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Cool Shop Alert!!!!

Yup! this one is definitely on my top coolest shops in TO list.

Kate Eisen’s keen eye for amazing mid-century classics is outstanding.

INabstracto has been open for 9 years and has been the mainstay on the West Queen West strip of shops.  In fact, it’s only now that the rest of the hood has caught up to Kate’s visionary retail acumen.

Always sourcing the most amazing pieces, such as Vladimir Kagan (remember The Ultimate Sectional post?), Lotte Lamps (I’m developing a new fetish for these) to Scandinavian Teak and some 80’s vintage.  What makes this shop amazing is that Kate combines the vintage with current product lines, like Freitag bags (Kate has the largest collection in Toronto) from Switzerland and Julie Jenkinson designs.  She also has artist installations and is featuring Julie’s wallpaper and fabric right now.

See for yourself.

Julie Jenkinson wallpaper

Freitag bags and wallets.  See what I mean! Tons!

My fave!

Lotte Lamps

Rene Prou chairs with Julie Jenkinson fabric.

Hand made wool birdie ornaments.

There is tons more and Kate is constantly bringing in new stuff every week.  So get down there.

INabstracto is located at: 1160 Queen St. West, phone 416-533-6362.



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The Client –  Modern Busy Family – Mother, Father, 2 sons.

Location – Vancouver

Site – A gorgeous cliffside home, with a semi-circular family/kitchen grande room overlooking the pool and hot-tub to one side and the pacific ocean on the other.  24 x 24 limestone tiled flooring, dark brown sleek modern cabinetry throughout.  Classic, yet postmodern James Bond style.

My Mission – Find the perfect sectional

Here are my findings:

1. Reversi by Molteni & C / Designer Hannes Wettstein

2. Freestyle by Molteni & C / Designer Ferruccio Lavaini

3. The Richmond by GUS* Modern / Designer David Podsaidlo

4. Frank by B&B Italia

5.  Voyage Immobile Modular Sofa with Kenzo Maison Striped fabric by Roche Bobois

6. ADD Look Round Sofa at Resource Furniture

7. Florentine Sofa / Classic by Vladimir Kagan

Tell me which one you like?

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