The heat is on!
Temperatures are going to reach 40¬įC where I am today. We could all stay cool with one of these fans:
lace fan, $15.99, Great Lookz
ice cream cone fan, $7.95, Neatoshop
Dyson table fan, $379.99, Dyson
Or we could spend the day at a pool!
I just love this magazine house by Ding 3000. I spotted it on Swissmiss a while ago and it still makes me smile when I look at it. I would need more than one of course so perhaps I could create a set of row houses. Or a magazine village. Just a thought.
The MAGAZIN by Ding 3000, $120
This backpack would be pretty great for beach days, picnics and touring around new places, don’t you think?
Deena & Ozzy nylon backpack, $19.99, Urban Outfitters
The Delsey Karat (spotted in Lonny) is something I have quickly added to my wish list. There are four different sizes in the Karat collection and each piece of luggage is available in black, silver or white.
Delsey Karat carry-on luggage, $446, available at Bloomingdales
Isn’t it a good looking piece of luggage?
espresso cup & saucer, $6.56, Pottery Barn
I wonder how business has changed for the Middletons, owners of Party Pieces, since their daughter Kate became the Duchess of Cambridge.
Ivory lace cupcake wrapper, 5.99GPB pkt 12
white lace paper bunting, 6.99GPB
butterfly wedding wishes, 17.99GBP pkt 54
eco-friendly sky lantern, 3.49GBP
masquerade party masks, 3.99GBP pkt 6
I have a feeling business has improved.
My friend Sasha recently introduced me to Commute, an amazing furniture store in Toronto. The lighting instantly caught my attention as I browsed the Commute website.
L44 – hand gilt plaster pendant chandelier
double socketed pendant light
Images via Commute.
I’m happy to report that my new $20 Ikea ROX√Ė table is working out so perfectly on my balcony.
The ROX√Ė, $20 (on sale), IKEA
Ikea on sale – what a beautiful summer treat for us!
A few weeks ago I got the chance to finally – yes, finally – visit inVU Drapery Co. in person. This company has been good to us here at White Cabana (remember this giveaway) so I feel a bit ashamed that I hadn’t visited one of their stores. Well, I’m happy to report that it didn’t disappoint.
In addition to the colourful Cobi Ladner line, and a great selection of fabrics in various textures and colours, inVU Drapery Co. carries wonderful white fabrics and curious, quirky and classic accessories for the home. Here are some photos from my visit.
photos by Jordana
Have you been? Click here to learn about the inVU Drapery Co. locations.
I love this ruffled jersey organic sheet set from Pottery Barn.
sheet set, $103-$169, Pottery Barn
In the last few months I’ve been drawn quite a bit to Garnet Hill. I have yet to make a purchase or to test out any of the products but my friend Therese is a fan and I can see why.
Here are five of my favourite items for the home but there are also a lot of great articles of clothing and accessories. Definitely worth a browse…if not a few purchases!
Signature scalloped percale bedding, $21-$49 (on sale)
Frette bath towels, $10-$65
Megan tufted headboard, $978-$1188
faux-bamboo nightstand, $788
Simon Pearce Cavendish ceramic bowl, $40-$46
Thanks to Therese for introducing me to Garnet Hill.
Photos courtesy of Garnet Hill.
Now you see him:
Now you don’t:
Alessandra Baldereschi fish bowl, 29 euros, available at Skitsch
I love these two headboards from West Elm. And I quite like the styling too.
Morocco headboard, $399 (Queen) West Elm
Morocco headboard, $399 (Queen), West Elm
tufted leather headboard, $599 (Queen), West Elm
tufted leather headboard, $599 (Queen), West Elm
Ever since I read this post I have been on the lookout for an equally cute alarm clock in white. Well, was I lucky in Fredericton or what? I found a teeny tiny Kikkerland version at Room 2 Remember for only $7.99!
mini bell alarm clock, $7.99
Other colours available at Kikkerland.
Photos by Jordana.
Caviar20 has just launched its e-commerce site which makes it so easy to buy exceptional antiques online. Not only that, but Caviar20’s loft space in Toronto is now open so be sure to stop in if you’re in the city (open Thursdays).
Today I am happy to feature five pieces from Caviar20 that are true delicacies for your home. Kudos to Troy for making Caviar20 such an amazing source of beautiful art, furniture and accessories.
