Current obsession: Hand-crafted cutting boards

knottys_cutboards_oct52014-8488By Sara Duck

We all know that cutting boards are essential to kitchen prep. But an emerging trend is taking these cutting boards from the kitchen to the table by using them as a beautiful neutral backdrop to display creative apps, such as the ever popular charcuterie board – a party favourite. We adore these customized cutting boards from Knotty’s Woodwork, which are locally sourced and hand-crafted in Canada.
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Target at World MasterCard Fashion Week


By Sara Duck

Last night I had the pleasure of attending Target Canada's fashion show, as part of World MasterCard Fashion Week in Toronto – and it was quite the show! Since the beloved brand made its way north of the border, shoppers can’t seem to get enough of its cheap and chic fashion and homewares – we are big fans of the brand at HD&R. Last nights presentation featured European inspired looks for fall and holiday complete with an accordion player to kick off the show. Other trends for the winter season included key silhouettes such as anoraks, bombers and quilted jackets and accessories including knit beanies, hooded infinity scarves and fur trim. The seasonal looks were featured amongst a backdrop of home decor offerings, highlighting Target’s exclusive Threshold home collection. As a grand finale, gold glitter floated from the ceiling as Bullseye, Target’s iconic mascot, led the 42-model ensemble down the runway.


Save Your Sanity – Hire An Energy Advisor

HKP-DDB-BCHydro-PowerSmart-7568-worker_checklist_homeownerby Kari Kylo

Kitchen backsplash tiles – check. Stone countertops – check. Fresh paint colours for the kids’ bedrooms – check. I was thrilled with the progress I had made on my home renovation list. The enjoyable part of picking out colours and finalizing designs had ignited my creative spirit, and at last I was going to have the visually spectacular home that I had always dreamed of.

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