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For the Fun of It

The January 2007 edition of Now! design vivre, which began as sort of a sideshow to Maison + Objet Paris in 2000, marks a significant evolution for the show…

A place for us

Founded in Toronto in 1974, the IBI Group is an urban development consulting practice with 1,400 employees around the world. Its Toronto headquarters comprises…

Renaissance Women

Vancouver-based Martha Sturdy is a leading Canadian designer of furniture, accessories, sculptures and art. Recognized internationally, she is known for her…

When one shop closes…

When Martha Sturdy decided to close the doors on her Vancouver retail outlet earlier this year, she replaced it with a designer gallery/showroom dubbed Gallery…

The creamsicle basement

Here's the situation: You're given a below-ground space to transform from substandard to spectacular. It used to house an antique shop and two other tiny retail…

Parasuco’s prime time

A Short History of the Blue Jean:Patented in 1873 by San Francisco-based importer Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis, a tailor from Reno, Nev..... After visiting the…

It’s been fun

Fourteen years ago, a very small company, Crailer Communications, took over two magazines from a very large publishing company. The magazines, Canadian…

Pantone and Clariant join forces

New Jersey-based Pantone, a provider of professional colour standards for design industries, and Clariant International of Muttenz, Switzerland, a textile…

Southeast Asian ceramic art

The Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, in Washington D.C., is presenting Taking Shape: Ceramics in Southeast Asia, an exhibition of…

Phoenix corners the market

Toronto's Phoenix Floor & Wall Products has recently been awarded sole distribution rights for Forbo products throughout Canada. The company has been a…
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