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Friendly takeover

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

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,…

Edmonton modern

The Art Gallery of Alberta presents Capital Modern: Edmonton Architecture and Urban Design 1940-1969. Like many cities across North America, Edmonton has a…

Southeast Asian ceramic art

The Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, in Washington D.C., is presenting Taking Shape: Ceramics in Southeast Asia, an exhibition of…

Master glass works on display

The Corning Museum of Glas,s in Corning, N.Y., is presenting Botanical Wonders: The Story of the Harvard Glass Flowers from May 18 to Nov. 25. The exhibition…

Beating the winter blues

Interior Design Show It was a dark and stormy night, with a bitter-cold February gale blowing off Lake Ontario, as design mavens and hipsters raced from the…

Taking the floor

GREY MATTER Inspired by the runways of New York, Paris, and Milan, where grey has been a fashion fixture for the past few seasons, pre-finished hardwood…

Bright Ideas

After a couple of disappointing years at IDS, one might be forgiven for wondering if the show had lost its relevance to the design community. There are only so…

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…