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design – Lifeovereasy

Posts Tagged ‘design’

Bloggers Doing Good At Spun Goods

handwoven wall hanging

Nads and I had a chance to attend the Spun Goods event last week in support of Spun Studio, a social enterprise of Sistering, an organization that serves homeless, marginalized, and low-income women in Toronto. Spun Studio is a testament to the power of community and crafting in building a sense of belonging as well […]


Bobby Berk Home: Having It All

Choice. Colour. Quality. Intelligent and eco-conscious design. With the Bobby Berk Home Collection, you don’t have to compromise. The collection is available exclusively at Urban Mode, a fixture on the Toronto modern design scene for over 30 years. I attended the launch party there before Christmas and I had a chance to chat with the […]


Zara Home Arrives in Canada in Style

  It’s here!! Our favorite Euro powerhouse of design and decor has finally opened a Canadian outpost right here in TO. I fell in love with Zara Home years ago and am so thrilled that we can finally shop for their amazing selection of housewares right here in Canada. I was lucky enough to get […]


Dreamy Design Destinations: We Love Fab.com

  vintage glassware by The Vintage Shop One thing we love to do is share our insider tips and must see hot spots and Fab.com is definitely one of my favorites.  This site is a pure danger zone for me – I have to make sure my credit card is far, far away whenever I […]


High Performance Design at Calligaris

We have been long-time fans of Italian home furnishings company Calligaris, so we were thrilled when Toronto got it’s own store a few years ago. Combining clever functionality with an Italian sense of style, their great designs hit all the right notes. Many of their pieces are multifunctional, and they offer a large selection of […]


The Artist Project Comes to Town

  Here at lifeovereasy, we are eagerly awaiting opening night of The Artist Project.  In its 5th year, the show is a fantastic and inspirational collection of original works from over 200 artists.  Click here to check out some of the featured talent and get your show info.  Hope to see you there! From theartistproject.com: […]


IDS12 Highlights Part 2

Here is our final roundup of highlights from the Interior Design Show. Let’s start with some of the amazing outdoor furniture we saw. Sung Outdoor featured a clean modern look punctuated by hits of Pantone’s 2012 Colour of the Year, Tangerine Tango. Notice the oversized vase with palm leaves – this arrangement has


IDS12 Highlights

With over 300 exhibitors, the Interior Design Show offered lots of inspiration for furniture and design ideas to incorporate into your space. Here are some of our favs from this years show. Our first stop was Studio North, a showcase of over 60 Canadian and International independent designers. These sculptural


Interior Design Show 2012 – How Do We Live?

IDS12 wrapped up yesterday after 4 event-filled days showcasing home grown and international design talent. Lifeovereasy attended the opening night party and grooved to the tunes of multitalented Canadian design icon Karim Rashid. Touring the floor the next day, I was inspired to rethink some of the spaces I live in. For me, design is […]


Fab Accessories at CB2

Rounding up our coverage of the fabulous finds at CB2, here are some of the great accessories we spotted. Have a look at the gorgeous large and small Swirl sculptures in iron with an antique brass finish. We think they would make dramatic light fixtures. Are you listening, CB2, or will we have to get […]


Hello CB2!

Last Friday Lifeovereasy dropped in on the launch party for the first Canadian location of CB2, the young and hip sibling of US chain Crate and Barrel. Located at Queen and Bathurst in the former Big Bop, the historic building has been restored in a sensitive renovation. The purple façade is gone, replaced by exposed […]


Montreal Gems: Cafés – De farine & d’eau fraîche

I recently spent the last year and a half living in Montreal.  Part of this fantastic city’s charm is the surprise gems you often stumble across around every corner or down the little side streets.  The city oozes loads of charm, great food, fantastic fashion and a unique culture, and I’m excited to share some […]


It’s A Wrap!

Once again I find myself returning home from another Winners gift hunt with a fabulous find in hand.  I  love throws and blankets.  There is something comforting and decadent about curling up on the couch with a great book or my iPad, and snuggling into a cozy and good looking blanket.  So imagine my delight […]


In Love With Nelson

Our house is filled with furniture that we have acquired over the years.  Some are investment pieces that we hope will grow with us as we evolve in our current and future spaces, others are remnants from our condo renting days that we have not been able to replace,


Bamboo Buildings: Sustainable and Stunning

I saw a story in the Toronto Globe and Mail last Thursday about a group of designers, architects and builders dedicated to the concept of sustainability who are creating magnificent structures constructed entirely out of bamboo in Bali, Indonesia. These buildings include the Green School, founded in 2006 by Canadian John Hardy to provide a […]