Here are two of our favorite things from the 2016 Interior Design Show, recently held in Toronto:

Luxi-Studioworks---Alisha-Boyd Zay-Zay-galsAlisha Boyd of Luxi Studioworks designs and hand-crafts gorgeous sculptural pendant lights at her studio in Halifax. Alisha, an award-winning goldsmith and metal worker, is excited to offer her wonderful functional art to the Canadian design market.

We had a ball visiting with the dynamic gals from Zay Zay! Sharon Lockwood creates exclusive limited-edition duvet covers from her original art. They are custom woven and printed in Portugal in 400-thread count Egyptian cotton. The duvet covers are available online:

This is just a sample of the wonderful Canadian innovators and designers whose work we had the pleasure of exploring at IDS. Check out for more photos and stories at

Peggy and Susan