30.3.10

30 Designer Finds

As some of you already know, I had a large feature booth at the Ottawa Home and Garden Show this year and part of it consisted of showcasing 30 great items that can be purchased in Ottawa. Each of the items were provided by suppliers based in Ottawa : Custom Home Interiors, Modern Karibou, Mikaza Home, Holtzunmetal, Canvas Pop, dna11
30 designer finds Ottawa Home and Garden Show 2010 by M2JL STUDIO

If you missed it, here's the list :

[01] Marina Console Table
Supplier : Custom Home Interiors

30 designer finds Ottawa Home and Garden Show 2010 by M2JL STUDIO

[02] UU72 Table
Supplier : Modern Karibou

30 designer finds Ottawa Home and Garden Show 2010 by M2JL STUDIO

[03] Ovopur Water Filter and Ecobase Bamboo Table
Supplier : Custom Home Interiors
Designer: AquaOvo * CANADIAN*

30 designer finds Ottawa Home and Garden Show 2010 by M2JL STUDIO


[04] Miller Ottoman and Twin Bed
Supplier : Custom Home Interiors

30 designer finds Ottawa Home and Garden Show 2010 by M2JL STUDIO

[05] Cubic End Tables
Supplier : Mikaza Home

30 designer finds Ottawa Home and Garden Show 2010 by M2JL STUDIO


[06] Eames Style Wood Stool
Supplier : Mikaza Home

30 designer finds Ottawa Home and Garden Show 2010 by M2JL STUDIO


[07] Timber Tables
Supplier : Modern Karibou

30 designer finds Ottawa Home and Garden Show 2010 by M2JL STUDIO


[08] Lujuria TV Stand
Supplier : Mikaza Home

30 designer finds Ottawa Home and Garden Show 2010 by M2JL STUDIO


[09] M├Ętahlowski - Fatboy Chair
Supplier : Custom Home Interiors

30 designer finds Ottawa Home and Garden Show 2010 by M2JL STUDIO


[10] WTC Lounge Chair
Supplier : Holtzundmetal
Designer : Holtzundmetal* CANADIAN*

30 designer finds Ottawa Home and Garden Show 2010 by M2JL STUDIO


[11] WTC Media Stand
Supplier : Holtzundmetal
Designer : Holtzundmetal* CANADIAN*

30 designer finds Ottawa Home and Garden Show 2010 by M2JL STUDIO


[12] Eiffel Rocker Lounge Chair
Supplier : Mikaza Home

30 designer finds Ottawa Home and Garden Show 2010 by M2JL STUDIO

[13] Coco Plexistyle Lounger
Supplier : Modern Karibou

30 designer finds Ottawa Home and Garden Show 2010 by M2JL STUDIO


[14] Rochelle Side Chair
Supplier : Mikaza Home

30 designer finds Ottawa Home and Garden Show 2010 by M2JL STUDIO

[15] Drop Lounge Chair
Supplier : Mikaza Home

30 designer finds Ottawa Home and Garden Show 2010 by M2JL STUDIO

[16] RC-1 Rain Collector
Supplier : Modern Karibou
Designer : Hero 365 * CANADIAN*

30 designer finds Ottawa Home and Garden Show 2010 by M2JL STUDIO


[17] Vivian Stool
Supplier : Modern Karibou
Designer: Y Design Studio * CANADIAN*

30 designer finds Ottawa Home and Garden Show 2010 by M2JL STUDIO


[18] Wallflutter
Supplier : Mikaza Home
Designers: Marion Lanktree/Alan Wisniewski

30 designer finds Ottawa Home and Garden Show 2010 by M2JL STUDIO

[19] Centrifuge Transite Mailbox
Supplier : Modern Karibou
Designer: Centrifuge * CANADIAN*

