Oni One 1335 Dundas West, 416 850 8111,www.cecconisimone.com Rating: NNNNN
Launched in 02 and named after designers Elaine Cecconi and Anna Simone of award-winning Toronto design firm Cecconi-Simone , Oni One is an airy, 4,000-square-foot retail destination that's carefully stocked with the finest homewares. From imported glassware and bath products to furniture and linens, this open space is the perfect platform for the Oni One aesthetic. Responding to Toronto's thriving condo market, the designers gained international recognition when they stylishly overcame the challenge of designing furniture that suited the scale of the new long, narrow and tall condo spaces. Cut smaller than standard, their singular-form, multiple-purpose furniture - think computer desk converts into buffet - features exaggerated height so it's not dwarfed by high ceilings.
Cecconi and Simone's Picks : Matrix armchair in Not-a-Hide faux leather, $1,795; red lacquered wood tray, $29; and glass globe vase, $65
Look for : Acca Kappa soaps, L'Othantique linen waters, Not-a-Hide faux suede and Sparky the dog
Hours : Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 11 am to 6 pm, Thursday 11 am to 7 pm, Saturday 10 am to 6 pm, Sunday noon to 5 pm