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Azure’s new website

Azure’s new website

The new Azure website was launched at midnight on November 12. It may sound like the usual spiel, but it does represent the culmination of months of the three E’s: effort, energy and enthusiasm.

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November 13, 2012

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Andrea Zittel wins Frederick Kiesler Prize for Architecture and the Arts

Andrea Zittel wins Frederick Kiesler Prize for Architecture and the Arts

The prestigious Austrian award, which comes with a 50,000-euro cash prize, recognizes one exceptional artist every other year whose work transverses the boundaries between art and architecture.

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November 2, 2012

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Weekend must-see: Art Toronto 2012

Weekend must-see: Art Toronto 2012

Canada’s largest fair devoted to modern and contemporary art returns to Toronto in its 12th year.

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October 26, 2012

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Sketches from Canadian architects and designers

Sketches from Canadian architects and designers

The iconic Moleskine sketchbook gets the Canadian treatment from eleven creative studios – including Bruce Mau, Yabu Pushelberg and Claude Cormier – whose doodles and intricate diagrams provide a glimpse into their creative processes.

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October 22, 2012

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i29 makes old furnishings new again

i29 makes old furnishings new again

Dutch interior design firm i29 repurposes and re-energizes aging furnishings for AsGoodAsNew, the firm’s official foray into furniture design.

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October 4, 2012

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Rethinking architectural renderings

Rethinking architectural renderings

Aesthetics/Anesthetics, an exhibit at New York’s Storefront for Art and Architecture, pushes through the tropes of architectural drawings to find fertile new ground.

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July 10, 2012

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The future of electric bikes

The future of electric bikes

Big auto companies – like Smart, Audi and Ford – are engineering the next generation of state-of-the-art e-bikes.

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June 13, 2012

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Video: Interview with Giulio Cappellini Azure Video

Video: Interview with Giulio Cappellini

Legendary talent scout Giulio Cappellini, who heads up the iconic Italian furniture brand that bears his name, talks to Azure about the Haworth Collection – a distribution partnership between the North American office furniture giant and Poltrona Frau Group – as well as what constitutes innovative design in 2012 and how young design gets his attention.

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May 14, 2012

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Top 5 exhibits at Toronto’s Contact festival

Top 5 exhibits at Toronto’s Contact festival

The Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival – the world’s biggest of its kind – kicked off this week. Dozens of galleries and public spaces throughout Toronto and more than 1,000 local and international artists are participating in the month-long event. Here are our top five shows not to be missed.

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May 2, 2012

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Gary Taxali’s coins for The Royal Canadian Mint

Gary Taxali’s coins for The Royal Canadian Mint

The illustrator’s six playful designs celebrating special events bring whimsy to our currency — while quantities last.

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March 6, 2012

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