I was completely brought down when I got home and discovered that dozens of Montreal images were missing from my camera’s memory card. It was the second time it had happened in a week, D’oh! Maison & Objet, a swish, modern furnishings store on Boulevard St-Laurent, is carrying an English line of luggage-style case pieces that got Mike and I pretty excited. There are chests, consoles, side tables (in black steel, OMG!), even a desk in mock-croc. Toronto designer Timothy Mather used a similar, mirrored chest in his room at the JLT Showhouse this year. The pieces are pricey — in the $3,000 – $5,000 range — but it’s a lot of look and a real conversation starter.
If you’ve seen these in Toronto or anywhere else in Canada, please drop me a line and let me know where.