Those responsible for building a design-oriented identity in Canada have had to contend with the often-overshadowing affects of European traditions, but with the Interior Design Show, Toronto takes the centre stage.

It is clear that fame is changing—influence for the sake of influence is becoming a business model as a result of social media, where fortunes are made by commodifying personalities and popularity is birthed by algorithms.

Looking for that perfect light fixture to complement your interior design? Want to buy from a Canadian lighting designer? Look no further.

Specificity in restoration is Flatsix’s specialty. “Period correctness” is essential to their craft, and they approach the conceptualization, disassembling, and reassembling of the cars as if they were artists or museum-employed restorers, trying to capture the historical flavours and tendencies that went into the original makes.

Long a staple of the European racing world, Ducati’s recent expansion of Canadian dealerships is largely due to the efforts of its CEO for North America, Jason Chinnock, whose love of motorcycles and the motorcycle community is both ebullient and professional.

We sat down with Itamar Erez in a steamy Vancouver coffee shop to talk about his new album, his return to this city, the many collaborations and tours he has on the horizon, and the potential for music to soothe the wounds of geopolitical and sectarian strife in the Middle East.