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June 13, 2010

Furniture & Design Store in Toronto: Atomic Design



Located on Queen St. W. (of course). Click HERE for their website.


[via blogTO]

May 16, 2010

Photos: Kanye West's LA House for Sale

This 4,214 square feet, 3 bedrooms, 3.5 bathroom property could be yours for just a hair under $4 million. Click HERE for details.



[Rap Radar via The Rap-Up]

Fly Architecture: The Ellis Park House

This is FLY looking and green! Just check it out:



"Located in Toronto’s Bloor West Village neighbourhood the Ellis Park House was conceived as an ecological urban home that places a bold emphasis on sustainability and contemporary living."


Photography by Tony Round.


[Contemporist via 1 Love T.O.]

May 09, 2010

'Homeless Chic' Bed-Wear by Dutch By Design


WTF?? I would be offended by this except a precentage of the gross profits from the sale of these linens will go to Centrepoint, a UK charity for homeless youth ages 16 to 25-years-old.


[via the.LIFE files]

April 02, 2010

Video: NYC Small Stories by Laron Batchelor

Featuring Robert James, Rafik Video & the King's Road Home. Some really cool stories especially the one about the inspiration behind the King's Road Home name which by the way, seems like a very cool 'green' business, check it out....


Props to my boy, Laron for this. He's shooting this on his flip cam (he calls himself 'flipographer'). This could be an interesting series if he keeps it going.


Laron online - twitter

The One of a Kind Show comes to Toronto

OneofaKindShow.jpgBeen seeing ads for this show in local papers for a good couple weeks now. Looks kind of interesting. Not sure how truly 'one of a kind' the stuff on display is but the sentiment is well appreciated. Everybody can't have the same looking home design creative which is what is happening nowadays as everyone shops at the same places (Ikea, C2, Design With Reach, Pottery Barn etc.)


Anyway here's the details - the show opened Wednesday and runs until this Sunday. Below is a news piece on the show by Humber College's TheDailyPlanet.com.

Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place, 100 Princes' Blvd
Toronto, ON


Mon - Sat:
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Online - FacebookTwitter


March 27, 2010

Diesel Turntable & DJ-Inspired Bedding



Click HERE for more info.


[via Crate Kings]

January 24, 2010

The 2010 Toronto Interior Design Show


Today is the LAST day so don't sleep (unless, of course, you're football fan). Click HERE for more info.

[via 1 LOVE T.O.]

June 12, 2008

New furniture store in Harlem: Soha Style


Located at: 15 W. 116th St., nr. Fifth Ave. in (South) Harlem NYC.

Phone#: 212-828-3700

Click here for further details. 


(h/t: Jeannine)

October 15, 2006

Havana chaise longue by Ralph Pucci International

From the NY Times Style magazine a couple weeks ago:




Havana chaise longue in solid walnut with leather upholstery by Paul Mathieu for Ralph Pucci International, $20,400. Call (212) 633-0452. 


Click for more: 

Ralph Pucci International

August 06, 2006


medium_logo.2.gif Special shout to the clothing, card & stationary boutique Serimony in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn near my house. It's not cheap ($3 for a birthday card the size of a thank you card!) but do you really want to spend the rest of your life buying cards for those you love and care about from drug stores when every once in a while you can go that extra mile and look like you actually made an effort?


More on Serimony:


"every special occasion starts with something remarkable.

serimony is a design studio and boutique based in new york city, where originality and quality are key. we specialize in social stationery, custom invitations and original greetings. we don't believe in one-size-fits-all. our philosophy is that each card should be as distinctive as the individual or couple it reflects."

Click here for more and happy birthday to baby Nyla Crespo whose 1st birthday is the reason I went into Serimony in the first place yesterday afternoon.

May 11, 2006

A Seat at the Table: Rygalik’s Raw Chair

From last week's Sunday Times magazine:


"Tomek Rygalik is not exactly a household name. But after this year’s fair, you can expect to see it a lot more often. Rygalik’s Raw chair for Moroso was a soulful, funky standout against the seas of 60’s and 70’s redux. Made from four pieces of leather, the chair supports itself — and the sitter — without an internal structure. Rygalik, a native of Poland who now works both in Lodz and in London, showed the prototype to Ron Arad, who had been one of his teachers at the Royal College of Art. Arad in turn showed it to Patrizia Moroso, the furniture company’s creative director and owner, who loved it. Rygalik, who laments the fact that we are ‘‘detached from the things we use,’’ wanted to make something ‘‘that was as it looked. What you see is what you get.’’" (click here to read more)

April 01, 2006

Alexander Reh's Shotgun Shell Chair

Spotted via Boing Boing:


"This is designer Alexander Reh's "Fully Loaded" chair. It's made from more than 450 12-gauge shotgun shells. "The bright brass tips create a massaging texture on the top of the chair, much to the contrary of their intended use," he writes." (click here for more)

February 24, 2006

The Architectural Digest Home Design Show


This is really some grown man person ish for those for whom home design is a concept that extends beyond shopping at Ikea. Coming Mar 9-12: the Architectural Digest Home Design Show. Read on:


"Fine furnishings and style solutions from nearly 300 premier companies will be exhibited at the 2006 Architectural Digest Home Design Show. Displays will represent a mix of leading names and up and comers from furniture and fabrics to the latest trends in lighting, kitchens and electronics. The Architectural Digest Home Design Show will also feature seminars with design world luminaries, cooking sessions with noted chefs, one-on-one designer consultations, a special exhibit that explores color, special events and much more.


The event is open to both design professionals and consumers. Thursday, March 9, is dedicated as a preview day for members of the trade and press, while Friday-Sunday are open to the general public. In 2004, the show welcomed more than 22,000 visitors, including 3,000 trade professionals and more than 200 members of the media." (click here for more)

February 17, 2006

The 2005 Burton Idiom 158 board

Regular readers know I am a fan of all things wooden, particularly snowboards so it's no surprise that I would be a fan of the 2005 Burton Idiom 158 board (right). It's already sold out - at least on the site where I discovered it - but props and shine are still due. Read on:


"The Idiom 158 has a directional shape intended for all conditions. This board has healthy sidecut conducive to nice, tight turns. The board has a mellow, medium flex which makes the board easy to handle. Edge-to-Edge quickness is very good and turn initiation is responsive due to the shorter effective Edge, making this board very agile in all situations. Materials are very good and quality is exceptional, making the Idiom one of the premier snowboards in the world. The IDIOM SELECT 158 is inspired from early modern furniture design and draws influence from the designs of Charles and Ray Eames." (click here to read more)

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