Casa di Langa, overlooking rolling hills and vineyards in northern Italy, cares as much about the guest experience as it does the environment.
Revery Architecture Represents Canada at the 2021 London Design Biennale
The Vancouver-based architecture firm uses an elegant metaphor to represent the over-reliance on climate control and its negative effects on the planet.
Why CBD Topicals Make the Ideal Relief Companion When Out in the Sun
Cannabis topicals are an umbrella category that encompasses balm, cream, gel, or oil that contains any level of CBD and/or THC. By and large they are used for pain relief, but the cannabinoids also offer calming, anti-inflammatory, and protective benefits, which makes them prime candidates for after-sun care when applied directly to the skin.
Road Adventures With Canossa Events
Whether driving through the beauty that is Tuscany, the winding roads of Emilia-Romagna, the rocky peninsulas of Liguria, or the mountain passes of the Dolomites—the roads of Italy are as varied as the country’s dialects.
Gucci Garden Archetypes Arrives
The cinematic installations are vignettes of Alessandro Michele’s unbridled imagination.
Robert Clark, Chief Culinary Officer of Organic Ocean, Shares the Best Way to Enjoy BC Spot Prawn Season
In Vancouver, once the cherry blossoms have run their course, our collective attention turns to the darling of the shrimp world, our local Spot Prawn.
Craven Road Micro House by Anya Moryoussef Architect
Constructed on what once was a decaying “worker’s cottage”—one of the small, narrow structures made usually of wood that housed many in the rapidly expanding Great Lakes cities during the Industrial Revolution—this home was built as a “ethereal sanctuary” for a retired elementary school teacher.
Club Monaco & Its Iconic Sweatshirt, a History
While their permanent spot on Club’s shelves has since expired, the beloved sweatshirts continue to make an occasional (and somewhat frenzied) appearance.
An Image of the Self, Constructed at the Venice Design Biennial
The complexity of Venice and its architectural heritage, not to mention the strong tradition here of artigianato or master craftsmanship, can make the city a difficult place to consider contemporary design—we feel the weight of history.
Beau Lake Brings Harmonic Luxury to Waterside Recreation
Beau Lake creates products—midcentury modern paddleboards, electric runabouts, retro-inspired pedal boats—that work in harmony with nature, not against it.
Author Camilla Gibb on Literature, Life, and the Role of Writer in Troubled Times
After the dissolution of her marriage, Camilla Gibb lost the ability to write fiction. The stories vanished, fluttering off somewhere out of reach, and it took many years for the acclaimed writer to hold them in her hands again.
Muir Hotel in Nova Scotia Brings Together Exciting Designers
Muir, set to open later this year in the Halifax waterfront community of Queen’s Marque, is the region’s first luxury property and an anticipated hospitality experience.
Louis Vuitton x Maison Tamboite Paris Team up for the LV Bike
The two-wheeler, part of the Louis Vuitton Art de Vivre universe, is a special order item handcrafted in Paris.
13 Vancouver Patios Open Now for Dine-In
It’s no surprise that many are searching for Vancouver restaurants with patios open for dine-in.
Oyster Island Retreat on British Columbia’s Sunshine Coast
The beauty of Oyster Island and the Sunshine Coast in general is a sensitive one, where rare trees grow resiliently and art thrives.
The Many Styles of Canadian Pinot Noir
In Canada, the main pinot noir regions are Niagara Peninsula and Prince Edward County in Ontario and Okanagan Valley in British Columbia, but there are plantings elsewhere in those provinces as well as in Nova Scotia and Quebec.
Gus Stieffenhofer-Brandson of Published on Main
When executive chef Gus Stieffenhofer-Brandson begins conceptualizing a new menu item at Vancouver’s Published on Main, he turns to his flavour library for the building blocks.
French Beauty Brand Nuxe Celebrates Its 30th Anniversary
Every brand has its cult products—the ones that top the best-seller list year in, year out.
On Beauty and Violence With Dana Claxton
In her 30-year career, Claxton has amassed a multidisciplinary body of work as expansive as the sky.
Telling the Story of Gamestop: One of History’s Most Infamous Short Squeezes
GameStop stock’s meteoric rise (up 2,500 per cent in two weeks) has become an example of everything wrong (or right) with the economy.
Brome Lake Residence by Atelier Pierre Thibault
The two wings come together in a glass connection. Noble materials are used throughout to provide a natural colour palette accentuated by the vistas of water and greenery through the many windows.
Book Reviews: a Coming of Age Memoir and a Surreal Literary Thriller
We review Somebody’s Daughter and The Other Black Girl.
The Magic of Summer on European Coastlines
From behind the lens, Cernau frames the prosaic, capturing life in beauty and light by focusing her eye on the real-life moments one tends to overlook.
