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IDS 2012: Highlights from Studio North & Prototype

IDS 2012: Highlights from Studio North & Prototype

Homegrown talent holds court at Canada’s largest contemporary design fair.

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January 27, 2012

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IDS 2012: The Parties

IDS 2012: The Parties

The Interior Design Show isn’t just about scoping out the latest in furniture and fixtures, it’s also an opportunity to clink glasses and chat up the industry’s movers, shakers and tastemakers on the show floor and around the city.

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January 26, 2012

Section: Interiors

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IDS 2012: RAW makes an entrance

IDS 2012: RAW makes an entrance

The five-storey-tall entrance installation at IDS–created by Toronto architecture firm RAW Design–is a massive curtain made of felt off-cuts and embedded with interactive technology.

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January 24, 2012

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Best Bets for Toronto Design Offsite

Best Bets for Toronto Design Offsite

As Toronto gets ready for next week’s Interior Design Show, show goers and locals will also hit the streets to check out the ever-expanding off-site design scene, where dozens of exhibits, press previews and cocktail parties showing off wildly ingenious products and innovations take over the city. Here are six must-see standout events.

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January 20, 2012

Section: Design

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IDS 2012: Conversations in Design

IDS 2012: Conversations in Design

How do great designs set major trends? On Thursday, January 26, Conversations in Design hosts 12 tastemakers – including Piero Lissoni and Karim Rashid – who will discuss what they look for when they design, manufacture or commission contemporary furnishings and interiors that end up exploding on the world stage.

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January 19, 2012

Section: Design

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Jet-set lecture circuit: Winter 2012 edition

Jet-set lecture circuit: Winter 2012 edition

Peel the plastic off your 2012 Moleskine, shuffle around your dinner dates, and make some room for free lectures from architecture and design’s key players, including Michel Rojkind and Jeanne Gang.

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January 9, 2012

Section: Architecture

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Montreal’s Paprika stops traffic in Taipei

Montreal’s Paprika stops traffic in Taipei

To exhibit the best of Canadian design at October’s World Design Expo in Taipei, Montreal graphic design studio Paprika created an S-shaped wall made up of of 700 road pylons.

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December 1, 2011

Section: Design

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Droog explores the great Canadian North

Droog explores the great Canadian North

On November 30, the Dutch design collective presents the (giant) fruits of its northern exposure at an Azure-sponsored event at Toronto’s Gladstone Hotel.

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November 23, 2011

Section: Design

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Rapping with the Rashids

Rapping with the Rashids

In the realm of design, it would be difficult to find a pair of brothers with more divergent aesthetics than these two.

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November 11, 2011

Section: Architecture

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World Architecture Festival 2011 Winners

World Architecture Festival 2011 Winners

Winners at the WAF in Barcelona reflect a shift in global attitudes.

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November 9, 2011

Section: Architecture

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