Nature as a Centrepiece – Furniture Design by Simon Johns
Simon Johns makes viscerally appealing furniture that employs equal, often mirrored focus on its sculptural and functional qualities. Based in the woods of East-Bolton in southern Quebec, Canada, he is able to combine the visual qualities of this secluded landscape with a razor sharp attention to cr
Materials & Methods – Paper Lighting by Stephanie Forsythe & Todd MacAllen
Underutilised materials have been a consistent theme here on the blog. I suppose when you’re constantly considering natural materials like we are it makes you wonder why certain materials aren’t used more often. Knowledge is partly to play. Maybe even the current trends. But I personally
Focusing on the Essential – Ceramics by Léa & Nicolas
Motivated by the desire to replace their own crockery, which was neither practical nor aesthetically pleasing, designers Léa and Nicolas designed their first functional objects: A bowl, double-walled cups, a coffee pot and a fermentation pot. The result was a range of sleek, polished pieces, all fo
Back to Traditional Techniques – Furniture Handcrafted by Kate Duncan
For Kate Duncan, the idea of strong, high-quality handmade furniture made using traditional joinery techniques has opened up the whole world of furniture design. Based in Toronto, Duncan works from her studio to produce bold heirloom-quality furniture. Each piece is handmade using traditional techni
Observing the Built Environment – A Selection of Sculptures by Jen Aitken
We present the sculptural work of Toronto-based artist Jen Aitken who takes references from our urban environment and translates these in to sculpture that might stir something inside of us.
Unscripted Shapes – Bone Stools & Benches by Canadian Designer Loic Bard
Montreal based designer Loïc Bard has taken it upon himself to experiment with shape starting with freely drawn sketches that are then carved out of wood directly and testing them in real life.
Orientating the Circle – Modular Tables by Canadian Designer Ben Barber
Ben Barber's main theme is exploring the character of shapes, looking to challenge conventional and established design archetypes and approach them with a new mindset.
Threading Thoughts – Patchwork Design by Canadian Artist Jessica Bell
Jessica Bell has been able to work on a number of different projects throughout her career and has taken a particular liking to patchwork design and how art can be integrated in to it.
Studying the In-between Values – Paintings by Canadian Artist Scott Sueme
Canadian artist Scott Sueme has been painting abstract works of art for approximately seven years, using graffiti as a base to offer a slight twist in a more traditional medium.
Strength in Aesthetic – Wood Furniture Handcrafted by Coolican and Company
Peter Coolican, the founder and maker behind furniture studio Coolican and Company, makes beautiful natural furniture that's handmade at his studio in Toronto, Canada.
The Utility of Things – Gather Vases by Product Designer Sam Anderson
This series of vases by product designer Sam Anderson is titled 'Gather', the idea behind these is to extend the process of arranging the flowers by guiding the user with the overall shape of the vessel.
Coloured Fragments – Acrylic Prism Sculptures by Artist Phillip Low
Canadian artist and all around creative Phillip Low has made this exciting collection of sculpture constructed from a colourless acrylic that is polished to varying degrees.