Design

Hosting and toasting.

A few years ago, over a patio lunch at a restaurant in Toronto’s Yorkville district, Madame Cécile Bonnefond, the former president of Veuve Clicquot, made a lasting impression.

Cut, copy.

Created in 1829, its inspiration a Spanish folding pocket knife, the Laguiole (pronounced la-yol) is part of culinary history.

Holiday keepsakes.

WINTER WHITES: Each year we trim our trees, sip eggnog, and remember—as each ornament is carefully unsheathed from its box and unearthed from soft tissue, each brings with it a tale to tell.

For the feast.

WINTER WHITES: The holiday season is centred on feasts; even “he himself, the Grinch, carved the roast beast”. Dressing the table and decking the halls has become a quintessential part of hosting.

For him.

WINTER WHITES: Bachelor pads often conjure images of dark mahogany, rich leather, and low lighting, but few things liven up a space like the colour white.

Many hands make light work.

It was similar interests that brought Vancouver-based creatives Annika Hagen and Nicole Fox together seven years ago in friendship, and it was some of those same affections—for art, for light, for community—that gave rise to LAMP, the Lighting Architecture Movement Project.

Contemporary rug art.

Anticipating the design labels that have turned to old craft techniques to renew their products and brands, German carpet designer Jan Kath has mastered the art of looking simultaneously backward and forward in time.

Spherical seat.

WINTER WHITES: Marie Khouri insists that she is not a traditional designer. “I come to the design world from a true artist perspective,” she says. Having spent much of her career creating public art, she has recently ventured into producing benches and seating for the home.

Turn style.

In painter, sculptor, and audiophile Tyler Hays’s handcrafted BDDW design shops in New York and Milan, visitors may find wool tapestries made from yarn as thick as a wrist, and paper-thin ceramics beside vintage industrial wall-lamps.