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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, fast Wi-Fi that’s…

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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.

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DESIGN NEWS NOW: Homegrown Goodies For Canada’s Birthday

Stay up-to-date with the latest in the world of interior design with our weekly column, Design News Now. Hudson’s Bay releases the Grand Portage collection of clothing and home goods (enamel mug, shown left) this May to raise awareness and funds to help complete The Great…

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Learn How To Garden Like A Pro At This Seminar

Ever dream of designing your own garden? Now you can! Landscape designer Meredyth Hilton, whose work has been featured in House & Home magazine on numerous occasions, is offering a five-week seminar starting April 26 from 7 to 9 pm at Lil’ Baci Restaurant in Toronto. You’ll learn everything from developing design ideas…

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Kohler Opens First Signature Store In Canada

Hankering for that perfect cross faucet with enamel buttons? Vancouverites can find it at the new Kohler Signature store, the first one of its kind in Canada. Located in the heart of Vancouver’s design district at the corner of Broadway and Fir Street, it’s open to both the trade…

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This New Flat Screen TV Looks Like Art

The black hole presented by flat screen TVs has plagued designers and homeowners for years. One popular solution is hiding a TV within a gallery wall to downplay it, but Samsung, in collaboration with designer Yves Béhar, has gone a step further with The Frame, a screen that…

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Step Into Your Dream Kitchen With Ikea’s New Virtual Reality Tool

Executive editor Kimberley Brown shares the inside scoop on Ikea’s new virtual reality kitchen. After you slip on the complimentary HTC Vive headset and enter into Ikea’s virtual reality kitchen, the trickiest thing to remember is that nothing you see is actually there. Every few seconds, I found myself repeating…

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Why You Need To Watch Abstract On Netflix

A must-see for any creative, Netflix’s Abstract: The Art of Design is a documentary series that was unveiled in February at The Sundance Film Festival and is currently all the rage in the design world. The eight-part series gives insights into the creative process of leading makers in the spheres…

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DESIGN NEWS NOW: Ellen DeGeneres’s Furniture Line At The Bay & More

Stay up-to-date with the latest in the world of interior design with our weekly column, Design News Now. The ED Ellen DeGeneres Crafted by Thomasville furniture line launches exclusively at Hudson’s Bay this March. Oh Joy! blogger Joy Cho collaborates with Christiane Lemieux for the Cloth…

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Etsy Launching New Craft Supply Site

Calling all DIYers and side hustlers, Etsy is launching their Studio site this April. The online marketplace will stock nearly 8 million craft items and showcase DIY project tutorials, alongside supplies and tools. Shoppers can purchase the supplies they need (including hard-to-find items such as vintage beads and charms,…