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A Window for Manuary

Sunday, January 10, 2016

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This week's window at consignment shop, Of Things Past (1096 Yonge Street), is a real surprise because it screams man and that's not something I see a lot. All those dark masculine furnishings and accessories, and of course the transit-size Dior poster with its chunky chrome frame ($870). The poster is by artist Rene Gruau, the son of an Italian count, who built a fine career doing editorial and commercial illustrations for Vogue, Elle and Harper's Bazaar, as well as for Dior, Balenciaga, Schiaparelli, Lanvin and Givenchy, among others.

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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

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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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