In self-taught photographer Arnaud Montagard’s work, what isn’t in the frame is felt as acutely as what is. The loneliness and nostalgia of the mostly unpeopled images, quiet moments in rural America in medium-format film, are palpable, like a moment captured after it’s over.

Sami Tsang’s sculptures, usually of people, are whimsical, colourful, cartoonish, and expressive, and she often takes inspiration from the Chinese proverbs of her childhood.

The Kenyan British artist is one of the most celebrated living ceramicists, with work in the collections of celebrated institutions like the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

From plaids to prep, coats to one-pieces, and knits to suiting, there are plenty of wardrobe options this season.

A jewel box of funky maximalism, Giorgia Trattoria Italiana doesn’t take itself too seriously, staying focused on bringing a dose of Italy to Munich since its opening last summer. For Studio Kiki, the in-house creative team of ascendant restaurant group Big Mamma, the goal for the group’s first foray into the German market was to transport diners to a perfect …

The Coveted Story offers luxury furniture, collectibles, and ceramics that are handmade and sourced directly from their European designers and artists.

The 1818 Collective takes a multifaceted approach to business. Tucked cozily behind tall trees and an ivy-covered picket fence, the white-shuttered Hamptons house serves as part homeware shop, part gathering space for design enthusiasts, and part home base for its interior design practice.

Gare Viger in Old Montreal opened in 1898 as a hotel and train station for the Canadian Pacific Railway. Now, the iconic building is undergoing redevelopment that will transform it into office and residential spaces as well as the home of the new Hyatt Centric Ville-Marie Hotel.

When sportswear brand Gant decided to build a new flagship in Stockholm, it needed a firm that understood where the company came from and where it was going.

Palm Angels is a brand rooted in contrast—the hip luxury clothing line prides itself on being an Italian take on American culture and subculture—so it is fitting that its new Paris flagship, designed by local firm Studio Henry, would marry unlikely elements.

Imagined by Alberta design firm Frank Architecture & Interiors, which has offices in Calgary and Banff, the space takes inspiration from midcentury southern Italian yacht culture and evokes being on a boat on the Amalfi Coast.

Calgary design firm Mera Studio Architects, previously known as Fort Architecture, brings a bit of moodiness to its signature bright and contemporary style for Borough Bar + Grill. The clients wanted a setting to match the casual and comforting Canadian dishes that would be served and interiors that would appeal to a variety of people so the restaurant could become …

At Toronto’s Forest Hill Farmhouse, counter-service dining is unexpectedly stylish. The client wanted a space as beautiful as the salads being served, so Denizens of Design took a contemporary and elegant approach to fast casual dining, creating a space where members of the community could gather, integral to all the firm’s projects, for a peaceful meal.

From bustling markets to white-tablecloth restaurants, we’ve rounded up our can’t-miss spots and activities in Tel Aviv that are sure bets for foodies.

Italian elegance meets southern U.S. charm at New York-based firm Meyer Davis’s latest project. Situated in downtown Charleston, Sorelle is more than just a restaurant: three historic townhouses have been revamped to house a central bar, wine room, mercato, separate pizza and pasta counters, and grand dining room.

Or.nami, the Italian design brand known for its expressive museum-worthy wallpaper, has turned its attention underfoot.

“Isn’t this place amazing? They think of everything,” a patient says unprompted in Paste Dental’s cozy grotto of a waiting room. They are unexpected words for a dental clinic, but Dr. Derek Chung, who opened Paste late last year, is something of an anti-dentist.

Be it a bright photography studio interiors project, a small-town boutique, or a collection of vintage books, the Bettencourts say, “We collect what we love and believe that a home should feel as though it was furnished over time and with pieces that have a sense of personal history to them.” 

Sarindar Dhaliwal’s upcoming exhibit at the Art Gallery of Ontario encapsulates over 40 years of work, a retrospective of her drawings, mixed media work, large-scale installations, and photographs.

