Las Vegas Super Show (Part Two…)

One only needs to spend 5 minutes in Las Vegas to see that there is definitely still a market for luxury goods and over the top finishes. Everywhere you look, crystal, velvet, silk, tassles, giltwork, marble, and anything else you could possibly think of is on every surface. It’s visually challenging at times to even appreciate it, because the level of detail is EVERYWHERE and you just can’t...
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Las Vegas Super Show!! Part One…

Greetings from the world of hospitality Design! I have just returned from the Hospitality Design Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada. Having never been to this trade show before, I was really excited to see what they had to offer, as I had heard only great things about it. (And let’s face it, spending a few days being design inspired in 39 degree weather was also not a bad thing…) It was a quite a...
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A Simple Solution to Limited Storage Space

Like many people in Toronto these days, I bought a new condominium. It seems like I have struggled to organize my walk-in closet since I moved in. The most frustrating issue I have with new condos is the lack of storage space! So I am always on the lookout for a solution to help solve my storage dilemma…One that does not require me downsizing my wardrobe, that is :O) I stopped in to see...
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Stool Crazy at IDS Toronto

 I was fortunate enough to attend IDS Toronto this past weekend. This was my first time and I have to say that I really enjoyed my experience. There were quite a few spectacular booths and I came back truly inspired. One of the things that I did notice as a trend and one that I love are the use of stools. They came in all shapes and sizes but the big trend were ones that were made with...
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Inspiration at IDS12

This past weekend, the 14th annual Interior Design Show was held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre over a four-day period. The show is Canada’s largest contemporary design fair and featured over 300 Canadian and International exhibitors. http://www.interiordesignshow.com/ Check out our Flickr slideshow to see how incredibly the creative juices were flowing at IDS12....
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The Interior Design Show 2012

We are very excited that the Interior Design Show is almost upon us! Two days away to be exact! We (Blanco Canada) will be unveiling a new corporate visual identity, including a new trade show booth at the Interior Design Show in Toronto from January 26 to 29. The new booth will feature many exciting elements – new visuals, an interactive faucet display and live twitter feed. (so you can...
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A Sneak Peek at the President’s Kitchen

      When Flavio Bergamin, President of BLANCO Canada, decided it was time to update his family kitchen, he enlisted the professional help of good friend and BLANCO Kitchen Design Council member, Andrew Pike. The Bergamin family was looking for a refresh to their kitchen with a touch of luxury. While there was adequate space for a family of four, the existing kitchen was still the...
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IDS West Fresh and Wild Design

        The natural world was alive and wild in the designs at IDS West this year in Vancouver, British Colombia, held near the beginning of the month.  I couldn’t help but notice fresh ideas, ripe with an entrepreneurial spirit, as I walked the aisles of the exhibition with my design council companions at this year’s show. Flashes of colour sparked through a calm yet...
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Light It Up @ IDS West

        After days of trying to shake an annoying cough, I decided that absolutely nothing was going to stop me from the very first Kitchen Design Council meeting in Vancouver! How could I miss this opportunity to mingle with Canada’s best designers and experience what IDS West has to offer? As we made our way to the Opening party in the VIP Audi Lounge, I was instantly...
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Aly’s Fave Finds from IDSWest

        I attended IDSWest this past weekend with the Kitchen Design Council and have to say that I have come back inspired! The show was filled with really amazing pieces of furniture and accessories. I decided that for my first blog post, I would do it on my fave finds at the show: 1. FitFat Table These are made by 2 guys that grew up right in my own backyard. The duo from...
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The Best of the West: IDS West 2011

        Blanco’s Kitchen Design Council had their inaugural meeting at the IDS West show in Vancouver last week. As the Vancouver representative of the group, I was thrilled to “show off” the wonderful products and ideas coming from Vancouver designers. West Coast designers have always portrayed an organic vibe in their work. This year they really took it up a notch....
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Fun Furniture is Back!

        Having just recently attended IDS West in Vancouver this past weekend with the Blanco Canadian Kitchen Design council, I was fortunate enough to see some great offerings from the world of design, and more specifically, from west coast designers themselves. Judson Beaumont at Straight Line Designs Inc. (straightlinedesigns.com) was tops on this list, with incredibly...
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