Dylan McKinnin console table, $1900
Jean Luce for Arzberge porcelain plates, $225
Handkerchief chair by Massimo Vignelli for Knoll, $375
Bound Octagon Venetian light, $525
Maru side tables by David Chang, $1200
You can read more about Caviar20 here, here, here and here.
Images courtesy of Caviar20.
The stapler is designed by Michael Sodeau and it’s part of his Anything desk accessories collection available at the A+R store. The collection represents the first collaboration between Michael Sodeau and Japanese firm Suikosha. Each piece in this collection is $39.
Thanks to Design for Mankind for introducing me to this line of office supplies.
Images courtesy of A+R.
On the recommendation of Piece of Toast blogger, Molly Bernadette, I went out and bought Essie’s Good to Go top coat last week. I’m so impressed! This top coat dries in no time flat, leaves nails super shiny and seems to also strengthen while it also protects the nail polish underneath. Two thumbs up from me.
Essie Good to Go top coat, $8
In Canada, Essie polishes are now available at Shopper’s Drug Mart. I bought my Good to Go there for $7.99.
In need of affordable eyewear? Have you heard of Spex Club? This company offers a good selection of affordable prescription eyewear for men and women.
Although Spex carries a variety of colours, it probably does not surprise anyone that I’m most attracted to all the white frames. The Spex collection feels like it was made just for me!
All images courtesy of Spex Club.
New York based Areaware is a manufacturer that brings to its customers a unique selection of well-designed products. Over 25 designers are connected to Areaware and its product range, in addition to being useful, is artful, eccentric, and often humorous. Part of Areaware’s mission is to create products which inspire an emotional response and which¬†create dialogue between people and their everyday surroundings.
Harry Allen silicone keychain, $19
Harry Allen pill box, $12
Harry Allen bank in the form of a pig, $125
Paul Loebach candlestick, $24
Harry Allen candlestick, $50
Harry Allen peanut bowl, $35
Jonas Damon clock, $130
Areaware products are available in countries around the world. Check the store listings here.
Images courtesy of Areaware.
Eataly New York: We sell what we cook. We cook what we sell.
After several years of planning, Oscar Farinetti, Mario Batali, and Lidia and Joe Bastianich partnered together to open Eataly in Manhattan in August 2010. Eataly is a space to shop for, to eat and to learn about delicious Italian food. According to the Eataly manifesto, food unites us all, brings us all together, and the source of the greatest joy is what happens around the dinner table. Indeed.
If you have already paid a visit to this immense food emporium, then you will have wandered around in amazement. Only steps from the Flatiron building, Eataly is an incredible source of authentic Italian food products and it encourages a very lively atmosphere (kind of reminds me of loud family dinners, actually). Although I found many of the products to be¬† over-priced, Eataly remains one of the few places, if not the only one, to carry such a variety of true Italian eats!
Today I am sharing with you five photos from Eataly that my mom and I took on one of our most recent visits to NYC. For us, and hopefully for you, these photos are great reminders of Italy.
aqua minerale naturale (water)
Orzata was always a summer treat when I was a kid. It has a very distinct sweet taste.
Bialetti. No other espresso maker will do.
Mmm…chocolate torrone. The best ever.
How lucky are those New Yorkers who get to experience Eataly on a regular basis?
Photos by Jordana and FG. Pasta photo courtesy of Eataly.
I had a great visit at HomeSense last week. If I had an unlimited budget (and a mansion) I would have gone crazy and filled up my shopping cart with loads of goodies. Instead, I picked up a few pretty gifts for friends and family.
I think this collection of serving platters, bowls and cake stands is especially beautiful.
photo by Jordana at HomeSense
Seeing this piece of art from Mammoth has got me feeling a bit nostalgic for my childhood boom box.
Magnavox D8443 print, $20, Mammoth
We’re finally getting warm weather where I live (well, it’s been two days)!
In the spirit of getting ready for summertime sunshine, today we are featuring five fabulous patio sets.
Somerset patio set, $249, Urban Barn
Barrow bistro collection, $149-$399, West Elm
Garden set, 1st Dibs
1940s wrought iron patio set, $2100, 1st Dibs
Mathieu Mategot for La Pave du Roi, 1950s, $7800, 1st Dibs
Keep your desk items tidy and add some style to your office with this desk organizer.
grassy desk organizer, 10.50GBP, Heal’s
Chicago’s Jayson Home & Garden carries a sophisticated selection of furnishings, a variety of home accessories and plenty of flowers and plants to help you live beautifully.
