Posts Tagged ‘local designers’

Romance is in the air. The Spring/Summer 2011 Ines Di Santo collection will be debuting in Canada at Veronica Di Santo Atelier this weekend (Friday + Saturday). Call the ladies at VDSA to make your appointment to experience this beautiful and luxurious collection.

Veronica Di Santo Atelier
4040 Steeles Ave West, Suites 14 & 15, Woodbridge
905 264 5518

Photographs by Rebecca Wood

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ev-o-lu-tion | the process of developing

cre’a-tiv’i-ty | characterized by originality and expressiveness; imaginative

art-ist-ry | showing an imaginative quality or craft

Anyone passionate about design will know that if you crave artwork in the form of fine hand-woven area carpets, Weavers Art is the place. They are pioneers in the world of “floor art fashion“.

ERA: Evolution of Rug Artistry is a design competition conceptulatized by Johane Lefancois-Deignan (JNSQ Design) and Catherine Shea (Weavers Art) which debuted in Toronto at IDS 2010 last week. It was developed to explore, showcase and inspire the talent found in Canada’s design community. This “outside the box” challenge also raises funds and awareness for local charity DAREarts which promotes positive influences through the arts to empower children to achieve their potential.

My amazingly talented friend and interior designer, Alison Milne (Alison Milne Design) was selected as one of the ten finalists whose submissions were transformed into beautiful pieces of floor art.

The ERA rugs are now on display at the Bedford Road Showroom and I hear they look incredible. Weavers Art is hosting an ERA event which includes an exhibit of the 10 winnings rugs which will be available for purchase. Proceeds of all rug sales will go to DAREarts.

Without prejudice, I must admit that I am truly in love with Alison’s Bone Rug creation. She has successfully combined the subtle details of nature and fine art. I love the various layers and textures she chose to incorporate into her design. This piece originated as an animal tusk…click to continue reading.

All the ERA rug designs are wonderful and brilliant – a huge congratulations and well done to all the finalists.

Here are my runner-up designs by 3rd Uncle Design (Roncesvalles) and Roy Banse (The Jazzy Rug):

Contact Weavers Art or Alison Milne Design for more information on this event.

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One of a Kind Christmas Show and Sale is on from November 26-December 6 at The Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place. It is a tradition for many and a great event to find locally crafted gifts, be inspired and get creative.

Tickets for adults are $12 at the door or $10 online. In the spirit of giving and to celebrate their 35th Anniversary, $0.35 from every ticket purchased on December 2nd will be donated to the Red Door Family Shelter.

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