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Italians use pollution-eating cement for showcase Expo 2015 pavilion

Italians use pollution-eating cement for showcase Expo 2015 pavilion

Next year’s universal exposition, Expo Milano 2015, is dedicated to exploring the theme of nutrition and our planet’s resources. “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life” is the expo’s motto, and the show promises to be a tasty one. Though the subject of global food and resources is a serious one, visitors to the giant fair… Continue Reading

US realtors speak with a powerful political voice

US realtors speak with a powerful political voice

Democrats. Republicans. Tea Party. Realtors. Realtors? Yes, Realtors. The Realtors of America have their own party, and that party is right now gathered in Washington, DC for the 2014 REALTOR® Party Convention & Trade Expo. About 8,500 members from all over the United States are expected to attend. And what will these assembled realtor party… Continue Reading

Designer Laarman uses technology to shape the future

Designer Laarman uses technology to shape the future

Joris Laarman is an Amsterdam-based designer known for his “bone chairs” among other design work, some of which is on permanent exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, the Centre Pompidou in Paris and the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. He describes his studio, which is called the “lab,” as “an experimental playground… Continue Reading

Daniel Liebeskind winning architect in Holocaust Memorial competition

Daniel Liebeskind winning architect in Holocaust Memorial competition

The government has revealed the winning design for Canada’s National Holocaust Memorial in Ottawa. The winning design is by the team that includes the international superstar architect Daniel Liebeskind. Quebec landscape architect Claude Cormier, and internationally renowned Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky are the other creative members of the team. The team is headed by Toronto’s… Continue Reading

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A new look for Condo.ca — Canada’s Condominium Magazine

A new look for Condo.ca — Canada’s Condominium Magazine

Condo.ca’s editorial and design team quietly worked on an evolved platform for Condo.ca — the second in its long history as “Canada’s Condominium Magazine” — working to a mission of making the online magazine easier to navigate, search and read. With thousands of stories published — still freely available in our archive — Condo.ca’s team also wanted…

Easter can be dangerous for pets and children: lilies, ham and chocolate can be toxic

Easter can be dangerous for pets and children: lilies, ham and chocolate can be toxic

Easter can be dangerous for young children and pets if condo owners display seasonal Easter lilies and other flowers. Also topping the list of easter cautions for pets in particular: ham is dangerous for cats and dogs and can cause pancreatitis tasty packaging: good foods with tasty smells can be ingested by pets, leading to choking…

Ontario to target real estate "scalpers" with "responsible reforms" to help cool rises in home prices

Ontario to target real estate "scalpers" with "responsible reforms" to help cool rises in home prices

As expected, Finance Minister Charles Sousa announced that pending Ontario government intervention will target speculators — an attempt to help ordinary buyers and sellers. He emphasized that the Ontario government would not be targeting real estate agents who facilitate bids. In his remarks to journalists at Queen’s Park, he compared speculators to “scalpers” who grab…

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