Tag Archive | "Resource"

Library: Art Deco Complete

Thursday, November 4, 2010


I've always loved Art Deco and I've got the books to prove it. But I'll be packing most of them off to the re-seller now that I've got Art Deco Complete, a tome that lives up to its title and makes nearly all other books on the subject redundant. Okay, maybe I'll hold onto Art Deco and Modernist Carpets because it's such a niche area, and Art Deco Complete has nothing to say about the architecture of the era; the book professes to be "the definitive guide to the decorative arts of the 1920s and 1930s" and it backs up the boast.

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Library: The Saint Laurent & Bergé Legacy

Sunday, July 25, 2010


I would NEVER pay $123.50 for a shelter book, which is why I'm only now getting to The Private World of Yves Saint Laurent & Pierre Bergé (Vendome Press). I have coveted this title since first seeing it late last year, but only recently did it find its way to my favorite book reseller, Toronto's BMV, where I scooped up a copy for $49. I have yet to find a discounted edition of the Christie's hardcover catalogue from "the sale of the century," The Yves Saint Laurent Pierre Bergé Collection, but a friend has kindly loaned me his copy so I could blog about it here.

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Good Rental Karma

Friday, April 2, 2010


A lot of you will think I'm nuts but I'm going to share my latest project with you anyway. The bathroom tiles in my soon to be former apartment are original to the 1952 building and look it thanks to years of paint splatters and God knows what else. I knew that an easy fix would be to give the floor a once-over with my favorite paint stripper, a biodegradable, green product (if you can believe it) available through Lee Valley (below). What a difference!

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Canadian Cool: Caviar 20

Friday, October 16, 2009


Canadian decorative arts junkie Troy Seidman has taken the plunge and launched Caviar 20, an online clearing house for his own 20th century finds. Seidman is still building his inventory but the pieces he's displaying share a high taste level and reasonable prices in Canadian dollars. The porcelain, bamboo lamp is $160, the breathtaking oak gueridon is $325 and the Knoll Handkerchief chair, which would wake up any corner, is $325.

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Who’s Reading styleNorth?

Wednesday, September 23, 2009


Sincere thanks to all of you who filled out my readership survey; it has given me a much better picture of who I'm writing for. So far the survey has been answered by 220 individuals and it's not too late to add your details. So who is the styleNorth reader? She's a college-educated, Canadian woman in her 30s or 40s; she owns her home and earns in excess of $60,000 per annum. Half of those surveyed say they've purchased something after seeing it on styleNorth. Wow, thanks for the vote of confidence!

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