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10 Best Product Designs of 2015

10 Best Product Designs of 2015

From a game-changing light fixture and a minimalist smartphone to a rugged refugee shelter, we’ve gathered the 10 best product designs of 2015 – bright ideas that made us think, put a smile on our faces, and simply changed the world for the better this year.

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December 26, 2015

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Anagrama’s Sebastian Padilla Should Stick To Design

Anagrama’s Sebastian Padilla Should Stick To Design

The designer says he doesn’t know what he wants to be when he grows up. But the exciting portfolio of his interdisciplinary firm, based in Monterrey, Mexico, points in a very clear direction.

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December 16, 2015

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One Parking Sign to Rule Them All

One Parking Sign to Rule Them All

Graphic designer Nicole Sylianteng has come up with a single street sign that puts all parking restrictions in one place, and is legible to all – even people with colour-blindness.

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November 5, 2015

Section: Curiosity

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Winkreative’s Train Gear for UP Express

Winkreative’s Train Gear for UP Express

What does the branding for Toronto’s new rail link – which includes uniforms that tap into military chic in a woodsman palette that evokes the past – tell us about modern-day rail travel?

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June 4, 2015

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Toronto Could Use Some Rebranding

Toronto Could Use Some Rebranding

So Azure asked communication design studio Aftermodern.lab to give the city a post-Ford refresh.

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May 13, 2015

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Canadiana Inspires a Lululemon Shop in Edmonton

Canadiana Inspires a Lululemon Shop in Edmonton

Illustrator Jason Blower infuses the facade of a Lululemon boutique with local flavour, from geese to trees.

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March 31, 2015

Section: Interiors

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Nadège Makes Art with Macarons

Nadège Makes Art with Macarons

The French-style pastry shop in Toronto invited a number of local creative talents – including Virginia Johnson, Rollout and Steve Krug – to come up with beautiful packaging for the delectable treats.

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December 29, 2014

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2014 in Review: Top 10 Products

2014 in Review: Top 10 Products

Ross Lovegrove’s Diatom chair, Luca Nichetto’s Aureola tea set, Raw Edges’ Caesarstone kitchen – these are just three of the 10 designer products that made our best-of-the-year list.

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December 24, 2014

Section: Design

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Two Colourful Offices Where Work Feels Like Play

Two Colourful Offices Where Work Feels Like Play

Breaking from expected conventions, the interiors for both a bank’s online design division in San Francisco by Studio O+A, and for an insurance company in Mexico City by Space Arquitectura, are filled with bright, creative spaces.

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November 7, 2014

Section: Interiors

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5 Great Speakers to Catch at DesignThinkers

5 Great Speakers to Catch at DesignThinkers

Don’t miss the opportunity to hear over 30 creative visionaries speak at DesignThinkers in Toronto, hosted by the Association of Registered Graphic Designers, on November 6 and 7. Here are our top five picks, including Paula Scher, Jessica Walsh and Richard Turley.

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November 5, 2014

Section: Design

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