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1--HansgroheFor the first time ever, Hansgrohe has introduced a full complement of kitchen faucets. The Talis S kitchen collection is characterized by basic…

Three way

You can't help but notice the new Mackenzie Investments building. Rising high above its surroundings, all concrete and glass, the solid 21st-century anchor…

Stay pure

A city comfortable with its past tends both to protect its built heritage and still encourage the new. The politics of sovereignty notwithstanding, Quebec City…

votre sant!

At first blush, there appears little doubt that designer Zbulon Perron's Buvette Chez Simone is a classic example of urban gentrification. After all, Montreal…

Gloves off

Tom Dixon at Spoke ClubBritish design star Tom Dixon launched his new Utility Collection, available at Klaus by Nienkmper, at the Spoke Club in Toronto.1--Model…

Works well with others

I discovered Moroso during my first visit to Milan's i Saloni 10 years ago. As I squeezed through the throngs vying for a peak at a new furniture piece or a…

Neighbourhood watch

In this issue, we pay tribute to a trio of "good neighbours": two architectural firms and a designer who have taken great care, in recent projects, to respect,…

Speed and its limits

"The world's magnificence has been enriched by a new beauty: the beauty of speed." Such was the founding manifesto of Italian Futurism, which celebrates its…

IIDEX at 25 (July 01, 2009)

IIDEX/NeoCon Canada, the country's most comprehensive exposition and conference for the design, construction, and management of the built environment,…

Good better best

On a Friday in June, managing editor Erin Donnelly and I hosted the judging of Canadian Interiors' 12th annual Best of Canada Design Awards. Our five judges,…

Cesvet at IIDEX

As one of the key strategists behind Cirque du Soleil’s marketing machine, Bertrand Cesvet knows a thing or two about breaking barriers and merging…

Oval ovation

In Ottawa this past Saturday, members of Cannon Design accepted an RAIC Award of Excellence (Innovation in Architecture) for the architectural firm's City of…