Archive for the ‘Press’ Category
We are delighted to have been featured in On The Up Magazine. This stylish publication produced by Winkreative the people behind Monocle and Porter Air branding can be found onboard the Union to Pearson Express train.
The publication focuses on the renaissance that West Queen West has undergone since the opening of the Drake Hotel in 2004 and highlights a number of independent boutique business including Atomic which make up the vibrant and unique West Queen West area. There is even a cute map to help you navigate the area!
We are delighted to announce that Atomic has been nominated again for this year’s NOW Magazine´s Best of Toronto 2014 readers poll under the ´Best Vintage Furniture Store´ category.
So if you like what we do feel free to vote for us here
The polls close on September 12th.
Thanks for your support!
Atomic will be featured tonight on the SPACE channel!
SPACE is Canada’s premier TV channel devoted to everything Sci-Fi.
We will be talking to Morgan Hoffman about the influence of Mid Century design on 1960 & 1970′s Sci Fi films and on the collection at Atomic which reflects these futuristic stylish decades.
The show will be airing on INNERSPACE tonight @ 6:00pm and will also be shown on MTV tomorrow. So tune in or set your PVR!
The story will also touchdown online within the next few days.
We are delighted to have been cited in yesterday’s GLOBE & MAIL (Life & Arts section)
The article focuses on the recognition and subsequent global rise in demand for original Mid Century modern design.
A number of dealers from around the world were asked to comment on this value increase and also give some expert advice on how to approach shopping for original Mid Century design.
We are quoted as saying ‘When you buy original mid-century modern, your money is not gone, it’s merely locked away’ says Lawrence Blairs of Atomic Design in Toronto
‘You have to connect with the piece in some way, maybe it reminds you of your grandparents house or the colours in a painting. Even if you have limited knowledge of the designer its ultimately how it makes you feel that’s important’
Thank you Ellen Himelfarb!
If you missed the Thursday print issue the article can also be viewed online here.
We are delighted to have a number of our pieces featured in the January edition of HOUSE & HOME magazine.
The issue features the work of our client Parisian designer Stephane Chamard who transforms the interior of an old Victorian west end house into a unique and modern space. A clever mix of mid-century furniture, unique art and unexpected colour make this classic home feel both cutting edge and effortlessly chic.
Also featured under House & Home of the Month entitled The Collaborator designer Mazen El-Abdallah joins forces with a team of like minded professionals to energize a vast modern space with quality materials and fine craftsmanship.
This current edition of HOUSE & HOME is available at all good newsstands.
We are delighted to have been included in this month’s issue of RENO & DECOR magazine.
The article focuses on some of the great design businesses which make up the vibrant and unique shopping district that is Queen Street West.
We appreciate the complimentary summery of Atomic:
Atomic Design features mid century modern classics, lighting from the 60′s, wonderful bits of art glass, a good collection of Canadian-industrial designer work and a generally great selection of accessories to make you ‘cool’
Thank you Glen Peloso!
We are delighted to have been included in Vicky Sanderson’s Toronto Star column On the House as one of her must-shop places for Mid-Century Modern.
We love her accurate little summery of Atomic:
“Owner Lawrence Blairs loves Scandinavian art glass, modernist studio jewellery, abstract sculpture, and post modern Italian design. The store is also home to an extensive reference library on twentieth century design and decorative art”
Thank you Vicky!
We are delighted to have been featured in the current issue of PRODUCT magazine.
Special thanks go out to the dedicated PRODUCT team for their creative photography, curated questioning and sense of fun!
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.
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.