On Saturday I went down to Bank St. to check out a couple of my favourite shops as I hadn't been down there in many months. We went to the Ottawa Antique Market where I found an old glass milk bottle for $5 and what looks like a Hudson Bay point blanket (but doesn't have a Bay tag on it nor does it show the points, but does have a tag saying 100% wool and another saying Made in Canada) for $48. Only problem is wool blankets and 7 cats don't mix so well. It will likely be added to all the other wool blankets I own that are just for decoration.
We stopped in at The Modern Shop and chatted with owner Michael about his booming business and all the cool stuff he's carrying these days. I seriously cannot wait to get my new house built because OMG he has so many pieces I'd love to get my greedy little hands on. One thing I love is that he's now carrying alot of knick knacks in his shop so if you stop in just to have a peek, you can leave with some goodies even if you aren't in the market for larger items. There were so many little things I wanted to leave with - especially by Muuto. Michael did give me a Plumen light bulb that I've been dying to try out - I have a thing for funky bulbs.
Michael carries lots of awesome brands, some that are reproductions because let's face it, not everyone can afford an $8,000 Mouille floor lamp. You'll find Jonathan Adler (lighting, pillows, vases etc.), Areaware (OMG their animal pillows are adorable), Georg Jensen, Hay, Luceplan, Moooi, MASHstudios, Normann Copenhagen and a ton of others. So if you're in Ottawa check out his shop on Bank St., otherwise his website is packed with awesomeness.