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Cities of the future

The vital roles that cities play in the economic, social, and cultural lives of societies is the focus of Ourtopias, the DX National Design Conference, at…

Springing forward

Text and photos by David LaskerBombay Sapphire Designer Glass CompetitionMore than 175 entries poured into the sixth annual Bombay Sapphire Designer Glass…

Friendly takeover

Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc. (MMPI) and Magnum Productions Inc. announce the acquisition of the cutting-edge, consumer-focused Design Vancouver (Interior…

From ROM to ROM

From May to September each year, the Royal Ontario Museum's ROMwalk program celebrates Toronto's unique architecture and rich history. Tour leaders from the…

Urban renewal

Not so long ago, architecture had a significant role to play in Canadian banking. Many community branch offices held pride of place on important street corners…

Herzog & de Meuron in Southampton

At the Parrish Art Museum in Southampton, Studio as Muse explores the notion of the artist's studio - a theme central to the design concept for the new museum,…

Whither goest?

Just as it is said that you can learn a lot about a city by the postcards it produces, the same is true for trade fairs and their posters. They serve as a…

Trend trek

Messe Frankfurt is playing host to Heimtextil, billed as the world's biggest trade fair for home and contract textiles, from Jan. 10 to 13. I'm rushing among…

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…
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