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Inside 307, Sidewalk Toronto’s Experimental Hub

Inside 307, Sidewalk Toronto’s Experimental Hub

Dynamic streets, outdoor comfort zones, tall timber buildings, digital electricity and more. We stepped inside Sidewalk Labs’ newly opened prototyping space to find out what the future of Toronto’s most anticipated (and not quite green-lit) development might look like.

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June 19, 2018

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The Design Canada Documentary is Out Now

The Design Canada Documentary is Out Now

Design Canada, a new documentary from the team behind Helvetica, introduces us to the graphic designers behind the nation’s most iconic logos.

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June 19, 2018

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Transforming Fashion: Philip Beesley and Iris van Herpen’s Future Couture

Transforming Fashion: Philip Beesley and Iris van Herpen’s Future Couture

Philip Beesley and Iris van Herpen are kindred spirits. Transforming Fashion, their exhibition at the Royal Ontario Museum, combines couture and installations to present an experience that’s wonderfully unusual.

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June 13, 2018

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The Art of Banksy in Toronto: Behind the Scenes

The Art of Banksy in Toronto: Behind the Scenes

The Art of Banksy includes more than 80 of the mysterious street artist’s works. Ahead of the $35 million exhibit, we catch up with curator Steve Lazarides to talk Banksy – and why he chose to bring the showcase to Canada.

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June 12, 2018

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Dialog is Releasing a Guide to Measuring Community Well-being

Dialog is Releasing a Guide to Measuring Community Well-being

The Conference Board of Canada and Dialog are releasing a framework that measures how design impact community well-being. We spoke to principal Antonio Gomez-Palacio about what it means for design professionals.

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June 7, 2018

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AZURE Appoints New Editor and Executive Editor

AZURE Appoints New Editor and Executive Editor

Danny Sinopoli and Elizabeth Pagliacolo charged with shepherding publication through its fourth decade.

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June 1, 2018

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Hits, Misses and Poetry: The King Street Pilot Project’s New Installations

Hits, Misses and Poetry: The King Street Pilot Project’s New Installations

Installations, parklets and patios are coming to Toronto’s King Street Pilot Project. Warmer weather should bring more pedestrian activity, but can art further animate the corridor? We explore.

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June 1, 2018

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A Timeline of Mike & Maaike’s Innovative Product Designs

A Timeline of Mike & Maaike’s Innovative Product Designs

Mike Simonian and Maaike Evers, the team behind San Francisco studio Mike & Maaike, have a portfolio that merges the tech and industrial design worlds. Here is a timeline of their many innovative products, from the first Android phone to office systems designed for digital workers.

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May 30, 2018

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Zero Waste Bistro and the Future of Human-Centred Sustainability

Zero Waste Bistro and the Future of Human-Centred Sustainability

At WantedDesign during NYCxDesign, the Zero Waste Bistro showed how good design is a big part of the circular economy.

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May 23, 2018

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How Mike & Maiike Established a Culture of Design at Google

How Mike & Maiike Established a Culture of Design at Google

Mike & Maaike, who designed the first Android phone, the Nexus line and Daydream View, were once the lead industrial designers at Google. They shaped Google design culture – then left to re-establish their own brand.

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May 23, 2018

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