Arren Williams is the name, and I'm a stylist, editor and trend reporter. You'll catch my work regularly popping up in print in the likes of the National Post, House & Home and elsewhere. I'm also a guest expert on Citytv's CityLine, and you can occasionally find me on HGTV as well as on ABC 7 News in Chicago.

To keep things fun I've tapped a couple of friends - Julia Black and Jenn Hannotte - to contribute their views on design too. Enjoy!


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Art or glass or art glass?

Jaime Hayon is one of the most interesting and inspiring designers working today. He definitely marches to his own drum, taking on projects and ideas that have a bizarre, dreamy and surreal quality and working his influence on historic old firms like Lladro and Baccarat. He shakes things up, that's for sure, whether he's designing sneakers for Camper (yes, I still love them) or coming up with a new collection of glass vases that are about to launch at Design Miami/Basel in June. Alongside these borosilicate glass lovelies (the same glass used for science beakers) is a snap of Hayon's sketchbook, and an interesting peek inside the creative process (click here to read a Designboom interview with Hayon). The vases, as well as work by Studio Job and Atelier van Lieshout, will be presented by VIVID Rotterdam.



So you say grey or gray?

Which is it? Unfortunately I tend to flip back and forth, which confuses both spellcheck and any editor I might be working with, lol. Whatever, it's a colour that people seem to have a penchant for these days. We'll be picking a dark smoky tone, either Palais Royal or Chrome from Ralph Lauren Paint, for the walls and ceiling of our basement media room. And I have a bit of a thing for grey/gray glass too - Somewhere in a box in storage sits a bunch of (fingers crossed) well wrapped vintage and new art glass that will be making an appearance shortly in the new place...

In the meantime, here's a swanky set of grey/gray glass vases from BoConcept who, sadly for me at least, have yet to open a store in Toronto; though they do have one for the lucky folks in Vancouver.

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