canadian design

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“Common sense and conventional practice prohibit the evolution of architecture.” This is the first quote you find reading Tom Ngo’s Master’s thesis: The Dinner Address, A Venture into Architectural Absurdity. Read More →

Steve McGugan - Canadian Industrial Designer

Medical Technology and Telecommunications Steve McGugan (b.1962) is a Canadian industrial designer. He was bornRead More →

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It was through the Gallery that Chou’s emerging practise of design developed. For its minimalist style and transformational architectural ideas, his design for the spare, but the multi-functional gallery was recognised. The first projects by Chou were the homes and offices of Archive art patrons.Read More →

Driftwood Debra Bernier

When most of us pass by an old piece of wood on the ground, we don’t look at it twice. After all, it’s just a stick, right? But for Canadian artist, Debra Bernier, the grooves, pits, and breaks in a piece of driftwood are tiny works of art, created by nature, and they’re inspirational jumping-off points for her earthy, magical artwork.Read More →

Jean Paul Langlois - pop and pulp art

A selection of work by Métis artist Jean Paul Langlois from Vancouver Island, currently based in East Vancouver. Informed by pop and pulp culture, particularly Westerns, 70s sci-fi and Saturday morning cartoons, Langlois plays with ultra-saturated colours and motifs as a way of grappling with a sense of alienation from his own cultural backgrounds — both indigenous and settler.Read More →

Jeannie Phan Illustration

Jeannie Phan, a Toronto-based illustrator, is inspired by varied landscapes, plant life, and daily activities. After that, she applies a fantasy, delicate surrealism filter to her drawings, combining identifiable subjects and abstract perspectives for a skewed yet lively finish.Read More →

Hover is a minimalist stool created by Toronto-based designer Tom Chung. Hover is a contemporary take on the mechanics’ stool. Designed for co-working spaces or cafe’s where one might need personal short-term storage space. The tray provides a surface for your bag, without having to place it on the floor or hanger.Read More →