Furniture Defines Interior Space at the Broadview Hotel Café

This weekend marked the soft opening of the new Broadview Hotel, situated on the North-west corner of Queen Street East and Broadview Avenue in Toronto’s east end. A much-anticipated event in the design community, this project has involved many local and international creative collaborations. How could I stay away? I found the main entrance off … Continue reading Furniture Defines Interior Space at the Broadview Hotel Café

Thoughts about Furniture, Design Practice, and the Matter of Making

I have been thinking about contemporary furniture, design practice, and the matter of making – and recently learned about what sounds like a very promising lecture/event to be held at The Design Museum in London (England) on the evening of Tuesday, September 5th, 2017. (Read more about the event here.) What caught my eye was … Continue reading Thoughts about Furniture, Design Practice, and the Matter of Making

What I’m reading: New Book about the Use of Paint and Colour within Buildings

Patrick Baty’s new book The Anatomy of Color: The Story of Heritage Paints and Pigments (Thames & Hudson, 2017) just arrived at my summer studio. It is a glorious 350+ page tome filled with 1500+ images. Wide ranging analysis of the subject stems from Baty’s well-established practice as an Historian of architectural paint and colour … Continue reading What I’m reading: New Book about the Use of Paint and Colour within Buildings

Michael Wolf’s photographs of ‘Hong Kong Informal Seating Arrangements’

One of my favorite on-line sources for critical writing about all sorts of design – from architecture and urbanism to product, fashion, graphics and beyond – is Edwin Heathcote’s “Reading Design” initiative. Heathcote and his team regularly post excerpts from a variety of contemporary and historical sources, mostly texts already published elsewhere. I especially appreciate it … Continue reading Michael Wolf’s photographs of ‘Hong Kong Informal Seating Arrangements’