A list of great electric bicycles for different environments and situations for the active, tech-loving Canadian.
The cozy revolution is in full effect this fall as brands harmonize comfort and style for their fall/winter collections
In Lebanese culture, food is about bringing people together. Amal offers a range of sharable dishes, such as freshly prepared grape leaves with just the right amount of tang, nourishing fattoush salad, and dips such as hummus and garlic labneh.
Be the second NUVO reader to win a house in Italy.
From Australia to Iceland, astrotourism takes adventure seekers to off-grid locations to view the universe in all its glory.
In Bermuda, September is the beginning of the much-anticipated spiny lobster season. Each year, Bermudians wait for it to roll around and then start preparing their delicious sea-to-table dishes.
This renovation of a 1930s Tudor-style home in Vancouver’s First Shaughnessy Heritage Conservation Area shows how modern amenities can be seamlessly implemented to bring classic designs into the 21st century.
The imaginative imagery from the campaign was shot by photographer Max Siedentopf in Tuscany at Castello Sonnino, a 16th-century citadel built by the Medici family.
The couple hired interior designer James McIntyre of McIntyre Bills to transform their century-old property in Calgary’s Mount Royal neighbourhood into a classic yet fashion-forward dwelling able to transport those who enter to London or New York.
With new products from Mexican artisans, Obakki continues its commitment to rejuvenating communities on their own terms.
The four concepts included a two-passenger car, a four-passenger car, a four-passenger SUV-like vehicle, and a family-friendly six-passenger vehicle.
Elegant and luxurious, timeless period-correct decor can be hard to recreate, with homeowners often being excessive when trying to replicate styles found in places like Villa Serbelloni.
In southern Napa Valley, Darioush Khaledi owns and lives at his namesake winery, where his Persian heritage influences everything from the travertine interiors to the hospitality and intricate labels from the Victoria and Albert Museum’s collection of Persian art. Khaledi deems the wine business his “third career,” but Khaledi’s connection to wine, he says, was always palpable. In 5,000 BCE …
We all want to live healthier lives. Luckily, doing so has never been easier
It’s a summer evening; beauty sweeps across the sky. The waterfront breeze whispers past us on a stylish, palm-lined patio.
American architect Jeanne Gang’s first Canadian project, Toronto’s One Delisle, is a gesture toward a more human-centric skyscraper. NUVO spoke with Gang about the design of the tower, the relationship Toronto has to its natural surroundings, and the firm’s evolving approach to creating innovative high-rise buildings.
A salted duck egg yolk in the centre of the mooncake represents the full moon on Mid-Autumn
“The simplicity of the architectural composition recalls the small farmhouses and barns of the Lombard countryside, making the house a primitive building devoid of any non-essential element.”
If you’ve been muddling through the past year with occasional professional hair colouring and then progressively higher ponytails and headscarves to hide your roots, you might want to try a colour-depositing hair product.
Jazz pianist Steve Byfield is the only listed Black owner of a winery in Canada.
Three new hotels to check out next time you’re in and around Toronto.
Attached to the newly opened 1 Hotel Toronto is a dining oasis that shares the same “environment first” ethos as the hotel.
Denis Gutiérrez-Ogrinc stayed with the heat, tracking the sartorial and ephemeral styles on the street outside of the Michael Kors and Peter Do shows, among others
In the microcosm of a single kitchen, a larger sense of kinship can be felt. And for many chefs, tattoos are permanent markers of that identity.
In a global society, we need to be mindful of how we incorporate these traditional and richly significant cultural fashions. “It’s not appropriate for someone outside the culture, who isn’t a chief or matriarch or dancing on behalf of one, to wear a Chilkat or Naaxiin ceremonial robe, because the pieces are for a specific use and there’s something sacred about them,” O’Brien says.
With many labels releasing larger capsules than ever before and consumers clamouring to reinvigorate their wardrobes, finding the standout pieces from this season is a particularly daunting task
Toronto chef Devan Rajkumar uses Island Sweet Potato soup, which he developed in collaboration with MEMA Foods for its Just Soup line, as a star ingredient in his savoury fall-inspired turkey and kale meatballs with rotini.
Moving away from the modern this week, this home is a 18,000-square-foot “mega-cottage” on the shores of Lake Rosseau by Toronto-based Chapi Chapo Design.
Why do we feel the urge to jump from high places?
Built by the storied Turkish, shipyard Yildiz Gemi with exterior design by Ginton Naval Architects and Liman, Fifty-Five was created to host an owner, their family, and guests in lavish comfort and style. The three-deck yacht includes six beautifully appointed staterooms to accommodate a dozen passengers.
“Trends give me anxiety. They come and go so fast, and finally always come back a few decades later.”
Inside Westbank’s piano program, a collaboration with Fazioli where architects design instruments for the towers they create.
CheckMate wines are made from only two varieties: chardonnay and merlot, an odd combination.
