On a tree-lined residential street in Toronto, Batay-Csorba Architects’ High Park Residence warrants a double take. Clad in the same brick as its neighbours, the home stands out for its various geometric forms. A brick façade is balanced with asymmetrical windows and a curving carport.

In Erin Armstrong’s work, her characters embody what it feels like to be joyful, sad, excited, and maybe just a bit overwhelmed all at once—a medley of emotions that feel distinctly human.

If there’s a stalwart interior design firm in Western Canada, it is surely Vancouver’s Falken Reynolds. Since its opening ten years ago, the firm, led by principals Kelly Reynolds and Chad Falkenberg, has made a name for itself by designing interiors that ooze West Coast charm.

Balancing rustic charms with modern largesse, Alain Carle Architecte’s La Charbonnière is tucked on a mountainside overlooking the Saint Lawrence River in Quebec. The site was previously completely cleared by the developer, posing a challenge for the Montreal-based firm to transform the overexposed lot. Their solution is unexpected but surprisingly well suited to the area—it is black and brutalist, yet still right at home in the lush Cap à L’Aigle landscape.

For those that enjoy all the vibrancy of Mexican cuisine, a new eatery has been added to Vancouver’s ranks. Opening last month in Gastown, Monarca Cocina Mexicana has already established itself as a worthy rival to all the rest, serving up a modernized Mexican menu of fresh and punchy flavours in a contagiously lively interior.

On Toronto’s lively King Street West, a new sort of club has opened its door. Awash in opulent art deco–inspired design, Clio Club’s swanky interiors and bespoke experience recall the social club from days of yore. And unlike most of the nightclubs along the strip, you won’t find a lineup out the door on a Saturday night.

If you’re still looking for the perfect way to spoil your mom, opt for one of these luxurious and elegant gifts. From stunning jewellery to timeless bags, these are for the mother who appreciates nice things, even if she would never buy them for herself.

Traditional construction techniques get a modern revision in beef architeki’s Casa Fly. The Mallorca home’s façade displays the ancient dry stonework found throughout the island, while the angular silhouette and floor-to-ceiling windows establish Casa Fly as a 21st-century home meant for luxury and entertaining. The Slovakian firm drew inspiration from the Pedra en sec method, which uses tightly packed stone without mortar.

Jean Verville architecte’s recently completed MB home is a testament to the punch mono-materiality can pack. Created for a pair of young professionals, the Montreal residence is a mature and well-designed answer to youthful quandaries.

If one were to picture the epitome of serenity, it would probably look something like Tofino Resort + Marina’s new floating sauna. Moored in the frigid waters of B.C.’s Clayoquot Sound, the sauna combines the peace of nature with the physical release of a day at the spa.

Lately, increasingly holistic attitudes toward health have dominated the wellness industry, with countless retreats and getaways offering the promise of complete mind and body makeovers in just a day or two. But where they fall short in lasting results, Longevity House finds its place. Opened in November 2021, Longevity House is Toronto’s new ultra-exclusive members-only wellness club.

In Los Angeles’ Venice neighbourhood, a mile from the iconic boardwalk, there is a new type of beach house. Instead of nautical-themed bathrooms, rope pulls, and pastel bedrooms, this bright home acknowledges the aquatic in subtler ways.

Designed in Vancouver and handcrafted in Chaozhou, all of Shuobi Wu’s ceramic work draws inspiration from his childhood near the water, but the Blue Collection is especially close to his heart.

From stylish hammocks to contemporary rockers, Louis Vuitton’s Objets Nomades never fail to offer innovative and unique travel-inspired designs. The collection’s newest addition comes from decorated Chinese designer Frank Chou, whose eponymous experimental design studio in Beijing has been crafting playful minimalist pieces since its inception in 2012.

The beloved butternut squash has lent its name to Maurice Martel’s latest residential project, a cozy one-storey in Gatineau, Quebec, awash in warm buttery tones.

Designed by Omar Gandhi Architect, which has offices in Halifax and Toronto, Schlotfeldt Residence is a compact contradiction that brings modernist luxury to rugged alpine living.