Alison Garwood Jones

Paris notebook

Originally published in April 2010 in Blog

  When I lived in Paris, predatory businessmen searching for a cinq à sept used to chase me past apartment buildings like this. After a while, I stopped worrying about what was behind me and started thinking about what was beyond the balconies in the flats above. I imagined rooms dressed in faded cream and mint […]

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Interior décor — guy style

Originally published in April 2010 in Blog

The change jar adds metallic accents to any bedroom dresser.

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From the vaults

Originally published in April 2010 in Blog

I like hills. Looking at them. Driving over them. Running down them. And sitting on them. I’ve left my footprints in the hills of Ireland and southern England, British Columbia and Italy. I even crossed a field similar to the one pictured above from my favourite Edward Hopper painting, Corn Hill (Truro, Cape Cod). Last […]

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In conversation with Bruce Mau

Originally published in April 2010 in Blog

Photo: Dave Gillespie I was feeling defeated the day I spoke to Bruce Mau, the Sudbury-born, world-renowned designer/thought leader. I called Mau at his Chicago studio back in January to talk about the environmental movement and to hear his ideas about design in a world without oil. We chatted a few days before he arrived […]

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