Tag Archive: Design


Hôtel Droog

Posted on September 17th, 2012

The Dining Room ©Thijs Wolzak

I first heard rumblings about the prospect of Hôtel Droog a few years ago while doing research for my day job at the Vancouver Art Gallery. I was initially drawn to the project because of Atelier Bow-Wow’s involvement; I’m always interested in seeing what this innovative Japanese architectural firm is … (More →)


Design Museum Designers in Residence

Posted on September 12th, 2012

The Design Museum in London is one of my must-see venues whenever I’m visiting the city. I find their exhibitions interesting and innovative, their exhibition design inspired and I’m a sucker for the beautiful objects they have for sale in their well-curated shop. I also admire how supportive the institution is of both British design … (More →)


A History of New York in 50 Objects

Posted on September 11th, 2012

The New York Times recently unveiled its online project, A History of New York in 50 Objects. Taking its cue from the BBC radio series, “A History of the World in 100 Objects,” the New York based newspaper invited historians and curators to select objects that define the history of the famed metropolis. A … (More →)


OMA for Coach

Posted on August 13th, 2012

image © OMA

The prolific Dutch architecture firm, OMA, has recently released conceptual designs for a modular display structure commissioned by the American leather-goods emporium, Coach. OMA’s unique merchandising system, which provides space for the story behind each of Coach’s many diverse product lines to be articulated, is a rather unconventional choice for a brand … (More →)


Dieter Rams: As Little Design as Possible

Posted on July 21st, 2012

After seeing the Dieter Rams exhibition at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in the fall, I started to really notice just how pervasive his design is. It’s very likely that even if you’ve never heard of Rams, you’ve used one of his products – ranging from radios, clocks, watches, calculators, shelves and sofas … (More →)


Taschen’s 100 Interiors Around the World

Posted on July 13th, 2012

I can’t profess any expertise in interior design but I love looking at well-appointed spaces, and living in Vancouver, a city dominated by glass towers and wooden houses, the variety I crave in interiors is often sorely lacking. Enter Taschen’s 100 Interiors Around the World which will be released on July 28 full of exotic … (More →)


Live in the House of Muji

Posted on July 11th, 2012

I first discovered MUJI almost 15 years ago when I lived in London for a summer. I walked down the King’s Road and into a shop bursting with an astonishing range of merchandise from housewares to office supplies to clothing where each item was most minimal in its design, none of the objects were branded … (More →)


BMD rebrands Canada

Posted on July 2nd, 2012

I’ve always known that Canada suffers from a bit of an identity crisis, what with the mammoth United States sitting directly to the south. We’ve consistently defined ourselves as being NOT American and used a collection of kitschy symbols like snow, beer, hockey, beavers and politeness to cultivate, often unsuccessfully, some semblance of what it … (More →)

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