Category Archives: Design

1 OF A KIND TOP 5: Mod Pieces

The rebirth of cool and another (mod)el of upcycling ingenuity. Lia Fagan has landed upon a simple fix for those scads of lamps that turned up in every rec room in the seventies. If you are of my generation then maybe as a kid you were as mesmerized as me at the groovy spins and [...]

1 OF A KIND TOP 5: Martine Buczkowski Potiere

Pottery that packs a punch. Pottery at artisan shows tends to wash up a sea of soft blues, greens and grays – an ocean of calming colours that I admit I love and have lots of because naturally I am soothed by the watery tones. But then there is Martine’s pottery. Colour explodes on her [...]

1 OF A KIND TOP 5: Tat Chao Designs

An elegant example of upcycling.   Tat Chao is a man of many talents revolving around his brilliance at design – interior design, graphic design and as evidenced in his work at the spring oneofakindshow in Toronto, industrial design. His glass lighting, candlestick holders, side tables and spinning tops made from second hand stemwear are [...]

1 OF A KIND TOP 5: Biko

BIKO Jewellery is textural, tribal-punk sophistication.   Designer Corrine Anestopoulos deconstructs the delicate preciousness of jewellery and makes necklaces, bracelets, and earrings that are brave, dramatic and stunning. The warrior princess in me likes! More great stuff on BIKO’s website. Follow BIKO on facebook and twitter! Find out more about Toronto’s bi-annual oneofakind show! All [...]

1 OF A KIND TOP 5: Biko, Martine Buczkowski, Mod Pieces, Noujica & Tat Chao Designs

April 4, 2012 – 4:58 pm

Another fantastic chair! One of a Kind Show Spring 2012. The oneofakind show spring 2012. This past weekend it was that time of year again for the spring oneofakind show. As per usual, lots of gift items for the foodies on your list as well unique homegrown design pieces that surpass Home Sense tchotchkes. I [...]

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LOVE OF MINE: Located Love on Queen West

March 17, 2012 – 6:27 pm

Looking for love in all the right places! At LOVE OF MINE one cannot stick to just a sneak peek. Here one lingers and luxuriates. This, my friends, is space where magic exists in 3-D. You can see the magic, pick it up, touch it then take it home. Owner Anna Damelin’s eye for curating [...]

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STEPHEN BURKS’ MAN MADE @ DX: The Readymade Process

February 16, 2012 – 6:04 pm

The Readymade Process Discussed and Demonstrated. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post

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February 14, 2012 – 5:28 pm

Exploring Process & Prototypes with Stephen Burks On until April 1, Stephen Burks Man Made is an exhibit at Design Exchange put on in collaboration with Wedge Curatorial Projects. This exhibit is about exploring where cultural hybridity can take us in design. Sunday’s event was a workshop about working the “readymade process of bricolage using [...]


February 10, 2012 – 2:38 pm

Stephen Burks “Man Made” exhibition at Design Exchange. Image via Design Exchange. STEPHEN BURKS: MAN MADE TORONTO Jan23 – Apr 1 @ Design Exchange FYI!! In Dialogue: Stephen Burks and Company : Feb 10,  6:30pm – 8:30pm Man Made At Work – An Ad Hoc Community Workshop: Feb 12, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Walk-through [...]


February 4, 2012 – 5:58 pm

My beautiful Dantesca Chairs. Photo by Leah Snyder. Where I sit on Canadian furniture design. Like most women I know, I have a deeply satisfying shoe fetish. But stronger than my desire for killer heels is my desire for a sexy chair. I am always hot for something with a strong back and a sturdy [...]

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