Tag Archive | "Accessories"

Palm Springs Comes to Muskoka

Monday, June 29, 2015

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Oakville, ON-based interior decorators Margo Haines and Jill Finney have teamed up to take on the vintage furniture and accessories market and they're kick-starting their empire with a pop up shop in Muskoka beginning Canada Day (Wednesday) and continuing through the weekend.

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Mid-Century Auction in Ottawa

Saturday, April 26, 2014

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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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A Shared Point of View

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

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The colour scheme in my flat is unorthodox, I’m the first to admit it. So I was oddly delighted to see Share Design featuring the Estorage Tablei by Rich Brilliant Willing for IKEA’s PS Collection. It’s as if the piece was riffing on my own living room, the colours are nearly identical. I couldn’t put the Estorage Tablei in my space if I wanted to, it would be matchier than matchy.

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Slice, Dice and Store

Wednesday, August 7, 2013


I did ultimately get back to Hacher & Krain to purchase a cutting board, a beautiful slab of bird's eye maple nearly 2" thick. But even more significantly, I took Greg up on his offer to sharpen my knives and what a joy it is to be working with really sharp implements again. Food prep is a pleasure now and I'm determined to never let my Henckles get dull again. At H&K I also purchased a cute little Bisbell knife storage magnet that's perfect for my small space. My larger knives tuck in nicely alongside my oils but the smaller ones were getting lost in the shuffle. Now I'm organized and ready to slice, dice and chop.

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The Star in a Star’s Condo

Wednesday, July 10, 2013


Drake was in the news last week when media outlets jumped on the fact that the Canadian hip hop star's Yorkville condo is on the market for $4.2 million. Naturally, the listing features photos of the 3,600 square foot unit at 1 St. Thomas and it is not a triumph of great taste, at least not in my opinion. As one astute commenter on BlogTO wrote, "Looks like someone went to Restoration Hardware and said, 'Give me one of everything.' " The one thing canopy chair quarterbacks agreed on was that Drake's map of Canada bookshelf is the coolest.

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