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Walk This Way

University pubs are usually not the stuff of high design. Since opening 15 years ago, however, Laval University's student-owned inaugural watering hole…

Good Show

Best of Show More than 50 product awards were handed out at IIDEX/NeoCon Canada 2008, which saw record attendance set for the second year running. We'd like to…

Outside In

Maison & Objet is a big show. So big that it's held twice annually. Stretched over seven halls at Paris-Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre, the September…

Best of Best of Canada

An enthusiastic crowd packed the Design Exchange, in Toronto, Sept. 24 to honour the winners of the 11th annual Best of Canada Design Competition and discover…

What’s Up

Design for livingThe Professional Gallery of the Ontario College of Art & Design (OCAD) will host Design for the Other 90%, an exhibition organized by the…

If you build it…

Any trade show worth its salt gets richer in content over time -and IIDEX/Neo- Con Canada is no exception. With new feature exhibits, pavilions, symposiums,…

Ideas Factory

Can an idea ever be set in stone? Or is it too fluid an entity to stay trapped forever in one spot, in one mindset? Brett Channer, chairman and executive…

A Tale of Two Offices

Can office design be both green and beautiful? In recent schemes for its Toronto and Calgary studios, the Canadian architectural and engineering firm…

Buying Local

Photography by Ben Rahn Pleasing the masses is one of the most difficult aspects of designing commercial and contract spaces. Last year, G. Bruce…

Site Specific

Ridge House is the most recent masterwork of Blue Sky Architecture's series of artful, organically shaped dwellings. The series began its evolution in the…

Boutique on a budget

Innkeeping, along with nursing and that other less reputable occupation, must be one of the world's oldest and most resilient professions. Over the last…