The spring 2011 catalog arrived in my mailbox last week and it’s beyond gorgeous.
Emma feather pendant, $2295
The Theodore sofa, $4195
The Graydon sofa, $3295
The Penelope Chair, $1250
The Balmoral Chair, $1750
The Morgan chair, $1995
Casbah side table, $995
feathered shaped trays, $32-$52
Anchor tray, $28
marble bowls, $55-$110
rule pitchers, $15-$28
Right now Jayson Home & Garden is giving one lucky winner a chance to win $1000 shopping spree (enter here). How divine!
Not only does Urban Barn carry a great selection of furniture and home accessories, but this Canadian company also does custom upholstery. With over 300 fabric options for a selection of couches, chairs and chaise lounges, the possibilities for custom furniture to fit your home and family needs are endless. More good news…the custom upholstery option is on sale until Sunday so you may want to plan a visit to your local Urban Barn location this weekend!
Opus chaise, starting from $888
Groove chair, starting from $777
Courbe sofa, starting from $1375
Here are some examples of the white fabrics offered at Urban Barn (thanks to Robyn for the photos).
Fabric samples (top to bottom, left to right): Smithers, Glam, Lewis, Burnaby
Have you entered the Urban Barn giveaway yet? If not, click here.
Use this to get those slices of cucumber absolutely perfect!
cutting board, 26 Euro, Daikty Viesbutis
Urban Barn, a Canadian retailer which has its roots in British Columbia, carries an amazing selection of unique and interesting furniture and accessories for diverse spaces. With over 40 stores across Canada, it is a favourite spot for the style conscious shopper. Urban Barn offers remarkable customer service and delivers “the ideal mix of value, quality and great design”.¬† It’s no wonder why we have featured them so often on White Cabana.
Most recently, the Strike coffee table caught my attention. It’s round and shiny and glorious. What’s not to love?
Strike coffee table, $549, Urban Barn
Great news! The generous folks over at Urban Barn are offering one lucky reader this white Laughing Buddha figure (how fun would it look on the coffee table?). Rub his belly and good fortune, wealth and prosperity may come your way – or so the legend goes.
Laughing Buddha, $37 value
To enter this giveaway, visit Urban Barn and leave a comment on this post. (This giveaway is only open to residents of Canada.)
The giveaway will close on Tuesday March 29th at 4pm EST.
I must be one of the last people to get into the Arrested Development tv series. Netflix has recently brought it into my life and I have been laughing so hard while watching it. I’m now onto season 2 and still enjoying each episode.
If you don’t have Netflix, you can pick up Season 1 for less than $20. Great, right?
Arrested Development Season 1, $17.90, Amazon
Are you a fan?
If you’ve not yet heard of Ten Thousand Villages, I’m happy to share it with you today. This fair trade company, founded 60 years ago, carries handmade jewelry, linens, art, toys and food from around the world. Its mission is to create opportunities for artisans in to earn a fair wage by bringing their stories and products to our markets through fair trading relationships.
Company stores opened in 1997 and in the years 2008-2010, Ten Thousand Villages was named one of the “World’s Most Ethical Companies” by the Ethisphere Institute and Forbes Magazine.
embroidered gift pouch (Bangladesh), $2
earrings (Indonesia), $34
mug (Indonesia), $18
rattan stool (Philippines), $42
white applique bed cover (India), $112.50
Images courtesy of Ten Thousand Villages.
I have loved the Maskros light fixture ever since it made its debut at IKEA. I don’t have a space that’s large enough for it and I haven’t seen it in anyone else’s home…until now.
The Maskros (photo by Jordana)
A friend hung it in her kid’s room – high ceilings, loft-like space – and it looks amazing. The shadows it casts are quite cool too. We had a whole conversation about what to name the shadows on the walls…spiders, snowflakes, stars, flowers. Oh, the fun!
p.s. Maskros, in case anyone wants to know, means dandelion. Of course!
Have a close look…some of the details aren’t as they appear.
April Fool’s apron, $19.95 (on sale!), Anthropologie
The cutest driving glove I’ve seen in a long while.
