Tag Archive | "Books"

Masters of Canadian Jewellery Design

Wednesday, March 27, 2013


Cora Golden's latest book may not be home decor but it's definitely concerned with Canadian design. The co-author of Design in Canada has turned her attention to master Canadian jewellers in this stunning new e-book, which includes over 220 photographs of remarkable, rarely seen jewellery created between 1950 and 2000. Volume I (of a two-volume series) profiles 25 master Canadian designers and ateliers, and includes photographs of jewellery that has won awards, been collected by museums, or designed for celebrities ranging from Princess Diana to Pope John II.

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Design in Canada e-book

Monday, March 11, 2013


The award-winning book, Design in Canada by Cora Golden and Rachel Gotlieb is now available as an e-book. A 50-year retrospective (1950 to 2000) of Canadian-designed objects for the home (furniture, lighting, textiles, ceramics, glass, and more) and is a must for any would-be collector of home-grown design. Sample text and images are available for review through iTunes; originally priced at $75 for the hardcover edition, the e-book retails for $19.99.

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If styleNorth was a book . . .

Sunday, February 3, 2013


. . . what kind of book would/should it be? I've been approached by a publisher interested in extending/expanding the life of the content herein and I would love your help in honing the idea. Tell me, dear readers, how should I approach this proposal?

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Eames: Beautiful Details

Monday, December 3, 2012


I opened my email this morning to find a PR missive from Ammo Books touting two new titles hot off the press for Christmas gifting. Anyone who knows styleNorth knows I have a dangerous attraction to design books but the Ammo message included links to the ebooks, which was my first experience of sampling a book this way. Suddenly the attractions of the iPad make sense to me; I enjoyed the whole book cover to cover on my laptop and it was very pleasant indeed.

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Return to Matchy Matchy

Thursday, April 5, 2012


Two of my favourite decor books of the past season were Amy Lau's Expressive Modern and Katie Ridder's Rooms: both designers conjure with confidence creating spaces that whisper serenity and scream luxury. One thing that surprised me about both books, however, was the tendency of the decorators to fall back on matchy matchy solutions that I mistakenly imagined were passé (photo by Roger Davis).

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