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Villa Boréale

Villa Boreale is a scandinavian inspired modern barn located in Charlevoix, an eastern region of the Quebec Province well known for its wooded valleys, skiable mountains and breathtaking point of views over the Saint Lawrence River, 10 minutes away from Le Massif de Charlevoix ski resort. This …

'This is all stolen': Canadian man offers to share his land with First Nations

Joel Holmberg was appalled by vitriol against indigenous people. So he invited them to live on his property, rent-free<p>Joel Holmberg had been batting the idea around for years. But the final decision came last month, as he scrolled through the online vitriol that erupted after a white farmer was …

Canada

Scenic Train Trips Across Canada

Romance of the Rails<p>The Canadian train trips on this list offer stunning scenery and provide more than just transportation from point A to B. Though …

Trains

The Best Montreal Tips From Our Readers

In this column, we always get great recommendations for bars, restaurants, and attractions. But this week Montreal residents and frequent visitors …

The Defining a Style Series: What Is Modern Farmhouse Design?

There’s a reason why so many of us continue to fall head-over-heels for farmhouse style. Its unique take on comfort and simplicity creates an aura …

Q&A: Lucie Koldova Talks About Her Das Haus Concept For imm Cologne

Inspired by Bohemian crystal-making and more, the Czech guest designer imagines the 2018 edition of Das Haus.<p><b>What was your approach to Das Haus this year?</b><p><i>Light Levels</i> is the name I have given to my Das Haus commission. Atmosphere and light are what make a home for me. Home is a shelter to recharge. …

Gorgeous timber home was designed for aging in place

The 2,900-square-foot home takes up a single level with no steps.<p>This gorgeous Japanese-inspired abode in upstate New York is more than a tasteful, eco-friendly timber home. It’s part of the next generation of senior housing. Over the next two decades, older Americans are poised to dramatically …

Architecture

A Ghostly Portrait of Mary, Queen of Scots, Was Hidden for Centuries

An X-ray revealed the lost portrait.<p>There are few contemporary portraits of Mary, Queen of Scots. Implicated in both her husband’s murder and a plot …

Designer Creates High-Tech Mirror That Only Works When You Smile

A new high tech mirror, designed specifically for cancer patients, will only become reflective when a user smiles into it.<p>The plug-in device, which …

Immune System

Canada Is Offering Free Admission to Its National Parks in 2017—Here’s Where to Stay

National Parks

A Modern Lakeside Boathouse in Ontario

A Toronto firm crafts a serene waterfront structure for a family in Georgian Bay.<p>Kevin Weiss of the Toronto firm Weiss Architecture and Urbanism designed this private boathouse and dock for a family on an island in the archipelago in Georgian Bay, Ontario. The structure makes use of rustic …

The St. Lawrence River Flows Right by This Cottage’s Doorstep

Whale-watching is an indoor activity at a maritime sanctuary in Quebec.<p>Green hills and jagged precipices carve the Charlevoix region on the north shore of the St. Lawrence River in Quebec. The area’s overpowering scenery owes its existence to a 15-billion-ton meteor that made impact some 350 …

Project 2575

Completed in 2016, principal Bryan Bozeman of Stone Cloud Design Build created a unique Denver home fusing modern interior & exterior aesthetic elements with seamless indoor/outdoor functionality ideal for an active, social family. The dwelling features several unique elements: - Specialized …

Vancouver’s Botanist Restaurant Updates the Power Lunch

Surrounded by snowy mountains and perched oceanside, even Vancouver’s business district manages to be idyllic.<p>Botanist’s dishes and design are elevated and sophisticated: a plaid-free take on the Pacific Northwest aesthetic.<p>The restaurant sits on the second floor, away from the busy lobby, with its …

Brick House Transformed

This quaint brick house situated in the Seattle neighborhood of Laurelhurst was running out of room for its growing family. The small kitchen was cut off from the other spaces, the TV/homework room was cramped and overused, the living room sat un-used, and all spaces lacked daylight. The approach …

10 Open Kitchen Solutions That Will Get Things Cooking - Dwell

Today, modern living frequently calls for an open plan, where the kitchen, living, and dining rooms merge into one great room. Though this is the perfect solution for hosts who like to entertain and be part of the group while putting the finishing touches on their canapés, it can sometimes be hard …

Kitchens

6 Tiny Outdoor Pavilions Inspired by Japanese Tearooms

A "chashitsu," which literally means “tearoom” in Japanese, is a freestanding, pavilion-like structure that was used for tea ceremonies, contemplation, and meditation in ancient Japan.