Feature: The DX Design Auction + A Giveaway! ***CLOSED***

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

This giveaway is now closed

Hey, friends!

Today, I'm super excited to share an amazing auction that is happening next week in Toronto!

It's all happening at the Design Exchange (DX)!  If you aren't familiar with the DX here's a little info:  As a not-for-profit registered charity that focuses on promoting the experience of design and as the only museum in Canada that is dedicated exclusively "to the pursuit of design excellence and preservation of design heritage", the DX is really and truly an amazing organization.

They focus on teaching how design is an important part of our every day life, from fashion, to graphics, to furniture, to architecture and they have worked along side some huge and influential names such as Pharrell Williams.  They've even welcomed Jeanne Beker as one of their guest curators!

On May 29th, the DX will be holding it's DX Design Auction.  The auction is a live and silent auction that includes some stunning furnishings and accessories for the home.  I've had a chance to view some of the items that will be included in the auction and have rounded up my favourites for you!

So good, right?!  Here's why I love these pieces:

1- If you've been following me here for a while, you know that I have an absolute love for plants.  The idea of owning this planter has my head spinning (in a good way).  Gorgeous detail and absolute uniqueness (you won't believe what it's made of, click here to find out), the Magenta Diamonds Planter (Carl & Rose) is simply fabulous.

2- The simple yet elegant lines of the Wishbone Chair by Hans J. Wegner (Bulthaup Toronto), have had me wanting to add one (or six) to our home for a while now.  I'd love to place one in our future workspace in the kitchen and the colour of this one would breathe life into any space.

3- The Saarinen Side Table by Eero Saarinen (Knoll) would work well in any space.  This is one table that you can easily mix with various styles.  It's.perfect.

4- Rugs are such a great way to ground, add colour and are a great to add personality to a space.  They are truly art for your floors.  I absolutely adore the geometric print and colour of this Madeline Weinrib rug (Y&Co).

5- Okay, every single space can use a conversation piece.  You guys, this is it!  A stunning cabinet with absolutely perfect detail.  You need this Altdeutsche Armoire (Moooi).  That is all.

6- Every room needs great lighting and it's a bonus if your lighthing can pose as art itself.  I love the mix of wood and white on this Chand Lamp by Tahir Mahmood (Caviar 20), not to mention the beautiful curves and the linen shade.  It would truly work with a number of styles.

7- Do you love to dance?  Kitchen dance parties are one of our favourite things to do.  I have music within arms reach at all times and I've had my eye on the Tivoli Bluetooth Radio (Lenbrook) for as long as I can remember.

Now for the fun part!  I am giving away one general admission ticket to the live auction which is on May 29th from 7-10pm at the Design Exchange.  To enter, head on over to the auction preview page and tell me what your favourite item is by leaving a comment below!  The giveaway will close on Wednesday, May 27th at 12pm EST.

You can find out more about the DX here.  They also offer PA Day workshops, school tours and community outreach programs.  There truly is a lot to read and learn!  Be sure to check out their site.

Cheers and good luck!

1 comment:

  1. Ooh, the Smeg fridge on their site has caught my eye. Also love the Saarinen table you have on your board above. I can't believe that planter! What a clever way to upcycle and give new life to a product.


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