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Tuesday
Oct132015

Green Light District

Last weekend while the husband and I were in Toronto participating in the Fall Antique & Vintage Market we FINALLY got to visit Green Light District. Deborah and David started this shop here in Ottawa but a few years ago packed up and moved themselves and the store to Toronto. This was my first time in Toronto since the move so I was stoked to check out their new digs in the really fun neighbourhood of Roncesvalles (a short jaunt from downtown). We met them at the shop where I toured around drooling over all their wares and snapped photos, then we all went for dinner a 2 minute walk down the street at Hopgood Foodliner (amazing drinks and food - try the Newfie Fried Rice!). I really can't wait to go back to GLD and check out more of that 'hood. Thank you so much Deborah and David! Missed you guys!

Just beyond the Subway is The Chocolateria - OMG! Need to definitively stop in there on the next visit. 

Their sign from the Ottawa shop looking right at home against a beautifully restored brick wall. 

That petal table is so freaking cute. And such incredible craftsmanship.

They have REAL butterfly chairs complete with leather covers and steel bases. I have always wanted one of those. 

(Mom - you need this lamp!)

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Monday
Oct052015

The day I ran away and moved into a shop or ... Pottery Barn opens in Brisbane

Last Thursday was an exciting day. Iconic home furnishings brands Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids and West Elm opened under one enormous roof in Brisbane. "Ho-hum" yawn those of you who have lived with the Williams-Sonoma group for many years. But not for me. The new kids on the block were bringing their heady mix of unique design, exceptional customer service and their renowned in-store experiences to Bris-Vegas and I wasn't going to miss out on the media preview.

You know what? I was surprised. Not by the quality or the price point or that sales assistants are called associates but by the fact that even though I call myself Midcenturyjo it wasn't just West Elm's mid-mod urban vibe that appealed. No I was seduced by Pottery Barn too! I could move right in!

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Saturday
Sep192015

Working on a Saturday

It's the weekend and you have to work. No need to look so glum if your work place is as amazing as Napoleon Perdis' palace to beauty and glamour. On Chapel St in Melbourne's South Yarra it's a retail fantasy of cosmetics, fashion, home decor and makeup academy. Installation and emporium. OTT and theatrical. Stagy and sexy. Dirty blonde chandelier anyone? By Studiobird.

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Saturday
Sep052015

Working on a Saturday

I would never complain again about working on a Saturday if my workplace looked like this. The design details are like jewellery for the room. No, whether artisan maker or sales assistant this could never be considered work. ANDRESGALLARDO’s studio-shop in Madrid by Savvy.

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Friday
Aug282015

artKRAFT's new warehouse

A while back I featured some photos on my page of artKRAFT, a shop in Budapest that specializes in industrial furnishings and lighting. They recently acquired a new massive space in a warehouse that is nearly 500 m2 with 9m ceilings. I swear I would have a mild heart attack walking into this shop. What a dream! And OMG - stairs made from pallets. :)

 

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