Anyone who knows me, knows I’m mad about stripes. They’re crisp, graphic and rooted in the cultural history of classic style — think Picasso and Coco Chanel in sailor T shirts and French beach cabanas. You will see lots of striped discoveries in this section! The first is this oversized pouf I found at Saudade, a wonderful boutique on Dundas Street West in Toronto that specializes in Portuguese designs. The bold, broad stripes are in a soft grey and cream. I wanted to snap it up for an install I was doing at a client’s cottage the next day, but my car was already packed. Next time! I think every cottage needs a pouf or two for laid-back extra seating.