Switchable Glass

Now this is cool! A digital polymer that is conductive, turns transparency into opacity!

The mystery of many bathrooms

Remember the days when the whole family shared the outhouse WC? Not that it was better, but are we not getting a bit extreme? There are many many reasons to have multiple bathrooms, even one per bedroom, extra powder room and so forth. They are in fact essential to big families and to those who…

The life of a hanger

Hangers either get noticed, or disappear under their load. They proudly decorate the surface they are on, or grip their load just right to make that coat flow down in perfect folds. Often at the entrance, they greet you when you come in, and help you with your guest’s attire. They stand tall and don’t bend…

Listening to Tom Dixon and Ora Ito

Rarely when looking at an object one gives sufficient thought to the process it underwent prior to its final form. Recently at the interior design show here in Toronto, two prominent contemporary designers talked about their way of work – here are some excerpts. Tom Dixon Exponent of the punk era and Sex Pistols, the esteemed…