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Utilitarian Products That Balance Beauty and Raw Functionality

Utilitarian Products That Balance Beauty and Raw Functionality

Excellent design often emerges from narrowing an object’s purpose, reducing it to its essential elements and obsessing over user experience. That’s why these five products, by String, Normann Copenhagen, Helinox and more, have caught our eye.

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July 17, 2018

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This Kiosk Brings Gelato to Non-Gelato Places

This Kiosk Brings Gelato to Non-Gelato Places

PopApp, a 2018 Compasso d’Oro winner designed by Ifi, is a tiny gelato stand that can be transported to places that are sorely lacking gelato stands.

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July 16, 2018

Section: Curiosity

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In Montreal, an NDG Reno Anchored by a Permeable Volume

In Montreal, an NDG Reno Anchored by a Permeable Volume

Bessborough House, an NDG reno designed by local architecture firm _naturehumaine, introduces an elegant volume that filters between public and private areas.

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July 13, 2018

Section: Interiors

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10 Proposals, Two Green Spaces: Exploring Toronto’s New Waterfront Parks

10 Proposals, Two Green Spaces: Exploring Toronto’s New Waterfront Parks

Earlier this year, a number of international and local architects were invited to design Toronto’s two new waterfront parks. From toboggan hills to modular green spaces, here’s what they proposed.

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July 10, 2018

Section: Architecture

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An Architect-Run Noodle Joint Inspired by Malaysian Textiles

An Architect-Run Noodle Joint Inspired by Malaysian Textiles

In Mean Noodles, Hong Kong interdisciplinary firm openUU has served up a restaurant that pairs its founders two loves – design and cuisine – in an engaging interior inspired by Malaysian Batik textile art.

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July 6, 2018

Section: Interiors

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These Outdoor Kitchens Make the Great Outdoors Even Greater

These Outdoor Kitchens Make the Great Outdoors Even Greater

Al fresco cooking is one of summer’s simple pleasures: at its most essential, all that’s required is an open flame, fresh ingredients and an empty belly. But that experience can be wholly elevated.

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July 5, 2018

Section: Design

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This Habitat 67 Renovation is an Ode to Montreal

This Habitat 67 Renovation is an Ode to Montreal

Rainville-Sangaré’s phenomenal Habitat 67 renovation adds light, warmth and airiness to a decades-old suite while paying homage to Moshe Safdie’s legendary complex.

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July 3, 2018

Section: Interiors

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5 Designs That Make Cycling Safer, Simpler and Fun

5 Designs That Make Cycling Safer, Simpler and Fun

Cycling is often hailed as an egalitarian transport solution, but there are significant barriers to entry – and our city streets can be unsafe for people on two wheels. Here are five cycling safety products that aim to make bicycles safer, convenient and more accessible.

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June 28, 2018

Section: Design

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In Majordomo, DesignAgency Created an Eatery in David Chang’s Image

In Majordomo, DesignAgency Created an Eatery in David Chang’s Image

For celebrity chef David Chang’s first L.A. restaurant, Toronto-based DesignAgency turned a Chinatown warehouse into a buzzy industrial-chic restaurant.

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June 26, 2018

Section: Interiors

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Escape to the Contemporary Canadian Cottage

Escape to the Contemporary Canadian Cottage

Whether they’re resplendent second homes or a reaffirmation of the time-tested dockside experience, these contemporary Canadian cottages elevate a summer tradition.

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June 22, 2018

Section: Architecture

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