Gift Guide: For the Christmas Collector

For the third Christmas gift guide, I opted for items that would make for amazing gifts for those who love Christmas!

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GlucksteinHome glitter snowflake, GlucksteinHome polar boar ornament, GlucksteinHome Starry night tabletop tree, owl snow globe, countdown calendar, time capsule ornament, snowball wreath, disco ball topper, channel quilted velvet stocking, reindeer, menu cards, snowflake hurricanes, paperwhites, merry and joy soaps, winter cottage cookie jar

Other 2016 gift guides: for the design fan, for the cook

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Marketplace: Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

This Valentine’s Day, I’m thinking hearts, hearts, and more hearts are the way to go. I’ve never been a major Valentine’s Day fan as I think love – and hearts – should be spread around generously throughout the year, so considering this, I think it’s as good a time as any to share some lovely items here (yes, even though we haven’t even yet entered February).

tictactoe_bw_imgJonathan Adler tic tac toe set, $98

modern-neon-letter-heart-a-jonathan-adlerJonathan Adler neon heart lamp, $95

vase-golden-heart-pep-reverterSister Clara vase special edition golden heart, designed by Pepa Reverter, $410, 1st Dibs

heart-slippers-Chapters-Indigofaux suede slippers, $40

cucinapro-heart-shaped-waffle-makerCucinaPro heart waffle maker, $58

bkr-heart-water-bottlebkr water bottle, $49.95

heart-coffee-tableheart coffee table, $2300, 1st Dibs

family-timeline-heart-Mintedfamily time line by Aubrey Bonneau, from $24, Minted

il_570xN.737812475_kldmheart pillow cover, $43, Etsy

Charmajesty-pj-setpjs, $185, Charmajesty (oh, how I love this set!)

hdc0080_color.whtcl_view.1fractured heart marble, $795, Kelly Wearstler

Okay, okay, for all you diamond lovers out there, here’s one exceptional piece to end this post:

diamond-heart-necklace-10-carat10.14 carat heart shaped diamond pendant, $785,000, 1st Dibs

Marketplace: Spotlight on DLK

I recently came across online market DLK, and I would love just about every item in my own home (even though the shop is definitely more targeted to items for kids and families). The product collection is so carefully curated, and the high-on-design items have the whole family in mind. While I featured a few of their organizational items earlier this month, I’d like to share more of what I’m liking from this shop.

EscapeIG2_1024x1024 Escape utility bag, $100, Forest Bound

CestMagnifiqueAdultC’est magnifique tee, $40, Young One Apparel

unnamedfluffy face bag, $65, The White Pepper

c1luDJn6NKDS37Bg7CK6Fqph1RRbS39ET78H5673GBohi sweatshirt, $39 (kids), Organic Zoo

fw15-oeuf-rabbit-hatrabbit hat, $60 (kids), Oeuf

whiteflatmountains blanket, $75, White Fox & Co.

349ef731cd6ddd8a4ca53624adfe0e34binchotan charcoal toothbrush, $9, Morihata

PWs5Juupc_QQEtsjAjUfzYaZ5nSPR50y1RP8ap0uCx0keratin krew pillowcase, $35, Sack Me!

Modern+Hello+Kitty+Lamp+on+DLKHello Kitty lamp, $220, BaselNL

3600639_Pepe_Marble_Mirror_Studiopepe_Brass_White_2048x2048Pepe marble mirror, $600, Studio Pepe

Pop_Gallery_Balloon_Letters_Acrylic_Tray-Angle_Original_White_1024x1024shine bright acrylic tray, $59, Michael Revil Madjus for imm Living Studio

sieben-iQ08gn50xG-snow_1_grosssnowball music ball, $100, Siebensachen

thumb_2104207_500x500POV table candleholder, $80, Note for Menu

PRETTY+POSTER+ON+DLKpretty poster, $40, MiniWilla

MODERN+BLACK+PEELER+ON+DLKmodern peeler, $16, Normann Copenhagen

I606iSS7mJQXZehXXyw-UY3m0PJM8U9lFfhP8mrDeeQ,QdEpI0sXx3BmlzsRqSrz-wVsYFd2xQWXCLeViDE9NyUalphabet pebbles, $22, Rock & Pebble

PuzzleHeadS_largepuzzlehead, $20, Richard McGuire for Areaware

The Friday Five: Animal Kingdom

I have featured my growing menagerie around my home here on the blog over the last few years. While I haven’t added any new pieces to my collection recently, I do still keep my eye out for interesting items.

dragonFurstenberg dragon glass, $236, Luisa Via Roma

35251156_007_belephant earrings, $14, Urban Outfitters

35874809_010_dwhite owl costume, $94, Urban Outfitters (I’m keeping this in mind for Halloween!)

504051113_1_tabletoppolar bear beanie, Eugenia Kim, $225, Barneys

811770029050_hiblack and white lion art print, Christian Meerman, $35, Chapters Indigo

Have a great weekend, everyone!

The Friday Five: Get Monogrammed

I love all the personalization options that are out there in the marketplace. From bags to shoes to home decor items, there’s really no limit to what can be personalized with embroidered and printed initials and names. Here are five items that caught my attention this week from personalization expert Mark & Graham.

img2cBamboo Elisabetta Slouch handbag, $425 (made in Italy)

img83oItalian hemstitched grosgrain duvet & sham, $80-$300 (on sale) (made in Italy)

img26oTurkish hydro cotton bathroom, $149 (made in Turkey)

img48oPiazza leather key fob, $39 (made in Italy)

img29oleather cufflink and ring box, $49

Have a wonderful (long) weekend!

Marketplace: Kaufmann Mercantile

I recently learned about online retailer Kaufmann Mercantile and I subsequently spent more time than I’d like to admit browsing the merchandise. If I had a bigger house, more display space, and an endless supply of money, I’d place quite the order. There are just too many beautifully designed and manufactured pieces that I’d love to own – and give away, too. Here is just some of what I have in my imaginary shopping cart.

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perpetual calendar, $146.70 CAD

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Caran d’Ache ballpoint pen, $23.84 CAD (this is one of my favourite pens!)

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traditional nordic wool blanket, $145.47 CAD

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Japanese drawing pads, $24.45-$36.67 CAD

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enamelware kitchen set, $109.96 CAD

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handmade white pine doormat, $97.19 CAD

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Belgian linen & cotton napkins, $30.56 CAD

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set of hand-pressed glass bowls, $79.34 CAD

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English steel counterweight scale, $341.07 CAD

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