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Throughout its fairly long history, Toronto has been a beacon to those counting on safe bets. Though not altogether a bad thing, it has, until very recently, played out as altogether a boring thing. Capping off a recent plunge to … Continue reading
Milano is an ancient centre with an ultra-modern heart. Just as its cathedral is the most stunningly designed instance to be found, its artisans continue to generate all manner of products at a level of instantly recognizable excellence.
Toronto-born, now Tokyo-based, designer, Oki Sato describes his life and the priorities of his inventions as “boring;” but don’t believe that for a second. He does indeed love routine, repeated patterns of activity and bare-bones, infrastructural-salient products. But the intensification … Continue reading
An old pop song runs, “Love is a many-splendored thing;” and we have the testimony of a vast array of graphic art to establish how varied loving relations can be. One of the more challenging but also. I think, more … Continue reading
Rolling into the Design Exchange is the first instalment of a long-overdue revitalization of this Toronto facility. The initiative leads off with New York graphic designer, Stefan Sagmeister, and his take on the heartbeat of design practice, which he calls, … Continue reading
In the early 1980′s the Seagram Corporation developed a beverage museum on the premises of the first Seagram Distillery, in Waterloo, Ontario. This was a cavernous structure for ageing the spirits, replete with barrels in place as they were in … Continue reading
Is there such a thing as a crazily violent movie that beckons an audience to the farthest reaches of reflection?
Here we are, all impressed by the passage of another year and the advent of a world changing fast. We’re not going into the ominous connotations of that sentence—all too pressing for each of us. Instead, let’s delight in fine … Continue reading
This being a season of sensual overload, I hope we’re all ready to consider how physical textures speak to us in a language we’re seldom alert to. For instance, the donkey I like very much and visit very often provides … Continue reading
Most of us no longer reach others by way of greeting cards, attached as we are to online communications.