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Dream House Friday is a new weekly feature where we daydream a little over beautifully designed, enviable homes around the globe. To kick off the series, I've chosen a project from Toronto, the city I emigrated from when I moved... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at The Swelle Life's DESIGNSKOOL
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This year, home décor will take a futuristic trip to introduce avant-garde lighting and appliances. Inspired by the Aurora Borealis, the wifi-controlled Nanoleaf Aurora transforms light into living paint. Photo credit: Nanoleaf This new year of design that's upon us... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at The Swelle Life's DESIGNSKOOL
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As you may know, wherever you are, England is not known for its snow. I'm Canadian and have childhood memories of winter with snow 'mountains' in the middle of our cul-de-sac, piled high there by the snow plows always at... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at The Swelle Life's DESIGNSKOOL
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© Harold and Esther Edgerton Family Foundation/Palm Press, Inc. The publishers of the book, The George Eastman House Collection: A History of Photography from 1839 to the Present, chose a cover photo that assured that even the casual passerby would... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2017 at The Swelle Life's DESIGNSKOOL
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This week in the Dupont Street Photo Series we're looking at the first of the themes that relate to colour. When going through my pictures from the two days I spent on the lively Toronto throughway, I noticed that three... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2017 at The Swelle Life's DESIGNSKOOL
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If there was any a time for a fresh start.....here's to making 2017 a vibrant and productive year in whatever way is meaningful to us. I'm not usually one for quotes, at least in the viral sense as they tend... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2016 at The Swelle Life's DESIGNSKOOL
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Patrons sit down to their favourite java concoctions at Ezra's Pound, with a view of the neighbourhood's tree-lined streets Last summer while on my annual visit home, I spent several hours over two days on Toronto's Dupont Street, making a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 26, 2016 at The Swelle Life's DESIGNSKOOL
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Christmas just doesn't feel like Christmas without snow covered trees, does it? We may not have any of the fluffy white stuff in England; however, there's an especially enchanting winter wonderland to frolic about in London. For the past seven... Continue reading
Posted Dec 24, 2016 at The Swelle Life's DESIGNSKOOL
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Recent winner of the 2016 American Architecture Prizes, the Mirage project is a poetic effort to reconcile nature and architecture. An island house fused with its surroundings, which not only documents and highlights the region’s identity, but also acts as... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2016 at The Swelle Life's DESIGNSKOOL
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From Bare Blends blog It's exam time at university - merry Christmas! - and snacking is a habit most students are likely to indulge in when anxiety is high and time is short. Instead of grabbing for the pop and... Continue reading
Posted Dec 20, 2016 at The Swelle Life's DESIGNSKOOL
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I made a ton of photos this past summer in Canada while visitng my original homes of Niagara and Toronto, and I'm going to be featuring them in themed posts every Monday until most of them have made an appearance.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2016 at The Swelle Life's DESIGNSKOOL
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A sketch of Stone Age Folk by Jaime Hayon Interior Design Show (IDS17) continues to establish itself as North America’s leading design conference with the anticipated announcement of three leading-edge installations. Direct from the hands of some of the globe’s... Continue reading
Posted Dec 17, 2016 at The Swelle Life's DESIGNSKOOL
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Looking for some new cooking inspiration or want to learn more about a niche food subject? The just-announced shortlist for the prestigious annual André Simon Food & Drink Book Awards will surely whet your appetite for new creative adventures in... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2016 at The Swelle Life's DESIGNSKOOL
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Over the weekend I had the chance to try out a new micro USB phone charger, called the Nipper, the first product from London based studio Design on Impulse, that was recently launched thanks to a successful Kickstarter campaign. Different... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2016 at The Swelle Life's DESIGNSKOOL
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Pantone has announced its colour of the year for 2017 and it's a zesty shade of yellow-green called Greenery. It's as much a symbolic decision as it is an aesthetic one; Pantone describes its annual shade of choice as "a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2016 at The Swelle Life's DESIGNSKOOL
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Moment Factory, a multimedia entertainment studio in Montreal, has moved to and old bricked factory in the former industrial area of the Mile-Ex. MU Architecture took on the challenge to develop a large “work and live” area for 250 people... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2016 at The Swelle Life's DESIGNSKOOL
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One of the most beautiful among Arne Jacobsen's many masterpieces is the sculptural Swan™ lounge chair, launched in 1958. However, few people know that the Danish designer and architect also created the Swan™ sofa to go along with the chair.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 6, 2016 at The Swelle Life's DESIGNSKOOL
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The multidisciplinary and creative firm Hatem+D has designed an integrated branding concept for the first Boutique Zazz, in Quebec City. The firm wanted to create a customer experience in which paths lead them through stations displaying different arrays of products.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2016 at The Swelle Life's DESIGNSKOOL
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Atelier Girardin X Agathe Palavioux Visual artist and designer Pascale Girardin is exhibiting her latest work this weekend at souk@sat in Montreal. This year's collection takes its inspiration from the tones and textures found in the St. Lawrence River’s rocky... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2016 at The Swelle Life's DESIGNSKOOL
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Interior Practice of the Year: Universal Design Studio Ltd. London, United Kingdom World Interiors News has announced the shortlisted entries for the Interior Practice of the Year and Emerging Interior Practice of the Year categories, as well as the shortlists... Continue reading
Posted Dec 3, 2016 at The Swelle Life's DESIGNSKOOL
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At Orgatec 2016, the leading international office and facilities trade fair in Cologne, Walter Knoll exhibited 12 interior innovations for executive offices, conferencing and consulting, open workspaces and public seating. “Our working world is changing. The design of a room... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2016 at The Swelle Life's DESIGNSKOOL
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Winner: AN Design, Black Cant System for HEIKE fashion brand concept store, Hangzhou, China The winner of the retail category at the INSIDE World Festival of Interiors in Berlin has been declared Interior of the Year out of the nine... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2016 at The Swelle Life's DESIGNSKOOL
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José Cabrita first studied electric engineering in Grenoble, France before finding himself more intrigued by how objects are made. He changed his path and began studying product design, going on to work for various design studios and companies around the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2016 at The Swelle Life's DESIGNSKOOL
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Interior decoration by Intro Inred, Sweden It's now cold here in the UK and I am dressed in layers to stave off the chill. And that's just inside the house! There are only so many pieces of clothing one can... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2016 at The Swelle Life's DESIGNSKOOL
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A new exhibition opening at Atlantic Gallery in New York's Chelsesa explores the masculine identity and the search for self through a unique series of photographs by featuring “the beard”, featuring the work of Italian photographer Roberto Chierici and curated... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2016 at The Swelle Life's DESIGNSKOOL