Dezeen and Instagram team up for @design

In a world where influencers rule the day on social media. Two of the biggest influencers in architecture and design have joined forces to outsource the content. They recently did a call for contributors to be one of the founding members to be featured during Milan Design Week. One of the caveats, you actually have to be going to cool stuff and are willing to post it for this channel.  Continue reading “Dezeen and Instagram team up for @design”

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Fighting Child Marriage

It’s so exciting when you see a campaign that your teammates have been working day and night to launch. One of our clients, Plan Canada is fighting child marriage in developing countries. Our sister company Bleublancrouge (BBR) is making Canadians imagine that this awful reality is happening in Canada – and impacting our own daughters. This campaign is real and close to home. Let’s end child marriage for every girl. Continue reading “Fighting Child Marriage”

Salone del Mobile – The Manifesto

As another Salone del Mobile approaches, one interesting development is to see how exhibitors and the rest of the industry will respond to a new manifesto that was published ahead of the event. The manifesto calls upon the industry to up its innovation and sustainability, citing specifically the need to embrace the “circular economy” and forge meaningful relationships with cultural institutions in the city. Continue reading “Salone del Mobile – The Manifesto”

Navigating the Airport Process

Today, after driving through the worst ice storm recorded in April, I dropped my mother and her friends at the airport for their Biennale “Jesus Tour” Trip. Because of work, I’ve been clocking a lot of frequent flyer miles and have become completely accustomed to the “do-it-yourself” digital atmosphere at Terminal 1. Continue reading “Navigating the Airport Process”

Pier 8 West Harbour Development

Five multidisciplinary development teams have been shortlisted to imagine transformative concepts for the Pier 8 lands in Hamilton. The group of architects and builders are now presenting their detail proposals for the 5.24-hectare waterfront site that the City is banking on turning into a mixed-use community overflowing with residential, commercial and institutional space.

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Branding gone wrong

Sony Centre for the Performing Arts (CNW Group/Civic Theatres Toronto)

Some competitions make sense. But when they don’t, boy does the community have an opinion about it. The Sony Centre for the Performing Arts; the Toronto Centre for the Arts; and the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, currently called Civic Theatres Toronto have opened up a “national public naming competition” − with a “great prize package valued at up to $2,500.00” awarded to whoever comes up with a better name than Civic Theatres Toronto for Civic Theatres Toronto.

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The Captain Class – 7 Core Qualities of True Leaders

In a recent Tony Robbins Podcast, “Are you part of the Captain Class?” Sam Walker gives us insight into what drove him into writing his book “The Captain Class”. It all started with a question. What makes teams so great.? Was there some foundational DNA to a winning team. Next, once a team became great, his next question was, how do you stay that way? How do you create a culture and chemistry to continue to win? That’s the thing that makes a team better than the sum of its parts?

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