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Du Tour Residence

You would never guess that this modern interior fills a 1950s ranch style house. Perhaps if you look closely you’ll see the low-slung lines and a drape of the original chimney stone. Clairoux designed the transformation to honor the spirit and memories within the home that’s been owned by the same family for decades. Continue reading

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Travel Laundry Stuff Sack

The Laundry Stuff Sack is a really handy accessory to have when traveling. The sack has two compartments – one for clean and the other for dirty laundry. The internal configuration of the sack can shift so that when you move your laundry from the clean to the dirty compartment, the overall volume of the bag doesn’t change. This is a fabulous solution that ensures you won’t confuse your laundry, and that you don’t need to carry extra bags for each one. Continue reading

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Holy Cross House

Deep narrow urban lots come naturally with many opportunities. Architect Thomas Balaban maximized these in increasingly popular ways. The three level, three bed, three bath 300 sq.m. home clearly contrasts its traditional neighborhood in materials. Yet its volumes are subtle, familiar, and inviting. Continue reading

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Shrine Sneaker Rack

The Shrine Sneaker Rack is ideal for all you sneaker aficionados, limited edition collectors, athletes “championship wall”, or even boutiques. The Rack is a wall mount that enables you to display your favorite sneakers so that they always look their very best. Continue reading

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Unplugged Collection

The Unplugged Collection by Northern Lighting is a compilation of candle holders by groundbreaking Nordic designers. While they are all different, the designers have upholded the classic ‘Nordic trinity’ of simplicity, beauty and functionality.

Take the Flame, for example – these beautiful holders have a distinct curvature inspired by the flickering movement of a candle flame. They are made from plated steel and tinted shades of gold and have a black cast iron base that anchors each piece. Continue reading

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Hamecon

Oh, the possibilities in a seemingly simple device for hanging garments. Hamecon, which translates to fish hook, is a sweet and demure wooden device that quietly rests on your wall. Its charm will grab you and not let go! Micro Meuble designed the modern elegant hanger to provide multiple functions. Continue reading

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Panorama House

On a stunning site with forests and valleys and grassy marshes, taking advantage of all of them is key. Blouin Tardif Architecture-Environnement did just that by flipping a traditional cottage. By placing the private sleeping quarters on the ground floor, daily living spaces enjoy the splendid natural views. Continue reading

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Transform an attic in to a bookcase

I love a renovation that raises the roof! L. McComber ltée completely reimagined this home in Montreal. Built in 1880, the house, as expected, received numerous alterations as it adapted to the needs of its occupants over the decades. Surprisingly, one of these renovations involved installing a flat roof over the original sloped roof. Their first step in transforming the attic space in to a main bedroom retreat was to remove the roof structure, both the centuries old and more recent. This roof raising added five feet to the height of the spaces inside. It also provided gorgeous hemlock boards, salvaged from the roof deconstruction. Continue reading

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Manutti Air collection

Pinch me, I must be indoors! Manutti’s new Air Collection brings surprisingly elegant and long-overdue sophistication to outdoor furnishings. With a sleek and solid base of powder-coated stainless steel, a thin mid-section of exotic Iroko wood slats, and luxurious deep thick cushions, you’ll be tempted to use them in your indoor living spaces as well. Continue reading

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Modern Boathouse

You may not yet have dreamt of a place for relaxation along with boat storage. Now you will when you immerse yourself in to this creation by Weiss Architecture & Urbanism Limited. Picture an island in the archipelago of Georgian Bay in Ontario. It’s a four-season getaway with unlimited natural beauty where still waters reflect the mostly evergreen forest that springs from the rocky land. Continue reading