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The goods we're coveting this month, from a modern new Tiffany collection to delicate, angular pendant lamps.
1. Dream Weaver Though it’s inspired by traditional Filipino basket-weaving techniques, the Harry Allen-designed Coiled stool ($250)—part of Umbra Shift, the brand’s new designer collaboration series—is a knockout in
a modern setting.
Vancouver, vanspecial.com2. Best Coast Hand-carved from ultra-sustainable mango wood, 18Karat’s Alpo vase (from $65) features ridges that are a beautifully textured nod to the West’s snowy coastal mountain ranges. 18 Karat, Vancouver, 18karatstore.com; Home Evolution, Calgary, home-evolution.com; Dwell Modern, Edmonton, dwellmodern.ca; Blossoms Living, Saskatoon, blossomsliving.ca; These Four Walls, Winnipeg, thesefourwalls.ca3. The Entertainer “Easy” is key when it comes to entertaining, and Ligne Roset’s upholstered, seamless
Fraga coffee table (from $1,265), designed by GamFratesi, helps keep things simple with built-in, removable beechwood trays. Livingspace, Vancouver, livingspace.com; Le Belle Arti, Calgary, lebellearti.com; Dwell Modern, Edmonton, dwellmodern.ca; Kesay, Winnipeg, kesay.ca4. So Cool It started off as a food truck in a surf-shop parking lot and grew into a culinary destination. Chef Lisa Ahier of SoBo shares over a hundred of her seasonally inspired, Southwest-tinged recipes in the new SoBo Cookbook: Recipes from the Tofino Restaurant at the End of the Canadian Road so you can satiate yourself between pilgrimages. Chapters, across the West, chapters.indigo.ca5. Owl Be There The pattern is whimsical (Owls! Flowery vines!) but the cream and black colour palette of the Iittala Taika platter ($144) makes it a suitable fit for the sophisticated entertainer.
Crocus and Ivy, Regina, crocus
andivy.com6. Let’s Get Physical Tory Burch lends her boho-prep touch to wearable tech with a new FitBit collaboration (pieces from $38) that features pretty patterned silicone bracelets that track your distance during your trail run—and look chic enough to throw on for a night on the town, too. Tory Burch, Vancouver, toryburch.com7. Modern Love Tiffany’s first female design director takes the iconic brand into a brave new world with a modern, graphic collection. Layer up T-square bangles ($5,800) with T-chain bracelets ($6,350), or keep it simple with the sleek cut-out ceramic-and-gold arm cuff ($9,800). Tiffany & Co., across the West, tiffany.ca8. Lamp Lighter We’ve
long loved Niche Modern’s combination of tubular bulbs and sleek blown-glass
exteriors, but the Crystalline
series of lamps (from $550)
features fresh shapes and juicy hues—think chartreuse and clementine—that make the design all the more
delicious. Provide, Vancouver, provide
home.com; Lightform, Calgary and Edmonton, lightform.ca9. Drink Up Colour-block your cocktails (why not!) with the Colour Glass collection by Scholten and Baijings for Hay, which decks out curved tumblers and stocky wineglasses (from $16) in juicy hues—think patches of watermelon and aqua ombré rims. Espace D, Vancouver, espacedonline.com10. Study Session Though the Roost Maquette geometric chandelier (from $363)—handmade from sturdy iron rods—is inspired by modernist sculptural shape studies of the 1930s, it’s a seamless fit into today’s hot retro-modern look. Metric Design, Saskatoon, metricdesign.ca11. International Appeal These David Trubridge Koura lamps (from $510) have serious ties to their New Zealand heritage (“koura” is the Maori word for river shrimp), but the beachy woven forms look right at home here in Western Canada. Hut K, Winnipeg, hutk.ca12. Hang Tough Call us commitmentphobes, but we love furniture that provides a little flexibility. The Vancouver-designed Modeller modular shelving units (four-shelf bundles start from $497) offer smart storage options that can be changed up in a snap—shelves, computer-friendly tabletops and cabinets hang on to beeswax-treated oak, walnut or bamboo wall slats in infinite mix-and-match variations. Modeller, Vancouver, modeller.ca13. Elevated Work Architecturally inspired planar legs prop up the sand-cast aluminum Fort Standard standing bowl (price on request). Keep avocados in the salmon-coloured edition, but it’s probably best to keep salmon out of the avocado-hued one. Provide, Vancouver, providehome.com; Kit, Calgary, kit
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