How Regenerative Agriculture Will Change the Way We Eat for the Better and Help the Planet
In a lot of ways, regenerative agriculture is less of a new idea than it is a return to age-old farming techniques.
DJ Felix Cartal on the Impossible Pursuit of Perfection
Juno-winning producer and DJ Felix Cartal on his punk-rock roots, tackling imposter syndrome, creating dance music in a time of social distancing, and his new album Expensive Sounds for Nice People.
Rolls-Royce Announces Coachbuild Division With a Jaw-Dropping Roadster
The arrival of the Boat Tail coincides with Rolls-Royce’s decision to create a distinct department within the company known as Rolls-Royce Coachbuild, allowing customers to go far beyond the usual customization of a vehicle.
The Brussels Collectible Salon Showcases Fine Design
Collectible sits at the intersection of art and design. Lending a curatorial eye to the purchasing process.
Kelly McCormack Chronicles the Beautifully Grotesque Experience of Empowerment
“It is atrocious and radiant and beautiful and revolting what women can handle and what women can endure.”
Rome’s Contemporary Cluster Is Redefining the Art Gallery
“Contemporary Cluster was born with the desire to change the concept of the gallery.”
Omer Arbel’s Molecular Aesthetic
The Vancouver-based multidisciplinary creative heads a practice that cultivates a fluid position between the fields of design, invention, sculpture, and architecture.
Bringing Us Together, A Letter From NUVO’s Publisher
Letter from the publisher, Pasquale Cusano.
Summer, Issue 89, Is Out Now
Letter from the Editor, Claudia Cusano
6 Canadian B Corps to Support This Summer
It’s tough to be a conscious consumer. Still, people are increasingly striving to reduce their impact on the planet, wielding their purchasing power to support socially responsible, eco-friendly brands.
Chianti, as Classic as Classic Wine Can Be
Chianti has been Italy’s best-known wine for many decades.
The Best Canned Cocktails and Seltzers From Someone Who Hated Them
This summer, with COVID turning local parks and beaches into our favourite neighbourhood bars, the novel concept of a cocktail in a can becomes an essential convenience.
Lakeside Residence by Graham Baba Architects
Originally closed off from the expansive water views, the structure has been rethought to open the living space to the sea.
Sara Waisglass on Acting in Canada, Progressive Characters, and Netflix’s Ginny & Georgia
Waisglass may be young, but she’s definitely not green.
7 Best Canadian Road Bikes to Help Plan Your Next Great Escape
Whether you’re a long-time enthusiast or new to the sport, quality craftsmanship, innovation, and attention to the details should top your list of priorities when searching for the perfect ride.
5 Liquor Trends Taking Us Into Summer
This summer, some liquor trends endure while others have burst onto the scene like a delightful surprise.
These New York Skyscrapers Are Getting Away From Glass Box Architecture
These new towers going up in the City That Never Sleeps recall many familiar forms and some that are new, building on the rich patina of styles that paint the multifaceted neighbourhoods they are springing up in.
Celebrating Pan-African Fashion With Kali Works
Based in Montreal and founded in 2019 by Kenya-born Alex Dingiria and Lindani Mokgweetsi in Vancouver, Kali Works pays homage to the collective identity of Africans through fashion.
Beyond Green: Transforming the Future of Ethical Travel
Each of Beyond Green’s 27 founding member hotels, resorts, and lodges is committed to honoring the three pillars of sustainability: nature, community, and culture.
Dance Prodigy Kylie Jefferson on Her Style and Tiny Pretty Things
The prominent role of Neveah Stroyer, a budding Black ballerina given the chance of a lifetime to study at a top-ranking classical dance school, seemed custom-made, save for one crucial detail: Jefferson had no previous acting training or experience.
Southlands Combines an Agricultural-Community Model With Modern Living
This pocket of homes, called the Courtyard Cottages, is just one portion of a larger food-and-farming-based property development in Tsawwassen, B.C., called Southlands.
Behind the Toronto Pop-up Bakeries Making Lockdown More Bearable
Pop-up bakeries have been springing up across Toronto since the early days of COVID, but most of these innovative lockdown-era businesses are run by professional bakers and restaurateurs with big post-pandemic plans.
Vancouver House Penthouse by Leckie Studio
The pièce de résistance of the design: a glass-walled atrium in the centre of the space serves as a terrarium with red cedar stretching from the first floor to the second.
Inside Arcana, a Mysterious and Immersive Retreat That Seeks to Soothe Digital Burnout
It’s about rediscovering things obscured from our view by the grind of the city and the social media algorithm.
A Life-Changing Raffle Is Gifting a Villa in Italy
A couple from Dorset in the United Kingdom, Jon and Annemarie Nurse, are now offering a fully furnished modern townhouse to one fortunate winner of the Win Houses in Italy raffle.
