DESIGN

Fin Simonetti’s Magical Thinking

Fin Simonetti works in sculpture and stained glass. She received her BFA from the Ontario College of Art and Design and has exhibited internationally at Matthew Brown (Los Angeles), Cooper Cole (Toronto), and MoMA PS1.

Calen Knauf’s Case for Specialization

Industrial designer Calen Knauf won the Rising Star Award at the Stockholm Furniture Fair 2017 and has collaborated with companies including Stüssy and Tetra.

Careful Curation with Éditions 8888

Born in Montréal, a city notorious for its counterculture, Éditions 8888 nestles itself between the disciplines of postmodernism, brutalism, punk, sci-fi … we could go

Disco Daydreaming at Lland Studio

Rachel Shillander wants to explore her architectural ambitions – which she says are here for the long haul – through functional and decorative furniture, objects,

Shrouding Light with Stamatios Fragos

The power of the internet purveys in the case of Stamatios Fragos, a designer whose lamps, which combine traditional elements of design with a concept of concealed illumination.

Intuitive Creation with Yasmin Bawa

Experimentation, in terms of both medium and process, delineates Yasmin Bawa’s Berlin-based practice where she designs various objects, furniture and spaces. Evidently, instinctive trial and error pays off.

Cory Henry’s Narrative Architecture

As an educator and practitioner, Cory Henry knows the architectural discipline is burdened with social responsibility. In an exclusive for FRONTRUNNER, Cory Henry discusses inspiration, academic obstacles, plus how context and culture informs a bigger design narrative.

FRONTRUNNER Meets Studio Dainelli

Exploring themes of balance, proportionality and shape in their timeless products, Dainelli Studio’s research (helmed by founders Leonardo and Marzia Dainelli) has led to prestigious collaborations with brands such as Gallotti&Radice, Mogg, and Fendi Casa.

In Conversation with Architect Aziza Chaouni

Aziza Chaouni holds a M.A of Architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design and a B.Sc in Civil Engineering from Columbia University. She is the founder of Aziza Chaouni Projects and assistant professor at the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design at University of Toronto.

FRONTRUNNER Meets Architect Afaina de Jong

Alongside her own architecture practice, Afaina de Jong has lectured at Columbia University, Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and KTH (Stockholm). She is the incoming head of the Contextual Design MA department at Design Academy Eindhoven, and an active educator at TU Delft and The Sandberg Institute.

Agustina Bottoni: Emotional Explorations in Design

For Agustina Bottoni, design is about emotional evocation. Combining small-scale craftsmanship and personal experimentation, Bottoni has created a diverse portfolio of furniture, textile and industrial

Best Creams for Under Your Eyes

These creams will help moisturize your face and specifically reduce bags and dark circles under your eyes.

The Top Fake Fireplaces

Fake fireplaces for those who want the comfort of a fire without the mess.

Blankets to Keep You Warm This Winter

Blankets to Keep You Warm This Winter. Throw these blankets over your bed set when taking a nap, living room’s couch while watching television or when gone out camping for extra warmth.

Top Home Espresso Machines

The top home espresso machines. Get a great start on the day with a shot of espresso (or two!) at home. Skip the daily coffee shop routine.

The Best Space Heaters for the Winter

Space heaters to cover those drafty rooms and cool spaces in your home and work space. Be careful and read the directions to see how far away to keep the space heater from anything flammable such as bedding, clothing, and furniture.

Top Rated Towels

Top rated towels as seen on Amazon. Experience the super soft feeling of premium microfiber bath towels against your skin without the heft and bulk; unlike traditional towels you simply pat yourself dry not wipe.

Top Rated Bathrobes

Top rated bathrobes for those cool autumn and winter mornings. Nothing better than a robe to wear around the house. Take a look at some of these favorites.

The Best Tea Infusers

Try these tea infusers to take with you wherever you go all day long.

Best Balance Ball Chairs for Your Home Office

Sitting on a balance ball during the day has proven to be good for your back, posture, and overall balance. Might be time to try this interesting new trend in the home office.

