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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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2014 Design Week in Toronto

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

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I happened to be on Queen Street West yesterday just as gallery owner Clint Roenisch was unveiling Dossier, a collection of objects and furniture from the 2014 graduating class of Furniture Craft & Design at Sheridan College; the show is part of this year's Toronto Design Offsite Festival, which runs tandem to Canada's biggest design fair, IDS 14, opening tomorrow night with the annual gala party then running Saturday and Sunday at the Toronto Convention Centre ($22).

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Decorum’s New Digs

Thursday, November 14, 2013

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One of my favorite Toronto vintage dealers, Matthew Heney of Decorum Decorative Finds (below), has moved a block north to a bright new space at 1226 Yonge Street, formerly part of Youssef Hasbani's L'Atelier. Heney is a 1stdibs.com dealer so don't expect bargains, at least not at his new shop. There are, however, deals to be had at Matthew's old shop (1210 Yonge Street), where he's clearing out old stock that won't be making the trip up the block. Sign up for the Decorum eblast, Matthew's weekly mailer of new stock and sale merch.

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A Quick Trip Through IIDEX Canada

Sunday, September 29, 2013

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On Thursday I took a quick spin through IIDEX Canada, the designer trade show owned and run by IDC, Interior Designers of Canada. IIDEX is very trade oriented, not a consumer show, so the focus tends to be on materials and innovative products, as well as on contract furniture and industrial suppliers. That said, the 2013 show pumped up the sex appeal with a number of special exhibits that felt VERY editorial, entertaining for the trade but targeted squarely at the press machine.

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Washington Wrap Up

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

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The photo of the U.S. Supreme Court building perfectly illustrates my assertion that Washington is as tourist friendly as it's possible for a city to be; the Court is undergoing renovation and is covered with scaffolding but a scrim bearing the image of the building has been installed to keep up appearances and give visitors a taste of what they're missing. Talk about going the extra mile! The Washington Monument is similarly scaffolded at the moment but the apparatus has been perfectly fitted so as not to unduly mar this national and civic landmark.

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