Attention all history and architecture fanatics, this is the place for you. Old Quebec City is not only as beautiful as the photos depict but embodies Canadian history as early as the start of the 17th century. The province was named “La Belle Province” and was voted the number one destination in Canada for 5 years in a row.

The city’s history dates back to the early 17th century as the site chosen for Fort Saint Louis in 1608 by Samuel de Champlain in the Upper District known as ‘Upper Town’. …


When you think of Alberta what do you think of? Cowboys and the Calgary Stampede? The excitement of the famous ski hills of Banff? If you prefer something with smaller crowds, the unique Canadian town of Canmore offers a rich history and a quaint charm about 15 minutes from Banff.

Canmore is a quiet community known for its’ friendly people, it’s small size and population make it seem like one big neighbourhood. Most tourists pass by it on their way to Banff and may not even know it is there. It sits beside the famous Three Sisters Peaks and is…


As one of the older cities in Canada, Toronto is firmly connected to its past while evolving to accommodate the demands of a world-class city. As you walk along its’ streets, you will find evidence of the City’s evolution where older, established architecture coexists with newer and often bolder forms of contemporary design.

Among the noted locations where old and new comfortably coexist is the Distillery District. This is a distinct and historic atmosphere where old is surrounded by new. The experience of the area is like stepping back in time. …


Public art can often compliment architecture while providing a unique character to important civic spaces. Although architecture and art share a common creative process, they are very different disciplines and forms of expression. Of greatest importance is the combination and/or contrast of materials, geometry, colours and form that provides the interest and interplay between architecture, art and the public.

We celebrate this age of self expression and self made artists by examining a number of significant public art installations in Calgary.

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Wake Me When i’m Famous, Inglewood, Calgary

Over the last few years the population, notably younger generations, are finding social media has…


Why should 2020 be the year that our homes feel more like a jail cell than an oasis?

In our opinion your home should and always remain a comforting atmosphere, where all your troubles get caught in the door on the way in. Anyone telling you differently is obviously doing it wrong.

We can’t help but feel as though 2020 has taken the best of us, and that being stuck inside seems like a never ending chore. …


As a style, minimalism condenses design to its bare essentials and uses simple elements to reveal the true essence of space, without the need for ornamentation or decoration. The resulting environment offers a visually simplified interior which in turn, supports a less-cluttered and focused lifestyle. Proponents of the style, intentionally live with only the things they need. Things with a purpose deemed significant enough to support their day to day life.

Fewer possessions means a greater focus on the beauty of space and how it is viewed by changing natural or artificial light sources throughout the day.

Minimalism has been…


Music and architecture have more in common then we actually know. Similar to how a musician shapes sounds, designers shape our spatial experience. Architecture is essentially like ‘frozen music’, it is a beautiful — in some cases emotional outlet, that has remained frozen in time, an artifact that can be admired time and time again.

Rhythm

Music typically follows a pattern constructed with notes played to a time signature or beat. Like music, architecture follows a pattern to, and is defined by its shape and structure. There is a rhythm to any building, structure and a solid foundation are the…


The relationship between architecture and interior design is vital to any building. If there is imbalance between the two, the design can be compromised in more ways than just structural integrity. The building or structure is meant to work in harmony both inside and outside the space. There are anticipated expectations when entering a space visually and structurally. If the two elements are not working in harmony the space will feel quite disconnected.

Why is this important?

The dynamic between the Architect and Interior Designer needs to be connected as a team. …


Public art can often compliment architecture while providing a unique character to important civic spaces. Although architecture and art share a common creative process, they are very different disciplines and forms of expression. Of greatest importance is the combination and/or contrast of materials, geometry, colours and form that provides the interest and interplay between architecture, art and the public.

We celebrate Toronto’s civic spaces by examining a few the significant public art installations and the space they help define.

101 St Clair Avenue West/The Imperial Plaza, “Condo Man” by Stephan Balkenhol, 2019

A 25-foot statue created by German artist Stephan…

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