Best Pajamas for Style & Comfort

Best pajamas for style and comfort. We tried to provide a variety of bottom and tops but you should still explore based on body shape. Personal comfort depends on if you are a hot or a cool sleeper and in what climate you live.

The Best Books for the Documentary Film Student

Documentary films are one of the youngest art forms in the world and because of digital technology, cheaper cameras, and online streaming are reaching a larger audience than ever. Here are 8 books for every documentary filmmaker or aspiring documentary filmmaker.

Clay Masks for Combination Skin

Try these variety of clay masks for combination skin. A deep cleansing clay mask selection formulated to detoxify the skin’s appearance. Leave skin looking visibly revitalised, decongested and feeling smooth, toned and prepared for moisturizing.

The Best Knife Sets For Carving and Cutting

Take a look at what Amazon has to offer for full knife sets. Great for a starter kitchen or apartment. High value and moderate cost. These knives will hold up for years and give you a variety to choose from when it comes to cutting and carving.

Rice Cookers That Make Perfect Rice

Make perfect rice everytime. Do you want to check your pot every three minutes or should you just do what the professionals do: get a rice cooker!

Portable Phone Batteries

Portable Phone Batteries are essential for anyone using there phone on the go. Keep your phone charged while you are on the go. Do you have trouble stopping and finding a place to charge your phone? Here is your solution. A portable phone battery.

Quality Sleep Masks For A Better Rest

Sleep Masks block out light and distracting movement that can wake you from the sleep and rest you deserve. Take a look at these Sleep Masks made from comfortable fabrics with designs that we cover your eyes and add peace to your slumbers.

Top Moisture Wicking Socks for Women

Socks are the best when they are dry. Try these top moisture wicking socks for women the next time you exercise, go for a run, or a long walk.

Best Creams for Callused Feet

Callused feet are no fun. Try these creams for bringing your feet back to life after a long run, walk, exercise session.

Best Microwaves for Your Small Kitchen

Microwaves can make your life much easier in the kitchen. From popcorn to warming up leftover or defrosting food, here are the microwaves that will make a difference in your kitchen.

The Best Mattress Toppers

Every mattress can benefit from a topper. Easy to clean with added protection and padding. Take a look at a few of our selections from Amazon.

The Best Portable French Presses

Take your coffee maker with you with these portable french presses. Portable, convenient, and made with materials to protect and keep your drink hot.

Top Cleaning Products

Clean up! These products will get you started with the right tools in hand. Check out this list and start cleaning your home.

Best Shoe Deodorizers

Use these shoe deodorizers to fend off the smelly parts. A list of options for keeping the smell away.

Best Leggings That You Can’t See Through

Leggings are comfortable and great for exercising, daily chores, and running errands. Unfortunately, sometimes they are see through and quite unpleasant to wear in public. Try these leggings that you can’t see through.

The Best Unbreakable Wine Glasses

Be safe and take out unbreakable wine glasses the next time you have a party. Take the stemless glasses on a wine weekend getaway or a picnic in the park. These are strong, classy, and always a safe move.

What to Buy When You Want A Box of Chocolates

Give a gift of a box of chocolates but know what chocolates are the best. Look for quality, variety, and taste with this list of chocolates available online anytime.

The Best Serums Created For Oily Skin

If you have oily skin, you need to choose the proper serum. Avoid outbreaks and acne with the proper serum for your beauty routine.

Best Handheld Cordless Vacuum Cleaners

Vacuums have got smaller and more powerful over the years. Here is a list of the best small but mighty cordless vacuums on the market today.

Top Rated Robotic Vacuum Cleaners

Vacuum Cleaners are now controlled by A.I. (Artificial Intelligence) Robots to move around your home or office and keep it clean through the week. Here are some of the top picks on Amazon.

Innovative New Vacuum Cleaners To Buy

Vacuum cleaners are better designed today then ever before with their filters, engines, and flexibility to get in even the hardest to fit spaces.

Top Hair Dryers To Increase Hair Volume

Hair dryers to explore if you are looking to create volume and shape your hair. Increase hair volume and dry your hair at the same time.