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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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9 days ago

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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

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Why Every Great City Needs A Creative Director

Why Every Great City Needs A Creative Director

As Toronto’s mayoral race heats up, graphic designer Jason Logan has launched his own campaign: to become the city’s Creative Director. Here’s why he believes big cities like Toronto need design thinkers like him.

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June 18, 2014

Section: Design

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A Toronto Bakery With Old World Charm

A Toronto Bakery With Old World Charm

For the popular southern Italian eatery Terroni, Giannone Petricone creates a storefront that serves up a palette of wholesome textures.

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December 16, 2013

Section: Interiors

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The Battle Over a National Logo

The Battle Over a National Logo

Since the Canadian government trotted out a batch of outmoded logos intended to celebrate the nation’s 150th anniversary, graphic designers have been responding with ideas of their own.

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December 11, 2013

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Branding a One-of-a-Kind Retail Experience

Branding a One-of-a-Kind Retail Experience

The irreverently named …,staat Creative Agency conceptualized every aspect of an innovative Amsterdam food retailer, from the letterhead to the shelves.

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November 6, 2013

Section: Interiors

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9 Big DesignThinkers – and Writers

9 Big DesignThinkers – and Writers

From Bruce Mau to Lara McCormick, leading figures in graphic design and branding will deliver presentations at Toronto’s DesignThinkers conference, on November 6 and 7. Here, we look at nine speakers who have also published must-read books.

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November 2, 2013

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A Photographer’s Studio With a Message

A Photographer’s Studio With a Message

One of Toronto’s top motion and still photographers, Shin Sugino of Sugino Studio, has expanded his work environment with a 200-square-metre addition by KPMB sporting a provocative facade.

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November 1, 2013

Section: Architecture

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What’s On: Drawings by Alchimia

What’s On: Drawings by Alchimia

Drawings by Studio Alchimia from the late ’70s and ’80s fascinate for their history, bravura and for the lost art of unbound pursuit.

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October 8, 2013

Section: Curiosity

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