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Wednesday
Apr092014

Gestion René Desjardins

Montreal based interior design firm Gestion René Desjardins is all about sleek, modern spaces. It is clean lines but super comfy and loungey furnishings paired with some of the coolest photography art I have ever seen. (Love the bears!)

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Wednesday
Apr092014

Ottawa Antique Show 

As I mentioned last week, this spring's Ottawa Antique Show was held this past weekend. I had participated last year by taking photos and going around tagging all of my favourite items ("Kim's picks") - see the post here. This year was quite different as my husband had a booth to sell his vintage radios that he guts and modernizes. The booth was so large I decided to lug a bunch of my retro/vintage goodies to sell as well. My husband sold some of his radios (YAY!) but I unfortunately managed only to sell a few of my things (I don't get it really - I had some pretty awesome West German pottery and not one of them sold! What's up with you Ottawans?!). Regardless, the show had a huge lineup on the first day and was really busy both days it ran. We had alot of fun and it was a really cool experience being on the other side of the table for a change. I took photos again, including some of the items I managed to buy before the show even opened! (I'm hopeless - I try and get rid of stuff, only to accumulate more!)

Our booth, and some of the pottery I brought back home with me. :(

Above are photos from one of my favourite sellers at the show - Samantha Howard Vintage. Samantha's modernist/brutalist jewelry collection gets me going every time, and I always have to pick up at least one piece, and Samantha, along with her husband Andrew have amazing retro and glass pieces as well. I also picked up something from one of the photos above. (Take a guess and you'll see at the end of the post if you are right). 

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Wednesday
Apr092014

Love!

Is it possible to fall in love with a powder room? A bedroom yes. A kitchen definitely but a small room with a toilet and a sink? You bet! Hawthorne House by AM Architecture.

Wednesday
Apr092014

Stalking cool

Stalking inner city Paddington in Sydney and what do I find? A  funky hipster redo of a classic terrace house. It should be cool. It's the home of an interior designer or at least that's what the listing says. Go on. Tell me who they are if you know. Did I just type that? Oh now I'm worried. Stalking just got a little creepier. No, no. I just want to know who designed this hip pad. I swear. Link here while it lasts.

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Tuesday
Apr082014

A dark bedroom

I really miss having a dark painted bedroom. It so soothing and cocooning. My pale pink walls just aren't doing it for me anymore. If I am ever bored, there is a project I could tackle. I would also have to buy linen bedding though - so gorgeous! And maybe art featuring some guy in a space suit. Photos via Seth Smoot