their diverse line of furnishings. With a focus on minimal waste and an understanding of the limitations presented by reclaimed materials, they design creatively within those confines to produce pieces that are useful, long lasting, and beautiful. Lia Fagan is an interior designer & the creative force behind Mod Pieces, an online boutique, specializing in restyled vintage lighting. When she’s not in her studio, she’s offering up tips for how to “design outside the lines” on her blog, Mod Nest.