Category Archives: Design

High Rise Design Goes Low

With Trinity Bellwoods Town+Homes, Urban Capital along with partners Shram Homes introduced a new typology to downtown Toronto’s residential real estate market. This 45-unit housing development, designed by Richard Wengle Architects and Cecconi Simone Interior Design and made up of

High Rise Design Goes Low

With Trinity Bellwoods Town+Homes, Urban Capital along with partners Shram Homes introduced a new typology to downtown Toronto’s residential real estate market. This 45-unit housing development, designed by Richard Wengle Architects and Cecconi Simone Interior Design and made up of

Story of. . . Mamma Rocking Chair

With the imminent arrival of his first child, Patrick Messier proved himself to be a responsive husband and a capable designer. A few months before his wife gave birth, she expressed the need for a rocking chair. But Messier was

Story of. . . Mamma Rocking Chair

With the imminent arrival of his first child, Patrick Messier proved himself to be a responsive husband and a capable designer. A few months before his wife gave birth, she expressed the need for a rocking chair. But Messier was

Simply rouge

Contrary to its evocative name, Rouge, a new restaurant in Toronto’s Annex neighbourhood, is an airy and subtle space. “A fresh twist on French bistro,” explains Sasha Jospioivicz, the head designer of the $400,000 project and one of three principals

Simply rouge

Contrary to its evocative name, Rouge, a new restaurant in Toronto’s Annex neighbourhood, is an airy and subtle space. “A fresh twist on French bistro,” explains Sasha Jospioivicz, the head designer of the $400,000 project and one of three principals

Court of appeal

Ruscio Studio transforms a typically less-than-appetizing mall food court–in Chicoutimi, Que.– from drab to fab. It doesn’t take a big city restaurant critic to note that most shopping mall food courts are the pits of possible dining experiences. They are

Court of appeal

Ruscio Studio transforms a typically less-than-appetizing mall food court–in Chicoutimi, Que.– from drab to fab. It doesn’t take a big city restaurant critic to note that most shopping mall food courts are the pits of possible dining experiences. They are

Graphic Design is Our Access to The New World

 N7: Roderick Grant. “I am not sure how many of you can actually read or see this,” Roderick Grant, Co-Chair of the Graphic Design Program at OCAD, wondered of his slides on the 50″ screen as he began his presentation–

Graphic Design is Our Access to The New World

 N7: Roderick Grant. “I am not sure how many of you can actually read or see this,” Roderick Grant, Co-Chair of the Graphic Design Program at OCAD, wondered of his slides on the 50″ screen as he began his presentation–

Designing modern furniture

N6: David Podsiadlo. Tall and athletic, with a blithe and etherial spirit and a masterful way in the art of understatement, David Podsiadlo, principal at Gus Design Group, is as Canadian as the furniture he designs, updated, minimalist, mid-century Canadiana, pieces

Designing modern furniture

N6: David Podsiadlo. Tall and athletic, with a blithe and etherial spirit and a masterful way in the art of understatement, David Podsiadlo, principal at Gus Design Group, is as Canadian as the furniture he designs, updated, minimalist, mid-century Canadiana, pieces

Interior design thinks small

N5: Elaine Cecconi. The crowd murmured with a eureka moment when Elaine Cecconi revealed the miniature scale she works in for Toronto’s newest condominium projects: “The condo units are getting smaller and tighter– we’re looking at cubic inches, not cubic

Interior design thinks small

N5: Elaine Cecconi. The crowd murmured with a eureka moment when Elaine Cecconi revealed the miniature scale she works in for Toronto’s newest condominium projects: “The condo units are getting smaller and tighter– we’re looking at cubic inches, not cubic

Where industrial design is taking us

N3: Julian Goss. In perhaps the most erudite presentation of our five-part series, Julian Goss, Program Chair of the Industrial Design Department at the Ontario College of Art and Design, descended from his hovering, ivory, Alsop tabletop to lead members

Where industrial design is taking us

N3: Julian Goss. In perhaps the most erudite presentation of our five-part series, Julian Goss, Program Chair of the Industrial Design Department at the Ontario College of Art and Design, descended from his hovering, ivory, Alsop tabletop to lead members

New thinking in designing cities

N2: George Dark. George Dark, partner at Toronto-based urban design consultancy Urban Strategies and head of Ottawa’s Downtown Urban Design Strategy, decodes how civilizations change over time and plans the future of cities for their future citizens.  “You have to

New thinking in designing cities

N2: George Dark. George Dark, partner at Toronto-based urban design consultancy Urban Strategies and head of Ottawa’s Downtown Urban Design Strategy, decodes how civilizations change over time and plans the future of cities for their future citizens.  “You have to

Fashion trends and show

N1: Lara Ceroni. It was a dark and very rainy night last September 16th, but inside Schad’s sexy, exposed-brick fashion boutique on Ottawa’s Victorian Sussex Drive it was all abuzz as we launched our Trends in Design series with a

Fashion trends and show

N1: Lara Ceroni. It was a dark and very rainy night last September 16th, but inside Schad’s sexy, exposed-brick fashion boutique on Ottawa’s Victorian Sussex Drive it was all abuzz as we launched our Trends in Design series with a