Nick Schofield Rides the (Sound) Wave of Ambient’s Increasing Popularity
Schofield started composing ambient music to help him cope with insomnia and cites pioneering ambient composer Hiroshi Yoshimura as a primary source of inspiration.
5 Contemporary Creative Women Defining the Chinese Art Scene
Among China’s generation of emerging artists, women are a driving force, even if they have yet to receive their share of the spotlight.
Canada Goose Teams Up With Bill Nye for a More Sustainable Style
For a few years now, Canada Goose has been putting out signals at a lower decibel with regard to its sustainability commitments, all the while making headway on its sustainable policies and practices.
Outdoor Exhibitions to See at the 25th CONTACT Photography Festival
The festival forms a visual narrative surrounding cultural, social, and contemporary political events through carefully curated lens-based installations.
Australian Winery Wolf Blass Is Now Red Producer of the Year
When Australian wines raced to world markets in a serious way in the 1990s, one of the first brands out of the gate was Wolf Blass.
Mark Letain on 20 Years of EQ3 and Canada-centric Design
Mark Letain, current president of EQ3, believes that in the 20 years since its inception, the company has allowed for a watershed of Canadian design and for Canadian firms to compete on the world stage
4 Companies Building Retro Cars With a Modern Twist
If you’re looking for something unique, sometimes the best move is to go vintage.
Grand Relations on Communicating the Future of Nordic Design
Instantly recognizable for its simple, practical, elegant designs, the Scandinavian style has had perhaps an unparalleled impact on contemporary design at large.
5 Vegan Spots in Vancouver for Creative Bites
A city defined by its health-conscious communities, Vancouver has more than its fair share of vegan restaurants.
Island Residence by Chevalier Morales
Playing with the tension between privacy and openness, the architects designed a square floor plan partitioned to create two interior courtyards.
Mother’s Day Brunch 3 Ways
Ask restaurants and chefs throughout Vancouver to share their go-to Mother’s Day dishes and no surprise, there is a brunch theme.
Are “Metabolic Fitness” Tools Taking the Biowearables Trend Too Far?
For people monitoring life-threatening diseases like diabetes, to see fitness buffs buffs opting in to this obsession as a fun whim is questionable.
Luxury Beauty Amidst the Pandemic
In the luxury beauty space, the pandemic has presented challenges but also opportunities.
High-Jewellery Timepieces From Bulgari, Cartier, Chopard, and Jaeger-LeCoultre
After the countless hours she has spent raising you to become the person you are today, why not give the gift of time with a high-jewellery timepiece that has a winning wow factor?
Dom Pérignon 2010: A Vintage From a Lost Year
Saying that 2010 was a bad year for champagne would be an understatement.
62M by 5468796 Architecture
A postindustrial circular structure based on rational, geometric forms that utilizes a neglected piece of land in the city.
Conquering New Heights With Arcadia’s Sherpa XL
Envisioned as a “pocket-mega yacht,” the Sherpa XL lives up to the concept with a brilliant design that makes the most of its comparatively compact footprint
3 Sparkling Grapefruit Cocktail Recipes
Here are three cocktail recipes using sparkling grapefruit to try as the weather gets warmer.
IDS Toronto 2021 Remains Online, Here Are the Events to See
Under the theme Spring Resiliency, the show gathers the best of the best from design in Canada and around the world.
Why You Should Want Fruit-Based Skin Care
Sometimes we peek into our skin-care cabinets and wonder if we’ve wandered into the kitchen by mistake. It’s a veritable fruit salad in there.
5 Fashion Labels Defining Contemporary Design
As the fashion world expands globally, creative overlap has become inevitable as the barriers of entry that once made the industry so exclusive are deconstructed, allowing a more diverse tapestry of designers to debut.
5 Rosés for Summer
Summer is a natural companion to the chill and tartness of these wines, so I make a point of seeking out a stockpile of my favourites at the beginning of May to get me through the season.
Arts Umbrella’s New Home Expands Access to Art Education
The centre reached a new milestone earlier this month when it opened the doors to its new home on Granville Island: a 50,000-square-foot facility with expansive studio and workshop spaces.
The Future of Living Abroad Responsibly
As the expat population grows, so does an attendant industry of guidebooks, websites, and travel experts, all claiming to possess the specialized knowledge necessary for a cheap and meaningful life abroad.
6 Breezy Canadian Menswear Collections for Late Spring/Early Summer
While the styles and price range vary, the common theme is a nod toward the sustainable and organic.
A Century of Louis Vuitton and the Celebs Who Wore It
When it comes to luxury brands, few are as recognizable as Louis Vuitton.
Sylvia Robinson: The Mother of Hip-hop
Until a few years ago, many women were still facing discrimination from record label executives and fellow male musicians. As a result, many never got the complete respect they deserved. Such is the case of Sylvia Robinson.
