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Never traveled to Antarctica?
Click here to view a collection of breath taking images from photographer, Tom Arban. His journey down to the south
pole is captured under 'Special Projects' on his website.
In light of Washington's new residents at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, are you interested in learning more about the
Click here to find out more about the history and naming of the US President's Official residence.
In January of 2008, Storefront for Art and Architecture and Control Group launched a worldwide competition that asked,
'If the White House was designed today, what would it be?'
Click here to review the submissions to the White House Redux Competition.
Images from top to bottom:
a. We love the texture from the white bark of the Himalayan Birch.
b. In our countdown towards the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics, why not learn more about Leo Obstbaum's design for
the Olympic torch and the numerous functional aspects, including the ability to endure Canada's winter climate, that
Click here to see how the fluid lines left behind from winter activities in fresh snow and ice became the inspiration for
this white torch design.
Click here to find out how just by committing to make your local community a better place, RBC is giving Canadians an
opportunity to be apart of the Olympic Torch Relay.
Angus Hutcheson has created a line of amazing light pieces by wiring together a
multitude of silk worm cocoons.
Click here to see a selection of table, floor and ceiling hung fixtures that will mesmerize your eyes!
d. Who wouldn't want to snuggle up in front of a nice warm fireplace on a cold winter night?
Click here to learn more about EcoSmart's environmentally friendly open fireplace products that do not require flues for
venting or utility connections for fuel. Our favourite is the white 'Fusion' open fireplace pictured above.
e. Vroom vroom! Ford has developed the 'Model U' concept car that is truly a revolutionary vision for the 21st Century
automotive industry. The 'Model for Change' addresses many of today's concerns from fuel economy to emissions
and approaches the matter of environmental sustainability in how a vehicle can be manufactured from recycled
products over and over again in a cradle-to-cradle cycle.
Click here to read more about Ford's global launch of the Model U.
Did you know that white surpassed silver as the most popular choice of car colour for the 2008 year?
White is valued in design for it's affinity to all things pure, fresh and clean, particularly in bathrooms. Kohler, an industry
leader in bathroom product design, has written an article on the 'white on white' bathroom that has grown into a modern
classic since the early 20th Century. Click here to read more.
Shown above is one of our favourite sinks from the Italian Catalano Domino 125 line.
Click here to view their complete line of bathroom fixtures.
On the bottom, we have featured the beautiful 'Scoop' tub from Falper.
Click here to see more images of this stunning sculptural piece that offers any soaker a serene oasis at home.
Looking for a quick way to freshen up that dated bathroom? Check out these great products that can lighten any
bathroom wall or counter.
1. Statuario Venato Marble from York Marble
2. Isla Krystal Latte colour porcelain tile from Stone Tile
3. Onice Bianco Onyx from Ciot
5 WINTER ACTIVITIES
Hit the hills!
Act like you're a member. Go to Caledon Ski Club on Wednesday and Fridays for their non-member ski days. Chances
are the boss won't see you and we promise not to tell. Click here for more details.
Winter got you down? Why not pull out those old ice skates from the basement and get outside to one of the dozens of
local skating rinks operated by Toronto's Parks and Recreation? Click here to find the one closest to you.