I’ve never met Claire Pfeiffer but I love her! Claire is the founder of a terrific little blog called Take This Sofa, in which she scours Craigslist Toronto for the best of the best, a job that makes her readers lives a whole lot easier. Claire sifts through all the CL chaff and brings us the wheat. What I love most about Claire’s blog is that she’s not just looking for “cheap,” she’s hunting for value. The Baker sofa, above left, is $4,000, which definitely isn’t cheap but new it retails for $13,500. The Tom Dixon copper suspension lights are on CL for $220 each as opposed to the original retail ticket of $700. And the tiered vintage rolling cart, above right, is $125 and provides a lot of look and function for the price. The stylin’ mid-century table and media console below, are going for $300 the pair.
I used to do “best of Craigslist” posts here on styleNorth and they were always popular so I’m not sure why I got out of the habit. One likely reason is that my CL preview plug-in gets knocked out every time Firefox or Safari updates their browsers. Without an image preview I can’t be bothered to surf Craigs anymore, it’s just not worth the effort. And now that I’ve discovered Take This Sofa, I’m happy to let Claire do the work for me. Thanks Claire! May your blog live long and prosper.