Saturday, November 29, 2014

Holiday Gifting from Inform: Staff Picks

Matthew's Picks

For my gift list this year LIGHT is the operative word- we all need a little more light in our life whether in the form of light and airy glassware, light for reading or the light of a candle’s glow. 

Tom Dixon scent gift set, $120. Also available and sold individually in larger sizes, these unique candles are reminiscent of worldly scents, and come wonderfully packaged in nickel, copper and brass vessels.

Tom Dixon Gift set of 3 candles, $120

From Flos, the D'E' Light, $395. This LED table lamp also has an integrated phone charger and discrete on-off touch button. Light and practical for a coworker or friend's desktop.
Flos D'E'Light, $395

From Iittala, the Ultima Thule collection of barware and tabletop items has always been a favorite, and this fantastic centerpiece ($140) in molded glass is quite dramatic. Beautifully faceted, it looks like it is made of ice.

Ultima Thule centerpiece, $140

From the Vitra miniatures collection, this light Knotted chair ($310) made of carbon fibre dipped and cast in resin is perfect for the small apartment and the friend who has everything!

Vitra Miniatures Knotted Chair, $310
Another great lamp at a great price, the M lamp from Juniper Designs in New York is an LED design based on the classic miner's lamp. Battery operated and rechargeable. $220.

Juniper Designs, M Lamp $220

Holiday Gifting from Inform: Staff Picks

Allison's picks.  
No. 1 is  the Aalto Vase, especially for Tulips. I love how flowers almost lay in this vase, not tight and perpendicular, there's something more relaxed and natural with this vase.
8" white Aalto Vase $185. 

 Ding dong, Droog's Bottoms Up door bell has been a favourite since we first showed it 14 years ago.  Its whimsy endeared it to me right off, and 14 years later I love it still.  
I smile every time I hear the wine glasses chime.
Droog Bottoms Up $285.

Paul Smith's limited edition Angelpoise Type 75, the iconic British table light is a newer favourite.  Only 2500 produced world wide, 130 for the North American market, this is a must have, and at $220 its a great price, especially considering Paul Smith socks go for $30 a pair.
Paul Smith classic Anglepoise Type 75, $220.
John Pawson, times 2.  the Ebony wood salad servers are elegantly minimal, pair perfectly with his salad bowl, both from When Objects Work; these two pieces are minimal perfection at its best.
John Pawson Salad tongs oiled ebony wood $160.

John Pawson Salad bowl stoneware off white $170.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Holiday Gifting from Inform: Staff Picks

Hillary's Picks

There is nothing I love more than entertaining and as Leah said it, bringing loved ones together over food. My picks are definitely geared towards this.

First up, Iittala Aarne champagne glasses. I have these and love using them every time. Champagne is a celebration and it becomes even more elegant and exciting with these.

Set of 2, $65

If red wine is more your style, Iittala offers the lovely Essence collection. The red wine glasses are what I use at home. Beautiful, simple and sleek. Here is the Essence collection.

Set of 4, $70
Perfect for serving, the Iittala Piano spoons are gorgeous. I've been coveting these for awhile.

$125 for set
These Tom Dixon candle holders will light your table and feast beautifully. Made from marble and will work for various sizes of candle.

For a warm evening cup of tea, I'd turn to Tom Dixon and his brass tea set. 

$820 as shown here
And after all of the entertaining and perhaps a little too much bubbly or wine, falling into bed might be best. For that, the Hastens pajamas are my go-to. Comfort done right!

Come by the showroom to see even more gifts for your home and loved ones!
Happy shopping - Hillary

Holiday Gifting from Inform: Staff Picks

Leah's Picks

My favorite gift ideas can be put into three categories; entertaining, lighting and being warm.  Few things bring joy like a table full of your favorite people (and good food).   The gift ideas below help your loved ones, or yourself, entertain in style.  Get'em while their hot.  Quantities are limited.

Category 1:  Entertaining

Chop Long from Tom Dixon: $110
Bash Bowl from Tom Dixon: $395
Stone Cake Stand: $165
Decanter from Iittala: $75.00
Essence from iitala: Set of 2 for $50
Vessels from When Objects Work: Prices very depending on size

Good lighting = the gift that keeps on giving.  The warmth of lighting helps to cheer up our spaces well beyond the New Year and into the cave like depths of February and March.  

 Category 2: Lighting

Bocci 28d Desk Lamp: $495
Juniper Thin LED: $395
Ingo Maurer My New Flame : $600
Check out the video!
Lee Broom LED bulbs and pendents: $175-$295

Tom Dixon Spin: $675

Let their be WARMTH!  Get yourself in some Hastens Down booties and curl up with your favorite book.

 Category 3: Warmth

Hastens Down Booties: $80
Read a good old fashion paper book
featuring a Tom Dixon book mark: $17.00