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Office Innovation At IIDEX/NeoCon

Saturday, September 26, 2009

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IIDEX provides an essential opportunity for designers to connect with supplier reps and industry colleagues, to build relationships and to see the latest innovations in the world of contract design. One such innovation is Teknion’s collaboration with Powermat in the development of a hidden power source imbedded in a workstation surface or table that charges mobile devices wirelessly. Powermat also comes in portable models, above, and will be available to the marketplace later this year, with a version for laptops also on the horizon.

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IIDEX/NeoCon Canada: The Next 25 Years

Friday, September 25, 2009

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Interior designers were out en masse yesterday for the start of IIDEX/NeoCon Canada, the country's largest trade-only expo of residential and commercial products and materials. This year's show is IIDEX's 25th installment but instead of looking back, the marketing focus is on "the next 25" with a strong emphasis on sustainability and "green" building technologies.

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Wrap Party: Just Another Day at the Office

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

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After celebrating a milestone birthday, my friend Kristen went back to work last week to find her office completely under wraps. Gift wrap, that is. In a twisted homage to the artist Christo, her co-workers had wrapped anything that wasn't nailed down. On the desktop you can see the keyboard and even the mouse have been given the treatment, as have the tape dispenser and stapler.

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Fun, Cool Office Stuff

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

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When I was at Toronto's Soho Art & Custom Framing I spotted these terrific computer mice that would jazz up any work station. Sure, they look gimmicky but they're actually Swiss-made by Pat Says Now and sold in 30 countries around the world. My own personal must-have is one of these amazing mouse pad and coaster sets designed to look like Persian rugs; the sets are $29.95 at Toronto's Pulp (348 Danforth Avenue, 416.462.2818) or you can buy just the mouse pad alone for $24.95. Now, that's style!

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Canadian Cool: Casalife Pushes the Envelope

Thursday, June 18, 2009

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Can a graphic designer step outside his comfort zone to design furniture? Can a chef use his kitchen as inspiration for a dining table? That's the question Casalife owner Rob Whitfield was trying to answer when he asked professionals from related fields to collaborate with him in the creation of Mi casa, Su casa. The new furniture line will be unveiled tonight with a swish launch party at Casalife.

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