Do Over: Crane Ring and Key Pendant

The St. Lawrence Market has become my new favourite destination for finding bits of broken old stuff that I can turn into new stuff. Most weekends, there’s at least two dealers selling scrap… Continue reading

I Found Another Art

Clearly someone left their collection of Inuit Art to the Value Village ’cause I stopped by there yesterday and picked up this print by Helen Kalvak, one of the Northwest Territories‘ most influential… Continue reading

Dispatch From London Fashion Week: Runway Hair

My pals at Pantene Pro-V have been sending updates on the updos created by their Global Ambassador Sam McKnight. I love braids and I love the textured twist McKnight created for Jaeger London‘s… Continue reading

À la recherche du temps perdu

Just wanted to take a second to pay tribute to the watches that I lost last summer. I cannot stress the importance of proper bracelet or strap maintenance. I try not to get… Continue reading

I’ve Got Finnfeelings, I’ve Got Finnfeelings

Want the story on the rings pictured in the banner above? If you should find yourself in Helsinki after October 16, there’s a big exhibition of jewels called A Century of Finnish Jewellery… Continue reading

I Found An Art

I went to the 50 percent off sale at Value Village yesterday and found this amazing little sculpture of a seal reclining on his side. I love sculpture — especially figures of animals… Continue reading

Interview With A Designer: Antik Batik’s Gabriella Cortese

The Toronto International Film Festival kicked off yesterday, as did New York Fashion Week. It seems appropriate that I had a chance to Gabriella Cortese, the designer of the Paris-based label Antik Batik,… Continue reading

Up the Down Steelcase

Behold my new office chair! It’s a vintage Steelcase. Whilst researching it, I learned that this chair is a highly sought after piece in transitional décor and the Steelcase has heavily influenced the… Continue reading

Famous Beige Raincoats

Yesterday, the management team behind luxury label Jaeger acquired rivals Aquascutum, the venerable British brand. Jaeger hopes to turn Aquascutum in to a Burberry-style financial hit. Yet, in England, Aquascutum has more cachet… Continue reading

Oh My GP HF Gyro. Oh, Oh!

Look what I found in a box full of old Timexes yesterday — A 1970s-era Girard-Perregaux Chronometer HF Gyromatic. For you non-watchy folks, this a big find. It’s what some would call a… Continue reading

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