Lifestyle & Parenting

Open House

February 3, 2010

Who doesnt love snooping around other peoples homes especially ones
filled with bold lighting, artwork and unusual curiosities.

At Alex Jowetts place you can snoop all you like, and if you fancy
something, hey, why not buy it? Most of the contents is for sale at Atelier
, and unlike a typical design store, buyers get to experience the
pieces within a real home environment.

Several pieces at this studio-gallery-store are up-cycled, such as the
vintage kayak chandelier and birdcage lanterns. Theres a 12-foot maple
dining table by Brad Denton (the designer behind The Harbord Room, Le
Petit Castor and Czehoski), a Brothers Dressler bench, spiral nest
chandeliers by Zak Ridgely and work by OCAD photographer Darren Rigo.

There are a few things Jowett (a photographer, writer, surfer) wont part
with, like his vintage cameras, and a Michael Greenwood Walnut table. I
think Id like to buy that for myself, he says.

Atelier 688, 688 Richmond St. W, #201, Toronto, 416-671-2537,

Hours: Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 12 p.m.-6 p.m. or by appointment.


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