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Countdown to Milan 2015: 9 Mind-Blowing Off-Site Events

Countdown to Milan 2015: 9 Mind-Blowing Off-Site Events

The Salone del Mobile, the world’s most important furniture show, opens April 14. Beyond the fair, the city itself becomes one giant design extravaganza during Milan Design Week. Here are nine awe-inspiring off-site events on our to-do list.

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4 days ago

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5 Brilliant Proposals for Toronto’s New Ferry Terminal

5 Brilliant Proposals for Toronto’s New Ferry Terminal

The teams competing to redesign Toronto’s Jack Layton Ferry Terminal – featuring West 8, Will Alsop, Diller Scofidio+Renfro and nARCHITECTS – have unveiled their concepts. One thing’s for sure: the ferry dock will be reborn as an architectural showstopper.

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11 days ago

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Ikea Versus the Furniture Hackers

Ikea Versus the Furniture Hackers

Big brands go to great lengths to shut down copycats and knock-off manufacturers. But Ikea misfires when it goes after the designers who hack its products to make them more customizable.

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February 9, 2015

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Q+A with Daniel Libeskind

Q+A with Daniel Libeskind

The master-planner of New York’s World Trade Center talks about grand-scale collaboration, the personal significance of Ground Zero, and building the new National Holocaust Monument in Ottawa.

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January 7, 2015

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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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December 8, 2014

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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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December 4, 2014

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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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November 28, 2014

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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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November 26, 2014

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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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November 24, 2014

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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

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