Saturday, January 22, 2011

Inspiration: Cindiloowho/Jaiden's Petals

Shop Exterior. Can't ya feel the soul?

The floors are a great example of the owners' ingenuity with humble materials and belief in living within one's means. They look very ' vintage scandinavian' but are in fact just plywood painted white!

Love love this mix of textures: Tin ceiling, chalkboard and gorgeous cabinet with leaded doors.

A gorgeous floral arrangement.

Custom table built by Stefano.
He also makes harvest tables, sideboards, console tables, hutches + cabinets. Yum.

One of Stefano's custom cabinets. Love this piece.
Would love to have a piece like this for storage in my loft. A nice contrast to the cement!
(However with my slobby tendencies the glass doors are probably not the most sensible option!)

Was excited to learn from Stephano's flickr stream that he was the one responsible for all of the furniture for the beautiful Quaff cafe!

The long counter below looks straight out of a Parisian patisserie.

The tables made from reclaimed wood.
Look great juxtaposed with the modern chairs.

One of my favourite shops to visit in the city is Cindiloowho/Jaiden's Petals at 130 Ossington Ave. Jaiden's Petals is a floral boutique run by Dani Elwell. In the back is the furniture shop Cindiloohoo which carries flea market finds + beautiful furniture pieces made by Dani's husband Stefano Dalbello. All of the pieces are made from reclaimed lumber from dumpsters, auctions, and demolished farmhouses and barns. (love that)

On her blog Dani lists 'a walk in the past/head in the future' and 'living within our means' as inspirations. She also encourages her readers to reclaim, re-work, re-make and re-adore! These values come through loud + clear in the shop and imbue the space with a wonderful, soulful feeling.

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