Al Fresco Modern Table Decor

Aaaa-almost smelling the summer…a day here, a day there, some would say you feel it in your bones, the non-gradual, rather chaotic back and forth seasonal change that is so typical in Ontario: one day sleeveless, one day parka. The teaser of summer days makes you think of .. Funky placemats The round mats from…

Al Fresco Accessories

Spring warm weather always comes with joy, sun and the want for outdoor entertainment. Fun and colorful accessories for the backyard or a picnic in the park add a happy touch to any meal. Here are four must haves: the aqua napkin holder by Guzzini Blown jug by same Oil and Vinegar cruet set by…

Pretty Things

Impulse – Montreal-Lateral-Office James Beard Restaurant Design Awards – Bruno, NY City

2016 Kitchen Trends in residential design

According to the design panel at the IDS 2016 Toronto, here are the trends + my take on them! Most of them do come from Europe and I have to say some of them have been around for… a while, over there. As a child and youth I actually saw some of these in real…

Homes in Hot Climates

Light has a way to form shape like no other tool. I always like the way southern designers use light and shadow in shaping architecture and how the serene quality of water mixes with it.

Milan Design Week 2015

One of the most anticipated design events of the spring. From their official site: “Today, materials are viewed not merely as substances that make up objects but as entities worth investigating for their undiscovered potential.” Axo-light lamps – Euroluce: “Materials are getting smarter, the range is expanding, and we’re questioning the limits of use and…