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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West Elm and Etsy's love-in

Hey there. Yep, I know I've been barely hanging around here recently (I'm blaming it on a combo of being blisteringly busy with work, travelling to both New York and Chicago within the past couple of weeks, oh, and getting kinda sick too), but here's something that you guys can really sink your teeth into>>>

West Elm's Toronto store will be hosting an Etsy We Heart Handmade Art pop-up event curated by Fieldguided - that's her smashing carryall pictured below - which'll feature a slew of other local Etsy craftspeople, as well as promising both drinks and tunes. I was in the store yesterday and they were being busy bees getting prepped and clearing space for what promises to be a very busy Saturday. All the deets are below, and yep, Bookhou (a local design fave of mine) will be there with lots of gorgeous gear, including the pillows and artwork pictured below, too.

I'm hoping to make it, but might be entirely exhausted after participating in our mega local neighbourhood yard sale (shout out to everyone who lives in The Pocket!).


Popping and shopping

Just a quickie, since I so have to be somewhere else like right this second (I'm totally in the midst of wrangling my IDS10 project). Anyhow, people have been asking whether Bev Hisey is having another of her magic sample sales, and the answer is - Yes! So, check out the cool little flyer below, and expect to find Bev's trademark pillows, throws and rugs at sweet discounts.

Oh, and talking of what's happening, it seems we are having a bit of a pop-up shop mini craze. At least two swell affairs have landed in my in-box in the last couple of days that look definitely worth a check-check-check out. Holt Renfrew is appearing at the Fashion House condo (560 King St W) with racks of fashionable must-haves from Dec 2nd to Dec 6th, and then you'll find a whole slew of folks from the worlds of fashion, beauty and design setting up for the Burroughes Designer Department Store (639 Queen St W) from Dec 3rd to Dec 6th. Happy shopping!