Moving Marimekko | Behind the Scenes

This video by Jeremiah Tesolin (music by Neva Tesolin) shows the life and beauty found behind the scenes at Marimekko.  Jeremiah quotes Architect Benjamin Thompson, “Marimekko is the movement of colour in space”.  To read the post by Jeremiah, please click here >>


Live in Comfort • Waterside

Pictured above are Neo Livingstones, by Smarin.  They are both fun and functional!  The pillows take the form of polished pebbles and have the ability to create a unique landscape around the pool or waterfront at the cottage.  More information is available by visiting Smarin >>

The Memphis Collection

Love this!  The Memphis Collection is produced on 20-inch nylon squares, allowing the carpet tiles to perform in even the heaviest traffic interior environments. Endless creative options, as you have the ability to repeat a single pattern, or mix and match.  It is made with a minimum of 31% post-consumer recycled content. Available through

Niagara Falls • Enjoy the View!

A view from the American Falls.  Friday evenings, fireworks may be viewed from many of the Hotels on the Canadian side.  Sip a glass of local wine and enjoy the view!

The Original Buffalo Wings

Buffalo is not all about architecture! A perfect place to enjoy Hockey, Football and the Original Buffalo Wings at The Anchor Bar.  Enjoy!

Shuffle Off to Buffalo | The Darwin D.Martin House

Buffalo is one of America’s great cities will all kinds of architecture to explore.  The Darwin D. Martin House was built by Frank Lloyd Wright between 1903 & 1905.  Like many of his projects it came in astronomically over budget – some say he spent up to $300,000 on the home, which at that time was very expensive! For Tour Availability & Pricing please visit the Darwin D.Martin House Complex website.

REEL | B&B Italia

This circular outdoor pouf comes in three sizes, designed by Atelier Oï.  It is placed on an aluminum frame and would make a playful addition to your outdoor oasis. B&B Italia >>

People That Live in Glass Houses

The Philip Johnson Glass House is a 47 acre property in New Canaan, Connecticut.  It was built in 1949 and designed by Philip Johnson, as his own residence.

The glass walls in the house disappear into the landscape, providing a fluid relationship between the inside and outside elements.  The view becomes the walls, coupling a combination of nature and man-made beauty.

Tours are available from May 1 – November 30.  I sincerely hope you enjoy the experience as much as our design team did! Here is how to plan your tour >>

Wall-Mounted BBQ’s

The Wall Mounted BBQ is great for small spaces. Being that they are wall-mounted, they offer peace of mind as they are stable – delivering safety in small, busy spaces.  The one pictured above is one of my favourites made by Focus.

Designing a Florida Condo

The glass tile in the Guest Bathroom is shown here in cherry blossom, beach sand and mocha.  Also shown is a section of the Kitchen featuring a Sub Zero fridge disguised with custom paneling so that it relates to the cabinets throughout the kitchen.