Archive for the “Spaces” category

Design for Download

by Tanya on May 11, 2011

Massimo Vignelli once said “If you can design one thing, you can design everything”. I thought of this quote recently while I was hunting for cost-effective yet space saving furniture to fit into my poorly laid out apartment. Not having (…)

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Ryu Itadani

by Jill on April 6, 2011

Ryu Itadani is a Berlin based artist and winner of the 2010 – 2011 POLA Art Foundation fellowship. Originally from Osaka, Japan, Itadani has lived in many cities around the world including Toronto, Tokyo and London. The city, nature and (…)

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Balcony Garden

by Tanya on April 5, 2011

With the spring season quickly settling in, now is the time to begin making plans for your summer garden. For those of us living in apartments and small spaces sometimes growing plants seems like a daunting task, however, you don’t (…)

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Boxhome

by Tanya on March 29, 2011

Boxhome is a project by Rintala Eggertsson Architects, based in Oslo, Norway, which aims to reduce the energy and material consumption associated with housing construction. Boxhome is a 19 square meter dwelling with four rooms covering the basic living functions: (…)

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Type of Rescue

by Jill on March 28, 2011

Character is a Finnish company who saves dismantled signage from demolition. By salvaging these letters that have graced the cityscape for years, Character gives them a new life by fixing them and replacing their old lighting with LEDs making them (…)

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Drawing On The Walls

by Jill on March 2, 2011

Have you ever wished for a pattern of your favourite art print to cover an entire wall or even a whole room in your home? Los Angeles based company, Pottok, is offering hand-silk screened wallpapers with patterns illustrated and designed (…)

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Design Against Obsolescence

by Jill on February 25, 2011

I am on the fence when it comes to the theory of planned obsolescence but we know that most companies manufacture goods which are not specifically designed to live a long product life. Vitsoe is a company doing the opposite, (…)

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Hearts So Good

by Jill on February 14, 2011

I find a lot of hearts. About three years ago I began to document my findings to prove that love is everywhere. I do not go out looking for these hearts, they seem to find me. In the spirit of (…)

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Sharing The Love

by Jill on February 9, 2011

Finders Keepers is a project by Vancouver-based ceramic artist, Jasna Sokolovic. On February 11, 2011, she will be placing up to 200 ceramic hearts around Granville Island and will be waiting for you to find, take and keep. Just in (…)

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Hello Beautiful Studio

by Tanya on February 4, 2011

I find design studios as a subject very interesting. I love to see how creative people keep their space, the way they arrange their desk, the books they keep on their shelf, the tools they keep at hand, etc. Here (…)

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