Myriam & Sebastien's Coastal-Inspired Simplicity — House Tour

Name: Myriam Granger & Sebastien Burns

Location: Villeray; Montreal, Canada

Size: 650 square feet

Years lived in: 3 years; Rented

I’ve known Myriam & Sebastien, owners of the Boutique Archive, since the opening of their store in Villeray three years ago. The space is truly amazing and the products are of great quality. From designer clothes to cool accessories for men and women, the boutique is a true reflection of who they are: Free-spirited, surfing lovers, cool and generous human beings who love to travel. Their apartment is in the same spirit.

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Amy Congdon's couture fashion integrates textile design and tissue engineering

By Ben Hobson

Dezeen and MINI Frontiers: in this movie, designer and researcher Amy Congdon explains how tissue engineering could be used to grow new biological textiles for the fashion industry. (more…)

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7 More Fresh Ways to Rethink the Side of Your Sofa

We showed you eight sofa sidekicks yesterday, and now we’re back with seven more ideas for this small but powerful piece of real estate in your living room.

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Want More Joy in Life? Focus on Home (It Works!)

No one can be happy every single day. But if you’ve been finding yourself feeling like you’re more in a puddle of discontent than a lake of joy, you might want to look around your home first. Home informs your spirit and affects your mood more than any other place. Examining these eight areas of your home life a little more closely (and seeing if there’s room for improvement) may let you dive more deeply into joy.

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9 Easter Egg Hunt Ideas

Is there anything more magically pagan-feeling than running around on one of the first days of spring, searching for treasures amongst the just-warm soil, fresh green grass, and newly-budding trees? These 9 fresh twists on an old tradition just might make the day even more magical and memorable…

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SPONSORED POST: Upholstery Cleaning 101: What to Use When — American Signature Furniture

Keeping your upholstery in tip-top shape should definitely be on your spring cleaning list. With some help from American Signature Furniture, we’ve put together a simple refresher on how to clean different upholstery types, from leather to microfiber.

Caring for Upholstery: What to Use When

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Patkau Architects designs chalet with steep angled roof beside a Whistler ski slope

By Jessica Mairs

This timber-clad ski chalet has a crystalline form designed to “shed snow” from the roof and an elevated living room that optimises views across Canada’s Whistler Valley (+ slideshow). (more…)

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Nendo presents chocolate bars like paint swatches in Tokyo shop

By Dan Howarth

Colourful chocolate bars are displayed in a transparent chest of drawers in this Tokyo shop designed by Japanese studio Nendo for a Belgian chocolatier (+ slideshow). (more…)

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Lice! (and Other Things No One Wants to Talk About)

It was just a few days before Thanksgiving weekend. I was splitting the Thanksgiving meal preparation with a best friend and we were also co-hosting another family who was going to join us from out of town for the holiday. I’d just settled into my blue armchair with my morning coffee when ding! the IM sounded and I clicked over on my phone to read dreaded news: our best friends had lice!!! Oh, I can’t tell you how I shuddered. I was ready to cancel Thanksgiving altogether.

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Before & After: Grandma's Headboard Gets a Modern Twist

Handed down from Bryce’s grandmother, this headboard’s mid-century stylings are hard to ignore. With a little modernization, it has a happy new home in the family.

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