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March 2014 Hot Buys

We compile our favourite new home decor pieces from across the West.

Throw Down

We’re suckers for a good throw pillow, but Vancouver-based artist Julia Di Sano just upped the ante with her collection of Ebi Emporium cushions ($75) based on her original paintings, featuring a vibrant mix of abstract splashes of neon, distressed chevron patterns or soft pastel ombré. Each is one of kind.Fine Finds, Vancouver. finefindsboutique.com0314-hot-buys-bar

 

Mountain Man

Peter Pierobon’s artwork has made it into the public collections of New York’s Museum of Arts and Design and the Smithsonian’s Renwick Gallery, but his furniture pieces, made in B.C., are just as worthy of adulation—like the jagged Walnut Bar ($19,500), a gorgeous, angular experiment inspired by the Rocky Mountain skyline. Peter Pierobon, Vancouver. peterpierobon.com0314-hot-buys-chairs

 

In the Club

The club chair gets an update from Bensen, a past Western Living Furniture Designer of the Year: sink into the deep but surprisingly compact U Turn seat (from $2,250) and swivel on the 360-degree circular base toward the future of design. Inform Interiors, Vancouverinforminteriors.com0314-hot-buys-fox

 

Sly Fox

Pocket doll by Coral and Tusk available at Anthology Home Collection.

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Wood Works

Noise-cancelling headphones are a must for any serious traveller, but Tivoli Audio’s Radio Silenz headset ($160) transports your aural experience to first class. It features solid wood ear cups available in sophisticated black ash, walnut or cherry. Madison and Page, Calgary. madison-page.com Audio Ark, Edmonton. audioark.com0314-hot-buys-lamp

 

Be My Yoko

Inspired by traditional Japanese lanterns, Foscarini’s Yoko table lamp ($656) offers soft and soothing light filtered through transparent blown glass to add a little Zen (and plenty of style) to your space.Lightform, Edmonton. lightform.ca Robert Sweep Home furnishings, Calgary. robertsweep.com0314-hot-buys-purse

 

Throw Down

It’s official—we live in the future. The Mighty purse ($125) is a sleek and simple buttery leather clutch (in fun hues like tangerine) with a hidden adapter that charges up your smartphone while you’re out and about. Twisted Goods, Calgary. twistedgoods.ca0314-hot-buys-lights

 

Solar Power

Think of it as a sunshine savings bank. The solar-powered Ikea Solvinden LED globe lights ($17.99) go up in a snap (no cords or plugs required) to light up those warm spring nights. Ikea, across the West. ikea.ca0314-hot-buys-rug

 

Cut a Rug

These graphic Over Oceans area rugs (prices on request) transform a painting by Vancouver artist Zoë Pawlak into five unique perspectives on colour and movement by cropping and distressing the original work into something new and wonderful. Burritt Bros., Vancouver. burrittcarpets.com0314-hot-buys-salt

 

Salt of the Earth

The hip packaging of the Amola Sea Salt Company, formerly Sea to Sky Seasoning, features beautiful branding (we love the quirky half-pig, half-fish that adorns the slick boxes) worthy of the product inside: garlic rosemary, cabernet sauvignon and, of course, bacon salt infusions (from $7.95). Cookworks, Vancouver. cookworks.ca Island Spice Trade, Victoria. islandspicetrade.ca0314-hot-buys-stool

 

In Like a Lamb

Call it rustic glam: the gold Tibetan Lamb stool (from $1,095) from Montreal’s Outpost Original pairs an over-the-top fluffy wool seat with an art-deco-cool metallic base for a truly showstopping ottoman.Atmosphere, Saskatoon. atmosphereid.ca0314-hot-buys-tile

 

White Now

Porcelanosa’s first Canadian showroom brings our new favourite decor trick to Calgary: the faux crumple. The glossy Artek white tile ($13/square foot) is a beautiful mess that celebrates gorgeous texture. porcelanosa.com

 

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