A common thread of serendipity weaves through Fiona Ackerman’s life, a mix of funny coincidences and subtle symbols, like the lizard, that would go unexamined for most people—but not Ackerman, who exists in perpetual metamorphosis.

Tom Dixon has made a move toward the miniature. The acclaimed British designer’s latest venture is the Portable light, a series of small, battery-powered lamps that take cues from some of Dixon’s most iconic chapters, Melt, Bell, and Stone.

In her work, Barcelona-based travel photographer Raquel Guiu plays with sunlight to embrace what makes a place and its people unique. For her Ilha de Mozambique series, she travelled to the coral reef island four kilometres off the coast of Mozambique’s mainland and explored all its corners through her lens.

As the climate crisis becomes increasingly dire, designers are finding creative ways to reduce waste without sacrificing appearance. The founders of Nagami, a Spanish tech-first design firm, have it down to an art. The brand uses cutting-edge robotic 3D printing to create sustainable designs and promote a circular economy, turning plastic waste into sculptures, furniture, and interior elements.

Contemporary furniture and lighting brand Swell Studio has opened a new exhibition at Love House, a design showroom in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village, as part of New York City Design Week. Showcasing Swell’s second complete series, the Onna Collection takes its name from an abbreviation of the Italian word for column, colonna.

Atop Washington, D.C.’s, new Kimpton Banneker Hotel, Lady Bird Bar is a colourful and homey rooftop locale by Toronto’s Mason Studio. The bar is named for former first lady Claudia Alta Johnson, who earned the nickname Lady Bird as a child when her nursemaid commented that she was “pretty as a ladybird.”

Monochromatic wood interiors are all the rage these days, and with good reason—an all-wood palette is contemporary while offering organic warmth. In Kitchener, an ophthalmology office and eyewear retailer has taken this approach to clinic design, using glowing lighting and lots of wood to create a better medical experience.

Instead of the typical saccharine storefront decked out in vibrant colours and cartoonish artwork, Cops, a tongue-in-cheek reference to police officers’ love of doughnuts, takes a more understated approach.

To celebrate our ankles’ first glimpses of sunlight in months, we’ve rounded up this season’s best women’s sneakers, from vibrant desplays of colour to waterproof neutrals. Warmer days, here we come!

Scandinavian design has become synonymous with timeless, streamlined furnishings made with exemplary craftsmanship. Diligently and stylishly executing on this is Broste Copenhagen, a Danish homeware shop with offerings that range from furniture to stationery.

Classic silhouettes reinvented for modern aesthetics and convenience, Brixton finds its design inspiration in workwear across generations, taking cues from cowboys, mariners, labourers, and others.

Whatever is on the menu when you stop by, Five Sails remains a great spot for impeccable eats and some of the best views in the city. As for Robbie Robinson, he’s proved himself capable of upholding the reputation and legacy of Five Sails for years to come.

From Oaxaca to Ixtapa, Pia Riverola captures moments of life in vibrant and dreamy images shot on film. She adds a sense of romance to the everyday, her love for the place palpable to the viewer in each picture.

Brass has adorned homes, been made into art, and outfitted the wealthy for millennia, important to civilization for its malleability and colour. So for Volker Haug’s newest collection, it seems fitting that the Melbourne, Australia, lighting design studio, founded in 2004, has revisited the alloy.

One of the quintessential things about Victoria is its blend of easygoing West Coast culture and British tradition. Tea is a tradition local residents have embraced for decades, and a walk through the city takes you past specialty tea shops, restaurants, and cafés offering afternoon tea. But it’s hard to beat the elegance, history, and careful attention of tea service at the Fairmont Empress.

A thoughtful redesign brought tranquility to a multigenerational home in High Park, Toronto. The renovation by Vancouver-based DPo Architecture reimagined the apartment on the second and third floors of a house more than 100 years old, adding contemporary flare to the vintage building.

