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These Design Collaborations Are Chic And Functional

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The fine results of collaboration

Above: CUDDLE BUDDY

Chilly evenings by the campfire call for this cozy throw. HBC’s bright stripes background another Canadian symbol: local pop artist Charles Pachter’s moose silhouette – a nod to his ongoing moose series of paintings and sculptures. $295, Hudson’s Bay, 176 Yonge St

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DROR’S ARC

And lo, AyA Kitchens and Studio Dror’s Arc saved space-starved condo dwellers. Slide out the long, rectangular island to prepare your favourite meal, then back over to conceal the cooktop and set the plates for the party. Call for Pricing. At Aya Kitchens, 606 Mount Pleasant Rd

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FOR PEET’S SAKE

Umbra enters its 35th year with Shift: a new home goods collection in a range of materials by such big-deal designers as Harry Allen and Philippe Malouin. This family of asymmetrical candle holders by Vancouver’s Lukas Peet features stone resin bases and brass cones. From $40, at Umbra Store, 165 John St

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SHELL SHOCK

Celebrating a combined 214 years of design, Carl Hansen & Son’s iconic Shell chair is updated with Maharam’s bold textiles. If this pale yellow, blue and mahogany alpine floral pattern doesn’t get your heart beating faster, there are 19 other options that will. From $3355, at Hollace Cluny, 160 Pears Ave

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CAFFEINE FIX

The made-in-Toronto Sucabaruca takes the love of coffee to a new level. Designed by Luca Nichetto for Mjölk, the toy-like, stackable ceramic carafe, cups and filter are rendered in matte jewel tones and coupled with a maple serving tray. Call for Pricing. At Mjölk, 2959 Dundas St W

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FOOTLOOSE

TOMS’ canvas espadrille gets a design boost with domestic guru Jonathan Adler’s Missoni-esque, zigzagging rainbow pattern. The summer style essential is also available as a maize yellow, Aztec-inspired number. $60, toms.ca

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