Lovey-dovey Valentine's Day is fast approaching, and if you know your sweetie's expecting a gift that's more bauble than bushel o'roses, check out the Distillery District's TANK fire + metal studio (55 Mill, building #74, studio #103, 647-430-8589, www.ehmeglass.com). Owner/designer Amy Johnson and her partner, Los Angeles-based Cynthia Archer Martin , specialize in love-inspired jewellery. Their Valentine's collection includes anatomically correct glass heart rings and colourful pins, brooches and pendants. Prices range from $25 to $300.
BARK up the right tree
January's Metro Home Show had no shortage of marbleized mega hot tubs and traditional kitchen set-ups, but the BARK Design Collective 's eco- and design-smart All Terrain Cabin stole the show. The group of western-Canada-based design professionals converted a metal shipping container into 480 square feet of sustainable living space filled with locally sourced products and technology. Though the project's now travelling the global home show circuit, you can check it out online at www.barkbark.ca.
Host with the most
CBC 's new Fashion File Host Hunt program (where a 10-pack of wannabe style journalists interview to replace irreplaceable outgoing Fashion File host Tim Blanks) has us wondering if anyone outside of the 100 or so Toronto fashion industry insiders who attended a preview screening last week actually cares who wins. Still, we'll tune in to the premiere tonight (Thursday, February 1, at 7:30 pm) to gaze longingly at glamazonian ex-Flare editor and Host Hunt judge Suzanne Boyd and wonder why they didn't just give her the post.