Tag Archive | "Accessories"

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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Mod Pieces Designer Sale

Thursday, June 27, 2013


Lamp wizard Lia Fagan wrote to me yesterday to let me know about her 2nd Annual Mod Pieces "Shop Like a Designer" sale running through Canada Day. Lia is offering members of the public her designer discount, that is 25 per cent off any item in her online store, including her new line of very reasonably-priced pillows. The sale begins Friday, June 28th and ends at midnight on Monday, July 1st; enter coupon code "OHCANADA" at checkout to save 25% on your order.

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