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Walk the line

Duel, as a moniker for a restaurant, exudes an edgy macho-romanticism -with a dose of ominous peril. Indeed, this Montreal eatery takes its premise from…

Putting up a good front

Dan Nguyen knows all about pushing boundaries. As one of the premier hair and makeup stylists in Canada, he has worked with local and international celebrities,…

Double Feature

Paris's once-competing furniture fairs couldn't be closer. The former Salon du Meuble left its home at Paris Expo and merged with Plante Meuble, an offshoot for…

Singular sensations

It was slimmer pickings than in years past for trend-spotters at Toronto's Interior Design Show. Major themes, such as green sustainability and organic shaping,…

Viva VIA!

At Meuble Paris, VIA: Les Aides la Cration 2008 -an extensive exhibit of grant-worthy experimental work -stole the show.Jean-Louis Frechin, recipient of VIA's…

Everything to Everyone

Throughout the maze of exhibitors at Heimtextil in Frankfurt this past January, one saw nearly every trend in the home and contract textiles sector -even those…

Ideas for the future

For a second year, the Cologne branch of Material Connexion - the famous materials think-tank and archive established in New York in 1997 by George Beylerian -…

Spring thaw (June 01, 2008)

Haworth showrom launchHaworth's newest showroom occupies 13,000 square feet (double the previous Toronto location) on the first and second stories of a choice…

Breaking the sound barrier

It's not too often that we celebrate the 50th anniversary of a company that barely lasted a decade. But this year the Canadian design community is marking the…

MAY/JUNE

New at NeoConWhen NeoCon (a. k. a. the National Exposition of Contract Furnishings) debuted in 1969, exhibitors filled 222,000 square feet of space in Chicago's…

Tales from the Vienna woods

There's more to Vienna than Sachertorte and Strauss waltzes. Vienna has long been a hothouse of creativity. The design-savvy visitor will notice this right from…

Hazy shades of winter

"Mon pays, ce n'est pas un pays, c'est l'hiver" goes the opening lines of Gilles Vigneault's 1964 song Mon Pays, "My country is not a country, it is winter."…
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