2017 shop! award features from Toronto

I am honoured to have photographed some of the winning projects in the 2017 shop! awards. Congratulations to the designers and collaborators on the wins. You can see more photography of projects below: Nordstrom Holt Renfrew Milli Penguin Shop

Happy New Year 2017

As a look back on the past year, here is a sampling of what I was up to in 2016. Toronto is the proud home of many beautifully designed spaces and I am honoured to take part in capturing it artistically. In retail, there was a host of major department stores including Simons, Nordstrom, and Holt Renfrew anchoring large mall expansions as well as the cute Penguin Shop Toronto pointing to retail trends. Residential and Workplace sectors continue to push forward adapting to new trends of office and living styles.

2016 was a busy year indeed and along the way I contributed to a couple of design industry charity work. I started to broaden my capability with video to serve client needs better. I am also flattered and honoured to be top of the list on 10 Pinterest Boards for Workplace Design named by ChargeSpot. Please check out my Pinterest and YouTube Channel. The best way to stay in touch is to subscribe to my blog posts at Stevie Rave On.

Best wishes for 2017 and may the year bring you success and joy abundant!

The 6ixth

6ixth The 6ixth by Metroly & Distrikt Developments, designed by figure3. It is fresh, urban, and contemporary. The design is a sleek, modern interiors with custom touches and exquisite finishes - a new look for the Oakville market.

Simons Square One

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simons_so_2La Maison Simons opened its first store in Ontario at the Square One Shopping Centre earlier in the spring. Ontarians can finally experience exciting and fun Simons stores along with the rest of Canada. Customers can now shop its fashion-forward and unique selections in person that cater to wide range of needs. Designed by figure3 and Lemay Michaud, fun design features include deconstructed loom with yarns can be experienced at the young girl's department twik. More design features can be found in the Canadian Interiors article.

Go for a visit, you will surely be greeted by a sense of wonder and top notch service by the unique Simons store experience.

Concord CityPlace - Quartz

concord-quartzConcord CityPlace - Quartz designed by figure3. The space is design forward and timelessly modern. Interior and exterior spaces transition seamlessly to maximize views, and surprising visual elements can be found around every corner. The lobby also features faceted connections by Eventscape.

Some renderings for fun comparisons.

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Entertainment One at Queen Richmond Centre West

eoneeOne is a major tenant at the QRC West, one of the recent landmarks of architectural design in Toronto. The event space just above the massive atrium, accessed with a catwalk, is such an energetic and exciting place to experience. Moveable walls with cutouts make the main space multi-functional as it can be divided or opened through as one space. The gorgeous outdoor patio gives grand views of hip queen west neighbourhood. eOne's offices in the upper floors are connected by a central staircase surrounded by meeting rooms, coffee bars, lounge seating and pods where casual meetings and collaboration are natural and comfortably accommodated. The design of the office retains the edgy and fun spirit with buzz of action seen in the centre of the company.

Photographed in March, this exciting workspace is designed by xdesign and built by The Pentacon Group.