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Thursday
Apr092015

I love the jewellery but can I live in the store?

Yes that's right. The jewellery is beautiful but so is the store. I'd move in if I could. Oh. Thought. Does that mean that I could drape myself in all the pieces after hours? Win win situation. Lulu Frost Studio and Store by Katie Martinez Design.

Sunday
Mar292015

From the Ottawa Antique & Vintage Market 

Last weekend was the Spring 2015 Ottawa Antique & Vintage Market and I was there helping my husband with his booth and snapping photos before the show opened. We had a blast, met alot of great visitors and vendors, and my husband sold some of his radios so it was a successful weekend. I thought I would share some photos of what I came home with and some other goodies I spotted at the show. 

Me! My t-shirt by Anna of Door Sixteen (from her Society6 shop K IS FOR BLACK.) was a hit. :-)

I got a great deal from a former advertiser, Ed Haldorsen, on this gorgeous African teak coffee table. Made in Canada By Imperial. It needs some sanding and oiling so it is yet another project to tackle this spring/summer. 

The glasses and teak tray were from a vendor whose name I can't recall (they sell at the Almonte flea market), and the West German vase and glass etched decanters were a steal from the kind vendor across the aisle from us, Peter Frampton. 

I also found this vintage Fly-Tox ad that is really cool and now needs framing (I have a ridiculous amount of art piling up since moving to this house that needs framing and hanging). From Montréal shop Décadisme.

Each time this show comes to town, I always have to check out the Samantha Howard Vintage booth. She has the most incredible collection of modernist and brutalist Scandi/Finnish/Canadian jewelry (along with pottery/ceramics) and I can never resist picking up something. This time it was a Finnish ring and a gorgeous bronze hinged necklace by Hannu Ikonen. 

This is my husband's booth for his company Daff Design. He guts vintage, non-working radios and builds custom speaker boxes with an amp and Bluetooth to fit inside. They sound amazing (IMHO). He is currently working on this full time and it has been a bit slow-going but there was so much enthusiasm and positive feedback at the show and he sold several of them (and ended up with a TV spot and an article in the Ottawa Citizen). I'm really proud of him. :)

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Wednesday
Mar252015

A colourful jigsaw of a shop

Like a giant puzzle box this compact tea shop by Brazilian architect Alan Chu unfolds its colour blocks to reveal its wares. Compact with impact. So clever.

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Tuesday
Mar102015

Welcome to winter

After a long hot summer I love the promise of winter. Cozy, toasty, warm. Fresh, invigorating, just a little raw. And I'm loving the new winter range from Freedom. Three unique stories. New Nordic with its cheeky disrespect for dreary, short winter days. It's pastel, light and fresh. The Bowery is moody and industrial. New and old. The third is Native Terrain, a celebration of Australian flora and raw timber. Freedom's new winter range launches today and you can check out the catalogue with styling by Vanessa Coyler Tay here.

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Wednesday
Feb112015

Living in the catalogue

OK so you all know I fantasise about living in a shop, creeping out of my hiding place after closing time. Well the same goes for living in a catalogue or in these days of the interwebs living in an online shop. I can just see me now. A virtual bag lady pushing my shopping cart from category to category in a virtual retail wonderland, looking for a place to rest. I'd definitely put my virtual feet up in these amazing product shots for Couleur Locale. Yes please! A girl can daydream.

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