Archives for category: Weekly Pick

I love this classic swivel stool made of stainless steel and with the very necessary foot rest ring. It’s perfect for any setting, contemporary, industrial, cottage, what-have-you, this sure to fit right in.

Swivel Stool, $275
Diameter: 14″ H: 20 – 27″

I saw this simple lamp while perusing the internet. It’s cute, somewhat geometrical, and comes in so many fun colours. A fun accessory for any room!

Shades of Light
Geometric Ceramic Table Lamp, $159
Size: 22.5″ Hx16″ W
Colours Available: Orange, Pink, Gray, White, Oxblood, Apple Green, or Turquoise

So I just finished the Steig Larsson trilogy (which was great), but when I finish reading anything, I have a slight moment of oh-my-gosh-what-am-I-going-to-read-next. Yes. I’m a nerd in that sense. In all fairness, it’s what I do on my subway ride to and from work so that I don’t stare at other people’s cute outfits. Bad habit.

My friend told me about this website called Designer & Books. What is this you say? Well, it featuers 52 designers, from Billie Tsien to Daniel Libeskind, who post the books that they are currently reading or have read. Or, you can pick from 710 and 10 books, click on a book and see which designer has read it. It’s a great. And I think this is how I’ll pick my next read.

Posting my weekly pick a day early as I am off to Mt. Tremblant in Quebec for some good old snowboarding. The one activity that makes winter, ok. Right? Right.

I am loving this two person desk. It is perfect for narrow den areas that are so common in condos these days. In another situation, I had a client that wanted an office/guest room combo with a pullout couch for her guests. This was perfect for her and her roommate. Throw in a drawer unit in the centre for a more defined and separated working area and voila.

Besta Burs Desk, $299.00.
Size: 16-1/8″ W x 3-1/2″ H x 72″ L
Available colors: Black, Grey, Red, White (all high gloss)

I’m sure you’ve heard about the show Capacity which is still going on this weekend (until the 6th), here in Toronto. One of the artists whose work is being displayed is Erin McCutcheon, a curator for the show as well. Recently, Emma from The Marion House Book featured these incredible porcelain vessels, which were in fact done by Erin, also her sister-in-law. I fell in love. They’re raw yet delicate and perfect in groups like in the image below. Erin doesn’t have an online shop, so I emailed her to get information on these vessels. Very sweet she is, these vessels aren’t at Capacity as she has new work on display, but she said that they are available directly through her. Here is the info.

Erin McCutcheon
Porcelain Vessels
Sizes available: Small $25, Large $35

 Image via The Marion House Book

I’m finding this coffee table so lovely! Made out of bent steel, it has a cutout throughout the centre of the table to give it a delicate and airy feel. Would work so well in all those bright white spaces I’ve been seeing lately!

Arktura (via Bobby Berk Home)

Hive Coffee Table, $1,795
Dimensions: 50″L x20″W x15″H
Available Colours: White, Blue, Grey, Orange, Red, Black

I love this super geometric light. It’s modern, not overly big, but perfect for a foyer, over your dining room table, in a large walk-in closet, or even a super sleek washroom. Work it!

Visitor Parking
Apollo Pendant Lamp – $230.00
Size: 19.75″ x 17″ x 21.25″
Colours: White or Black Metal

Continuing on yesterday‘s post about picking the right headboard, it can be hard enough to choose one for yourself. But throw in a male counterpart or a bachelor whose bedroom you’re designing, it can be even more challenging. Face it, some headboards just ooze femininity, but it’s all in picking the right one, and filling the rest of the room with the appropriate objects. What I would look for, in this case, is something sleek, with not a lot of details or fancy business, something with straight lines, and oh what the heck, nailhead detailing.

West Elm
Nailhead Upholstered Headboard, $349-$599
Colours – Jute: Platinum, Natural

I hate tissue boxes. They’re so ugly. Why can’t  they just be in nice solid colours or inoffensive stripes and geometric patters? Instead you get the tackiest boxes, covered in atrocious colours with cartoons or cities or weird amoebas with eyes smiling at you. This will not work in a beautifully decorated space. They stick out like sore thumbs. Do you ever see them in catalogue pictures? Nay. At the One of a Kind Show this year (or I suppose last year at this point), I stumbled upon Pi’lo (which I blogged about here) and her cute home accessories. She has these lovely linen tissue box covers that will save the day. Hooray.

Pi’Lo (via Etsy)
Linen Tissue Cover, $20
Square or Rectangle

I love this simple design. Although it can be used for magazine storage, I especially love it for firewood. Preferred over a weaved basket (not that there’s anything wrong with those), or the way that my parents just throw it all on the floor in one giant heap. The sheer disorganization of it all makes me antsy. This way, all your firewood can be neatlly stacked in an OCD-ish kind of way. Just how I like it.

Kanto Magazine/Firewood Holder $300
Available Finishes: Birch Veneer, Natural White or Black Lacquered
Dimensions: 22″H x 13″D x 11″W 


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