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Which coat ARE YOU?

This winter, choose from oversized and masculine, Fifties-inspired fit-and- flare, or the cosy all-English duffel. Better yet, invest in all three.

MANNISH

I’ve never liked to play second fiddle to men, individually or collectively. I grew up being coached by my mother that the best way around their influence was to use your feminine charm, but I always rallied against this approach. Too many pats on the head by paunch-ridden, patronising stalwarts of the business community (who assumed that because I wore a skirt and had blue eyes I knew little of the big themes of life) ensured I didn’t

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Whats Hot & Whats Not: Antiques as Investments by Jerry Shroud

Various categories of antiques go through cycles of popularity based upon design trends and their impact on consumer taste. As a result, some styles which sold for top dollar several years ago are now fetching much less in today’s market; even half what these pieces formerly garnered. By contrast, certain items have seen an increase in prices due to renewed interest. For true collectors or those looking at antique purchases as investments, fluctuation of pricing due to popularity presents a great opportunity to buy when a given style is out of vogue, or the prospect of selling for a higher

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THE SCIENCE OF SMART STYLE

EVERY DAY MEN WRESTLE BEARDS, TACKLE TEETH AND TUSSLE HAIR — LUCKILY TECH IS LENDING A HAND. Every morning is a fight to achieve the perfect style as men unleash their grooming arsenal from the bathroom cabinet. But without the most advanced gadgetry it’s a campaign that even the most determined struggle to enjoy — let alone win. So now it’s time to make space for some new gear. Scientists have spent years researching and now have carefully engineered each product to make the daily preen more pleasant — no matter how simple the basic function.

VOLUME TECH

Nioxin At-Home

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Style points

First up: Mid-Century classics are reinterpreted as outdoor rockers. Vintage materials take shape in lighting. Plus: a bit of wit, whimsy and color for contemporary interiors. By Julie Smith Vincenti.

Strapped out

What can add a Mid-Century vibe to outdoor living areas? The Kantan II can, and it mixes brass with straps to make a home look good. Brown Jordan’s original Kantan, a 1950s vinyl-strap series by Tadao Inouye, is newly minted in brass and given high-performance Suncloth straps in either Sage or Marine. In addition to a chat-height lounge chair, a side table and a cocktail table, Kantan II

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style a la mode

CLASSIC FRENCH STYLE AND EVEN A FIREPLACE FEATURE ARE BROUGHT UP TO DATE WITH CONTEMPORARY MATERIALS AND CLEAN LINES.

Kelvin Teo of Space Sense Studio is known For his graphic monochromatic interiors, yet when tasked with designing a modern French-inspired home, he nailed it on the head.

Louis and Ellane Kwang initially envisioned their four-room Design Build and Sell Scheme (DBSS) flat as a New York-styled loft. Being on the highest floor gave them the high ceiling, but Ellane had some misgivings. «Though we love New York, the look is too raw for our liking. I wanted something classy yet

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SMALL-SPACE SOLUTION SIZE 500SQF

THIS UNIQUE SOHO UNIT EMBODIES THE LIFESTYLE OF THE YOUNG AND FASHIONABLE — COMPACT, TRENDY AND FULL OF PERSONALITY.

Living in a home with the size of a meagre 500 sqf would seem inconceivable decades ago. That was long before space became a scarce commodity. Today, shrinking land space and rising property prices have had us inhabiting smaller homes and leading a more compact lifestyle where the boundary between working and living is blurred. It’s no surprise then That Soho, designed specifically for the young professional who works where he lives — or lives where he works — has received

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Scandi Style

Interior Talk

Designer Wilmer Lopez is partial to mid-century modern juxtaposed ‘with industrial design, and uses this movement as an inspiration when creating his own furniture pieces. MID-CENTURY MODERN DESIGN is a style from the mid-20th century. The pieces from this design movement are streamlined, the simplicity of which often makes the sleek, sculptural elements more eye-catching. The pioneering designers of this movement were either American or Scandinavian, which is why this design goes so well with Scandinavian pieces. Teak and fiberglass complement the many interesting colors and textures of pieces in this style, as seen in the Tulip chair

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MEET THE DESIGNERS

We asked each of the design consultants the same three questions:

1) What would you say your design style is?

2) With Saskatoon’s growth over the last 5 years, what would you say is the biggest change you have seen in interior design?

3) Favorite item in the room you designed?

Michelle Rowlett

Interior Design Consultant, Braid Flooring & Window Fashions

1. My personal design style is very classic. However, for my professional design style I like doing all types of designs: modern, contemporary, traditional, country. It really depends on what the client feels comfortable with.

2. The biggest change

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Sense of style

Brand TJ COLLECTION presented in Russia 20 years ago. To mark the anniversary of ELLE met with the brand closer

Appeared on the Russian market in 1993. The brand TJ Collection for the past two decades, manages to surprise us fashion accessories created with impeccable taste. ELLE advised to pay special attention to the color black heel pumps, boots deep malachite color, color high boots in the art color blocking, borrowed from the paintings of Malevich and Kandinsky. The decoration of bags and shoes used metal buckles, «lightning» and metallic leather. On the anniversary of TJ Collection designers have created

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KEEP FOREVER

The architects Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown do not believe in the axiom «less is more». Their amazing house in Pennsylvania seemed to enjoy the beauty of the calls, rejecting stereotypes.

Spouses architects Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown are connected not only to the marriage bond, but also the general dislike of minimalism. The principle of Mies van der Rohe «less is more» always gave Robert a sarcastic grin. «Less is more boring», — he declared in defiance of the classics. Venturi grew up in a Quaker family — Representatives of the Protestant sect that preaches the ultimate

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