Illumination

The art of illumination is constantly becoming more fantastical as innovative design trends and new inspirations are flowing through the hands of contemporary light designers. Reminiscent of my childhood Chia Pet, this fabulous little table lamp is a must have for environmentalists and garden enthusiasts alike. Tsunami Glassworks has developed a sensational contemporary and multi-functional lighting unit. The Grass Lamp allows you to bring the outdoors inside, with a prototype that investigates...

Cystinosis Research Foundation

The Cystinosis Awareness and Research Effort is committed to finding a better treatment and cure for cystinosis, a rare metabolic disease. This Effort is the only one of its kind in Canada. Cystinosis dramatically reduces the life expectancy of children. A build-up of the amino acid cystine in cells eventually destroys all major organs (including the kidneys, liver, eyes, muscles, bone marrow, thyroid and brain). Current treatments have serious side effects and there is no cure. We are asking...

Chair With Am Flare

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40 I CANADIAN ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN a warm, Tung oil-coated black walnut flooring runs throughout. Its positioning ensures that it act as a natural division between the halves of the main floor. One of the house's many attractive design elements is the burled walnut bar. To the east of it are the dining area and living room, while to the west is the great room with family room, kitchen and a custom built-in banquette. This beautifully subtle piece of design, the gently curved banquette is...

Watergarden

In this fabulous book dedicated to the art of integrating decorative water into ones outdoor space, I.ee Ann White explores the various forms in which water features can be employed in your yard in order to create a relaxing environment. In the Water Garden Idea Book, she begins by dividing the various water features into four main categories simple basins, soothing fountains, naturalistic ponds and streams, and architectural waterworks. Within these groupings White offers the reader a...

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And fabrics, mindful of the pieces from the couple's original home that were being repurposed. We used a historical colour scheme in keeping with the traditional design of the home and added punches of colour, Maringola says. In the living room, a symphony of warm golds is reflected in the paint, draperies and upholstered pieces. Even the ceiling is painted a light gold punctuated with bright white moldings. The punch of colour is provided by two arm chairs upholstered in a striped fabric that...

Great

Consuming beer can definitely be added to the list of favourite Canadian pastimes. The first Canadian commercial brewery was built in 1668, when Jean Talon set up brew-house in Quebec City. Over a century later more Canadian breweries opened and thrived. These include John Molson in 1786, Alexander Keith in 1820, Thomas Calling in 1840, John Kinder Labatt in 1847 and Eugene O'Keefe in 1891. Although prohibition in Canada didn't last as long as the States, it had a similar effect on the Canadian...

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Black walnut floors accentuate the pale tropical tones illuminated by the large bare-all window, giving bathers a close up view of West Vancouver's shore. Pure bedroom bliss can be found here with its panoramic view, intriguing beamed ceiling and pale Mustiquian color palette. Pure bedroom bliss can be found here with its panoramic view, intriguing beamed ceiling and pale Mustiquian color palette. 42 I CANADIAN ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN

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In a bedrock of limestone cooled and shaded by a hardwood forest just outside the town of Creemore. Only three other natural ingredients go into Creemore's infamous brew malted barley, select hops and yeast. Creemore Springs Brewery uses specially selected Saaz hops from the Czech Republic that are a 'spicy' bud giving their beer just the right amount of characteristic bitterness and aroma. Lager Blogger Creemore Springs' Pilsner and lager were both winners with their bold zesty taste and...

Mantels Of Stone

1.877.254.3965 Fax 905.851.4370 260 Jevlan Drive, Unit 3, Woodbridge, Ontario L4L 8B1 Canada info mantelsofstone.com www.mantelsofstone.com Mike Holmes with daughter and New Orleans coworker Sherry Holmes the apple does not fall far from the tree. Take a moment to set the record straight with Canada's favourite contractor. Mike Holmes with daughter and New Orleans coworker Sherry Holmes the apple does not fall far from the tree. You are a real-life hero in North America. What was it that...

Dock

A look at some of the best equipped Marinas in Canada Fitting to its fun loving appearance, Pride of Rosseau is home to the Basecamp North America's largest and most exclusive wakeboard camp. What could be better than afternoon dockside lobsters Pride of Muskoka West offers daily lunch specials, a full bar and indoor and outdoor seating. Owner of Pride Marine Group, Paul Nickel has demonstrated a clear understanding of Ontario's lake communities through his five successful waterfront marinas....

Art

Glassblowing is a fascinating and beautiful art form that has become rare in this twenty-first century. I received my first Robert Held bowl as a wedding gift and have become inspired to revive the art of gift giving. Saying adios to gift certificates and other such presents that lack taste and imagination. On your next gift-giving occasion, support the arts and give someone a piece that will inspire them and bring culture and beauty to their home. Robert Held has been an inspiration to the...

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Architecture Design

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Cabin Chic Meets Canadian Shield

The kitchen interior features custom cabinetry and is awash in pine and cedar. Lydia Sharpe's only instructions to architect Rick Wink were to accommodate a lot of guests. All she wanted was to be able to see who was coming in from the kitchen just to see how much food to prepare. They are very gracious people. They love entertaining, and the house was designed around that. Most of the Sharpe's furnishings are from Muskoka Living, a furniture retailer in nearby Port Carling. This includes the...

Lush Lakeside Living

The great room's Quebec fieldstone fireplace ensures a cozy area in which to socialize with family and friends. Freshly placed yellow roses accentuate the delicate decor of the powder room in the en suite of the master bedroom. kitchen areas as a natural partition, an antique butcher block table stands as an entertaining servery. The rural lodge ambience achieved throughout by Lori Morris and Susan Firestone is exquisitely captured in the bedrooms. The children and their friends enjoy a bright,...

Hidden In Plain Sight

The unique six-foot wide, 10-foot high gallery showcases the couple's extensive collection of Canadian art and connects the rooms. Builder Greg Mannion, Muskoka Classics Architect Young + Wright IBI Group Architects Interior Design Jamie Wright and Nicole Gibb of August Interiors The unique six-foot wide, 10-foot high gallery showcases the couple's extensive collection of Canadian art and connects the rooms. The old adage location, location, location was paramount in the minds of a Toronto...