Entries in Canada (322)

Thursday
Jul052012

Ian MacDonald 

I'm feeling a bit patriotic today so I thought I'd feature a Canadian architect I discovered recently. Ian MacDonald's firm is based in Toronto, and he has won a whole bunch of awards for his residential designs including three Governor General's medals and six Canadian Architect Awards of Excellence. WHOA. I am REALLY smitten with the first exterior photo below - those porthole type window pod things are such a cool idea (I see something like that on the top of a tall, narrow house). 

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Thursday
Jun282012

Martin Tessler (again)

Yes, I have a weakness for really well executed interior photography, especially when executed by a Canadian. Vancouverite Martin Tessler has it going on. I love his portfolio, and I am totally intrigued by the walls of trinkets in the first two photos. (Previous post here and some of his photos here)

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Wednesday
Jun272012

z axis design

z axis design is an architecture firm based in Toronto that I recently discovered whose work is impressive. Their kitchens are gorgeous, their cabinetry is divine and I absolutely adore the front entrance that blends seamlessly with the outdoors - SO COOL! 

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Wednesday
Jun202012

Reader's home - Shirley's not-your-average B&B 

We received an email from Shirley who wanted to share her home with us: I am an artist but my husband and I are semi retired and just opened a Bed and Breakfast between Montreal and Ottawa in L'Orignal about 1.5 years ago. We bought a house that was unoccupied for more then 2 years and completely renovated it and I got all my artistic juices going to pretend I am an interior designer LOL ….. But we are both quite happy with the result and so far our guests are very taken by its ambiance too. I love that it's not your traditional granny-decorated B&B - and it's close to Ottawa so book me a room Shirley!

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Thursday
Jun072012

Janet Kimber

Janet Kimber is a super talented photographer and a Canadian to boot. She's originally from Halifax and now calls Toronto home. She specializes in portraits (they're amazing) and spaces (amazing too as you'll see). "Everything has its beauty, everything has its secret, everything has its little miracle to reveal. I'm always trying to capture that." Oh, DOES SHE EVER.

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