Graffiti Adds Colour To The Conversations We Should All Be Having

September 22 / 2016
By Jon Packer

Of course, graffiti is not a modern creation. As far back as ancient Africa graffiti was a common form of communication, depicting stories of love, war, religion, literature, art and commerce. From rocks and boulders to rudimentary stone walls, every surface was a billboard to make a statement. The authors of these works were the storytellers of the times. Today, in the British Museum, Royal Ontario Museum, and numerous other institutions around the world, relics of this time inform how we understand early city life.


Cassels Brock to advise start-ups working out of OCAD University

September 22 / 2016
By Drew Hasselback

Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP has entered a partnership in which lawyers from the corporate law firm will advise entrepreneurs launching companies through Imagination Catalyst, a business accelerator at Toronto’s OCAD University.


How The Cult Of The Tech Entrepreneur Is Turning Marketing Upside Down

September 20 / 2016
By John Ounpuu

We live in the age of the entrepreneur. Once there was a time when everyone aspired to be a rock star, movie star or professional athlete. But these days, rock stars, movie stars and professional athletes aspire to be tech entrepreneurs. We all know the archetypal story. Brilliant opportunist peers around corners, sees a future no one else does, places a big risky bet on it and ends up changing the world. And, of course, becomes a billionaire in the process.


Wayfair Moves Offline

September 13 / 2016
By Josh Kolm

Wayfair may be the biggest online furniture and home decor retailer in the U.S., but it has been taking an offline approach to attract new customers during its launch year in Canada.


Growth Opportunities for Canadian Tech With Private Equity

September 13 / 2016

Jake Bullen, Head of Private Equity, Cassels Brock tells BNN some of the top trends he is seeing in the private equity market.

READ MORE Launches Brick-and-Mortar Initiative

August 11 / 2016
By Retail Insider

The 3,000 square foot Toronto store, which opened on Friday, is located at 356 Queen Street West. The company says that it moved into brick-and-mortar to introduce new customers to purchasing shoes online, with in-store ‘brand ambassadors’ helping shoppers find shoes in-store or online at the website from in-store order stations. The Toronto store was designed by Canadian architecture and interior design firm, Dialog, in the same space where hosted a pop-up in November of 2015.


Art works

June 18 / 2016
By Martha Uniacke Breen

This reno builds on a once-modern form to create a uniquely contemporary canvas. It makes sense that this iconoclastic Modernist mid-town house should have a decidedly artistic air about it, with its distinctive mosaic art panel and flowing, sculptural shape. For art runs in the family for both the architect, Thomas Tampold of Tampold Architects/Yorkville Design Centre, and the owners, Tom and Shoshanah Moos.


It’s not too late for spring cleaning

June 10 / 2016
By Michele Sevier, DNM, DAC, M.ED.

You spring-clean your home, why not do the same for your body? A detox can reduce your body’s toxic load and reduce health problems. Here’s why your liver – the organ considered to be the most important but is often taken for granted – can benefit from a yearly cleanse.


Moss & Lam donates major art installations for the Rio 2016 Canada Olympic House

June 03 / 2016
By Moss & Lam

Canadian artist studio Moss and Lam has created a series of feature artworks that play a major role in animating the home for Canadian athletes and their families at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio, Brazil.

Moss and Lam is known for its large-scale artworks that integrate seamlessly with the interior design of a space. Working with Canadian design superstars Yabu Pushelberg, Moss and Lam developed a concept that will create a focal point for Canada Olympic House and immediately identify the host country to visitors – athletes and their families, Olympic delegates and special guests.


How a one-time reno transformed a timeless Casa Loma family home

May 13 / 2016
By Chantal Braganza

As a co-founder of Core Architects, Babak Eslahjou has been the creative force behind hotels, condo developments and retail spaces in Toronto, Washington, D.C., and Dubai. In 2005, when he and his wife, the artist Mojan Taheri, bought their Casa Loma house, they planned to gut the place but made a pact: once the job was done, it was done—they wouldn’t turn it into a lifelong project, renovating every five years like so many architects and designers do.

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