CONTEST: Williams Sofa from the Glen & Jamie Designer Collection – Winner Selected

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Win a custom Williams Sofa From the Glen & Jamie Designer Collection!
Customize the Williams Sofa (80W x 36D x 38H) with your favourite fabric! Pick the colour and texture that suits your living room.

Each piece from the Glen & Jamie Collection is as unique as its name, and has been built to ensure that the design adapts to the way we live today as a family and are in line with the current North American aesthetic.

Value: CA$2,600
Courtesy Glen & Jamie 

Winner Selected:

Congratulations to Dale Kearns!

Contest closed September 25th, 2014 (Ontario)

 

Chair Affair

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The 3rd Annual Chair Affair takes place November 1st and the theme is Vibrant Toronto. Come take part in a wonderful cause and see how some of Toronto’s best artist and designers transformed old chairs into masterpieces.

Chair Affair: A ‘Chair-itable’ Event

The gala showcases 18 of Toronto’s premier artists and designers who donated their time and talent to create unique and extraordinary works of art using ordinary chairs from Furniture Bank’s warehouse. Guests can bid on these one-of-a-kind chairs to take home with them and/or donate to the Furniture Bank Organization: a registered charity that serves the GTA by providing those in need with furniture and household goods.

Some of the artists and designers who participated in designing the Toronto themed chairs include, CBC’s Steven and Chris, Heidi Richter and Paul Lafrance from HGTV’s Decked Out, Natalie Hodgson of Sarah Richardson Design, Cherry Bomb vintage, UNION 31 and Seven Haus Design. The event will be hosted by Global Telivision’s Susan Hay and presented by Streetcar Developments. The live auction will be led by Stephen Ranger.
There are over 40 Chairs to look at and lots of prizes to be won. Come be a part of a wonderful cause.
Location: Palais Royale, Toronto
When: November 1st, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
Cost: $150
Twitter handle: @furniture_bank #ChairAffairTOFor more information, visit Furniture Bank
To buy tickets or make a donation, visit Chair Affair 2012 Featured image: Chair designed by Steven and Chris

Get Psyched for the Season Ahead

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Whether it’s back to school or back to work, Lisa Canning picks out products to get you psyched for the season ahead.

Read the entire article ‘Dabble Digs’ in Issue 9 of Dabble.

Decoupage Chair DIY

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Make this chair your own by clipping magazine or newspaper articles and photos that appeal to you. Nicholas Rosaci shows you how.

MATERIALS REQUIRED
* An interesting but inexpensive chair
* Old magazines
* Polyvinyl Acetate Glue (Elmer’s Glue All)
* Mod Podge Matte or Gloss Waterbase sealer, glue and finish
* Utility knife
* Scissors
* Metal edge ruler
* Foam brush or paint brush (to apply glue and Mod Podge)
* Krylon Low Odor Clear Matte Spray

OPTIONAL
* Brayer or popsicle stick
* Tweezers

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1. CUT IT OUT

Using scissors, a utility knife and a ruler, cut out interesting pictures and text from a magazine.
Tip: If you do not want to remove pages from the magazine, make a photocopy of the pages you like instead.

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2. GLUE INTO PLACE

Spread a layer of glue onto a small section of the chair or spread a thin layer of glue onto the back of the image. Carefully place the magazine clipping (working in small sections at a time) onto the chair where you have applied glue. Use the tweezers to position, overlap and move the image if desired.

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3. REMOVE AIR BUBBLES

Using your fingers, a popsicle stick or a brayer, gently smooth the image from the centre outward to remove air bubbles and excess glue. Allow the glue to dry.

4. COAT IT

Apply a thin coat of Mod Podge to seal down all edges for a smooth finish. Allow the Mod Podge to dry and add a second coat for durability.

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5. PROTECT IT

Spray a thin coat of acrylic spray for added protection.

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Watch Nicholas on CityTV’s CityLine with host, Tracy Moore: Decoupage Chair.

Take 3: Vanity Insanity

At first blush, a vanity table may seem like an outmoded, though elegant, means of dressing—something your grandma used. If you’re tired of leaning over the bathroom sink for a view of your face, retrieving your makeup brush from the wet bowl and leaving the house with a toothpaste stripe across your abdomen, it may be time to reconsider the ease of a dressing table. Dabble’s in-house design team offers three stylish solutions to make your morning makeup application anything but routine.

Photography by Simon Burn

ONE:

Formal Evening Wear
How civilized to find a seat in front of a large gracious mirror, with everything you need for beauty close at hand. In combination with the Mica Shell wallpaper the handsome walnut wood bench, upholstered in a woven brown raffia, has just enough shimmer to make the setting sizzle. The brown glass vase holds spring tulips and a woven tray corrals grooming essentials.

Photography by Simon Burn

TWO:

Turkish Delight
Global influences abound with this ornate mother of pearl Turkish style mirror and leather clad British colonial style chair. The bronze Hindu hand keeps long necklaces tangle free and adds a sculptural element to the practical setting.

Design Tip: Found objects, such as the Hindu hand sculpture, are an ideal display for jewellery.

Photography by Simon Burn

Photography by Simon Burn

THREE:

Casual Dress Code
A comfy poof or ottoman, provided it’s the right height, makes an efficient perch for makeup application and the small magnifying mirror is a great assistant. The silver tray complements the chrome studding on the seat.

 

Top 10 Mid-Century Modern Classic Pieces of Furniture

Join Kimberley as she walks through these Top 10 Mid-Century Pieces at Kit Interior Objects.

1956 Eero Saarinen Dining Table and Tulip Chairs for Knoll

 

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1925 Marcel Breuer Wassily Chair for Knoll

 

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1944 Isamu Noguchi Coffee Table for Herman Miller

 

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1956 Eames Lounge and Ottoman for Herman Miller

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1929 Mies van der Rohe Barcelona Chair for Knoll

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1929 Le Corbusier LC2 Chair for Cassina

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1950 Harry Bertoia Dining Chair for Knoll

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1958 Eames Aluminum Group Executive Chair for Herman Miller

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1949 Hans Wegner Wishbone Chair for Carl Hansen & Son

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1949 George Nelson Ball Clock for Vitra

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