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5 Home Furnishings Made from Alternative Plastics

5 Home Furnishings Made from Alternative Plastics

A new generation of design studios, including Thing Thing, Dirk Vander Kooij, Soft Baroque, Kim Markel and Crafting Plastics, are retooling a problematic material with creative recycling and bio-based ingredients.

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February 19, 2019

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Biodegradable Packaging is Making its Way into the Mainstream

Biodegradable Packaging is Making its Way into the Mainstream

Biodegradable packaging is moving into more refined – and inventive – territory. Here are seven new products (including coffee cups!) that are truly cradle to cradle.

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February 15, 2019

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Jamie Wolfond Debuts Collection at Stockholm Furniture Fair

Jamie Wolfond Debuts Collection at Stockholm Furniture Fair

After partnering with West Elm as the retailer of his Good Thing label, Toronto designer Jamie Wolfond is debuting a very well-considered line of his own prototypes in Stockholm. 

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February 5, 2019

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3 Future-Minded Designs from Pure Talents at IMM Cologne 2019

3 Future-Minded Designs from Pure Talents at IMM Cologne 2019

Every year at IMM Cologne, young designers are given a platform to debut their concepts through the Pure Talents Contest. Here are three really smart designs that caught our eye. 

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January 25, 2019

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5 Favourite Furniture and Lighting Launches from IMM

5 Favourite Furniture and Lighting Launches from IMM

Last week, we were on the ground in Germany for IMM Cologne 2019, the year’s first major furniture and design trade show, and we spotted some gorgeous new collections by Casalis, Ligne Roset, Pulpo and more.

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January 23, 2019

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The 10 Best Furniture and Lighting Products of 2018

The 10 Best Furniture and Lighting Products of 2018

We scouted our favourite products of 2018 from Milan, London, Frankfurt and Toronto. Here are the 10 best furniture and lighting releases of the year.

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December 21, 2018

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The 10 Brightest, Boldest and Best Ideas of 2018

The 10 Brightest, Boldest and Best Ideas of 2018

Big ideas can change the world – and so can small ones. Here, Azure’s editors select the concepts that stood out in 2018, including tiny wind turbines, pop-up parks and air-filtering textiles.

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December 21, 2018

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Meet Collection O, the Debut Collection by Toronto’s Hi Thanks Bye

Meet Collection O, the Debut Collection by Toronto’s Hi Thanks Bye

For Collection O, Toronto studio Hi Thanks Bye, led by designers Stein Wang and Topher Kong, unveil five forest-green pieces and a moss-inspired rug.

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December 14, 2018

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Holiday 2018: Practical Gifts for Architects and Designers

Holiday 2018: Practical Gifts for Architects and Designers

The waste associated with the holidays can weigh down the seasonal spirit. We’ve rounded up practical gifts that are as functional as they are thoughtful – sure be both used and appreciated.

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December 2, 2018

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Montreal’s Appareil Atelier Unveils a Sculptural New Furniture Collection

Montreal’s Appareil Atelier Unveils a Sculptural New Furniture Collection

Kim Pariseau’s architecture firm is branching out with Appareil Atelier, unveiling three gorgeously minimal pieces at Montreal’s Souk @ Sat.

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November 30, 2018

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