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Best Bets for Toronto Design Offsite

Best Bets for Toronto Design Offsite

As Toronto gets ready for next week’s Interior Design Show, show goers and locals will also hit the streets to check out the ever-expanding off-site design scene, where dozens of exhibits, press previews and cocktail parties showing off wildly ingenious products and innovations take over the city. Here are six must-see standout events.

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January 20, 2012

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IDS 2012: Conversations in Design

IDS 2012: Conversations in Design

How do great designs set major trends? On Thursday, January 26, Conversations in Design hosts 12 tastemakers – including Piero Lissoni and Karim Rashid – who will discuss what they look for when they design, manufacture or commission contemporary furnishings and interiors that end up exploding on the world stage.

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January 19, 2012

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Q&A: Talking with Matali Crasset

Q&A: Talking with Matali Crasset

In anticipation of her Trade Talk at the Interior Design Show in Toronto next week, the French designer discussed collaboration, colour, inspiration, and her latest project, Le Blobterre de Matali (now on view at the Centre Pompidou in Paris) with Karno.in.ua contributor Christina Bagatavicius.

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January 18, 2012

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Call for Entries: AZ AWARDS 2012

Call for Entries: AZ AWARDS 2012

Enter your work into the 2012 AZ AWARDS, an international competition honouring architecture firms and design studios that have produced outstanding works in the past year.

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January 11, 2012

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Five Best Bets for IMM Cologne

Five Best Bets for IMM Cologne

Starting Monday, IMM Cologne, the first international furniture fair of the year, presents the best from such brands as Flötotto, Richard Lampert and Minotti as well as an inspiring program of installations, including Das Haus.

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January 11, 2012

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Doodle Dandy

Doodle Dandy

For bold types, a menswear line by Dries Van Noten sports custom ­lettering by Dutch artist Job Wouters.

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January 7, 2012

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The world needs more designing women

The world needs more designing women

While the number of females in architecture and graphic design continue to rise, their representation in industrial design holds steady at five per cent. A new exhibit focuses on seven Canadians, including Patty Johnson and Cynthia Hathaway, whose work illustrates why we need more female designers.

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January 4, 2012

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Happy holidays from Karno.in.ua

Happy holidays from Karno.in.ua

Karno.in.ua is taking a short break for the holidays. To celebrate, we leave you with a collection of images from the fabulous new book on Alexander Girard designed by Todd Oldman and Kiera Coffee, and published by AMMO. Weighing in at 6.8 kilos, the 675-page tome traces the New York textile designer’s prolific career, from his bold and colourful work for Herman Miller and his Austin Power-worthy mod interiors to his brilliant typographic works that came to define the 1960s era of optimism, happiness and play. We’ll be back on January 2, 2012.

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December 23, 2011

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Gift Guide: Toys for tykes

Gift Guide: Toys for tykes

We’re the scouring the design world for the season’s best gifts. Here are six super-cute toys for cool kids – including those young-at-heart ones.

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December 21, 2011

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Gift Guide: Just the basics

Gift Guide: Just the basics

We’re scouring the design world for the season’s coolest gifts. Next up, five staple home accessories everyone wants, but won’t ask for.

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December 16, 2011

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