Category Archives: Great Gardens

How Shopify’s office Layouts drive productivity

When I arrive at Shopify’s Waterloo offices, my initial thought is that I have to be in the wrong location. “There it is,” my driver says, pointing in a monstrous, yellow brick building with rickety shutters and gloomy penitentiary vibes. This can not be right. Are not tech firms supposed to have ultra modern offices with flashy architecture and fun slides? And is not this Shopify — the crown jewel of Canadian technician? I had heard of their glorious Ottawa and Toronto offices, with log cabin assembly rooms and transport container-inspired walls, respectively, but faced with this warm yellowish facade I wonder if Waterloo is the runt of the litter. read more

How Shopify’s office Layouts drive productivity

When I arrive at Shopify’s Waterloo offices, my initial thought is that I have to be in the wrong location. “There it is,” my driver says, pointing in a monstrous, yellow brick building with rickety shutters and gloomy penitentiary vibes. This can not be right. Are not tech firms supposed to have ultra modern offices with flashy architecture and fun slides? And is not this Shopify — the crown jewel of Canadian technician? I had heard of their glorious Ottawa and Toronto offices, with log cabin assembly rooms and transport container-inspired walls, respectively, but faced with this warm yellowish facade I wonder if Waterloo is the runt of the litter. read more

Hermès to offer full range of furniture and housewares at new Toronto flagship

The house of this Hermès Maison collections is located in Pantin, a working-class suburb northeast of Paris which has become increasingly populated by creative industries. Located only blocks from where the Hermès leather atelier was established since 1992, the airy showroom looks out on low-rise buildings in stone and brick which are definitely not in the Haussmann style. The distance rather conjures the feeling of an upscale loft somewhere further afield — East London, Brooklyn, or just a neighbourhood in Montreal. It makes for a compelling setup for the designers and decorators who visit the showroom to see how such apparently rarefied furniture, accessories and objets d’art can exist in everydaynbsp;lifetime. read more

Hermès to offer full range of furniture and housewares at new Toronto flagship


The house of this Hermès Maison collections is located in Pantin, a working-class suburb northeast of Paris which has become increasingly populated by creative industries. Located mere blocks from where the Hermès leather atelier was established since 1992, the airy showroom looks out onto low-rise buildings in stone and brick which are clearly not in the Haussmann style. The distance rather conjures the feeling of an upscale loft somewhere farther afield — East London, Brooklyn, or just a neighbourhood in Montreal. It makes for a compelling setup for the designers and decorators who visit the showroom to experience how such apparently rarefied furniture, accessories and objets d’art can exist in everydaynbsp;lifetime. read more

Opportunity Road’s Stephan Weishaupt is delivering his elegant housewares to Vancouver


Stephan Weishaupt has often directed a well-curated lifestyle. Rising up in a family group of designers, professional manufacturers and excited craft lovers in Munich, Belgium, he was confronted with the pros of midcentury-contemporary furniture from the very young age. Their youth residence was filled up with their renowned parts, striking a ongoing desire permanently beauty as well as the push for Opportunity Route, the upscale furniture shop he launched in 2007 alongside Canadian layout idols George Yabu and Glenn Pushelberg. In 2014, Weishaupt took around as only operator, and contains since improved the model to new levels. This slide, Opportunity Highway can broaden for the Westcoast having its first Vancouver place. read more

I built my sleep — sufficient reason for these blankets, I’m very happy to rest in-it


A couple of winters before, my gentleman needed to disappear completely on project for a complete month, to ensure that was my big possibility. After nights of thorough deliberation, my conspiratorial Amex and that I eventually stumbled on our selection and quicker than you might declare “snooze,” a superb number of linen bedclothes was en-route (ahem, I used in a tablecloth also). From the moment he got house, I told myself, I’d have been resting included for above weekly, thus there’d be no heading back. Success! read more