Where are we shopping this week?

Posted by Peter Brooks in Design Tips, Interior design, Shops on Nov 16th, 2011

Dark Tools – architectural lighting distributors
I recently dropped in to see a new lighting shop called Dark, located just south of the Lakeshore on Carlaw Avenue.  I was given the full tour by owner Mo Nahar who was incredibly friendly and knowledgeable.
If you’re looking for modern lighting that takes budget into consideration you must make [...]


Global Style

Posted by Peter Brooks in Design Tips, Events, Interior design on Nov 2nd, 2011

We were out at an evening talk hosted at ELTE Furnishings last week.   The guest speaker was the new editor for Styleathome magazine Erin McLaughlin.  Erin spoke about the ‘trend’ of infusing a global look into interior design calling it ‘Global Style’.  Erin presented slides showing works of designers such as  Martyn Lawrence Bullard (  [...]