“I think that being young is just being the closest to God. You don’t worry about anything, you’re happy for no reason, you’re fascinated by everything. That’s the purest form of human. My goal in life is to try and stay as close to that as I can. I think as you grow and as you go through the world, it’s impossible to fully retain it.”
All you need to know about TIFF, from COVID precautions to a drive-in theatre, to an early release of Dune.
Vancouver artist Scott Sueme teams up with Sundays, a furniture company that recently went from being online-only to having physical locations.
The Officina Santa Maria Novella story officially begins in 1612. But like many Old World stories, especially those tied to the church, its origins predate that. The history of the apothecary dates back to the 13th century when it was a monastic laboratory—Dominican friars began concocting herbal remedies in the convent’s infirmary in the time of Giotto and Dante.
In 2020, when the pandemic hit, Karimi took a moment to seize a new opportunity and launched a ready-to-wear collection. She focused on sustainable ethically made clothes that evoke a timeless elegance.
Borgo, as it’s called for short, certainly feels like paradise. And not just for the luxurious accommodations, which consist of 22 spacious rooms and suites in a soothing palette of neutrals and greens and travertine floors.
elebrating the launch of Zestspot, this sea bass in crazy water recipe from chef David Rocco is easy enough for even the most novice in the kitchen.
Izen Architecture, an all-female firm, has built a modern home with porcelain facade using standard housing permits in The Bedford Park neighbourhood of Toronto.
“Château’s primary inspiration was a nostalgic reflection on my youth in Provence transposed in the hills of Topanga near L.A. where I live. It has a very similar feel, the same pine and wild oak forested hills close to the sea.”
Parading through the villages of the Motor Valley, the MC20 attracts all eyes while the eight-speed dual-clutch transmission engages the gears with exemplary fluidity.
The latest collaboration between Louis Vuitton and Italian decor atelier Fornasetti brings a new dimension to the world of visual creativity and fashion.
Responding to both land and family, the house seems to float on the soft green hills, lounging in articulated space next to the tree-lined watercourse, which hosts blue jays, herons, and pileated woodpeckers.
Now, those in the know can access a small, vendor-inspired dumpling parlour called Laowai by ordering a “Number 7” at the counter. Patrons are then ushered into the mysterious back room hidden behind an imposing freezer door.
Musical selections from the autumn issue.
Embracing contemporary Mykonos culture while still honouring Grecian values—you can tailor your stay to be as gregarious or intimate as you like.
Nature and luxury meet at 1 Hotel’s latest retreat and first Canadian address located in the heart of Toronto. The 112-room property boasts a biophilic design, with in-room houseplants and sustainably sourced wood furnishings courtesy of designer and architect David Rockwell.
Following last summer’s BLM protests, art became an important vessel for messaging. But what does it mean when that art is being commissioned by the power structures built on colonial values?
All handbags are crafted in Florence by skilled artisans using metal-free locally sourced leather.
The wine-and-cicchetti menu is ideal for casual meetings with friends or family, with aperitivo favourites—Cinzano and Gancia—tastefully curated.
Now that Canadian travellers to the United Kingdom are no longer required to quarantine upon arrival on the isles, many will again head across the pond.
Thom Fougere’s approach to furniture has been “archetypal,” which he explains as stripped down in its purpose but not in its conception and design: “I hate the word minimalism because it is interpreted as an applied aesthetic, where true minimalism has complexity embedded in it.”
But—must reading the front page make us want to toss the newspaper away and cover our head with a soft blanket?
The 9,500-square-foot structure features the juxtaposition of concrete and wood, improbable forms, and generous glazing, resulting in a sculptural residence that still complements the dense foliage of its surroundings.
Long considered a less-expensive version of champagne, prosecco has its own impressive characteristics that deserve our full attention.
“Our privilege as furniture, object, or interior designers is that we are working at the scale where we are closest to people. People touch what we do, they’re immersed in what we do. I really love this scale because this is where I can control the experience the most.”
A Swim in a Pond in the Rain by George Saunders and Iron Goddess of Mercy by Larissa Lai are sophisticated, generous, and historically-sensitive autumn reads.
Merging the worlds of ballet, performance art, and counterculture, the Kenyan-born Indian-Canadian artist places community at the heart of his work by questioning the status quo and finding hope through resilience.
Weaving together the threads of history, family traditions, and finest fabrics.
The goal of 457 Anew is to cultivate a harmonious relationship with the environment, using upcycled, recycled, and renewable materials.
Vancouver-based painter Joon Lee shares his process, the emotional connection between colour and form, and how he bridges authenticity and artistry.
On some level, this fetish of authenticity is difficult to fathom.
The Vancouver-born actress and musician on the vulnerability of comedy, her affinity for indie films, and her future plans following the success of her breakout role on Riverdale.
A look inside NUVO’s autumn edition featuring Hayley Law, Joon Lee, Hotel 1 Toronto, and more.
