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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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Entries in Daily Imprint (3)

Thursday
Mar312011

Going out Est for Eames

I recently got the chance to speak to students at Humber College all about what I do, as well as my thoughts on design, and, other than the fact that they must've thought I was bonkers, I did find time to beg them to please try their best to not buy knock-offs. I'd much rather see a vintage piece, or great affordable design (hello, Ikea, Habitat and West Elm!) in an interior, rather than a sad looking fake Barcelona Chair.

So this week I was super-duper happy to check out a brill new online mag from Australia called Est Magazine, which had a great feature comparing a fake to a real Eames DAW (that's Dining height Armchair Wooden base to you and me). Click here to look at the mag, and to read all about design integrity vs. a ripped-off copy, and have a boo below at the 4 looks Est stylist Amey Rosenthal put together, photographed by Toby Scott, of the real thing. Traditional, Family, Old & New, Corporate - Do you have a fave? And thanks too to Natalie Walton's great blog Daily Imprint for the intro to Est!

 

Tuesday
Jun012010

A sweet bonjour from San Fran

Happy Tuesday folks! Well, if you weren't feeling happy before, you certainly will have at least a twinge of the jollies after checking out the work of multi-disciplinary designer Chloe Fleury (who's work I came across on Daily Imprint). Originally from France, Chloe hopped the pond and now calls San Francisco home. Check out her series called The place i live, which was inspired by the love of her adopted city. The set of 3D posters have caused such a stir that she's been swamped with requests from people trying to buy them. Sadly, they're not up for grabs, just part of Chloe exploring her creative process, which is also inspired by cats, cupcakes and fashion. Now there's a girl after my own heart. Check out her portfolio here, and follow along on her French girl in San Fran adventures on her blog here. Oh, and yes, that's Chloe in the last shot with the pink paper ice cream!

Tuesday
Sep152009

Meeting strangers

The other day I discovered Natalie Walton's blog, Daily Imprint, while I was digging deeper into the background of Lonny Magazine (btw, Michelle Adams sent me a v. kind note about my post!). Natalie is the deputy editor of Real Living; a fab Australian interiors mag which, if you ever get your sticky mitts on a copy, I'm sure you'll realize why everyone always oohs and ahhs over it.

Anyhoo, Natalie interviews creative types for her blog on a regular basis and includes shots like the ones below, which were too de-lovely not to share. They're the work of talented stylist Ruth Welsby, a Brit who now makes her home in sunny Melbourne. I love Ruth's colour palettes and the random - yet carefully thought out - mix of objects, art and furniture. That first shot is so calm and cool I could happily move in without changing a thing. To read Natalie's interview with Ruth click here, and be sure to check in on Daily Imprint often!