July/Aug 2016 Table of Contents


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Fortune Smiles

One fateful dinner leads a design-minded Calgary couple to the modernist architect (and the bright and airy home with no space wasted) they’d been searching for.

Home & Away

A charming seaside family home in Victoria (complete with a gorgeous pool, of course) brings traditional beach-house style to indoor-outdoor living.

Light Show

Designer David Nicolay reimagines a cramped vintage space as an open-concept dream home that lets the sun shine in from every angle.


Ones to Watch

Autonomous Furniture Collective practises farm-to-table furniture.


A chic and angular planter, colourful seating options and more hot picks for summer.


Sweet sheets in Vancouver, artisanal wares in Calgary and jewellery with a local edge.


Brass is back, and we’re loving the vintage-chic look for furniture and accessories alike.

Wallcoverings We Love

Walls get poetic with whisper-soft shades and flights of fancy.


2016 Foodies of the Year

Welcome to our annual celebration of the chefs, sommeliers, producers, designers, owners, activists and bartenders that make the West the best place to be a food lover.


Have Dog, Will Travel

Road-tripping on Vancouver Island, kicking it on B.C.’s best beach and seeing the Rockies old-school: we’re sharing our favourite ways to spend summer right here in the West.

My Neighbourhood

Alessi’s Paolo Cravedi travels to New Orleans twice a year—here’s why.


Trade Secrets

Kyla Bidgood shares her trick for rocking a custom kitchen look on a budget.