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Salvaged Canadian Chic: Love the Design Shop

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Salvaged Canadian Chic: Love the Design Shop

May 16, 2012

Photographer and graphic designer Christine Flynn applied her designer’s eye to home decor and furnishings when she opened Love the Design in the Leslieville area of Toronto. A quick glance around the shop (the motto is "where design is art") demonstrates a keen talent for mixing and matching with a dash of the unexpected.

Photography via Love the Design, unless otherwise noted.

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Above: Flynn's finds are a combination of upcycled vintage and modern industrial.

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Above: Flynn often applies a layer of graphics to her vintage finds.

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Above: Flynn is an award winning photographer and sells her distinctive resin-coated glossy photographs in the shop.

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Above: Handmade mica rich vases sit on an an old wooden door, which has been turned into a table.

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Above: Flynn has upcycled the chair with a signature graphic photographic collage.

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Above: The collage on the entrance wall of the shop displays Flynn's predilection for mixing letters and bold graphics (the wallpaper is comprised of book pages; it took Flynn 30 hours to assemble and paste the pages into place).

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Above: Vintage galvanized metal planters add to the collage on the entrance wall.

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Above: A vintage drafting stool with a few vestigial graphics. Photograph by Rebecca Wood.

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Above: The grass carpet was rolled out at a recent celebration of Love the Design's first birthday.

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