2 – Island Kitchens

Some kitchens are too big, some too small, some just so. Some have islands some don’t, but not often one finds the opportunity to build a two-island kitchen. If you ever had one, you know that it is a pleasure to work and entertain in one. Plenty of room to set up, plenty of room to…

DX Kismet Fundraiser at the Design Exchange, Canada’s Design Museum

The Design Exchange Gala Party is one of the go-to events of the season. Honouring Canadian design, the DX is celebrating local excellence and the creativity of top and emerging designers alike. The costumes were fantastic and the hor d’oeuvres from Oliver & Bonacini delicious. Topped with great Jägermeister cocktails + lights and acro show  = unforgettable…

2015 – my favourite hues of Blue

With 2016 coming just around the corner, it is a good time to look at one of my favourite colours and how it is used in 2015. Fascinatingly flexible, blue is unlike other colours. It can look as good in a light, breezy hue with greenish or purplish tones, or paired with a right grey, like…

Tolix, Marais Chair

An icon of industrial design, this chair is among few that have been part of our early twentieth-century design heritage. French designer Xavier Pauchard that was one of the pioneers of galvanization shortly after World War I. He established TOLIX as a registered trademark and focused on household items made using this process. Featured at…

Fabulous places for books

I can safely say that books are not on their way out. Not until reading is out all-together. The second we are able to assimilate information, and get the pleasure of a good novel from a different form then yes, books will eventually go. As the electronic age is getting firmly established reading gets however…

Colour Day and Night

What a playful sun we have. Look! How wonderfully different this same restaurant is, in day and in night.

City Living

Don’t you just love the fact that we are a mature society? That we offer the best in both, a work and family environment, content with nothing but perfection or, realistically, the strive toward it, that we value the art of living and expect only the best?   Of course, what perfection is, it remains…

Beautiful Condo Corridors

Often-time you wonder in how many ways can you possibly re-invent such a simple spatial construct. And yet…here are 7 that define the major styles: the snazzy the artsy the contemporary the modern the classical the homey the industrial

Trendy/Retro baths

A new breed of retro is in: trendy is redefined with a flair of the old. Can you tell what makes this bathroom retro? Can you tell what makes it trendy? More to come…

Architecture in Movies

More attention should be paid to the background in movies. Wonderful examples of historic architecture are often portrayed. Here are only a few: Ricardo Bofill apartment building, seen in Terry Gilliam’s 1975 film Brazil: Hitchcock’s North by Northwest with Frank Lloyd Wright’s Villa: Kubrick’s surreal and yet real surroundings: Bertolucci’s The Conformist, after Alberto Moravia’s great…

Artistic Furniture

Out of the box in manufacturing is hard to do. A chair if you can’t sit on it, is it still a chair? I would say ..no Jinil Park is the author of sketched-like furniture. How great is this bed! or these tables inspired by galloping horses.