The sidewalk outside of Frank & Oak’s newly minted Montreal flagship is bare; no superfans have pitched tents on the pavement, the way they do when mass market retailers release collaborations with fashion’s elite. This is something different.
FROM THE ARCHIVE: City of watery reflections and limpid light, Venice has a terroir that seems uncannily right for the production of exquisite glass. Nor is it hard to see, given the Venetian passion for decoration, why the area has long been known for mosaics.
FROM THE ARCHIVE: In 2001, the four venturesome founders of Cityscape Development Corporation set out to create a dynamic new district in Toronto. Now, it’s the site of an eclectic collection of artists, businesses and residences. And it all began with an old whisky warehouse.
FROM THE ARCHIVE: Deep in the heart of the Vaucluse, there is a small city known as L’Isle sur la Sorgue. Over the last 30 years antique dealers have been claiming this as their domain, providing here the second highest density of antiques in all of France, outside Paris.
Pendleton Woolen Mills has navigated the fickle world of textile manufacturing for over 150 years, thriving on a blend of innovation and tradition.
FROM THE ARCHIVE: Design is all about perception. What brings joy to one person is anathema to another. And who is to say what good design is and what is bad?
Comprised of sheaves of optical acrylic fiber molded by hand in a 400 degree oven, Alex Josephson’s Gweilo fixtures rise up from the ground like undulating, tissue-thin stalagmites, casting a luminous glow.
Toronto florist Dominika Solan’s aesthetic takes cues from the jam-packed vines and blooms splaying out of darkness in sixteenth-century Dutch oil paintings.
The Tula House, realized as a thoughtful composition of wood, steel, concrete, and plate glass, is a place of mutual respect between nature and habitation.