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AeroSphere series

The AeroSphere series, from Geneva Sound Systems, was designed for those who love to listen to HiFi audio in style. The series consists of two speakers and a base and you can control the entire audio output from an application or the system’s remote control device. The AeroSphere gives you the freedom to customize the music you want to play in each room. And best of all, the speakers have a beautiful dome shape that is both classy and elegant. Continue reading

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Veranda House

In a new forested development in a Montreal suburb, this single family home succeeds at being very private. Its street facade is warmly and deliberately standoffish. A rich wood door defines the entrance in the elegant and austere two-story clay brick form. A tall lean corner window peeks inside the living area at one end and a horizontal ribbon of windows lights the corridor above. Yet contrary to the stark facade, the house hugs the ground in an inviting approachable manner. It has eliminated traditional steps and raised floor levels to create a strong bond between interior and exterior spaces. Continue reading

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Casa Aroma Diffuser

The Casa Aroma by TOAST Design is an award winning diffuser that gently spreads aromatic fragrances. It produces 2.5 million ultrasound vibrations per second, which is the highest ultrasonic vibration frequency in the market. The vibrations ionize the essential oil molecules into the air. The design of the Casa Aroma is simple and elegant and consists of a cylindrical base with a cone tope. The diffuser won the 2012 Japanese Good Design Award and 2013 German IF award. Continue reading

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Sempli Incanter

The Sempli Incanter is a designer carafe that offers a refreshing and highly visual way to mix juices and cocktails. The Incanter is made from transparent glass and has an internal cylinder into which you place your ingredients. As soon as you are ready to stir, you gently tap the Incanter, and thanks to its signature spinning bottom, it will begin to rotate. The process is pretty cool since you can directly view the mixing of colors and textures. Continue reading

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Giant Lampshades

Lightemotion has taken residential lighting to the streets in a brilliantly colorful way. Lighting Cartier Avenue in Quebec City are 34 giant, eight feet in diameter and five feet tall, drum lamp shades. In this chilly cosmopolitan mecca for winter sports, the shades send a signal of welcoming warmth. To the street that’s vibrant with night life, restaurants, and shops, the shades add another level of excitement. Continue reading

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Arch Wall House

What a unique way to define a duplex home. The Arch Wall House by NAF Architect & Design Co. uses the two homes’ connection as a separation. It is not only a powerful division, but also a connecting drive and distinguishing element for both homes. Continue reading

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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