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Just add Salt

One of our favourite "glass masters," Joel Berman of Vancouver-based Joel Berman Glass Studios, has come up with another winner: Salt, a new category of flat…

Leon’s in the round

As part of its 100th anniversary this year, Leon's Furniture -- the Canadian home furnishings chain -- has opened a Leon's store like no other. In this case,…

25 and counting

Turning 25 in 2009, IIDEX/NeoCon Canada -- the country's most comprehensive exposition and conference for the design, construction and management of the built…

Mock on wood

The hottest ticket in tiles of late is tiles that don't look like tiles. Tiles that look like wood are particularly popular, as sustainability becomes more and…

Mission statement

With its gleaming glass office towers and its broad, well-kept lawns, the office park that winds along Commerce Valley Drive West in the Toronto suburb of…

Style and substance

It's kind of ironic how badly Ford Models' Toronto office needed a makeover when they approached Van Elslander Carter Architects last year, wondering if its…

Walking the walk

When the forces of good design align with the forces of change, the outcome can provide a new point of reference. Sustainability Studio is the brainchild of the…

On the plus side

Yes, as was predictable in these tough times, attendance at NeoCon -- North America's largest commercial interior design show and conference -- was down. While…

Light source

When Le Studio, Eklipse Lighting's new showroom, picked up a Crativit Montral 2008 Grand Prize last November, the recognition did more than highlight the design…

Less is more

When asked to design a home for an active young family, Nigel Parish of Vancouver-based Splyce Design/Build opted for a minimalist aesthetic infused with…

Summer special

Knoll party Knoll introduced both its new Generation chair and new North American president at its showroom in Toronto's hip Liberty Village. 1--Elizabeth…

Foreign exchange

The International Contemporary Furniture Fair, better known as ICFF, reached its American drinking age this year. Yet the 21st annual convergence of modern…