LuvZ | this twisted table

posted by Alanna Davey on 2011.09.06, under Art, Design, Health
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This stunning accent table is available through 1212 Decor.

@The OOAKS, Shopping for the Girl Who Has Everything

posted by Alanna Davey on 2011.03.30, under Art, Fashion, Home, LuvZ
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Whether you are shopping for the girl who has everything or just for yourself, the One of a Kind Show is a shopping extravaganza where you can find one of a kind pieces, or products with very small runs handcrafted by artisans.  I was fortunate enough to have a walk through the show before the crowds arrived this morning, and I wanted to share some of my favourites with you.

 

above and below, Eikcam- delicate handmade ceramics

 

This is J- the original bamboo PJ company

 

Sculpted Light- modern paper light fixtures

 

White Out Work Shop- graphic prints

 

Corrente- cute bags from Brooklyn

 

Zut Design- clever products made from recycled tires

 

Noelle Hamlyn- unbelievable little framed garments made from antique books

 

L’atelier Du Presbytere- vintage French linen goodies

 

 

Anat Basanta- modern silver weaves

 

Avril Loretti- colourful products, cooler than the everyday

 

Jenna Rose- handprinted goods

 

Planet Creations- gorgeous hardwood endcut cutting boards

 

Shuyu Lu- textile art

 

Patrycia Zwierzynska- swirling fine metal jewelry

 

Tremblay- pepper mills

 

 

IDS a.

posted by Alanna Davey on 2011.01.30, under Accessories, Art, Design, Home, LuvZ
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Toronto’s design week is on the up and up, it’s still only about 10% of NYC’s, but who’s counting.  I have really had a great time over the past few days at the offsite shows, the little cocktail receptions, and visiting the big IDS down at the Convention Centre.  Here are some of my favourite things at the 13th annual Interior Design Show,  in no particular order…

LuvZ | this mixed media chair, one of the first things that caught my eye Friday morning in the Studio North corner.

My FAVOURITE chair at the show is  by Shawn Place, it’s almost a modern take on a traditional amish dining chairs.   Believe it or not it is super comfortable, even without a cushion!

Countering Convention, Earth Inc. Swing Chair.  I can’t believe it’s made of Corian!

LuvZ | the styling at the Montauk booth, always a fan of cool colourful lamps.

I would never buy it, but the concept is cool:P

How sweet is this blanket from DWR?

One of the more eye catching booths in the Studio North section, by Greenwood Studio.

Simple, yet elegant hand tooled leather, at the New Caribbean Design Booth.

Cool, colourful lighting at Eurolite.

LuvZ | these hanging knit sculptures made be Lynn Jackson, would totally use them as a mobile in a modern nursery.

Another great booth… by Domison

Offsite Design b.

posted by Alanna Davey on 2011.01.28, under Art, Design, Home, LuvZ, Shops
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Made has been one of my favourite stores to visit from the moment it opened it’s doors almost five years ago.   And has since become the number one source in Toronto for unique Canadian designed furniture and accessories.  Owners/Curators Shaun Moore and Julie Nicholson have literally carved a new niche for Canadian designers in the marketplace, bringing them from the fringe to the mainstream through a little bit of enthusiasm, and a lot of great talent.

Made’s “Made At Home” show is a must see, if you are exploring offsite.  They have doubled the size of their space for the event, and are displaying 50% of the pieces in a real apartment setting!

LuvZ | these little salt and pepper shakers!

Offsite Design a.

posted by Alanna Davey on 2011.01.28, under Accessories, Art, Design, Gifts, Home, LuvZ
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I am abandoning my usual simple format for the rest of the week/weekend, becuase there is so much cool stuff at design week I would like to share with everyone!  Here are a few of my favourite things at the offsite location Bookhou.  The installation is called Capacity and was currated by Katherine Morley & Erin McCutcheon.