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DESIGNLINES – Summer 2013

Designlines Summer 2013

The Summer 2013 edition of Designlines is now available. You can pick up a copy at Atomic or at selected boutiques, galleries, and design showrooms throughout the city.

This edition also includes the annual guide to the city´s top design districts, a must for all design enthusiasts!

The Summer 2011 edition of Designlines is now available. You can pick up a copy at Atomic or at selected boutiques, galleries, and design showrooms throughout the city.

This edition also includes the annual guide to the city´s top design districts, a must for all design enthusiasts!

- See more at: http://atomicdesign.ca/category/books/#sthash.PuOEzRmB.dpuf

The Summer 2011 edition of Designlines is now available. You can pick up a copy at Atomic or at selected boutiques, galleries, and design showrooms throughout the city.

This edition also includes the annual guide to the city´s top design districts, a must for all design enthusiasts!

- See more at: http://atomicdesign.ca/category/books/#sthash.PuOEzRmB.dpuf

The Summer 2011 edition of Designlines is now available. You can pick up a copy at Atomic or at selected boutiques, galleries, and design showrooms throughout the city.

This edition also includes the annual guide to the city´s top design districts, a must for all design enthusiasts!

- See more at: http://atomicdesign.ca/category/books/#sthash.PuOEzRmB.dpuf

DESIGNLINES – Spring 2013

The Spring 2013 edition of DESIGNLINES is now available.

Our favourite articles in this issue include ´Inner Glow´ where Dubbeldam Architecture & Design transform a cramped Annex row house into a light filled oasis with serene aspect and warm detail. In ´Let The Sun Shine In´Altius Architects focus on a contemporary rebuild incorporating non other than thirteen skylights and a minimal interior plan to luminous effect for one Roncesvalles family.

Plus ´Sleep here´ a focus on four of the best new boutique hotels in the city and also ´Raw Talent´ an up close and personal look at five of Toronto´s natural-born creators including one of our favourite neon artists Orest Tataryn.

And don’t forget the informative city wide Shop Guide. Take a weekend to discover a new area in Toronto.

You can pick up a copy of this latest issue at Atomic or at selected boutiques, galleries, and design showrooms throughout the city.

Enjoy!

 

 

Modern Furniture in Canada by Virginia Wright

During the holiday break we received a wonderful book entitled ‘Modern Furniture in Canada – 1920 to 1970′ by Virginia Wright.

As the title suggests the focus of the book explores the history of modern furniture design within Canada  chronologically from 1920 to 1970.

The book aims to educate the reader on Canada’s distinguished record in modern furniture design and production, some of which has gained international importance whilst others remain largely unrecognized.

Wright charts theses developments through engaging and informed narrative combined with numerous archival photographs, drawings and other original documentation.

Hi-lights of this publication include accounts of Eaton’s department store display pieces brought back from the Paris Exposition of 1925, the first production of plywood seating for assembly halls in Ontario and the world’s first moulded  plastic furniture produced as a prototype by the National Research Council in 1946 – three years before the more well known designs by Charles & Ray Eames in the USA were revealed!

Other aspect of the book focus on how modern industrial materials such as steel tubing, plywood and rubber were incorporated into the production of commercial and institutional furnishings and how these designs reached a wider public audience through exhibitions and media.

‘Modern Furniture in Canada – 1920 to 1970′ is essential reading for any one interested in the evolution of modern Canadian furniture design and its position within the world.

A welcome addition to our reference library!

‘Modern Furniture in Canada- 1920 to 1970′ by Virginia Wright can by purchase through Amazon here.

 

 

 

DESIGNLINES – Fall 2012

The Fall 2012 edition of DESIGNLINES is now available.

Our favorite articles in this issue include ´Light Touch´ where one young couple in Mimico discover a backyard nirvana by adding an industrial garage to their open kitchen and  ´Into a Corner´ where Simon Cole of Cooper Cole gallery gives us his expert advice on how to curate and hang your art, salon style.

Plus – the ever informative city wide Shop Guide Take a weekend to discover a new area in Toronto!

