January, 2009

Ebay find!

January 28th, 2009


As we mentioned before in the “Love it” section (currently featuring a Kaj Franck fish pot), the mushroom bowl by Kaj Franck has been eluding us for awhile. Ebay shoppers have been driving the price up for months so when John saw this one on for a reasonable buy it now price, he had to jump at it. It’s in near perfect condition and joins a quickly growing collection of the Finnish designer’s illustrated kitchenware.

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We’re Watching:

January 27th, 2009

We’re Watching Winnipeg design collective Keep it cartesian: Thom Fougere, Ryan Litovitch, Nils Vik, & Kaley Lawrence. They’re working on their new light shade prototype the cfld (compact fluorescent light diffuser).


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Ebay find!

January 27th, 2009


We bought this cast iron pan from Ebay. It’s designed by Michael Lax for Copco, Denmark. It makes the fluffiest omelets we’ve ever had.


Keep an eye out for a future post on both Michael Lax and our ever growing Copco collection.

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Store Watch: Twice Found

January 26th, 2009

We’re watching Mirvish Village treasure: Twice Found (608 Markham St. 416.534.3904) owned by mid-century aficionados Holly Gnaedinger & Marie Lyons-Cooper.


Who are you?
Twice Found vintage modern shop in Mirvish Village owned by long time hunter-gathers aka collectors, and friends, Holly Gnaedinger and Marie Lyons Cooper.

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We’re Watching:

January 24th, 2009

We’re watching Montreal based designer Zoë Mowat.


According to her website, she is a graduate of the University of Alberta’s Bachelor of Design program with a degree in Industrial Design. She “has a passion for building things and she strives to create “special” objects that form a connection with the user and leave them challenged, comforted and inspired by for years to come.”

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New uses for useless things

January 23rd, 2009


I only buy clementines once a year, but every time I do I hate dealing with the box. It seems wasteful to throw it out but I can’t compost it or recycle it (as far as I know).  IKEA tea lights now come in a sheet of plastic so once it’s open they fall all over the place so I threw them into this crate. Bonus is that it kind of looks nice on the pantry shelf.

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