Friday, October 17, 2008

Designer Emma Gardner

Last night I had the opportunity to meet Emma Gardner, a rug designer whose work I admire. One of her showrooms, Modern Weave was hosting an evening with Emma and her husband Patrick. It was nice to chat with her about design and the struggles and difficulties of starting a design business. Ed also had a good chat with Patrick about how to survive your partners venture ideas.
Overall it was a fun night, and I met a lot of interesting people.

Here are a few of Emma's gorgeous designs.

All images from www.emmagardnerdesign.com

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Paintings by Sunny Choi

After spending 20 successful years in the world of fashion, Toronto based fashion designer Sunny Choi now has a gallery showcasing her paintings. Her first show titled the "Gatekeeper of Beauty" celebrates feminine beauty and fashion.

I really like the soft and sophisticated elegance of her work. For more information please visit www. sunnychoigallery.com or drop by the gallery at 1046 Queen Street West in Toronto.


Images from www.sunnychoigallery.com

Monday, October 6, 2008

Inspiration: Fashion

I was browsing Vogue's website and I came across Alice Temperley's Fall 2008 (first image) and Anna Sui's Spring 2009 (last three images) collection. I always liked Alice Temperley for her elegant and clean lines and her deco inspired embellishments. Anna Sui's dresses are always youthful, cheery, and full of pattern and colour.


Images from www.style.com/vogue