Since 1994, a decade of scientific research has gone into pioneering the Earthbox. Developed by commercial farmers, the maintenance-free, award-winning structure, controls soil conditions, eliminates guesswork and makes planting a breeze. Where the innovation comes into play is that the fertilizer remains on the top of the soil and the water comes from the bottom of the unit. While this may seem unusual, inventor, Blake Whisenant claims that this system “provides the best possible growing environment for plants…”
Last month I was invited to the launch of a new eye-wear brand Ace & Tate. Currently, only available in Europe, the stylish frames offer a variety of silhouettes perfect for those wanting to sport the ‘hipster’ look.
CYQL is a new ottoman concept developed by Design Laboratoire made with recycled bicycle inner tubes. The very unique pattern of this wrapping-like process gives it a fantastic look. The mix of tube’s quality, sizes, colors, and prints gives CYQL that unique industrial feeling and makes a real statement in any living room. Each ball is unique and transports different stories within its bicycle tubes.
The Neo Laminati collection is a reinterpretation of some of the 20th century’s most memorable design movements: Avant Garde, OpArt, the Memphis Group and Minimalism. All surfaced in high quality laminates, each piece in the collection is available in a range of finish combinations including three custom
stripe patterns and a rainbow of pre-selected solid colors.
Designed by New York-based interior design firm Kelly Behun which specializing in interiors and furniture design.
Alongside artist Alex P. White, the Studio produces unique, highly customized environments that treat the
domestic environment as more of a sculptural landscape than just a pleasing furniture arrangement.
A round-up of what was showcased at this year’s Wanted Design event. Highlights include Ligne Roset, Moroso and Mush-Lume.
At the intersection of art, design, fashion, music, luxury goods and street culture, ‘This Is Not A Toy’ is THE contemporary art and design show of 2014. Guest curated by Grammy and Oscar-nominated creative Pharrell Williams, the exhibition showcases work that have never been seen in Canada and the world.
Co-curators John Wee Tom and DX Associate Curator and Director of Collections, Sara Nickleson, speak to TAS about the the latest exhibition at the Design Exchange ‘This Is Not A Toy’ and the importance of urban vinyl in modern pop art.
Last Friday night TAS was named Green Home Builder of the Year (High-Rise) at the 34th annual BILD awards – an event that recognizes the finest projects in the GTA’s design and development industry.
This BILD pinnacle award recognizes the builder who demonstrates outstanding leadership in the implementation of green building practices from the site planning stage right through to home design and construction. TAS also received awards for Best Website (High-Rise), Best Direct Mail (High-Rise), and Best Project Logo (High-Rise) for DUKE Condos – TAS’s condominium project in Toronto’s sought-after Junction neighbourhood.
To be named Green Home Builder of the Year (High-Rise) is a great honour to the TAS team. “As a company, we have set out to create a culture that is defined by our values and the recognition by BILD reflects exactly what we are striving for,” explains Mazyar Mortazavi, President and CEO, TAS. “These awards are the result of dedication and creativity by the TAS team, and our incredible partners at LA Inc., and Paul Johnston; unique urban homes.”
Here’s a little peek at our winning entries for Best Website, Best Direct Mail, and Best Project Logo.
Best Website (DUKE) – High-Rise
This award recognizes the best corporate or project website.
Best Direct Mail (DUKE) – High-Rise
This award recognizes the best direct mail advertising piece for a new home builder or project.
Best Project Logo (DUKE) – High-Rise