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Integral House’s Next Life

Integral House’s Next Life

In 2009, Toronto’s Shim-Sutcliffe completed Integral House, one of the most significant houses to be built in North America. With the passing of its owner, Jim Stewart, what will happen to a house designed for one man’s unique passions?

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14 days ago

Section: Architecture

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Toronto’s RAW Design Lights Up Montreal

Toronto’s RAW Design Lights Up Montreal

Beginning on December 10, the Luminothérapie winter festival will animate Place des Festivals with two vibrant interactive installations. Here’s a sneak peek at the main attraction, by RAW Design.

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18 days ago

Section: Curiosity

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2015 Design Trends: Colour Blocking

2015 Design Trends: Colour Blocking

Our insatiable desire to stand out from the crowd means a stronger push for attention-grabbing colours. Here are five projects and products that combine strong colours in new ways.

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24 days ago

Section: Design

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2015 Design Trends: Soft Focus

2015 Design Trends: Soft Focus

These three designs – a resin-encased rattan, a linen lampshade and an air-moulded chair – share a milky take on pure white.

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26 days ago

Section: Design

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2015 Design Trends: Seeing Through

2015 Design Trends: Seeing Through

Advanced lighting technology has made it possible for almost any object or surface to take on a mysterious glow. As is clear in these six examples, translucency is also showing up in art, fashion and architecture.

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28 days ago

Section: Design

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2015 Design Trends: New Decorative

2015 Design Trends: New Decorative

Moving beyond styling, designers delve into beauty. These seven new products, buildings and art works revel in ornate forms and painterly patterns that are also over-the-top fun.

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November 20, 2014

Section: Design

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2015 Design Trends: Mirror Images

2015 Design Trends: Mirror Images

From the Jeff Koons retrospective at the Whitney Museum in New York to a tiny lookout on the lochs of Scotland, reflective surfacing still has us transfixed.

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November 19, 2014

Section: Design

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2015 Design Trends: Intense Nature

2015 Design Trends: Intense Nature

Blues, emeralds and deep-sea aquas. The greening of colour will flourish in 2015, just as designers are merging the natural and the artificial in new ways – as seen in these 13 projects, products and phenomena.

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November 17, 2014

Section: Design

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The Scotch-Tape Tunnel of Paris

The Scotch-Tape Tunnel of Paris

Inside the Palais de Tokyo, a suspended tunnel made entirely of Scotch tape – designed by the Berlin collective Numen / For Use – stretches and twists its way through the entrance level.

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November 12, 2014

Section: Curiosity

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Moroso Makes a Table for Marina Abramović

Moroso Makes a Table for Marina Abramović

Daniel Libeskind’s limited edition table-and-chair for the Italian brand is inspired by Counting the Rice, Marina Abramović’s endurance performance project where participants sort grains of rice from lentils for six hours straight.

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October 21, 2014

Section: Curiosity

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