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The Other Side of the Calgary Stampede

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

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The Calgary Stampede's Western Oasis makes it easy to forget that you're in the middle of the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth. Around the perimeter, you're free to explore and admire Western inspired photography, paintings, bronze sculptures, and arts and crafts. The work shown, by artist Drew Hunter, marries classic western images with damask details — pretty and rugged at the same time.

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People With Too Much Money: Part II

Sunday, June 28, 2009

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Over on Fine Things and Big Dreams, styleNorth contributor Lindsay Bowman has been bemoaning the fact that Edmonton, not her beloved Calgary, is the site of Western Canada's first Anthropologie outlet. Well, Lindsay, this post is for you, a small taste of what you're missing out on . . .

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Canadian Cool: Calgary’s Art Central

Thursday, May 28, 2009

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At the corner of Centre Street and 7th Avenue SW sits one of the hidden gems of Calgary's art and design community. Since opening its doors in late 2004, Art Central has become a beacon for Calgary's artists and designers, not to mention a trusted source for original Canadian art and design. I stopped by Saturday to meet Ljubica Todorovic, artist and owner of Studio Todorovic and find out a bit more about Art Central.

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Inspiration: The Slow Home Movement

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

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Over the weekend, I discovered that Calgary is at the centre of a new movement, the Slow Home Movement. Calgarian John Brown is the founder of Slow Home. He is also a registered architect and Professor of Architecture at the University of Calgary. Brown is also a principal in housebrand, a vertically integrated residential architecture firm in Calgary, Canada.

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Cheap Thrills: ReStores

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

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On the weekend, I made a huge discovery; I visited one of Calgary’s two Habitat for Humanity ReStores. ReStores offer quality used and surplus building materials, fixtures, appliances and furniture at ridiculously low prices. The surplus items are donated by building-supply stores, contractors, demolition crews and individuals. I went in expecting leftover drywall and discarded [...]

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