Category Archives: Feature

Your very own Hal 9000, smart home products

Today’s voice-recognition software and wireless domestic devices mean that the seemingly far-off world of Hal 9000, the computer that controlled all systems in Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 epic 2001: A Space Odyssey, is finally here. Home automation has undergone a technological

Your very own Hal 9000, smart home products

Today’s voice-recognition software and wireless domestic devices mean that the seemingly far-off world of Hal 9000, the computer that controlled all systems in Stanley Kubrick’s 1968 epic 2001: A Space Odyssey, is finally here. Home automation has undergone a technological

The Queensway Visionaries, retailer profiles

Independent retailers and restauranteurs are remaking The Queensway into a residential “main street,” and a destination in and of itself. Today, The Queensway’s renewed vigour has attracted a growing number of independent merchants and restauranteurs. They have created a new

The Queensway Visionaries, retailer profiles

Independent retailers and restauranteurs are remaking The Queensway into a residential “main street,” and a destination in and of itself. Today, The Queensway’s renewed vigour has attracted a growing number of independent merchants and restauranteurs. They have created a new

Jean Verville’s Golden Dance Floor in Montreal

How architect Jean Verville turned Montreal’s Museum Avenue into a shimmering outdoor installation made for dancing. At first glance, the dense pitter-patter of golden footprints stencilled on the asphalt of a side street in downtown Montreal is irresistible eye candy for

Jean Verville’s Golden Dance Floor in Montreal

How architect Jean Verville turned Montreal’s Museum Avenue into a shimmering outdoor installation made for dancing. At first glance, the dense pitter-patter of golden footprints stencilled on the asphalt of a side street in downtown Montreal is irresistible eye candy for

The Top Industrial Design Schools in Europe and the U.K.

When it comes to shaping the next generation of innovators and thinkers in design, these are the top industrial design schools in Europe and the U.K. The catch-all discipline of industrial design now embraces a multitude of creative streams beyond

The Top Industrial Design Schools in Europe and the U.K.

When it comes to shaping the next generation of innovators and thinkers in design, these are the top industrial design schools in Europe and the U.K. The catch-all discipline of industrial design now embraces a multitude of creative streams beyond

The Top Industrial Design Schools in North America

When it comes to shaping the next generation of innovators and thinkers in design, these are the top industrial design schools in North America. The catch-all discipline of industrial design now embraces a multitude of creative streams beyond mere lighting

The Top Industrial Design Schools in North America

When it comes to shaping the next generation of innovators and thinkers in design, these are the top industrial design schools in North America. The catch-all discipline of industrial design now embraces a multitude of creative streams beyond mere lighting

A Habitat 67 Apartment Gets a Fresh Makeover

In its first interior project, Studio Practice – a Montreal-Toronto start-up –celebrates the raw power of Moshe Safdie’s iconic Habitat 67. For hard-core minimalists, a renovation can entail more demolition than construction. And for the most officious heritage hawks, changing the interior of an iconic building – in

A Habitat 67 Apartment Gets a Fresh Makeover

In its first interior project, Studio Practice – a Montreal-Toronto start-up –celebrates the raw power of Moshe Safdie’s iconic Habitat 67. For hard-core minimalists, a renovation can entail more demolition than construction. And for the most officious heritage hawks, changing the interior of an iconic building – in

La Shed Turns a Corner Store Into Its Hip HQ

A young architecture firm brings vibrancy to a Montreal neighbourhood in flux by setting up shop in an old dépanneur.  La Shed is known for subverting convention. The Montreal architecture firm’s street-level office, in a former general store (circa 1890), is typical of the cheek that

La Shed Turns a Corner Store Into Its Hip HQ

A young architecture firm brings vibrancy to a Montreal neighbourhood in flux by setting up shop in an old dépanneur.  La Shed is known for subverting convention. The Montreal architecture firm’s street-level office, in a former general store (circa 1890), is typical of the cheek that

LittleBits Electronics Gets a New York Pop-Up

Designed by Montreal studios SSSVLL and Daily tours les jours, the LittleBits pop-up shop in New York lets imaginations run wild. “Inventions to stay and inventions to go” is the concept for LittleBits Store, the first retail venture for the wildly popular

LittleBits Electronics Gets a New York Pop-Up

Designed by Montreal studios SSSVLL and Daily tours les jours, the LittleBits pop-up shop in New York lets imaginations run wild. “Inventions to stay and inventions to go” is the concept for LittleBits Store, the first retail venture for the wildly popular

“The guides of March”

Worried you’ll run out of things to do this spring break? Prepare yourself against the inevitable whine of “I’m bored” with these easy, last-minute ideas– many of which are adaptable to cities across the country.

“The guides of March”

Worried you’ll run out of things to do this spring break? Prepare yourself against the inevitable whine of “I’m bored” with these easy, last-minute ideas– many of which are adaptable to cities across the country.

ALT’s different

A component along with Urban Capital’s Glasshouse in Winnipeg’s Centrepoint development, Groupe Germain’s ALT Hotel is a total rethink of the hotel experience. ALT is different. That’s exactly what the creators of this new hotel brand intended. ALT Hotels take aim at a new type

ALT’s different

A component along with Urban Capital’s Glasshouse in Winnipeg’s Centrepoint development, Groupe Germain’s ALT Hotel is a total rethink of the hotel experience. ALT is different. That’s exactly what the creators of this new hotel brand intended. ALT Hotels take aim at a new type