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Five fantastic bikes you’ll love year-round

Five fantastic bikes you’ll love year-round

For most people, the end of biking season looms with the beginning of autumn. But the bicycle evolution keeps on cycling forward. Here are five excellent – and innovative – options that might just turn you into a perennial pedaller.

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September 8, 2011

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This week: The Macef giftware show in Milan

This week: The Macef giftware show in Milan

Macef, the twice-yearly international housewares show, takes over Milan with the best in tableware, textiles, jewelry and quirky gifts from Italy and around the world.

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September 8, 2011

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Weatherproof Materials and Building Systems

Weatherproof Materials and Building Systems

Over the weekend Hurricane Irene battered the East Coast (nearly six years to the date that Hurricane Katrina swallowed the Gulf), leaving somewhere between $7 billion to $13 billion in damages. Making buildings more resilient is all the more feasible, with the help of these advanced building materials designed to stand up in harsh weather, thereby protecting communities from potentially devastating consequences.

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August 29, 2011

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Toshiko Mori Architect’s Center of Excellence

Toshiko Mori Architect’s Center of Excellence

Syracuse University’s newest building provides state-of-the-art lab space for pioneering research.

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August 23, 2011

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Green Goods: Sustainable storage and millwork

Green Goods: Sustainable storage and millwork

Committed to environmental stewardship, industry leaders like Collins and SierraPine manufacture sustainably harvested hardwoods or particleboard and medium-density fiberboard made without urea formaldehyde, one of the largest interior sources of carcinogenic gases. Here are our top five picks for eco-storage building options.

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July 13, 2011

Section: Interiors

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Design on Film

Design on Film

This summer, ArchiText and InterfaceFlor present Docs at Dusk, an outdoor film fest in Toronto focussing on sustainability and design. The lineup: The End of Suburbia, So Right So Smart and Blue Gold: World Water Wars. 

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July 12, 2011

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Roundup: The greenest fabrics and rugs

Roundup: The greenest fabrics and rugs

Material innovations like Kvadrat’s Waterborn are joined by super-modern wall coverings and carpets from Ruckstuhl, Conrad Shades and more made from the natural-fibres of fast-growing grasses and plants like sisal, hemp, jute, banana, and soy.

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May 19, 2011

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Joris Laarman at High Museum of Art in Atlanta

Joris Laarman at High Museum of Art in Atlanta

As part of Modern by Design, a group exhibition opening in June at the High Museum in Atlanta, the Dutch designer shows visitors how things might be made in the future.

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May 18, 2011

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Five steps to Teeple Architects’ design process

Five steps to Teeple Architects’ design process

A look at the process behind five projects – including 60 Richmond Street East housing, Langara College Library and River of Death and Discovery Dinosaur Museum – by the Toronto firm.

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April 29, 2011

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How green is your garden?

How green is your garden?

Deborah Nagan’s installation at Canada Blooms, the country’s largest flower expo, challenges how we perceive our gardens and their impact on the environment.

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March 17, 2011

Section: Architecture

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