To Sharpen a Pencil

Professors at the Free University of Bolzano in Italy conceived a clever project for 20 of their design students.  The project, called La Matita Rossa, challenged them to rethink the user’s experience when sharpening a pencil. The students came up with many thoughtful new approaches. A notched handheld with blade. A tool kit for fine […]

Pencil Shaded Shapes as Wallpaper

The creative team at Front Designs approached this collection by first cutting shapes out of paper.  After putting together several variations they made pencil drawings of the layouts. Using these for the final collection allows the patterns to be subtle yet have a three dimensional quality that adds interest to wall. They partnered with Eco […]

Updated 60’s Home Keeps Its Prairie Roots

A long time family home in Quebec was in need of an update.  Architecture Open Forum worked with the owners to honor the prairie style and horizontal lines of the 60’s home while bringing a contemporary feel both inside and out. The outdoor area provides an excellent space to enjoy the surrounding landscape.  The yard […]