Dabble Digs Halloween

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The season of tricks, treats, and frightful fun is almost here and we are digging these Halloween accessories from Alessi.

Featured Image: Reminiscent of the dark shadows of All Hallow’s Eve, the La Stanza dello Scirocco Tea Light Holder, designed by Mario Trimarchi, is a great way to add some spookiness to your Halloween decor.

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Designed by Massimo Giacon, the Spiritosona Bottle Stopper is a haunting temptress that creates a secure seal ensuring your wine stays fresh until your next glass.
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The Minou Purse Hook by Frederic Gooris is one black cat you don’t have to be afraid of!

Gold Rush

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“All that glitters is bound to find its way into Dabble,” says our style expert Christine Da Costa. Gold, brass and bronze are home design attention grabbers.

US$1,098 Anthropologie
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Arteriors Baroque Antique Gold Leaf Lidded Box
US$250, Zhush
www.zhush.com

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Read the entire article ‘What’s Trending – Gold’ in Issue 11 of Dabble.

What’s Trending: Grey & Yellow

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With fall in the air our nesting instinct kicks in. ‘Ward off the chill,’ says designer Christine DaCosta, ‘with the powerful pairing of yellow and grey.’

Featured Image: Jenna Bedding Collection, CA$35-$170, Urban Barn, www.urbanbarn.com

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 Vintage Yellow Glass Lamps, US$3900, Pieces, www.pieces.com

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 Tali Printed Shower Curtain, CA$40, West Elm, www.westelm.com

Read the entire article ‘What’s Trending – Grey&Yellow’ in Issue 10 of Dabble.

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.

Gifts Made Easy

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Someone once said that Christmas is a race to see which gives out first, your money or your feet.

Save your Sanity and Holiday Shop like a Pro

Someone once said that Christmas is a race to see which gives out first, your money or your feet. Well, save your feet! We spent the past weeks sourcing those perfect gifts for foodies of every age and stumbled on a well-stocked resource, our local pharmacy. From Gourmet Hot Cocoa for her to a Baileys Irish Cream for him, and even a Kinder Surprise for the wee one in your life, these gift ideas are sure to please all of the foodies on your list.

Don’t let the tick tock of the countdown clock (How many days until Christmas?) give you a panic. Since you’re likely to be stopping by the pharmacy on your way home from work anyway, this option maximizes the one commodity that’s even less plentiful than money…time. Plus, prices are competitive with any retail store and opening hours are usually much longer. But don’t let me convince you, check out the great gift ideas below.

1.Baileys Original or Baileys Irish Cream (180g) ~ $8.99 each;2.Indulge 5 Minute Chocolate Cupcake Mix ~ $9.99;3.Starbucks Gift Basket ~ $19.99;4.Indulge Coffee and Green Tea Set (available in 3 flavours) ~ $9.99 each;5.Indulge Gourmet Hot Cocoa Cup & Saucer Gift Set ~ $9.99;6.New Kinder Mix, Includes Plush Toy and Assortment of Chocolate (116g) ~ $10.99;7.Hot Chocolate Hottie Set ~ $19.99;8.Cranberry Tangerine Cosmopolitan Mix or Pomegranate Martini Mix ~ $7.99 each;9.Ferrero Rocher Cone (350g) ~ $17.99.

Click to explore this season’s most beautiful gifts at Shoppers Drug Mart. Plus, use the Easy Gift Finder to find fabulous gifts for everyone on your list. Go to Shoppersdrugmart.ca/holiday.

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Disclosure: This post was brought to you by Shoppers Drug Mart via Glam Media Canada. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Shoppers Drug Mart.

Dabble Digs: Crabtree Treats

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Inspired by a treasure seeking journey from east to west, Crabtree & Evelyn introduce their new Festive Fine Food Collection. The delicious collection includes traditional festive foods with a contemporary aromatic twist. Dabble Digs the richly coloured keepsake containers with delightful illustrations. Here are just a few of our favourites.

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Traditional Shortbread Bursting with a full buttery taste.

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Collectable Tin A chic keepsake filled with baked biscuits, delicious strawberry preserves and afternoon tea.

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English Tea and Biscuit Tin A real treat for anyone who love the English tradition of afternoon tea.

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Cranberry and Orange Sauce This delightful, slow-cooked sauce will provide the perfect touch to roast meat.

Transparency

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Love this post on the elegance of transparent design on ABC Home’s site, Reveal.

Transparent design exudes an indefinable, ethereal glow.

Why? Most certainly, crystalline elements–whether lighting, furniture, or accessories–lend a halcyon cool to any space. Providing a sense of calm, a hushed serenity, a bit of mystery. They are undeniably expressive pieces of design.

Yet perhaps this intangible something is best attributed to the fact that these pieces offer a new perspective. For example, light and shadow interact differently when filtered through a clear glass orb than a cloth shade; peer through a transparent stool and you’ll see the room transform. Rather than blending into a space, they quietly enhance and illuminate their surroundings.

Luckily, there are variety of ways to explore this surprisingly versatile aesthetic: from centuries-refined Italian glasswork to forward-thinking clear polycarbonate dining chairs. We love that transparency is both timeless and modern, easy to incorporate yet entirely distinctive.

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(1) cobble hill brady side table; (2) kartell stool (crystal); (3) agus*modern acrylic I-beam table; (4) kartell charles ghost stool (crystal) (5) kartell louis ghost chair (crystal); (6) scope dining table

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(7) tom dixon pressed glass pendants; (8) clear glass egg lamp; (9) fizz cone pendant (clear); (10) fizz orb pendant (clear); (11) kartell moon bowl; (12) conran shop block lamp; (13) glass drop table lamp; (14) vintage turkish glass vessel; (15) murano glass mirror with easel

Laundry Room Organized

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Get the DIY cure for organizing your laundry room and keeping it tidy from guest blogger Amanda Burdge of AB Home Interiors Blog.

Laundry Room Organized

Let’s face it, we have to do laundry. As much as all of us can attest to hating one of the most basic and utilitarian household chores, it’s a necessary evil. Most clients that I work with never touch this space, furnishing it as if it were lucifers closet. The laundry room truly gets the least amount of love and dollars. The good news is, when this space is fun and efficient it makes doing the wash less of a chore and more of an enjoyable space.

Arrange your Products Accordingly

We all know the term, ‘birds of a feather, flock together’. Keep this in mind when organizing your cleaning supplies. Having detergent in one place and softener in another doesn’t make sense. Button up your efficiency and keep like-minded products together. Make your laundry room work for you.

Folding Tables

Every laundry room needs a place to fold. Always create an area to fold your laundry with ease, and make sure the counter surface is at least 36′ high. If you don’t have space for a folding table, keep an ironing board in a handy place. It can double as a surface and be neatly put away when not in use.

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Drying Racks

Whether you choose to have a garment rack or an area devoted for hanging several pieces, always include a portion of space for drying outside of the dryer.

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Seating

If you are lucky enough to have ample space, a seating area in a laundry room can be quite utilitarian. It is a great place to plop down to sew on buttons that need repair, fold in comfort, or a place to relax and read a book while the dryer finishes. It creates a more inviting environment, and makes the space more homey and less chore oriented.

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Read the full post: AB Home Interiors Blog

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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