Excerpt from Lookout by Trina Moyles
Trina Moyles is no stranger to solitude. The author of the new memoir excerpted here has spent several summers as a lone eye in the sky atop a fire lookout in northern Canada.
Exploring Online Canadian Wine Auctions
With the disappearance of in-person wine auctions, more online versions began to pop up, but most were in the U.S. and Europe, making it difficult for all but a few Canadians to participate.
How Triarchy Founder Adam Taubenfligel Created a Radically Sustainable Fashion Brand
Adam Taubenfligel and his sister Ania built Triarchy to offer something beyond the usual denim brand. They saw the oversaturation of the fashion industry and decided the world didn’t need another brand unless it offered something more.
The Who and What of Hands-Free Driving Technology
With various self-driving automobiles landing on our driveways, we’ve almost arrived at the realities posed by sci-fi tropes in shows like Knight Rider and Batman.
Blyth House by Hudson Architecture
Inspired by the great halls of medieval times, the new two-storey atrium is meant to bring the lines of sight within the house up toward the sky and the treetops.
The Luxe, Canadian-Designed Sneakers You Need This Spring
Many Canadian footwear brands embraced the sneaker life this season.
FICTIONS Tarries With Lost Futures and Mysterious Savoir Faire
The exhibition combines video, photography, and music to create a multisensorial experience.
Eduardo Chadwick’s Seña, Chile’s First Icon Wine
Thirty years ago this year, Chilean winemaker Eduardo Chadwick teamed up with California’s Robert Mondavi to make a world-class wine in Chile.
British Columbia Gets Serious About Mass Timber Architecture
In the last few years, the environmental consequences of cement and plastic have become dire. With this in mind, the government of British Columbia has undertaken a new initiative to fund and explore the building of massive wooden structures.
The Future of Skin Care Is Customization
Imagine if, instead of layering up bajillions of different products, you could have one exquisite cream to rule them all?
Historic Celtic Sites on a Trip Through Northern Spain
With its lush pastures, rolling hills, and misty coastlines, it’s easy to mistake Spain’s northern landscapes for the green-mantled British Isles.
Jim Jarmusch and Saint Laurent Partner in New Video
On the occasion of the summer 2021 collection, Saint Laurent partnered with the iconic avant-garde film director Jim Jarmusch.
Mona Hatoum Explores Selfhood Through Staggering Sculptures
Mona Hatoum has deployed film, sculpture, and installation to explore selfhood and identity, memory and place, psychic upheaval and physical dislocation.
The Best Canadian-Made Ice Cream That Can be Enjoyed at Home
Here, we have rounded up just a few of our favourite ice cream brands across Canada that can be enjoyed at your leisure in the comfort of your home.
Forest House 1 by Natalie Dionne Architecture
Blending into the forest while maintaining a modern silhouette, the exterior features an exposed roof of engineered wood produced from Northern Quebec black spruce.
A Four-Faced Watch? Jaeger-LeCoultre Introduces the Reverso Hybris Mechanica Calibre 185 Quadriptyque
The timepiece, after more than six years of development, has been released to commemorate the 90th anniversary of the company’s most iconic model.
5 Amazing Details of the 2021 Rolls-Royce Ghost
What used to be known as a baby Phantom has emerged into a vehicle with an identity of its own, something that appeals to a different audience.
How to Get in on the Luxury-Handbag Consignment Trend
Some people have a treasure trove in the back of their closet without even realizing it.
5 Must-Know Canadian Whiskies
Here are some middle-shelf and top-shelf Canadian whisky picks that you most definitely need to add to your home bar.
How a Turkish DJ Brings People Together With Vinyl
Helping people discover new music and culture internationally or reconnect with music from the past is profoundly cathartic.
Wine and Eggs Reimagines French Tabacs for the L.A. Crowd
Adi Goodrich’s latest project is Wine and Eggs, a newly opened natural wine and provisions shop in Los Angeles’ Atwater Village that synthesizes much of her work over the past decade.
M/Y Lana Is Longer Than a Football Field
It’s always good to get away from it all, and it’s even better if you can do that in over-the-top luxury and style.
The Sorry Girls Teach At-Home Upcycling and DIY Sustainability
Content trends come and go, but the ones that endure for years speak to a shared cultural interest. In the case of The Sorry Girls ten year history on Youtube the interest is design and environmentalism, with their channel sitting at the intersection of the two.
Hermès Is Shaping Time With Its New H08 Watch
The standout Hermès novelty as presented for Watches and Wonders is the H08 timepiece, a watch that “embodies a contemporary masculinity,” says Lauren Dordet, La Montres Hermès CEO.
Clayton Korte Completes a Massive, Bunker-like Wine Cave in Texas
In a secluded bend of the Blanco River, this shotcrete-lined wine cave is built directly into the side of a solid limestone hill.