Alison Garwood Jones

Spring Break

Originally published in March 2014 in Blog

It’s time to ditch the winter wardrobe. Photo: Andrea Crews Collective

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Canadian Originals

Originally published in September 2013 in Blog

David Livingstone is a one-and-only kind of guy. The former editor-in-Chief of Elm Street, The Look and now Men’s FASHION, David has always approached style with a cultural historian’s sense of time and place and a rapier wit that could easily hold court with the likes of Fran Lebowitz or Truman Capote. This was my Saturday smile, courtesy […]

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Neverending story

Originally published in August 2013 in Blog

Good looks are great. Even helpful. But when a brainy CEO agrees to be photographed like a mannequin thrown to the ground, it’s an insult to women and the men who admire them. Would Mark Zuckerberg pose like this for GQ? Exactly. Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer posing for Vogue’s September issue.

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We interrupt our regular programming

Originally published in April 2013 in Blog

It’s been a heinous week in the news. I needed some sparkle.   “The Hepburn Shuffle” by Chris Wahl.

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Hot off the press

Originally published in February 2012 in Blog

  My thanks to Sarah Richardson, Tommy Smythe and Kate Stuart for being such great interviews. Here’s their latest creation, a row house in London, England, featured in the March 2012 issue of Canadian House and Home. I called it  London Calling.

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Comeback Kid

Originally published in February 2012 in Blog

When Delia Martins talks about her work as a hairdresser, her voice revs up like an engine. “Hairdressers are artists. We sculpt, we carve, we notch, my point cut, we slither and twist,” she says, dancing on the spot. “It’s all about flair and using your design sense.” Next, ask her about hair colour and […]

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Rise and shine

Originally published in July 2011 in AppliedArtsMag.com

Change for change’s sake is hard to resist, especially when mastering a split focus has become such a badge of honour in today’s digitally driven world. Still, some endeavours bear a sweeter tasting fruit with a long-term approach. Wine making is one. Branding is another, or so say the principals at Up Inc., an award-winning […]

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Hot off the press

Originally published in May 2011 in Blog

It’s time to stock up on new bathroom reading. Let me help you. The June issue of Canadian House and Home is packed with ideas for budget-conscious design freaks and includes an article I wrote about a Georgian Bay cottage. The owners, Juli Daoust and John Baker, are the proprietors of Mjölk (“Milk”), a Scandinavian and […]

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Hot off the press

Originally published in March 2011 in Blog

Here’s a little escapism if you’re fed up with black ice and bone-chilling temps. It’s my latest House & Home feature (this one’s for you, Gert!): click here!

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Bold and beautiful

Originally published in December 2010 in Style at Home

Given carte blanche to decorate an empty urban penthouse for a sophisticated venture capitalist with a penchant for entertaining, designe Sasha Josipovicz – inventive, accomplished and theatrical – boldly rises to the occasion By Alison Garwood-Jones When a friend introduced Sasha Josipovicz, a design partner at Toronto’s Studio Pyramid, to his latest client, a venture capitalist […]

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