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Inside Ron Arad’s Stunning Watergate Hotel Renovation

Inside Ron Arad’s Stunning Watergate Hotel Renovation

A major renovation of the Watergate Hotel has brought the legendary Washington address back to its former glory.

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18 days ago

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An Affordable Hermès Pop-Up Opens in Seattle

An Affordable Hermès Pop-Up Opens in Seattle

The venerable French fashion house is attracting a younger following with pop-up stores devoted to its more affordable accessories. One of the latest to open is inside Seattle’s Nordstrom.

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December 12, 2016

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A Prison Restaurant Opens in Italy

A Prison Restaurant Opens in Italy

One of Turin’s largest prisons is using design as a tool for social good – by improving the decor of an in-house restaurant and inviting in the public. The hope is to create a positive path toward rehabilitation.

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December 7, 2016

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Designer Christophe Pillet Talks Style, Luxury and the Future

Designer Christophe Pillet Talks Style, Luxury and the Future

The French designer of such top brands as L’Oréal, Cappellini and Moroso is speaking at IIDEXCanada on December 1. Azure had a chance to speak with Pillet about what the next game-changers in the luxury market.

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November 21, 2016

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5 Classic Products Redesigned for 2016

5 Classic Products Redesigned for 2016

From Kodak’s Ektra camera to the humble paper bag, some of the most ubiquitous products of the 20th century are being retooled to embrace our tech-savvy times. Here are five classics you thought were history, but actually aren’t.

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November 17, 2016

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Inside Deloitte’s Toronto Headquarters, Where Assigned Seating Is a Thing of the Past

Inside Deloitte’s Toronto Headquarters, Where Assigned Seating Is a Thing of the Past

From woodsy lounge areas to treadmill desks, Deloitte’s new office in downtown Toronto has taken the concept of activity-based work to the extreme.

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November 7, 2016

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A Trekking Cabin in Iceland’s Rugged Backcountry

A Trekking Cabin in Iceland’s Rugged Backcountry

Two University of Toronto architecture grads have won top prize for an international competition that will see remote trekking cabins installed across Iceland’s boreal landscape, providing basic shelter for those hiking across the country of fire and ice.

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October 25, 2016

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A Divine, Light-Filled Church in Mexico

A Divine, Light-Filled Church in Mexico

It may be modest in scale, but this beautifully articulated church in Monterrey, Mexico, by architecture firm Moneo Brock Studio, is a marvel of contemporary design, traditional forms and sustainable solutions.

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October 19, 2016

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5 Canadian Artists Vie for the 2016 Sobey Art Award

5 Canadian Artists Vie for the 2016 Sobey Art Award

In a lead-up to announcing this year’s winner of the Sobey Art Award – Canada’s premiere visual arts prize – the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa is exhibiting works by the artists shortlisted for the coveted $50,000 top prize.

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October 12, 2016

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Inside David Adjaye’s National Museum of African American History and Culture

Inside David Adjaye’s National Museum of African American History and Culture

Decades in the making, the National Museum of African American History and Culture has finally opened in Washington D.C. We had a chance to walk through the space on opening day, and here’s what we saw.

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September 27, 2016

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