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2016 Gift Guide: Heavy Metals


Three shiny finds with edgy attitude


Lixhult storage unit
Perfect for things you’d rather stash out of sight than showcase in plain view, this colourful, Tetris-esque composition of cabinets provides plenty of closed-door storage spots. Choose from various configurations. $130, at Ikea


Triangle reverse earrings
Pico Design’s geometric jewellery has an architectural quality that elevates these earrings into a razor-sharp fashion statement. One triangle element is worn on the front of one’s earlobe, while the other mounts behind. $145, at Room 2046


Belgian waffle maker
Oster’s stainless steel appliance amps up weekend mornings by making fluffy Belgian-style waffle prep a cinch. Non-stick surfaces keep clean up easy, while an auto shut-off feature accommodates home chefs who forget to unplug the unit before feasting. $45, at Hudson’s Bay

Looking for more great gift ideas? Read our roundups of the city’s best ceramic, stonewood, plastic and glass designs.


Great news, last minute shoppers: a one year gift subscription to our sister magazine AZURE is just $25. Get the best of design, architecture, interiors and curiosity delivered to their mailbox all year long. (Because no design lover’s coffee table is complete without a stack of handsome periodicals.) As an added bonus, each new gift subscription includes a complimentary monster-shaped Diabolix bottle opener by Alessi. Now that’s a deal worth toasting to!


Get a closer look at what you can expect to find in the 2024 New Builds Issue of Designlines Magazine

In the 2024 Spring/Summer Issue of Designlines, we focus on New Builds and “celebrate the profound impact of creating something new, not just as an architectural endeavour but as a testament to laying down roots and shaping the very essence of our city’s identity,” editor-in-chief Joseph Cicerone writes.



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