Little Charles Horner

I have long wanted an example of Charles Horner’s Arts & Crafts necklaces. But considering that they sell for thousands of dollars, I’ll have to make due with this Dorcas Thimble. In olden… Continue reading

Moral Coral

In the last week I’ve liberated two pink coral necklaces from the Value Village — both for under $4. The torsade with a gilt silver clasp was in a bag o’ broken jewelry… Continue reading

The Real McCoy

I made an early-morning jaunt to the Value Village on Tuesday. The first thing that I espied was this McCoy planter. Before you assume I have an eagle-eye, you should know that I… Continue reading

Midweek Modness: A. Lautz Norway Seal Pendant

Look at this adorable 830 silver seal pendant. I feel a special bond with seals — perhaps because grandmother’s family is much linked to the sealing industry. In fact, when she was a… Continue reading

Box Sets

I am trying to cut back on the watch acquisitions. I’m going to focus on repairing the ones that stopped running (my Gruen Bumper Automatic and my diving watch). Instead, I’m getting my… Continue reading

Men’s Corner with Mr. Andrew

Andrew’s favourite fall coat is a three-quarter length ledermantel he bought in Kensington Market last spring. It was made by a company called Nikator. My German is rusty, but I believe the company… Continue reading

The Legend of Dieter Rams

Pictured above is the new Teint Ergonomy Foundation by Thierry Mugler, $48, available exclusively at the Bay. I haven’t tried it yet but it’s designed reflect light and adjust to every and any… Continue reading

Weather Girl iPhone App

Yet another reason I want an iPhone: The Weather Girl App. It’s a collaboration between my friends Dino Baron and Tara Cooper (who also has an installation at the Gladstone as part of… Continue reading

This is Your Face On Drugs

Here’s a conversation I frequently have with myself: The effect controlled substances have on your looks. I am not condoning legal or illegal drug abuse. I’m just saying that some drugs are kinder… Continue reading

Distressed Rings

If they can sell pre-shredded jeans, does that mean intentionally distressed jewellery can be far behind? Pictured above are two very well loved rings that I found at the St. Lawrence Market. I… Continue reading

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