One of the brand’s newest endeavours is Vipp Studio NYC, the Tribeca showroom and private home of Sofie and Frank Christensen Egelund, their two kids, and a golden retriever. The apartment features Vipp products alongside the couple’s collection of Scandinavian art and furniture and is open to visitors by appointment.

Awash in bright white inside and out, Schnee-Eule by L’Abri is a reminder to slow down and simplify. The Montreal architecture and construction firm took inspiration from the homes of the Austrian Alps, with a boxy shape and gabled roof with overhangs. The modern chalet surrounded by trees is just outside Morin-Heights in Quebec’s Laurentian Mountains.

There is a new luxury retreat for those who play Donkey Kong like it’s their job. Marufukuro Hotel in Kyoto, Japan, is a stylish modern boutique accommodation that reflects its storied location.

NUVO has rounded up some fantastic stocking stuffers, so there will be no half-empty stockings this Christmas morning. Even the big man needs a little help every now and then.

NUVO has rounded up presents for every adventurer in your life, including dog lovers, coffee drinkers, and comfort seekers. Shop on—adventure awaits.

From handmade throws to stylish games, NUVO has rounded up nine gifts to brighten your loved ones’ homes for the holidays and all year round.

When American socialite, philanthropist, and writer Brooke Astor needed a reprieve from the pace and prying eyes of city life, she retreated to her Maine estate, August Moon. Now, 15 years after her death, new life has been brought to the 200-acre property by SPAN Architecture.

You wouldn’t think a place in the shadow of a volcano that emits a constant stream of smoke would be a haven of relaxation, but down an unpaved road, &Beyond Vira Vira exudes a bucolic peace.

Concrete has never been adored for its vibrancy of colour, but Kast is on a mission to change that. Striving to make the most beautiful concrete basins in the world, Kast elevates the utilitarian material with a chic design-forward treatment to create sinks that make a statement.

Interior designer Chad Dorsey needed a mantel that would accommodate an off-centre fireplace, so he created the asymmetrical and sculptural Malibu. Since then, Dorsey’s eponymous Dallas-based interior design studio has launched STRIKE, a line of bespoke mantels.

The vacation house is reconsidered with Casa Rosalie, a collection of three eco-friendly cozy yet contemporary cabins in the Perche region of France, an hour and a half from Paris.

Antoni Porowski’s had a connection with Omega before he really knew anything about watches. Growing up in Brossard, just outside of Montreal, the actor, chef, and star of Netflix’s hit show Queer Eye recalls swim practices spent staring up at the iconic curving red logo on the chronograph.

Aptly called the Hermitage, Illabb’s remote tiny home in Italy’s Trebbia Valley in the heart of the Apennines requires its guests to rethink their priorities. At just 129 square feet, the diminutive retreat allows those who stay within its walls to reconnect with the environment through its minimalist space meant for quiet reflection. The simple structure is made entirely from wood.

For interior designer Tammy Cody, the tools at her disposal play a key role in the work she can create. Designers balance creativity with the ability to execute ideas on a large scale, whether with a team of 50 or on a solo project.

A new shopping experience has come to Canada’s old stalwart department store. An elevated Levi’s Shop-in-Shop is the latest addition to Vancouver’s Hudson’s Bay. Beyond its expansive 6,600-square-foot layout, a few key services distinguish the premium Levi’s Shop-in-Shop from its counterparts.

Canadian lifestyle brand Canada Goose launched its fall/winter campaign, featuring an all-female cast photographed by legendary American photographer Annie Leibovitz. Shot in the Scottish Highlands, the images are cinematic and haunting, with overcast skies creating a moody backdrop to the new outerwear offerings.

Interior Design Show Vancouver is making its return next weekend (September 22 to 25). With four days of exhibits, seminars, and speakers, the event is showcasing the best of the best in Canadian design.

The new Ashley Botten Design (abd) product line started with frustration. Founded in 2004 by Ashley Botten, the firm was working on the interior of a cottage in Muskoka and couldn’t find a vase with the right compositional balance to go with the oversized table. Botten decided to make one, and potter vessels were born.