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What TO DO for Design Week? Toronto Design Offsite Festival!

As a freelancer & blogger, I’ve occasionally had the pleasure of writing about some of the many amazing young designers in Toronto. From a bespoke cobbler who apprenticed with a Florentine shoemaker to a group of custom guitar makers and an artist who works with neon, not to mention exciting cross disciplinary art/design hybrid collectives I can tell you that
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Come Up To My Room: 2012

My first impression, at this year’s emerging design exhibition at the Gladstone Hotel, which is titled Come Up To My Room, was that it wasn’t quite as strong as the past few years. UA Collective. All photos: VoCA. Click on images to enlarge. Looking through my photos, though I’m not sure that’s the case. The work is different, more conceptual
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Hot New Design Firm: Reigo & Bauer

Check out my profile of the young design team Reigo & Bauer, in the current issue of DesignLines magazine. The Toronto couple has renovated a Deco-style building into a number of apartments, retaining many original details. They make the most of the space in their tiny apartment, which opens onto a fantastic roof deck. And they have set up their
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On Design: Time for a change?

HERE is Designboom’s preview of Milan’s furniture fair – arguably the best, most prestigious event of its kind in the world. While we’re looking forward to the beautiful objects by emerging young designers, we’re a little uncomfortable. Now that the ideas behind Bruce Mau’s ahead-of-its-time exhibition MASSIVE CHANGE are filtering into public consciousness and ‘cradle-to-cradle‘ is becoming a more popular,
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