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Living in a small space can be tricky, especially if you don’t really know how to design the space to fit both your personal style and lifestyle. This week’s Blog opens the pages of Small Space Style: Because You Don’t Need to Live Large to Live Beautifull, written by Whitney Leigh Morris, who shows how to multipurpose to reduce clutter and to reassure that your small space doesn’t have to feel like one.
Over the last half-century, Canadian architecture has gone through many shifts and changes that have impacted how Canadians live, work, and play within the built environment. This week’s Blog takes a look at the new book, Canadian Modern Architecture; a collection of essays from some of Canada’s greatest architectural thinkers that detail how architecture across the country has evolved since the Sixties.
Are you looking for excellent resources that will help to expand your knowledge in the fields Digital Quality Management and Offside Manufacturing in the construction industry. This week’s blog takes a look at two books that act as fantastic information hubs that those in construction should most definitely have in their toolboxes.
In her new book, The Art of Looking Up, history of art expert Catherine McCormack takes us through the stories behind the art that graces adorning the ceilings of the world’s greatest architecture, and then – through outstanding photography- breaks it all down into the social themes of Religion, Culture, Power, and Politics. This week’s blog takes us on a world-tour that answers the question, ‘Why do we look up?’
Have you ever wondered what to do with the treasures you’ve brought back from your distant travels? Or, have you wanted to travel around the world and bring back a world of textures and textiles into your home?
This week’s Blog is a review of ‘Travel Home: Design with a Global Spirit’, written by mother/daughter team Caitlin Flemming and Julie Goebel. This beautiful book helps to guide readers through the steps to incorporate different global design elements into their homes, without causing an international incident.
Vancouver, B.C., has always been considered to be one of the most intriguing and popular cities in Canada. It fits a different mould than many of the sprawling cities that we see across our country. This week’s Blog reviews Larry Beasley’s book, Vancouversim, and explores this very West Coast approach to the concept of urban design and on how Vancouver – as we know it – came to be..
Canadian Contemporary: The Northern Home, edited by Hannah Jenkins, showcases contemporary residential architecture and design across Canada by renowned Canadian-based architects and designers. This week’s Blog is a review of the book and serves up a quick peek within its pages.
For those looking to create additional living space and increase the value of their home, a basement renovation can accomplish both, while costing far less than building an addition might. This week’s Blog takes a look at some of the challenges posed by a basement renovation and at the solutions offered by Saniflo.
A “hurricane-proof” home in the community of Meteghan River, Nova Scotia, has been getting some press over the summer. This one-of-a-kind beach house, made from approximately 612,000 recycled plastic bottles has been built to withstand the awesome fury of a Category 5 hurricane, all without sacrificing any of its aesthetic value. This week’s Blog takes a look at this amazing, weather resistant, costal home that has something that you may not expect – Modern Style.
Barcelona from the Studio Collection – A fluid texture that creates the feeling of having the whole ocean in one room.
Unveiled for the first time at the Wood Design Show last month, Uniboard’s Studio Collection is guaranteed to deliver breathtaking aesthetics to large-scale commercial or residential building projects all across North America. This week’s Blog reaches out to Uniboard to learn more about the inspiration behind Studio and how the company’s newest collection is changing the game for interior designers, architects and those in the commercial and institutional segments.