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New product line: refined rustic furniture from Paul Kristjian

Screen Shot 2014-09-18 at 10.12.12 AMLooking to add a touch on natural elegance to your home? Paul Kristjan is a bespoke furniture line, featuring rustic sophistication with industrial, and modern influences. With an appreciation for style and function and a love for sustainability, each unique piece tells a story with a mix of materials from local reclaimed wood to salvaged metals. Created in British Columbia by artisans and skilled tradesmen, these one-of-a-kind pieces are of the finest quality and handcrafted with great care.

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The studio lamp

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Signal Floor Lamp. $350. Visit CB2.ca

By Elisa Krovblit

It's a floor lamp, but not "just" a floor lamp. With a chic tripod base, studio lamps are style makers. They're a little bit industrial, a little bit mid-century modern and a little bit loft. They're work-horse machinery with a fine finish – and they make a statement.

Tip: The quality of light you want will determine which style works for you. An articulated body aims light with precision, a shaded lamp diffuses it and direct beam puts you in the spotlight.

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