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DESIGN NEWS NOW: Jake Gyllenhaal’s New Tribeca Condo & More!

DESIGN NEWS NOW: Stay up-to-date with the latest in the world of interior design with our bi-weekly column, Design News Now. Jake Gyllenhaal is the latest star to buy an $8.6 million condo in a celebrity-filled, 19th-century factory building in Tribeca. –  Trulia Bridal-wear designer Monique Lhuillier is collaborating…

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Toronto Reference Library Stars In The Weeknd’s New Video

Architect Raymond Moriyama’s Toronto Reference Library has a starring role in Toronto singer The Weeknd’s new Secrets video, a track from his hit 2016 album Starboy. The video has close to 20 million views and is the second Toronto-based video he’s dropped this month. The red carpeting was…

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You Can Now Wear Pierre Frey’s Iconic Alexandrie Print

J.Crew has collaborated with Pierre Frey to create a beachware collection in the French design house’s iconic Alexandrie wallpaper and fabric print. The archival pattern is well-known amongst textile lovers; it’s a reproduction of a botanical print produced in Alsace during the latter part of the 19th century. “I’m always looking for new ways to inspire our clients,” says…

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Tommy Smythe Takes Us Inside Great Canadian Homes

Canadian design personality Tommy Smythe returns to HGTV with Great Canadian Homes, a one-hour documentary airing on June 18 on HGTV in honor of Canada’s 150th birthday.  The show takes viewers on a cross-Canada tour of some of this nations’ most ambitious architectural gems from Confederation to present.

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Introducing Benjamin Moore’s Newest Paint Line, Century

Benjamin Moore just launched Century, a new premium paint line with 75 saturated shades that promises not only to drench your walls in a rich sweep of color, but to make them buttery soft as well. Century’s highly-tactile Soft Touch Matte is offered in a range of mid-to-dark tones inspired by nature’s…

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How To Cook Like A Pro With Ina Garten

After 24 seasons of decadent dining in East Hampton, the Barefoot Contessa is back — and she’s looking to stir things up. In her new Food Network show Cook Like A Pro, Ina Garten is all smiles as she teaches fans her tricks of the trade. “People email me the craziest questions,” Ina told…

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Casper Nap Tour Hits The Road So Canadians Can Hit The Sheets

When you’re turning 150, chances are you could use a good nap. The Casper Nap Tour is setting up roadside just in time to celebrate Canada’s 150th with a Canadian-themed summer road trip. With stops in Vancouver, Montreal, Ottawa and Toronto, sleepy Canadians can stumble into the one of the…

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Live Next Door To The Queen In This New London Residence!

We can’t promise you’ll be invited to tea, but we can promise you’ll be impressed with your new neighbors. Discerning buyers will soon be able to live next door to Buckingham Palace — which, of course, houses Queen Elizabeth II. A 300,000-square-foot luxury property located in the heart of St. James Park,…

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Gloria Vanderbilt Shows Off Her Lavish Style On Instagram

Socialite, artist, designer, mother of Anderson Cooper and now new Instagrammer, 93-year-old Gloria Vanderbilt (yes, 93) is killing it on the social media platform with photos of her ultra-glam designs pulled from past and present homes. Since joining Instagram last month, she’s attracted over 70,000 followers and posted 24 shots, which include…

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A New Drake Bakery By Designer John Tong

The latest addition to the Drake Hotel empire is the Drake Commissary, slated to open June 9 in Toronto’s Junction Triangle. Described as a fast-casual bakery, bar and food emporium, it’s designed to serve as a social hub and will host culinary workshops. The 8,000-square-foot space has been designed…

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Lee Broom Designs Bergdorf’s Fifth Avenue Windows

There’s another good reason to go shopping. Award-winning British furniture and lighting designer Lee Broom has partnered with Bergdorf Goodman Men’s Store to design their Fifth Avenue menswear windows. Respectively themed ‘Exercise,’ ‘Work,’ ‘Play’ and ‘Explore,’ each of the four displays reflects the day of a man, combining the Summer…

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DESIGN NEWS NOW: Gabriel Scott’s New Lights & A Cool Decanter

Stay up-to-date with the latest in the world of interior design with our weekly column, Design News Now. Montreal duo Gabriel Scott releases two new lighting collections modeled on pear-shaped gemstone cuts and bioluminescent organisms. — Design Milk See Karim Rashid’s funky, fractured wine…

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A Cottage Bunkie With A Front-Row Seat To The Stars

It’s hard to get closer to nature than this. Studio North’s “Dreaming Platform” is a diving board that doubles as a screened-in bunkie for stargazing. This project in Bob’s Lake, Ontario, was designed by architects Matthew Kennedy and Mark Erickson of the Calgary firm. The platform was constructed…

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Google Wifi’s Minimalist Look Is A Designer’s Dream

You can say goodbye to your bulky router, because Google Wifi is now available in Canada and its quiet design will look right at home in your living room. In addition to being sleek enough to hide in plain sight, the device works with your Internet provider to produce strong,…

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Ikea Responds To Balenciaga’s Look-A-Like Bag With A Brilliant Ad

Last week, Balenciaga went viral when people noticed its $2,145 blue “shopper tote” looked strikingly like Ikea’s 99-cent Frakta shopping bag. Now Ikea has debuted a sassy ad in response to the comparisons. In the ad, the Swedish brand provides a breakdown of how to identify “the original” from Balenciaga’s look-a-like: 1) Shake it.