Barbara Milner

Barbara Milner

Back to Basics in Backyard Living

Back to Basics in Backyard Living

From status to self-sufficiency, our outdoor living spaces are experiencing an interesting paradigm shift. Lavish swimming pools and pizza ovens are slowly being snubbed for some unusual suspects. Maybe it’s their predictability. Maybe it’s the general ennui typical...

Designing for Diversity

Designing for Diversity

When soldiers returned home from the Second World War with disabling injuries, they unknowingly embarked upon another transformative battle: a change in how we design. The rights and needs of people with disabilities and the aged were brought...

The Great Outdoors-Indoors

The Great Outdoors-Indoors

Rapid Global Urbanization is impacting people and communities worldwide and shifting the way we live, work and interact with our environment. According to the 2018 Revision of World Urbanization Prospects – produced by the Population Division of the...

New Decade, New Trends

In 2020, Mother Nature will be the mother of all design trends. As sustainability becomes a key focus among architect and designers globally, kitchens and bathrooms will home in on biophilic design. This building concept increases a structure’s...

Sleek Integration Of Old And New

PHOTOGRAPHY: MAXIME BROUILLET The century-old semi-detached house in Montreal’s Notre Dame de Grace neighbourhood was solid and comfortable. But the interiors were a warren of small, dark rooms when the homeowners approached the architects at la SHED Architecture...

Cabin Fever

Cabin Fever

Photo courtesy of The Backcountry Hut Company As the leaves change colour and temperatures drop, cabin fever kicks in. Images of dreamy shelters on tricky terrains take over our thoughts. Be it the fantastical fall foliage, the unmistakable...

The Material World

The Material World

Green ideas are bright ideas. And bright ideas create new experiences. The sustainable-design movement has married science with sexy, a union that has given birth to inventive and alluring spaces that challenge the way we think about where...

Tickled Pink by Colour’s Comeback

Tickled Pink by Colour’s Comeback

Burgers or beef bourguignon? Potato chips or crisps? There is a clear distinction between what North Americans and Europeans find appetizing. Distinct tastes exist on each side of the pond when it comes to just about anything, including...