The first thing you need to know about Othership is that it is not a spa. Don’t confuse it with the white-robes-and-eucalyptus pamper palaces you might be used to. Yes, there is a steam room, but that’s where the similarities end.
Every winter, Toronto’s cold, grey waterfront gets an exciting dose of design thanks to Winter Stations. The annual competition, now in its eighth year, has architects, artists, and designers from around the world reimagine Toronto’s existing lifeguard stations, which dot Kew and Woodbine beaches at regular intervals.
Ruthnum is a student of form as much as substance, and his latest novel was the only way to contain some of the sweeping ideas about technology, diversity politics, and the modern workplace that had been nagging at him for months.
The Moscot story is on display everywhere in the new store, from the iconic yellow-and-black sign out front to the dozens of black-and-white photographs of New York’s Lower East Side that line the walls.
There are few iconic hotel bars in Toronto, but a desire for thoughtful, rich environments reminiscent of the literary salon is breathing life back into two of them. Such is the appeal of the Library Bar at the Fairmont Royal York and the rooftop bar at the Park Hyatt.
Beau Lake creates products—midcentury modern paddleboards, electric runabouts, retro-inspired pedal boats—that work in harmony with nature, not against it.
What makes a space healthy or inclusive? How can design help heal the soul? These were the questions being asked at Healing Spaces, a DesignTO panel discussion.
This year, we don’t have to remind you, is a little different. But DesignTO, the week-long festival celebrating creativity and design, is thriving nonetheless.