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2014 Design Trends: Stick Figures

2014 Design Trends: Stick Figures

From linear to chaotic, these products and installations show off their childlike spirit. Check out another great trend, in our annual report by Azure’s Catherine Osborne and Elizabeth Pagliacolo.

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November 11, 2013

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2014 Design Trends: Stone Age

2014 Design Trends: Stone Age

Ancient materials are making a comeback, this time with soft contours and in novel forms. Check out another great trend, in our annual report by Azure’s Catherine Osborne and Elizabeth Pagliacolo.

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November 4, 2013

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10 Modernist Houses in Scary Movies

10 Modernist Houses in Scary Movies

Fans of suspense know that atmosphere is everything. Just in time for Halloween, Azure has gathered the top 10 modernist houses that serve as the sinister backdrop for thrills and chills on film.

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October 29, 2013

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2014 Design Trends: Soft Touch

2014 Design Trends: Soft Touch

Here is the first of our five emerging directions to watch in the coming year, from light-toned palettes and folksy details to meticulously tailored finishes. A report by Azure’s Catherine Osborne and Elizabeth Pagliacolo.

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October 28, 2013

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Azure at IIDEX: Transcending Fear to Drive Innovation

Azure at IIDEX: Transcending Fear to Drive Innovation

Can fear spark creativity? At IIDEX Canada, Azure editor Catherine Osborne puts this idea to a panel of four design leaders, including architect Andrei Zerebecky and industrial designer Alison Phillips. Get a ticket to this seminar and learn how to use your fear innovatively.

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September 16, 2013

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2013 AZ Awards of Merit: Unbuilt Competition Concepts

2013 AZ Awards of Merit: Unbuilt Competition Concepts

National Music Centre of Canada, Tensegrity Space Frame Light, and Thonet Concept Bike.

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August 26, 2013

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Interview with Claesson Koivisto Rune Azure Video

Interview with Claesson Koivisto Rune

The Stockholm trio chatted with Azure while in Toronto last January to inaugurate Ceremony, a tray and a milk vessel with a wooden stopper, for design showroom Mjölk.

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July 16, 2013

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Interview with Karim Rashid Azure Video

Interview with Karim Rashid

While in Toronto for the opening of Out of the Box: The Rise of Sneaker Culture at the Bata Shoe Museum, Karim Rashid reveals to Azure the inspiration behind his exhibit design for the show and his thoughts on the power of a great shoe.

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July 3, 2013

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Snapshots from the 2013 AZ Awards Gala

Snapshots from the 2013 AZ Awards Gala

On June 13, more than 300 guests cheered for the recipients of the AZ Awards, People’s Choice favourites and Awards of Merit. See who joined the party.

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June 18, 2013

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Announcing the AZ Awards of Merit Azure Video

Announcing the AZ Awards of Merit

In addition to presenting the 14 AZ Award winners, Azure also recognized 32 projects with Awards of Merit in its third annual AZ Awards.

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June 18, 2013

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