Why all the obsession over tiny developments in mobile phones, while the humble washing machine seems still as clunky, ugly and prone to break-down as it has been for decadesOrf grid | My Friend’s House

Why all the obsession over tiny developments in mobile phones, while the humble washing machine seems still as clunky, ugly and prone to break-down as it has been for decadesOrf grid | My Friend’s House

“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers. It would be terrible if we just skipped from September to November, wouldn’t it?” - Lucy Maud Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables Habitually Chic® » October

“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers. It would be terrible if we just skipped from September to November, wouldn’t it?” - Lucy Maud Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables Habitually Chic® » October

Is Belgian designer Michael Verheyden’s G55 leather sling lounger the “it” chair of the moment? 5 Favorites: Modern Leather Sling Chairs: Remodelista

Is Belgian designer Michael Verheyden’s G55 leather sling lounger the “it” chair of the moment? 5 Favorites: Modern Leather Sling Chairs: Remodelista

Alive and Kaiken

Recently I had the opportunity to re-acquaint myself with the Argentinean brand made by the Chilean company Montes.

I sat down with the winemaker and son of Montes founder, Aurelio Montes Jr., to taste the wines and talk about taking risks and long term payoffs.

You see, when the Chilean-based Montes family was looking for a new challenge they didn’t have to look very far, just a stone’s throw…

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In 2004, Montreal launched Canada’s first Nuit Blanche. Since then, the late-night public art party has inspired similar events in Toronto, Winnipeg, Calgary, Ottawa, Halifax, and Charlottetown, as well as centres like Antigonish, Sydney and (just this year) Saskatoon and Kamloops. But artists and curators have also voiced concerns about the Nuit Blanche model, and Vancouver—arguably Canada’s best-known art city internationally—has so far forgone the fest. 10 Thoughts on Why Nuit Blanche Has Triumphed—and Tanked—Across Canada - Canadian Art

In 2004, Montreal launched Canada’s first Nuit Blanche. Since then, the late-night public art party has inspired similar events in Toronto, Winnipeg, Calgary, Ottawa, Halifax, and Charlottetown, as well as centres like Antigonish, Sydney and (just this year) Saskatoon and Kamloops. But artists and curators have also voiced concerns about the Nuit Blanche model, and Vancouver—arguably Canada’s best-known art city internationally—has so far forgone the fest. 10 Thoughts on Why Nuit Blanche Has Triumphed—and Tanked—Across Canada - Canadian Art

Blogger Burnout: Finding an Answer in the Problem | Design*Sponge
The White & White Clock designed by Vadim Kibardin is a modern 3D interpretation of the traditional digital clock. White & White Clock | Wantcy

The White & White Clock designed by Vadim Kibardin is a modern 3D interpretation of the traditional digital clock. White & White Clock | Wantcy

Cool as a Cucumber

Cool as a Cucumber

C-U-C-U-M-B-E-R. It’s the very first word I learned how to spell.

If that sounds like a funny choice for a beginner speller, consider that it was my favourite food at the time. And we didn’t have a D-O-G or C-A-T.

Although other foods have probably surpassed the cucumber to become my favourites since, I still love ‘em. At the very least, I can safely say it’s my favourite gourd. And, although…

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Aurora hunting is more popular than ever - and this winter’s first display in Finnish Lapland is promising another great year in Northern skiesNorthern Lights 2014/2015 (Condé Nast Traveller)

Aurora hunting is more popular than ever - and this winter’s first display in Finnish Lapland is promising another great year in Northern skiesNorthern Lights 2014/2015 (Condé Nast Traveller)

A few blocks away from Apple’s bustling campus in Cupertino is a rather nondescript building. Inside is absolutely the last place on earth you’d want to be if you were an iPhone. It’s here where Apple subjects its newest models to the kinds of things they might run into in the real world: drops, pressure, twisting, tapping. Basically all the things that could turn your shiny gadget into a small pile of metal and glass.  Inside the building where Apple tortures the iPhone 6 | The Verge

A few blocks away from Apple’s bustling campus in Cupertino is a rather nondescript building. Inside is absolutely the last place on earth you’d want to be if you were an iPhone. It’s here where Apple subjects its newest models to the kinds of things they might run into in the real world: drops, pressure, twisting, tapping. Basically all the things that could turn your shiny gadget into a small pile of metal and glass. Inside the building where Apple tortures the iPhone 6 | The Verge

It’s not often that too much effort goes into the design of a mirror, but as cool enough studio thinks, it’s an object “that reflects and represents ourselves” so we cannot neglect it.  THE MIRROR: A Compact, Convenient, Hand-Held Mirror - Design Milk

It’s not often that too much effort goes into the design of a mirror, but as cool enough studio thinks, it’s an object “that reflects and represents ourselves” so we cannot neglect it. THE MIRROR: A Compact, Convenient, Hand-Held Mirror - Design Milk

Thanksgiving Tips and Tricks

Thanksgiving Tips and Tricks

Thanksgiving for many means a big family gathering and a table filled with delicious food that will soon be a lovely, if slightly uncomfortable, feeling of fullness in everyone’s bellies. Here are a few tips and tricks to make your thanksgiving perfect.

Start with something fun

While they wait for dinner, entertain your guests with appetizers and snacks in fun shapes – try a vegetable platter…

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From bold florals to leopard print, these patterned-wallpapers will add a burst of colour to any room.  4 wallpaper trends for your home - Slide 1 - Canadian Living

From bold florals to leopard print, these patterned-wallpapers will add a burst of colour to any room. 4 wallpaper trends for your home - Slide 1 - Canadian Living

2014 Decanter World Wine Awards

2014 Decanter World Wine Awards

It is somehow fitting that the Decanter World Wine Awards should be held at Tobacco Dock in the East End of London. From the outside, Tobacco Dock looks like a women’s prison. According to its website, the massive building was constructed “in the early 19th century as a secure bonded warehouse for the receipt and storage of tobacco from the New World. Tobacco Dock was designed to offer complete…

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Despite being surrounded by screens, many of us still love the analog feeling of writing something down on a piece of paper, and Post-it Notes are a key player in lots of individual and collaborative design-focused work sessions.Post-it Brand Digitizes Collaboration With Innovative New Post-it® Plus App - Design Milk

Despite being surrounded by screens, many of us still love the analog feeling of writing something down on a piece of paper, and Post-it Notes are a key player in lots of individual and collaborative design-focused work sessions.Post-it Brand Digitizes Collaboration With Innovative New Post-it® Plus App - Design Milk