De­signer Pick

Western Living - - DESIGN - ELENA DEL BUCCHIA Elena Del Bucchia De­sign, Cal­gary

“For the kids or kids at heart! Seletti is one of my favourite brands, as they know how to add the right amount of whim­si­cal twist to their prod­ucts. Th­ese sub­ma­rine bath­room sets are so fun and kids love play­ing with them. They are mag­netic and kids don’t seem to mind wash­ing their hands or brush­ing their teeth around a colour­ful sub­ma­rine that holds all kinds of trea­sures.”

Launched ear­lier this year, Van­cou­ver-based Last Light Col­lec­tion pro­duces all-linen bed­ding (full sets from $660; du­vet cov­ers from $298) made from flax spun in Italy and wo­ven in Por­tu­gal. The colours—navy, sun-bleached white and drift­wood grey—are in­spired by the West Coast. last­light­col­lec­tion.com Sub­marino, $98, dade­loft.com Avail­able in a va­ri­ety of colours, pat­terns and sizes, Oc­taveo’s pa­per vases (small, $25; large, $32) at Dade Art and De­sign Lab make a novel host­ess gift. Take any con­tainer, fill halfway with wa­ter, slip the pa­per vase over­top and add flow­ers. dadeartand­de­sign­lab.com Pa­per RosesSnake Charmer You get the best of both worlds with the Pey­oterev­ersible throw ($ 415). But you’ve got a de­ci­sion to make: do you hang it on the wall to ad­mire the de­sign, or wrap it around you be­cause it’s 100-pe­cent baby al­paca wool? provide­home.com The Gift of Sleep

Now You See It Mas­querad­ing as an ob­jet d’art, the($64), pro­duced for Lexon by prod­uct de­signer Marc Venot, acts as a safe for what­ever you want to store, be it money, valu­ables or sim­ply your favourite candy. Right­side-up it ap­pears to be a wa­ter­filled ves­sel, but flip it over and all will be re­vealed. Se­cret robertsweep.com

Cup of Joy Ev­ery Pen Pot ($52) from Copen­hagen­based Stu­dio Arhoj is hand- dipped and glazed, sup­ply­ing a vi­brant home for pens, pen­cils and paint­brushes alike. Pots mea­sure about four inches in di­am­e­ter and are avail­able in a dozen colour­ways. the­fjord­store.com

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