Category archives: Commercial

A Look Inside The New Frank and Oak Flagship Store Downtown Montreal

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No Montreal startup represents the spirit of ambition and the community generosity more than Frank & Oak. In fact, It is safe to say now that they graduated from startup status to great Canadian company. Earlier this week we were invited to celebrate a new milestone: The opening of their first flagship store downtown Montreal. A 5200 sq/ft retail space o[...]

Gab Café in Montreal brings a New Business Model to the Table

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When co-owner Philippe Héroux told me he just opened a new third wave coffee shop on the corner of Boulevard Saint-Laurent and rue Villeneuve, I first thought it was cute. After all, dozens of them are sprawling all over the city right now. But Café GAB brings something different: a work environment where you are not ashamed to sip your latté for 4 hours. "[...]

Urbania's New Office: A Cool Place For The Cool Kids

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Story & pictures by Frederique Gravier and Michèle Beauchamp-Roy. Landed in their new work spaces last spring, Urbania Magazine and mother agency TOXA are now more than settled down on their new floor in the Plateau Mont-Royal. We used this occasion to ask Fanny Brossard, Urbania magazine’s coordinator and courageous relocation organizer, to take us on [...]

Louwana Creek: Outremont’s New fashion-foward active women have a new place to call home

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This spring, Louwana Creek opened its doors on Laurier Avenue West, offering a lifestyle boutique with high-end sports clothes and a Camelia Sinensis tea bar for women (of all ages). Few weeks after the grand opening, we had a talk with Nikolaos Lerakis, from Beau studio, who partnered with space and object's designers Rainville-Sangaré to create this well-t[...]

Théatre de la Petite-Italie : An Investment Everyone Could Profit From

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Sylvain Raymond plans to revitalize the commercial offer of his neighbourhood, Little Italy, by establishing a cinematographic hub in a building that no one knows what to do with. Here’s how. “I want to build something for my community, for my neighbourhood, something that can outlast me and help future generations.” That’s Sylvain Raymond’s big idea behi[...]

DULCEDO Model Management Moves in Some Neat New Headquarters

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DULCEDO manages the international careers of more than 350 models who work with the most prestigious brands in fashion. Whether they stroll down the catwalk of the new Louis Vuitton show, strike poses for the next H&M global advertising campaign or rise up to become the official face of Tom Ford, the DULCEDO models are groomed to step on the world stage.[...]

Creative Agency SID LEE Wins Design Award For 8 Queen Space

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Creating in some really cool headquarters in La Cité Multimedia was not enough for SID LEE, they had to take over an old warehouse on the other side of the street in order to feed their appetite for creativity. Having work there for several years, I can testify that this agency goes above and beyond when it comes to nurture creative talent. The 8 Queen sp[...]

Pick Sushis From a Kaiten Belt at KYOZON Restaurant on Crescent

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First thing you notice when you enter KYOZON is how huge and open the space is, filled with natural light pouring down from the glass ceiling. Replacing the long time closed Hard Rock Cafe, this new-asian cuisine restaurant was conceptualized by co-owner Brian Bendix who lived in Japan for years and traveled extensively across Asia and is part of the Tom Nac[...]

LOKI Box Design Rises In a Tradeshow Near You

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Trade shows, urban festivals and sport events are amazing opportunities for brands to connect with their target audience in a ludic and relaxed environment. That's why it is important to let them come and engage with an installation and staff. That's when LOKI Box Design steps in. This company designs and builds custom container structures that can be dis[...]

Frank and Oak Multispace Atelier Has an In-House Barber

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This article was previously featured on GURU ENERGY BLOG. Finding a good barber can often be a big challenge for guys. After all, being stuck in a chair making small talk for 45 minutes with someone you don’t know that well isn’t all that appealing. But the metier of barber is undoubtedly one of the few that isn’t menaced with extinction by the Internet, [...]