Monday, May 25, 2015

DX Design Auction ~ Top Picks + Giveaway!

Hello Monday! Did you all have a fantastic long weekend? Garage sales were at every corner and I decided to join the party and put a few pillow cases online (check them out here).    Now if you are in the market for amazing design / rare collectible items and are looking for ways to support the local design community, you have got to come to the first ever DX Design Auction this Friday, May 29th, at Design Exchange in Toronto.

Co-Chaired by Tommy Smythe, Arren Williams, and Raymond Girard, the DX Design Auction includes donated items from the personal collections of local / international design stars as well as limited edition collectibles from top design brands around the globe.  

Here are a few of my Top-Ten favorites:

images via Design Exchange

Now if you are looking for an out-of-this-world vacation experience, how about a 2 night stay at the Fogo Island? I can get used to waking up by the ocean every morning.  Can you?

image via Design Exchange
My favorite local artist, Alanna Cavanagh, has collaborated with West Elm to transform one of its top sellers, Martini side table.  I've been collecting Alanna's art over the years (and only if I have more wall spaces to hang them all up), and this one of a kind table may just end up in my living room too!

images via Alanna Cavanagh / West Elm
If you are still on the fence of whether to join many design stars for the first DX Design Auction this Friday, let's hear from Tommy why you should make this event your priority:



Benefits from the live and silent auction will benefit education programs, curatorial initiatives, and permanent collection at Design Exchange.  Tickets are available here for Champagne Preview (5:30-7PM) and General Admission & Live and Silent Auction (7-10PM).

Here comes the super exciting part: 

You have a chance to win a pair of tickets to the Champagne Preview (value at $200+tax) for an exclusive preview of all the items available prior to the live and silent auction, to meet and chat with many design icons, and to spend the evening at Canada's Design Museum!  

For your chance to win a pair of tickets, check out the sneak peek section at DX Design Auction and let me know which piece(s) would you bid on this Friday.  To increase your chance to win, follow Design Exchange on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter and leave me separate comments to let me know you have done so.  Winner will be randomly selected and announced on Thursday May 28th.

image via Design Exchange

14 comments:

  1. Even though I dont have the slightest chance of getting that bluebellgray chair, that would be the one for me!

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  2. too many to chose from! Kinda diggin the 'fast vase' though, or the peg stool by the dressler brothers!

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  3. I wouldn't mind bringing home the Ceremony Tea Set by Claesson Koivisto Runne and the Thomas Lamb/Ambient Steamer Chairs myself!
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  4. I would definitely want to bid on the Fogo island stay. I've been wanting to go there for a year!

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  5. The Trace Light looks amazing!
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  6. I love the "Peak and Rafters" Upholstered armchair

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  7. I like the Design Exchange on FB (nicole Flax)

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  8. I follow on twitter @nicoleroannef

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  9. I follow on Instagram.@nicoleroannef

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  10. I'm following Design Exchange on Twitter!
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  11. The trip!! Fogo looks amazing!

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  12. Following on Twitter! (@ohvotrecoeur)

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