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Do you know Canada?
Did you know that Ryan Gosling, the Blackberry phone, Arcade Fire and Trivial Pursuit are all Canadian exports? Now you Know Canada!
Warm, colourful and fun. The "Thuggie" is the most comfortable must-have piece of clothing we've seen in a while.
Stretch a little
Airmov is an iPad app that makes it both easy and fun to take a break from clicking and typing to stretch your wrists, hands and fingers.
The 360 Project uses 48 cameras, arranged in a circle, to explore the possibilities of combining stills and moving images.
Tradition & innovation
An exhibition designed by Nendo at the Canadian Museum of Innovation explores the relationship between Japanese culture and design.
Softshelter is a flexible and simple paper solution for creating private spaces within shelters in disaster-stricken areas.
Light sensors in the folds of a dress transforms it into something that becomes a mediator between the wearer and the environment.
Canadian duo, the Brothers Dressler, repurpose used materials and respectfully transform renewable resources into original furniture.
The Mishmash Bench might not win votes for its comfort but it does have a fun aesthetic appeal.
Have ideas of how to retrofit an existing building to be more energy efficient? Enter the Zerofootprint Re-Skinning Awards.
Graphic designer turned industrial designer, Christine Goudie believes in involving the end user in the early stages of the design process.
The wonder of it all
Eclectic, beautiful and oh-so desirable, "I Wonder" by Marian Bantjes is sure to become an instant classic.
Easy to pop
The Road Popper is a fun bicycle accessory that will come in really easy when you're in need of a cold drink...
Ever noticed how visually unappealing the Facebook homepage really is? No? Most people haven't, but Bruce Mau has some ideas.
Marian Bantjes's one-of-a-kind Laser sailboat is a must-have collectors' item for ocean and design lovers.
Back to the future
Photographer David Trautrimas shows his steampunk fictions at the LE Gallery in Toronto, Canada, until 30 May 2010.
A collaboration between Great Northern Hydroponics and GE Energy has resulted in a massive greenhouse cogeneration plant.
The Cista is a rainwater harvesting system designed to be attractive and easy to use.
Singing in the rain
The Filterbrella by Andrew Leinonen provides protection while collecting and filtering rainwater to make it safe to drink.
Bruce Mau is a critical thinker, visionary and voice in our modern world.
Roger L Martin
Roger Martin is an education, design and business innovator, the dean of the Rotman School of Management and an author of several business books.
A spoonful of sugar
Fiona Zerbst chats to Marian Bantjes about typography, image making and creative restlessness.
Marian Bantjes has been variously described as a typographer, designer, artist and writer.
Conversations on a Toronto afternoon
Architect Len Abelman sets off to meet expats Jack Diamond and Shirley Blumberg, two South Africans shaping the Toronto cityscape.
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