Tuesday, March 29, 2011


131 Miranda ave, Toronto...416-862-8880.. I'm afraid to tell you about this place.. i'm afraid you will go and buy it all.. and there wont be anything left for me... Its THAT KIND OF PLACE!! Its off of Castlefield ave..., please go go go.. Vintage, great lines, unique and amazing quality pieces. The owners are the great expert in the subject matter and so welcoming and awesome (Sal Shivji and Garry Punnett)! Very reasonnably priced for the city of TO..... I cant wait to go back;)


 ps: leave some for me;)....and think twice before helping mom and dad throwing stuff out of their attic.. Hopefully this will help you decipher of whats value and what can be.. well.. let go;)

Sunday, March 27, 2011

L'Atelier, Toronto

Some of you may know that one of my favourite designers is Youssef Hasbani, owner of L'Atelier downtown Toronto. His "Atelier" is a fine antique and decorative arts mecca for most of design savyy people in Toronto and the rest of Canada and the US. His store evolves all the time, and holds different vignette everytime I walk in. There is great music, great scented candles, and its visually almost orgasmic! please go, its on 1224 Younge St, 416-966-0200. Youssef is so incredible at making an interior harmonious combining gilded 19th century 6 ft high bloackamoors, 1930's murano's chandelier, furniture from Gio Ponti. You name it!...His work reminds me of Arthur E. Smith from the 70's-80's!
Here is his personal retreat, although I'm sure its changed quite a bit since the publication of this Canadian House and Home in 2004..
ps: and if you're readin this Youssef: Je te venere!!! 

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