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StyleNorth founder Christopher Jones is a graphic designer and journalist who has written about homes for Toronto Life, the Globe and Mail, Canadian Living and the Toronto Star, among other publications. Chris has an unquenchable thirst for interior design and his stack of hard-cover, shelter porn books is taller than he is. A wannabe decorator, his home is his laboratory.

 

Rolling Out a Hollace Cluny Exclusive

Tuesday, May 13, 2014 by Chris

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On Thursday I dropped into the new Hollace Cluny showroom in Toronto's Designer's Walk where owner Susan Fowlie threw a hopping little soiree to celebrate an exclusive, new wallpaper line, the Hollace Cluny Collection by RSSD X ROLLOUT. Designed by Robert Sangster in partnership with ROLLOUT, the Cluny Collection "is about the combination of handmade and digital processes," says Sangster, who's been profiled on styleNorth before.

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Russell Spanner Comes Home

Thursday, May 8, 2014 by Chris

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Toronto-based Gus* Design Group has dipped into the Canadian design archives and pulled out a plumb -- a license to re-issue the Russell Spanner Lounge Chair with Arms, originally designed in 1950. Spanner's designs are as close as Canadian vintage furniture comes to iconic status -- he won a National Design Council of Canada award in 1954.

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Mid-Century Auction in Ottawa

Saturday, April 26, 2014 by Chris

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Sorry for the late notice but this auction looks decent so I thought I'd pass the info along. MacLean & Assoicates in Ottawa is selling a load of mid-century furnishings, carpets, home accessories, jewellery and art work starting tomorrow morning (April 27). Most of the furniture is solid if unspectacular Danish and Canadian from the 1960s; of particular note is some good looking Rosewood. Online and phone bidding are encouraged.

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1/Hundred Prints: Great Art, Great Cause

Thursday, April 17, 2014 by Chris

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If you've got wall space to fill I strongly encourage you to consider a ticket to Open Studio's annual fundraiser 1/Hundred Prints happening May 15 at Toronto's Palais Royale. Open Studio is the city's biggest and best printmaking studio supporting some of Toronto's most talented artists. Here's how it works, 100 prints will be available to 100 patrons for $385 each. Tickets are drawn in random order: when your number comes up, you have one minute to choose your print from those remaining.

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New Canadian Classics?

Monday, April 14, 2014 by Chris

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On Thursday, I dropped into Toronto's Urban Mode for a preview of Alberta designer Tim Antoniuk's latest furniture series for his company, Question Objects. Truth be told, it was the three-drawer console above with its quirky, off-kilter legs that got me out to the media event. I wanted to see for myself if the quality lived up to the design on these Arctic-inspired, made-in-Canada pieces.

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