30 designer finds Ottawa Home and Garden Show 2010 by M2JL STUDIO


[20] Poetry Shelve
Supplier : Mikaza Home
Designer: Olivia Bradateanu* CANADIAN*

30 designer finds Ottawa Home and Garden Show 2010 by M2JL STUDIO


[21] TEWO Key Board
Supplier : Modern Karibou

30 designer finds Ottawa Home and Garden Show 2010 by M2JL STUDIO


[22] DNA Portrait
Supplier : Custom Home Interiors
Designer: dna11* CANADIAN*

30 designer finds Ottawa Home and Garden Show 2010 by M2JL STUDIO


[23] Canvas Prints
Supplier : CanvasPop
Designer: Canvas Pop * CANADIAN*

30 designer finds Ottawa Home and Garden Show 2010 by M2JL STUDIO


[24] UU71 Fruit Trough
Supplier : Modern Karibou

30 designer finds Ottawa Home and Garden Show 2010 by M2JL STUDIO


[25] Vers Sound Systems
Supplier : Modern Karibou

30 designer finds Ottawa Home and Garden Show 2010 by M2JL STUDIO

[26] Season Metal Lantern
Supplier : Modern Karibou

30 designer finds Ottawa Home and Garden Show 2010 by M2JL STUDIO

[27] Pestle and Mortar
Supplier : Modern Karibou
Designer: a.j.* CANADIAN*

30 designer finds Ottawa Home and Garden Show 2010 by M2JL STUDIO


[28] Oil Bottles
Supplier : Modern Karibou
Designer: a.j.* CANADIAN*

30 designer finds Ottawa Home and Garden Show 2010 by M2JL STUDIO

[29] U22 Wine Tray
Supplier : Modern Karibou

30 designer finds Ottawa Home and Garden Show 2010 by M2JL STUDIO.

[30] Anidar Bird Feeder
Supplier : Modern Karibou

30 designer finds Ottawa Home and Garden Show 2010 by M2JL STUDIO


Big thanks to all the suppliers who were nice enough to lend their products for the show!

22.3.10

Ottawa Home and Garden Show Sneak Peak

It has begun! The Ottawa Home and Garden show is underway and some of the booths are up, including the one that I'll be working on :). I hope it goes well! So far so good. Instead of the black curtains that I really don't like, there will be walls. It's an interesting system that just comes together like a puzzle, from a company called Event Design here in Ottawa. You can see their crew installing the walls from my booth below.

Ottawa Home and Garden Show Set up M2JL STUDIO feature booth
Ottawa Home and Garden Show Set up M2JL STUDIO feature booth

They had already completed CDECA's booth when I was there and it should be painted tomorrow as well.

Ottawa Home and Garden Show Set up CDECA booth

20.3.10

Discovering places with CDECA

Visiting Logs End Ottawa CDECA NRC
I recently joined CDECA's board of directors for the National Capital Region Chapter as the new Program Director. My role is to organize various outings and events for members and guests. This enables us to learn more about the various products available in the national capital region (and other cities) and get together to talk about decorations and design. The first event, which took place last month was at Logs End. After discovering and blogging about them last year, I though it was a perfect occasion to go check them out. It was very interesting. You can find out about that visit on CDECA NRC's new blog here.

16.3.10

How warm is it?

street meat ottawa downtown hot dog
The weather has been so nice lately that hot dog stands are already back out downtown... in the middle of March!

12.3.10

PechaKucha Night in Ottawa

Pechakucha Ottawa

Here's another interesting event that's coming to Ottawa : PechaKucha Night. PechaKucha Night was born in Tokyo in 2003. It was created as an event for young designers to meet network, and show their work in public. The presentations are formated in a very interesting way, called PechaKucha 20x20, each presenter shows 20 images for 20 seconds each and talks along to the images. This concept spread internationally all the way to Ottawa earlier this year, where the first PechaKucha night was held. (I wish I had known about it then!) Looks like it was quite successful night.

Pechakucha Ottawa

Pechakucha Ottawa

Fortunately, there will be another one at the end of the month. I'll definitely have to go check it out :). I Here's an example of a very interesting presentation from Gary Chen in Tokyo the evolution of the design of his apartment.



photos : PechaKucha nigtht Ottawa

6.3.10

Art Chairs for Charity

IKEA stephan chair hack

I recently found out about a really neat project by IKEA and OCRI: “Pull Up a Chair for Breakfast” Fundraiser Auction. The goal is to improve the ability of children in-need to learn by providing a nutritious breakfast in a safe, supervised environment. According to OCRI, approximately 10,000 children in 145 schools in the city begin each school day with a nutritious meal provided by the School Breakfast Program. The program provides funding for equipment, program monitors and food.

In order to raise money, several IKEA Stephan chairs have been hacked by various people and are currently up for auction until Sunday March 7th. The modified chairs (shown below) are also on display at the entrance of the IKEA Ottawa store until March 7th.

There are some really original ideas but personally the top 3 in terms of originality has to be:

1. Stefan the Man by Pierre I. Brunet, local artist
2. Ode to Mondrian by Charlotte P, Fatima S, Melissa B. and Julia T (students)
3. Calamari by Marlaina D & Kennedy B. (students)

Click here for larger photos.






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