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Exciting new service for our shipping members
IDRC
IDRC is pleased to announce a new alliance with Paul Publow at LOGISTICS SOLUTIONS & SERVICES who provides several other National Trade Associations with a full cross-border import and export and LTL program which will now be offered to dovetail IDRC's well established CANPAR program in Canada. This will not affect our existing program and pricing with Canpar but is designed to enhance those members who would require seamless shipping door-to-door program to and from the U.S. and worldwide services. LTL (less than truckload) within Canada and to and from the U.S. is also available. Paul will be pleased to give you a current cost assessment FREE OF CHARGE to help you decide on what is best for YOUR business. So expect a call from Paul shortly or you can contact him at 905-896-9080 or by email at pfpublow@lssaves.com.
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Sad news and condolences for the passing of Andy Hatala
IDRC
Sad news of the passing of Andy Hatala on July 5th. He was known for his many activities in the decor industry both in his own businesses and later as a representative for Forbo Select Wallcoverings. His constant optimism will remind many of his dominant and pleasant personality and he will be missed by his family and many friends. I'm sure condolences are felt by many who knew him. -Dennis Mascall, Exec.VP, IDRCanada.
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It all comes together at the Toronto Fall Home Show
Wire Service
In its 26th year, Toronto's largest Fall Home Show features innovative products, new ideas and great deals from Thursday, Sept. 18 until Sunday, Sept. 21 at the Better Living Centre, Exhibition Place (151 Princes' Boulevard, Toronto). With more than 300 renovation and home décor specialists, offering advice, solutions and inspiration for a wide array of home renovation and décor projects for your home.
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Why the shape of the letter S endures in modern design
The Globe and Mail
It's probably no coincidence that so many satisfying adjectives — sultry, sensual, sexy — start with the letter "S." The form of the consonant — the very shape of its twin, mirrored arcs — has been associated with splendour throughout the ages.
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What's right meow: Style your space with these kitty-motif pillows
InStyle
Are you looking for a way to add a dose of cat love to your home? There's a simple solution, thanks to these purr-fect pillows from home accessories line, Naked Decor. With them, you can easily pack a playful punch to any room. Plus, talk about a great excuse to catch some zzz's and snuggle all day with your favourite feline.
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New Italian porcelain collection by ErthCOVERINGS

The new Memento Collection by ErthCOVERINGS is full-bodied porcelain, pre-sealed and ready for installation. With a timeworn natural stone look and feel, it is suitable for both interior & exterior applications. Designed in collaboration with Italian stone artisan Giovanni Barbieri, it is available now in 4 colours and 3 styles.
 


Luxury at trust-fund baby prices for stuff you didn't know you needed
Toronto Star
Restoration Hardware is definitely not your father's hardware store filled with nuts, bolts and gewgaws. It is a luxury brand featuring home furnishings at prices that leave you gasping.
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Decorating with vintage phones
The Wall Street Journal
Quite literally a conversation piece, a vintage phone dials back to an era when household gadgets were made to last roughly forever. And today, when ineloquent, on-the-go texting rules our lives instead of civilized chatting on the horn, it pays to embrace these sturdy, corded contraptions. Not only do their Technicolor hues and resonant rings evoke less frenzied times, you can actually hear your caller clearly, and use your shoulder to hold their barbell-shaped handsets in place as you jot down info, or idly doodle.
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Should home floors, trim and furniture all match?
The Globe and Mail
Would you match your shoes to your hair and your outfit? Absolutely not! A perfectly matched interior would be a boring one and give you little room to breathe. First, select floors as you would your shoes: in a colour and sheen that you enjoy.

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18 designers every decor lover should know
The Huffington Post
Putting together an interior design list that celebrates great talent is no easy matter — especially for those of us who love decor. How can one choose between a person who expertly infuses space with colour and one who brilliantly highlights different silhouettes and textures?

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Going back in time for upcoming home decor trends
Metro News
There are three levels of trends in home decor: Seasonal trends (like nautical summer decor) that last just months; three-year trends (like brushed nickel plated metal accessories); and 15-year trends such as wood floors or kitchen cabinet finishes.

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At home with dramatic design
Times Colonist
Mary Kerr is an acclaimed production designer for theatre, dance, opera, feature film, television and special exhibitions. So what does an expert in sceneographic splendour do when it comes to setting the scene at home? Not surprisingly, she and husband John Armitage, a New Zealand-trained architect, have created a juicy fusion of fun and function that reflects their creativity and strong backgrounds in the arts.
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Turn vacation souvenirs into decor that won't add clutter
Ottawa Citizen
Souvenirs can be great reminders of fun times while travelling and make unique conversation starters. But too often they're purchased on the fly, without much thought into how they’ll look back at home. "What can look fabulous in a totally open Mexican restaurant can look completely out of place in our winterized and closed Canadian homes," says interior designer Lisa Goulet.
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