In the last couple of years the international fashion community has increasingly looked to Canadian agencies for new faces. Long-crowned Canadian queens of the runway, Coca Rocha, Daria Webrowy, and Jessica Stam have paved the way for a new crop of fresh-faced Torontonians. Though young and quirky, the models listed below have strutted some of the most coveted runways worldwide with grace and confidence beyond their years.
Whoever said one man’s trash is another man’s treasure must have been a professional vintage shopper. Be fair warned, vintage furniture shopping isn’t for everyone. You must be well equipped with an eye for finding diamonds in the rough and a generous amount of patience, otherwise your efforts may go in vain.
When it comes to retail, appealing to a single gender seems like a daunting task enough. Although there is a ton of truth to the saying “Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus” there are nonetheless a select group of stores who seem to have mastered the art of pleasing both sexes.
Combine one part applied art, one part applied science, two parts aesthetics and ergonomics with a pinch of improved marketability and production and you’ve got the recipe for the fundamentals of industrial design.
Sick of plain and mundane home accessories? So are we. As design junkies, we sought out to find the most eclectic selection of design objects and accessories in Toronto. If you’ve got an eye for style and refined design, you’ll surely appreciate the quirky aesthetic found in each item and discover the unique utility in every object.
In a consumer centric world, every company is vying for the attention of every customer. The use of design, marketing and advertising allows companies to differentiate themselves from their competitors and assists in establishing a successful brand.
Born in the 1980’s, boutique hotels gained popularity throughout North America and the United Kingdom with their intimate settings and luxurious facilities. Often referred to as design or lifestyle hotels and as “love hotels” in Japan, they offer exactly that- unique design and lifestyle elements that won’t be found in large hotel chains.
Vintage shopping is a resurfacing art and definitely not something enjoyed by everyone. Typically requiring big time commitments and an eye for the tasteful among the tacky, browsing past fashion trends and designer pieces can either be hugely rewarding or simply a huge waste of time.