Each week I’ll be sharing five inspiring Canadian design finds I think you might like. Enjoy!
I’m a big fan of cottage life – so this new deck chair caught my eye. It’s a light-weight modern alternative to the Muskoka (Adirondack) chair we’ve all come to know. Former art director Peter Trollope of LIM Furniture Design named his chair after the BANTAM rooster. He says, “about a year ago, I decided to take a hard left along the career path and mash up my enthusiasm for woodworking, the outdoors and interlocking puzzles.” The cedar chair is apparently easy to assemble and take apart — making it completely portable. Peter launched his chair recently at the One of a Kind Show in NYC. He’ll also be at the Toronto show next week (March 30 – April 3), or you can contact him directly here.
If you love typography like I do, these laser-cut birch plywood alphabet letters will appeal to you. They’re from Bookhou. Perfect for leaning on a shelf or hanging on a wall.
Christine Flynn’s limited edition resin art is getting a lot of attention these days. The artist who also creates modern custom stationery and invitations, has recently opened up a charming shop called Love the Design on Queen Street East (Leslieville) in Toronto. She sells contemporary rustic furniture, accessories and her stunning resin photographs. You can see more of her work here.
Photos of Love the Design by Rebecca Wood photography
Canadian-born master architect Frank Gehry says drawing is at the heart of his creative process. It’s his way of “thinking aloud.” This book traces his thoughts through 32 major projects — many of which have never been published. If you love the distinctive curves and lines of Frank Gehry’s work, you’ll find this book fascinating as it reveals how he thinks when designing everything from furniture to large-scale projects like the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao. You can find it at The Art Gallery of Ontario bookstore.
After a long snowy winter, I am so ready for spring. Lately I’ve found myself craving brighter fresher colours, and artist Nasco Pelev’s work has the kind of energy I’m looking for. I came across Nasco’s work at The Artist Project. He uses bright clear colours that really pop against white walls. Check out more of Nasco’s portfolio on his website here.
Have a great weekend!