Generate (gnr8) - Fresh Finds!


Step into the alluring world of beautiful things at Generate (aka: gnr8) in Montreal. I scoured their site for a few unique favorites, all special and exciting, fresh, and most importantly, items that you're sure to enjoy because they are interesting and well-designed. I know that's what you crave. :) Here are a few of my fresh finds. Let me know if you spot anything else on their site that you find exciting (or as Vincent on Project Runway puts it, if it 'gets you off'. [cringe] I'm thinking "gets you auf'd" is more like it. I digress....)

When I stumbled upon this stunning pebble-like cacading light fixture, I had to see what other beautiful and unique items Generate had on their website. For $1,699, I won't be purchasing the ova luminaire light anytime soon, but just look at it for a moment... Emma Welsh did such a brilliant job designing it, the contemporary glow of the white and blue LED lights coupled with the organic unglazed white bone china pebbles - ah, just dazzling!


Sure, this table may cost just under $1,500 but it's far too pretty to not post it, especially since good design is good design and who can resist? Brandon Lynne and Dario Antonioni created this lovely botanist table, it speaks to me on so many levels that I'm almost tempted to buy it. Simple, chic, clean, modern - yet feminine and curvy. I love the cutout floral details, especially since the flowers on top are smallish so nothing falls through, and the bloom on the side is larger and more outstanding. Very nice touch. Sah-weet!


The dual table is another hot find, I really like circular sofa tables, but with larger sofas, most circular tables seem a bit out of scale. Are you with me here? The dual table designed by Eero Koivisto seems to combine the smooth curves that I love about circular tables with a large surface that I love about larger square and rectangular tables. You can have the best of both worlds. Of course, the hole in the center and the lower table top make it even more appealing, I can arrange books and magazines on the lower shelf and put a large vase with flowers in the center - without stressing over knocking it over with my laptop as I always seem to do now when I place flowers on my table. The dual is also just under $1500.


Another great table I found is the crochet table from designer Marcel Wanders. It's $1,100 and, although expensive and small, you can't help but love the design of it. A traditional crochet pattern constructed from epoxy resin is beyond beautiful in my opinion. I'd like to see two of these nestled beneath a console against a wall. You can pull them out when guests arrive and scatter them around your space for resting trays for cocktails and snacks. Of course, Generate has lots of affordable well-designed furniture and accessories that you may envision in your home. The kick stool from Sam + Jude is quite cool - it has a black leather top, a spot for magazine storage on the side, a stainless steel base, and suspension sprung castor wheels, all for $399.


Looking for something unique and decorative for your space? Try the ShadyLace Parasol for your ceiling or over the bed. The little bird perched on top certainly completes the look.


How about something functional and bright, like the Dish Doctor for your kitchen? Adds somewhat of a perk to washing those dirty dishes!


Looking for splendid pendants that won't break the bank? Opt for the Novalite or the Geigerlite, both are $169 and designed by Paul Gurry.


Generate has many items priced under $200, some under $50. View their more affordable finds here.
Have fun!

(images from gnr8)