Household must-have: Dyson Cinetic DC78 Turbinehead

Dyson-DC78THAN-1By Sara Duck

After six years of intensive research by a team of 29 Dyson engineers, the new Dyson Cinetic is born. This machine boasts unparalleled suction capabilities, no bags, a filter that does not need to be washed or replaced and a trigger-bin emptying system. We think it’s pure genius! Dyson Cinetic DC78 Turbinehead. $700. Visit dysoncanada.ca

10 questions with Alison Victoria

Alison-Victoria-By Sara Duck

With that beautiful signature mane, keen design eye and mad DIY skills, talented designer and Kitchen Crashers star Alison Victoria isn’t afraid to get her hands dirty.

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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.