You can pick up a copy of this latest issue at Atomic or at selected boutiques, galleries, and design showrooms throughout the city.

Enjoy!

DESIGNLINES – Summer 2012

The Summer 2012 edition of DESIGNLINES is now available.

In this issue ‘Take me to the Mother side’ shows us a two story infill by architect Julia Knazic that does double duty as a private residence and play space for the grankids. Plus ‘All The Stops’ a stylish and fun interior by Doreen Landow for an Avant- garde art collecting couple. We particularly love the glass kitchen back-splash which is a massive map of the London Tube, complete with each station marked by an LED.

This edition also includes the annual guide to the city´s top design districts. A must for all design enthusiasts!

You can pick up a copy at Atomic or at selected boutiques, galleries, and design showrooms throughout the city.

Enjoy!

DESIGNLINES – Spring 2012


The Spring 2012 edition of DESIGNLINES is now available! One of our favourite features in this issue is “Artists’ Way’, which offers a look into painter Howard Podeswa and textile artist Joy Walker’s home in the Annex. Artwork and textiles mixed in with modern furniture work together to create a lively, bright and airy home for the couple.

And don’t forget the informative city wide Shop Guide! Take a weekend to discover a new area in Toronto.

You can pick up a copy of this latest issue at Atomic or at selected boutiques, galleries, and design showrooms throughout the city.

Enjoy!

Designlines – Winter 2011

The Winter 2011 edition of DESIGNLINES is now available! Our favourite picks in this issue include our clients Anda Kubis and Dean Martin’s home in ‘The Royal Treatment’. Levitt Goodman Architects put a bang into this 1955 bungalow while staying true to its mid-century character. With its wide-open space and dramatic roofline, one can’t help but admire this beautifully designed space.

American architect Barton Myers put his mark on Yorkville over 41 years ago when he built Toronto’s first ever glass and steel home. Get a peak inside it in “1970:Period Piece”. Although it has changed hands a couple of times since Myers built it for his young family, the updates have all been true to his original vision.

And don’t forget the ever informative city wide Shop Guide! Take a weekend to discover a new area in Toronto.

You can pick up a copy of this latest issue at Atomic or at selected boutiques, galleries, and design showrooms throughout the city.

Enjoy!

Designlines – Fall 2011

The Fall 2011 edition of Designlines is now available. Highlights of this issue include our client Patrick Flynn`s minalimist townhouse by LineBox Studio.

Artist and West Queen West resident Micah Lexier`s carefully curated abode. Plus the ever informative city wide Shop Guide.

We are also thrilled to see our Holmegaard `Viking` decanter & glasses featured on page 100.

You can pick up a copy of this latest issue at Atomic or at selected boutiques, galleries, and design showrooms throughout the city.

Enjoy!

Designlines Summer 2011

The Summer 2011 edition of Designlines is now available. You can pick up a copy at Atomic or at selected boutiques, galleries, and design showrooms throughout the city.

This edition also includes the annual guide to the city´s top design districts, a must for all design enthusiasts!

Collecting Design by Adam Lindemann

During the holiday break we picked up a very informative book entitled ‘Collecting Design’ by Adam Lindemann, published in the spring of 2010 by Taschen.

The focus of the book is a little different than other design related publications in that it aims to help us discover the world of design through the perspective and experience of different groups within the industry. Lindemann breaks down the core players of the industry into five main groups: The Designer, The Collector, The Dealer, The Auction House Expert and The Tastemaker. Clearly each group being  somewhat dependant on one another for the expertise and services that they bring to the table.

It is evident from the preface and the introduction that Lindemann’s connection with the world of decorative art & design is a deeply personal one.  His writing throughout the book is informed and enthusiastic. It is of no surprise to also learn that his background lies within the world of contemporary art, in fact his first book entitled ‘Collecting Contemporary’ published in June 2006 covers this very subject.

‘Collecting Design’ also fulfills the role of a reference book as there are a number of colour photographs showing some excellent and unexpected examples of design from early modernism to current known designers.

‘Collecting Design’ is a welcome addition to any design enthusiasts reference library.

Available through Taschen.