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Loft Design in Old Montreal

The chill is gone from this former refrigerated warehouse. Nevertheless, the expansive space remains, as do the enormous original concrete columns and beams. ACT Design added warmth and opportunity to this Montreal loft for its modern art-collecting owner. Continue reading

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Mantis Desk

Here’s a dreamy desk that works hard but never shows it! Samuel Wilkinson’s Industrial Design Studio created the Mantis Desk that hides its intelligence with streamlined features and a warm wooden top. It’s so versatile and clean that it can easily transform in to a dining, coffee, or tea-for-two table in a flash. Continue reading

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Roy-Lawrence Residence

Outside of Sutton, Quebec, there is no shortage of natural beauty. Signs of the Swiss immigrants who took up residence in the 1930s dot the landscape with traditional chalets. Chevalier Morales Architectes used those iconic elements as the foundation for this 276 sq.m. contemporary home. Continue reading

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JURA Impressa

The JURA Impressa is the Rolls-Royce of coffee machines. Without moving your cup you can make 10 different types of coffee and you can also customize it to make your own coffee creation. The design of the JURA Impressa is also on a league of its own and received the prestigious Red Dot Best of the Best Award in 2014 by the Product Design competition. Continue reading

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Breath Humidifier

The Breath is a technologically advanced ultrasonic humidifier that lets you easily control the air moisture levels in your home. Using a single button you can choose from one of three operating modes- high, low and automatic. The Breath is very easy to use and energy efficient. Furthermore, a lot of thought also went into its design. It has a soft cone shape with a clean black or white finish- a minimalistic and simple style that is certain to compliment any modern decor. Continue reading

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Santa Maria

A new housing development two hours outside of Mexico City purely benefits from the richness of the past and the luxuries of the present. In a historic and protected area of Valle de Bravo, nine townhouses provide a calming respite from the hectic nature of the bustling capital city. Hierve-Diseneria designed the complex with a deft hand that implements the spatial and material restrictions of the site with great finesse. Continue reading

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Vedbaek House

Beauty is truly in the details of this 1862 fishing cottage, now the family home of architect Jonas Bjerre-Poulsen, cofounder of Norm Architects. The charm of the original structure, lying outside Copenhagen, remains. Yet the modern interventions blend perfectly with the quirkiness of days gone by. Continue reading

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Sound1 Speaker

The 11+ Sound1 speaker is a portable and Bluetooth enabled system that lets you enjoy great music anywhere, anytime. The Speakers provide a clear and crisp stereo sound and what really sets them apart is their designer detail. They have a very minimalistic style that is attractive and smart and makes using the speakers a true delight. Continue reading

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Paperwhite

A contemporary home plays nicely with its 1950s neighbors in Montreal. Architect Jean Verville designed a 320 sq.m. family house that rests like a sculpture on a manicured lawn. Entirely sheathed in horizontal white wood, its bold geometry is quietly artistic. Continue reading

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Tesler Mendelovitch wood creations

Tesler Mendelovitch are a design team that creates beautiful objects from wood. They work with a wide variety of woods including African Walnut, Ebony, Rosewood, Emboya, Walnut and Birch. A trademark of their work is an exquisite geometry that gives their pieces a contemporary yet timeless feel. Currently, their main focus is designing and manufacturing hand-made handbags and tables. The handbags are truly wearable art – they are soft and flexible with beautiful and rich tones. The tables are also showstoppers and have a cylindrical shape composed of wooden triangles. Continue reading