Minimalist and functional. One accented foot intersects with the frame and sets the shelf into a perfect angle for book and magazine storage; it also elevates one’s current reading from the soon to be read. Made from solid wood, stained and finished in a range of colors. Book Frame is an iconic piece for people who love to read.
Featured in Gizmodo and Minimalismo
This cordless kettle celebrates simplicity: water tank, handle, and power base; all are understated. However, when taken together as a whole, they quietly express the flow of water and power through the elements.
Materials: Stainless steel and PC
Dimensions: 15 cm x 24 cm x 7.6 cm
Moonlight reflecting off a flowing and winding river, this modular set of candleholders, sold in sets of three, can be endlessly re-arranged to suit any occasion. Crafted from solid brass, the set provides a reassuring weight and solidity on every table. Simple, beautiful, and because it is hand polished with all the minor variations that brings us, unique.
The silver edition design takes BlackBerry Passport to a more premium level whilst extending its appeal to a broader audience.
The main structure has been optimized from inside out, enhancing its strength both visually and physically. The frets of this design are no longer like the bars on previous BlackBerry products. They are built around the touch-sensitive keypad like a structural web and are fully integrated with the device.
A very unique tactile and visual quality is created for the device. The knurled pattern on the back cover provides grip and comfort, making one feel secure when holding it in your hand. The metal frame further enhances the solidness and substantiality as well as durability. The machined details surrounding the functional elements such as the camera and receiver speak the quality of precision and premium quality.
A mountain in shadow. Inspired by watching the sun setting over the Canadian Rockies, this solid brass bookend has a simplicity, elegance, and purpose.
Hand finished in Toronto, with a mirror polished body, and a lightly brushed base, the bookend brings the Canadian landscape into the home.
IDEA 2013 Silver Award: Leisure & Recreation
Most awards are designed for people to look at and admire. The TIFF PC Award is a little different, this award also encourages the recipients to explore what's inside. A light box is formed from machined aluminum, with a viewfinder at one end and a window with a theatre-format transparency of the winning movie at the other, providing a unique cinematic effect and giving a very personal experience of the movie.
Materials: aluminum and acrylic
Dimensions: 5.5cm x 10cm x 20cm
Red Dot Design Award: Product design 2014
The design of the BlackBerry Q5 smartphone emphasises the switch to the new BlackBerry 10 operating system. The rectilinear lines of the Q5 create a solid look, while the rounded edges of the back demonstrate ergonomic improvements. Replacing physical menu keys with contextual menus has allowed an increase in screen size. Despite that, the smartphone has also managed to retain a large keypad to augment readability, clarity and accuracy.
From Toronto's Balmy Beach, on the shore of Lake Ontario. A pebble washed smooth by time and tide, taken and cast in solid bronze. Hand polishing is then fused with the original rough texture, making each piece truly unique. A beautiful paperweight, a permanent connection to the power of nature to shape and form, an object of desire to admire for its own sake.
A set of furniture modules that are portable, stack-able and free for arrangement. They can be used as tables, stools and storage. Being colorful, light weight and stack-able make it perfect for parties and casual meetings in both indoor and outdoor environments.
Materials: Powder coated aluminum
Dimensions: 40cm x 66cm x 66 cm
A stereotypical lamp illuminates a space, this one may bring a slightly different experience. The clear acrylic surrounding the lamp creates a unique space encapsulating an instant, a memory of light.
Materials: textured glass, LED light
Dimensions: 16cm x 16cm x 16 cm
Best of Best, Red Dot Award 2015
iF Award 2015: Product Design
Inspired by the passport, a universal symbol of mobility, the BlackBerry Passport is perfect for traveling light. To continually evolve, the BlackBerry Passport leverages our strength and heritage, yet is new and innovative. The touch-sensitive keypad affords an efficient typing experience, blending the digital and the physical. To enhance the experience, we used the typeface Slate in the same size and color for the physical and onscreen keys. The stainless steel frame, inspired by modern architecture, is exposed to celebrate durability and visual lightness. The display glass is shaped and polished to perfection, fully integrating into the overall form.
In collaboration with BlackBerry design team
Red Dotaward 2006: Design concept
Together is a costume jewelry-making set that enables two people to express their intimate feelings for each other. Historically, there is a long tradition in Europe of girls making a ring out of strands of their hair for their lovers to wear, and the set brings this tradition up-to-date for the modern world. With Together, fine strands of hair are encased in a resin mold to construct contemporary fashionable costume jewelry, but personalized with a lover’s hair, set deep within the resin.
Exhibition: 100% Design,Tokyo 2006
It’s great to make new friends at parties, and it’s essential to make contact in memorable ways. Imagine if that contact is not only verbal, but also tactile. The “Rip Off” t-shirt has unique pre-cut tabs and a t-shirt marker pen for you to write your contact details, ready for ripping off by your friends at parties. Prepare to bare, and watch out if you are socially over-active.
IDEA 2008 FINALIST: Leisure & Recreation
A special gift is designed to be passed from person to person to person. It is a unique expression of love, personalized and time limited, intensifying the experience of ownership. Each time a person receives the gift, they can enjoy its unique presence for a period, before resetting the lifespan of the gift, and handing it on to someone they care about.
When opened, a diamond display is illuminated and it reminds the temporary owner of how much time is left before the gift must be passed on.
Materials: stainless steel, corian and crystal
Dimensions: 13cm x 2.5cm x 2.5 cm