Carolina Amato leather driving glove, $50
I love clever ideas like this tea cup. It holds your teabag in place for as long as you like it!
Tie Tea Cup, $25, George Lee
I’m sure the pills would help that headache of yours, but that’s not what’s important here. Isn’t the packaging great? Simple and to the point. What more is required?
Via Unica Home.
For the techy who likes her/his beauty sleep!
Studiobo pixel sleeping mask, $14
Modern Chic Home carries a wide range of decorative objects, furniture and art at a variety of prices points. Here are two affordable options:
Trina Turk eyeglasses case, $28, Modern Chic Home
Queen Crown pillow, $45, Modern Chic Home
Wouldn’t you love to receive one (or both) of these as a gift?¬† Julie, the owner of Modern Chic Home, has a great eye for design, as you can tell from her store and her gorgeous blog, Belle Maison.
Voil√†. Here it is.
Colette “voil√†” lighter, $4, Opening Ceremony
I’m such a sucker for beautiful stationery. I love this embossed set of cards from Paper-Source.
Cherry branch embossed stationery, $14.50/set of 10
If you’re still swooning over Ikat, Table Tonic is worth a visit.
large (45cm x 45cm) hand woven Ikat cushions, $79AUD each, Table Tonic
In addition to hand-woven Ikat cushions, the Australian store continues to stock some amazing hand made vintage suzanis, Moroccan pouffes and Mexican throws in all colours of the rainbow. And right now – almost everything is on sale!
Update: I just learned that the home of Louise Bell (of Table Tonic) and family has been featured in the current issue of Style at Home. Read more here.
The TOYWATCH is the new big thing with all the celebs and I do have my eye on a few.
Plasteramic TOYWATCH, $225
As the end of the semester quickly approaches I think of how time is not on my side. Although, if I had a TOYWATCH on my wrist at least I would fly through time in style.
A beautiful candle, full of texture, and less than $20. What do you think?
White ball candle, $15, Birks
Start the new year off right with a set of brand new pencils! You still use pencils, right?
Resolution pencils, $8, Kate Spade
Pencils, $9.50, Et Al Etc.
Mechanical pencil, $4.95 AUD, kikki.K
p.s. You know these pencils would look awesome in this pencil case.
Welcome to 2011!
PAWLING wall calendar, $25
All of us at White Cabana would like to wish our readers a beautiful year full of adventure, good health, happiness…and of course…plenty of white design!
Wouldn’t a selection of objects like this look beautiful on a fireplace mantle?
via West Elm
Isn’t it the most delightful assortment of Christmas objects?
Please note: $5 from the purchase of some of the above items goes directly to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Click here for more details.
Here’s another quick gift guide for you. If you’re done all your shopping – congrats! You can save these ideas for future gifts. Brilliant, right?
HopHopHop round locket, $89 USD, Smallable
Bling ring eraser, $6, Kate’s Paperie
White & silver tray, $29.95, Pier 1 Imports
Pom-pom pillow, $18.36, Pier 1 Imports
Numbered Pill Boxes, $4.50 each, Zhush
Never too late to add an ornament – or two – or four – to your tree. Here are a few faves from Muji.
acrylic ornaments, 3.50-3.95GBP, Muji
Have you tried out the Etsy Taste Test? I just had a go and the results are pretty cool. Have a look at some of the items that came up in my Taste Test search.
Mid-century wingback chair, $1100, Bohemiennes
Industrial factory stool, $265, French By Design
Set of Jen Risom dining chairs, $650, En Route Studio
California Originals Pottery, $42, Barking Sands Vintage
Look at all of this white! And I didn’t even choose any white objects during the search process. Crazy, right? Somehow Etsy just knew…
Aren’t these little snowmen adorable?
Snowman sponges, $9.95 set of 6, Crate & Barrel
Snowman doorbell hanger, $19.95, Williams-Sonoma
Snowman cupcake, Martha Stewart
Coconut snowman, Martha Stewart
No-melt snowmen, Martha Stewart
Have a wonderful weekend!
Looking for more ways to bring the Christmas spirit into your home? Have you added a nutcracker to your holiday decor?
Nutcrackers, $24-$59, West Elm
Nutcracker ornaments, $19.95 set of 4, Crate & Barrel