When so much of Kenya’s conservation efforts have been guided by colonial and Western structures, Reteti’s successes signify a seismic shift, not only within conservation but within the social and economical contexts of the Samburu people.
Being in nature is restorative for the mind, body, and soul – something all of us digital consumers need.
The Fun House Martini does things a little differently.
Across the Pacific, Gaile Guevara Studio, a Vancouver-based firm, has remodelled a two-storey home on Waiheke Island in New Zealand.
The best of NUVO from summer 2021.
Total sales were an incredible $343 million over three days.
Already a number of prominent shipyards have released teaser announcements hinting at new models making their global debut.
While the legendary Riggs name may not ring bells today, the bank is one for the history books: 23 presidents—including Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant, and Richard Nixon—held accounts here. At one point, the financial firm called itself “the most important bank in the most important city in the world.”
Architectural elements from two ancient cultures collide to memorialize a bond going back at least to Marco Polo in the city where he made his mark, Chengdu.
With the announcement of a multiyear deal that also covers the Women’s National Basketball Association and USA Basketball, the French cognac house has become the official spirit of the NBA.
Despite foie gras being strongly associated with French cuisine, a Spanish farmer by the name of Eduardo Sousa is proudly producing sustainable and humane foie gras
As autumn slowly finds its way back into our lives once again, so do the essences of the season. There is always comfort to be expected when lighting a candle during the fall; the crisp autumn air blows outside, colourful leaves fall to the ground, and you, wrapped in a blanket of warm aromas.
Atlantico the 27-metre luxury speedster designed and created by Turkish boatbuilder Alia Yachts was envisioned as a chase boat to complement the existing 55-metre luxury yacht Atlante.
Unttld’s striking designs continue to make an impression. St-Jacques and Bélanger were nominated for Womenswear Designer of the Year three times at the Canadian Arts & Fashion Awards (CAFA).
After 18 months of lockdowns, work stoppages, and stay-at-home orders, you knew that sooner or later you’d actually have to prove that yes, you actually have been vaccinated against COVID-19.
The perfect mixture of sweet, tart, and sour, this homemade sous vide limoncello and limoncello spritz recipe aims to impress and will be a standout with guests.
“It’s a very discreet intervention, but filled with complex technical design features and transformations that are only revealed inside the envelope.”
Because the billionaire race to space has cheapened space—ironically, considering how much money has been spent. It has taken something few have experienced and made it gimmicky.
The bustle of South Beach seems like a distant memory when stepping onto the property, which welcomes guests with a modern outdoor courtyard resembling a greenhouse.
This humble location disguises lofty ambitions—to shift the narrative of Vancouver’s car scene from imported supercars to bespoke works of design, highlighting the incredible pool of local talent that restores, modifies, tunes, and refines our favourite vehicles.
What started in 2014 as founder and sole designer Mischa Couvrette “smashing things together in a two-car garage” has grown to 15,000 square feet of manufacturing space that puts out a considered line of lighting, furniture, and accessories. Hollis + Morris teams tend toward the minimal with biophilic inspirations—the Willow Sconce is the newest addition to the line’s Bloom Collection.
When travelling to the sublime corners of the country, hikers can equip themselves as exceptionally as the scenery itself. 11 items to help you transition seamlessly from the city to the backwoods in gear that connects form and function.
Being a restaurant in a hotel is notoriously difficult, having to manage the expectations of local and travelling guests, especially during COVID. Miantiao has an additional challenge: the cuisine fuses Italian and Chinese culinary philosophies.
Off the foggy coast of Nova Scotia lies one of the most enigmatic places on Earth. Often referred to as the Graveyard of the Atlantic with 350 confirmed shipwrecks, Sable Island is steeped in allure and legend. A colony of around 500 resilient wild horses make up the sole full-time inhabitants.
Concepts, one-offs, and even production cars have debuted at past events, and we have a few inside scoops on what to expect this year.
Skylights, winding concrete stairways, and unexpectedly placed window frames that bathe the bedrooms in the serene afternoon light give the circular interior a sense of whimsy.
With generous use of reclaimed wood, this Santa Cruz home is a relaxed modern build that channels the beachy vibes of the area and owners.
Pinot noir from the Willamette Valley established Oregon’s wine reputation by the 1990s, and ever since there have been the inevitable discussions about how it compares to pinot noir from Burgundy, considered the grape’s benchmark region.
“I am so grateful to represent Canada and can feel the support from Canadians around the world.”
Dawn is a series of minimalist light fixtures and furniture that take cues from the material palette of New York City itself, Bellardi Ricci’s current home.
From partners Amanda Bradley and Robin Goodfellow, Vela emulates the grandeur of a posh hotel lobby bar: inviting, impressive, and memorable
Hand crafted by legendary yacht builder Lubbe Voss, Borkumriff II has never looked better, following a complete makeover that adds a few contemporary twists to the original design.
For all these services, Coinbase charges a variety of commissions, functioning as the classic “toll booth” on the trading superhighway it built.
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