Paul Stewart's passion for pottery is genetic. And, as The Pottery's resident potter, he spins more than 25 years of experience between his steady hands. It was 1985 when Paul decided to follow his father's footsteps and enter the profession. For some time after, Paul bounced around Toronto-area studios until landing in Bloor West Village, where he's remained for more than a decade.
Over that time, Paul has created award-winning works that have appeared in magazines, on TV, and in films, and many of his pieces can be bought and added to private collections or worn as part of all-ceramic wardrobes. More than just the birthplace of porcelain decor, Paul also utilizes The Pottery's space to lead lessons and workshops–something he's done for a dozen years. He instructs all ages of students during introductory sessions, as well as during themed workshops and curriculum-based courses.
Flipping through the pages of a Style at Home magazine reveals a world of design and decorating tips. Full-length editorials outline up-and-coming trends in interior design, analyze the style secrets behind real-life homes, and even curate the latest and greatest home appliances and accessories. For readers seeking breezy features, the magazine curates how-to guides and easy-to-browse lists (think "Top 10 Spring Decorating Ideas" or "11 Inspiring Outdoor Living Spaces") that, when paired with carefully snapped photos, instantly conjure up creativity and the suspicion that your walls are not green enough. Although Style at Home primarily focuses on interior design and gardening, the mag—and its online space—also covers a surprising range of topics, including food and entertainment and home organization.
Chocolate Tales owner David's childhood crush on confections multiplied each time his father would bring home chocolates after trips throughout Europe. Years later, David's unconditional love for chocolate would resurface during his own exploration of the Old World, eventually leading him to open Chocolate Tales with his wife and fellow chocoholic. The enthusiastic chocolatiers share their knowledge of generating fine, cocoa-based creations as well as tasty tidbits of chocolate history. Their typical 90-minute workshops engineer impressive sweets such as Belgian bonbons and chocolate soufflés. Chocolate Tales provides all necessary chocolate-building materials, including kitchen utensils, high-grade Belgian chocolate, and cages for chocolate bunnies.
Black-and-white billboards of beautiful, scantily clad men and women have become synonymous with Calvin Klein's underwear line. In 1982, the company debuted its designer underwear with artistic ad campaigns that grabbed the attention of the public as they passed through Times Square or slurped up cereal milk in between commercial breaks. The impression the gray-toned billboards made in the ‘80s has had a lasting effect—Calvin Klein remains one of the top underwear retailers in the world to this day. That, of course, is not the only reason for its enduring success. The garments include seamless hipsters, all-lace triangle bras, and low-rise trunks made from 100% cotton.
Over the course of a year, Ottawa Magazine churns out seven glossy issues packed with award-winning articles, hard-hitting journalism, in-depth profiles, and insider knowledge about food, shopping, and events in Canada's fourth-largest city. Reporters keep locals abreast on where to eat, who to know, and who to avoid at the grocery store in sections that explore everything from food and wine and homes and gardens to society and culture.
Inside Downtown Honda's service department, manufacturer-trained technicians revamp sputtering engines, loose brakes, and cracked glass with automotive know-how and original Honda parts. A comfortable, furnished lounge gives customers a break from the driver's seat as technicians tread a full spectrum of automotive repair, maintenance, and detailing services. Inside the dealership's showroom, brand new Hondas beckon drivers with their straight-from-the-factory gloss and odometers that are as blank as a poet's pay stub, while lots full of certified preowned vehicles stand proud after having passed rigorous inspections that ensure peak performance.