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Rolling Out a Hollace Cluny Exclusive

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

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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

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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

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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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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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’70s Style: Falling in Love Again

Thursday, September 5, 2013

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What the Vintage is a relatively new website and warehouse with a stockpile of 1960s and '70s furnishings, and I do mean stockpile. Owner John Baltazar's space is overflowing with mid-century furnishings: the 1960s teak and walnut stuff feels a little ho-hum at this point, but it was John's good 1970s pieces that really got my pulse racing. Pieces like these recall the impossibly stylish interiors of Dreamgirls, one of the best '70s-era set designs in celluloid history (I'm so bummed it's not on Netflix!).

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