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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…

It’s been fun

Fourteen years ago, a very small company, Crailer Communications, took over two magazines from a very large publishing company. The magazines, Canadian…

Pantone and Clariant join forces

New Jersey-based Pantone, a provider of professional colour standards for design industries, and Clariant International of Muttenz, Switzerland, a textile…

Phoenix corners the market

Toronto's Phoenix Floor & Wall Products has recently been awarded sole distribution rights for Forbo products throughout Canada. The company has been a…

SICO Paints goes green

Sico Paints of Longueuil, Que., has announced the removal of all volatile organic compounds (VOC) from its Sico Design product line. The emission-free paint has…

The IDIBC Awards of Excellence

The Interior Design Institute of British Columbia (IDIBC) held its annual Awards of Excellence in Vancouver, Feb. 13, 2007. The awards celebrate excellence in…

Ideas and Philosophies

PATRICIA URQUIOLAEmotion and practicalityPatricia Urquiola, the Milan-based Spanish architect, has recently risen through the ranks of the Italian superstar…