Posts Tagged ‘Canadian design’

Design Traveller – the online game

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

The Virtual Museum of Canada has released on online game called Design Traveller. It’s a little on the blocky side, perhaps, but Canadian design nerds might like it. And USA design nerds might be surprised to see which iconic designs are actually Canadian in origin. Make sure your shockwave is updated first or it will just abort when you look at each room in 3D… which is why I haven’t finished the game and don’t have to admit how bad my score is.

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Okay, look, iTunes and Stella Artois, you can’t just rip off the CBC logo.

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009


Dear Stella Artois and iTunes,
There are 30-plus million of us Canadians. Did you think there was a chance that none of us would notice your commercial appropriation of one of our most popular non-commercial national symbols? Why not just put the Canadian flag in your campaign?

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April Tidey

Monday, April 20th, 2009

This tiny sample of photos is from the new website of Vancouver interior designer April Tidey. They include shots of her own amazing loft in Gastown, one of Vancouver’s oldest neighbourhoods. April is a landscape and outdoor designer as well, and in that capacity she worked as designer and stylist for the HGTV series “Take It Outside” for several years.

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Nanopod in nanotopia

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

I have one of these white heart pendant necklaces, and easily a hundred people have asked me about it. It’s by Toronto jeweller Tosca Teran, whose studio is alternately known as Nanotopia and Nanopod. Teran’s pieces, most of which look like a naturalist’s specimens, are classified according to her own funny hybrid proto-scientific taxonomy, viz.

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Man discovers darning by accident.

Saturday, February 28th, 2009

This blog post by Mr. Skona wins this week’s prize for ingenuity and charm.

My lovely wool socks (please excuse the pills) were starting to get a little threadbare around the heels and the ball of the foot. The rest the sock was fine so I didn’t want to recycle them or resign them to dusting pile just yet.

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Musical bench.

Monday, November 3rd, 2008

Great execution of a great idea in this public xylophone bench by designer Paul Aloisi for the BenchMark Project in Toronto, Canada. From the Canadian Design Resource. There would be pressure to stand up whenever anyone else came by.

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