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|Herman Miller is a 100-year-old-plus company that places great importance on design, the environment, community service, and the health and well-being of our customers and our employees. Innovative ways to improve the performance of our customers’ organizations have become our hallmark.Our award-winning furniture and related services and technologies are available through dealers and retailers around the world. Whether your world is an office, a school, a home, or a hospital—and whether you are a customer, an employee, a shareholder, or a member of our community—we work hard to create a better world around you. We became a public company in 1970. Net sales in fiscal year 2011 were $1.6 billion. Herman Miller trades on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbol MLHR. hermanmiller.com|
|As one of Toronto’s most dynamic and progressive neighbourhoods, the West Queen West Art + Design District is an eclectic cultural Mecca boasting over 300 of the city’s most creative businesses and attractions including art galleries, designers, unique clothing and furniture stores, restaurants, nightlife spots and boutique hotels. Located on the 2 kilometer strip of Queen Street that runs between Bathurst Street and Gladstone Avenue, West Queen West is a hub of activity from morning till night and is the destination of choice for creative Torontonians and tourists of all ages and backgrounds. westqueenwest.ca|
|The Gladstone Hotel is the oldest continuously running hotel in the city of Toronto. In 2005 Gladstone owner and president Christina Zeidler led the hotel through renovations that would change it’s fate forever, injecting contemporary art into the very fabric of the building and it’s over 100 monthly events and exhibitions. The Gladstone’s juxtaposition of old and new; historical landmark and contemporary art scene, makes it an icon of local culture and a gateway for international travelers. The hotel houses 37 unique artist designed hotel rooms, each imagined by Toronto’s best talent, with two restaurants, four event venue spaces and three exhibition spaces. The Gladstone is a values-based business dedicated to offering an immersive and authentic experience to its guests. gladstonehotel.com|
|Published by AZURE four times a year, DESIGNLINES is the ultimate guide to Toronto’s best contemporary furniture showrooms and home and lifestyle shops. Each issue provides reviews of top design stores along with stylish restaurants, new architectural projects and cutting-edge art galleries.DESIGNLINES spring and fall issues are packed with modern-living ideas for urban dwellers kitting out their apartments and condos, or houses designed by some of the best local architects. They also spotlight the city’s rising design talents as well as best new products and where to find them. Each year they publish The Guide, an issue that’s devoted to exploring T.O.’s eight-plus design districts. This walking guide points out the hottest places to shop, eat and drink in each neighbourhood. www.designlinesmagazine.com|
|From the architectural to the decorative, LightForm is equipped with the full spectrum of resources to offer our clients the best lighting solutions.LightForm is a leading national lighting supplier with 4 offices and 3 flagship showrooms across Canada. Our showrooms in Edmonton, Vancouver and Toronto showcase some of the most unique and iconic collections in lighting and offer the space and the expertise to designers and architects to consult on the best lighting solutions for their residential, commercial and hospitality projects. lightform.ca|
|aftermodern.lab is a Toronto based brand strategy and communication design studio working in both cultural and commercial contexts in all mediums. They practice purposeful visual communication inspired by modernism, purity of form and the uncompromising pursuit for typographic readability and legibility.They specialize in art direction, concept and strategy, visual identity, website development and design, print and collateral design, illustration and environmental graphic design. They were responsible for the Toronto Design Offsite Festival branding. aftermodernlab.com|
Curated Properties is a company that specializes in boutique residential development in Toronto, building design inspired excellence since 1987. curatedproperties.com
ALSO Collective is a collaborative network of creative professionals. We explore traditional design approaches and topics through design research and experimentation. Our efforts aim to define new boundaries of design, moving beyond traditional media and established practices. Our goal is to contribute to a local and global culture of communication while challenging the conventions of our discipline. Our tools consist of a hybrid between traditional craft and digital media. We apply this diversity of skills to printed matter, digital applications, site interventions, and interactive installations. alsocollective.com
Colour Innovations began as a pre-press company supplying the design community with scanning, retouching, colour correction and film output. Today we are fully state-of-the-art offering CTP (computer-to-plate) technology, FM (stochastic) screening, digital photography, digital asset management/ad delivery/remote proofing, and digital communication with clients via T1 lines/FTP.
With the addition of a print division several years ago, we now offer our clients high-quality, full-colour sheet-fed printing on either our 6-colour, 40-inch Mitsubishi press (with coater) or our 11-colour Heidelberg 40-inch perfector press. colourinnovations.com
|Bennett Jones is one of Canada’s premier business law firms. With a 90-year history and unparalleled depth in energy, natural resources and project development, the firm has over 360 lawyers advising clients on corporate, commercial and restructuring mandates and litigation matters. Bennett Jones has expanded globally with offices in the Middle East and Beijing, with lawyers and business advisors who are best positioned to serve the firm’s international client base. With exceptional experience in complex cross-border and international transactions, the firm is well equipped to advise foreign businesses and investors with Canadian ventures, and connect Canadian businesses and investors with opportunities in China, the Middle East and around the world. bennetJones.com|
|Paper Pusher is a small-batch publisher and craft print service located in Toronto, Canada. Exploring the future of publishing, we operate our own cottage-industry print production facility. Utilizing a Risograph stencil duplication process, and a careful selection of salvaged and new paper stocks, we publish highly considered art & literary books, posters, cards, and other experimental paper-based objects. paperpusher.ca|
|PinkMafia is a promotion and event planning company that specializes in music, fashion, hospitality and lifestyle through event execution and management, as well as national street team and viral promotion. pinkmafia.ca|
|MOCO LOCO is the web magazine dedicated to everything related to modern contemporary design and architecture.
|blogTO is a web site about Toronto written by a group of obsessed artists, musicians, photographers, politicos, advertising and media types, dancers, tech geeks, food lovers, aspiring film directors, fashionistas and people for the ethical treatment of animals. We hope you like us. We really hope you like us. BlogTO.com|
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|Kronenbourg 1664 is a lager with a noble history, characterized by its fine taste. Its golden hues and delicate bitterness come from selecting the best hops (the Strisselspalt), and the unique know-how of one of the French master brewers, for over 300 years. Strisselspalt is also named the caviar of hops by the expert master brewers around the world for its low bitterness and aromatic qualities. Its specific soil and culture technique requirements makes it rare and quite unique to the Alsace Region and Kronenbourg recipes. www.kronenbourg1664.com|
|In both Niagara and the Okanagan, Inniskillin offers a full collection of fine VQA wines made by dedicated winemakers and viticulturists committed to their craft. Building on that tradition, the adventure continues as Inniskillin continues to play a vital role in exploring new frontiers in winemaking and appreciation while maintaining strategic partnerships and forging new initiatives in research, education and environmental responsibility. inniskillin.com|