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Eloise Brodeur Really Sees Cows

Eloise Brodeur, “Best Friends” (2017) ~ The cow as a principal subject of painting may seem an odd choice.  But Montreal artist, Eloise Brodeur, has elevated the bovine creature to a sort of muse.   By painting images of her cows against a stark background of a single color, Brodeur suggests to her viewers that there […]
Tags: Art, Animals, Religion, Inspiration, Painting, Canada, Montreal, Quebec, Cows, Modern Art, Brodeur, Canadian Art, Eloise Brodeur


Eloise Brodeur: Seeking Understanding Through Cows

Eloise Brodeur, “Best Friends” (2017) ~ The cow as a principal subject of painting may seem an odd choice.  But Montreal artist, Eloise Brodeur, has elevated the bovine creature to a sort of muse.   By painting images of her cows against a stark background of a single color, Brodeur suggests to her viewers that there […]
Tags: Art, Animals, Religion, Inspiration, Painting, Canada, Montreal, Quebec, Cows, Modern Art, Brodeur, Canadian Art, Eloise Brodeur


Netflix Agrees To Remove Footage Of Real Train Derailment From “Bird Box”

People in a Quebec town and across the province were shocked after learning in January that footage from a derailment and explosion that killed 47 people was used in the drama starring Sandra Bullock. – Toronto Star
Tags: Art, Media, Netflix, Quebec, 03.15.19


Eastern Puma officially extinct, allows for mountain lion reintroduction

The eastern puma, which used to range from Quebec and Manitoba to South Carolina and Illinois, is now officially extinct, said Officials with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. The government agency has also removed the cougars from endangered species list. Taking the eastern pumas off the endangered list will enable eastern states, such as New York, to reintroduce western pumas, also called mountain lions, into the region. The last eastern puma killed in the wild was in Maine over 80...
Tags: Florida, New York, Design, News, Animals, United States, North Dakota, Maine, Endangered Species, South America, Hunting, North, Illinois, Quebec, Bahamas, Endangered Animals


Laurie Campbell Perfectly Captures Winter in the City

~ Making one’s way through almost any busy city during snowy winter days requires a certain hunkered-down and focused steely resolve.  Montreal realist painter Laurie Campbell beautifully captures this feeling in her cityscapes of Montreal and elsewhere.  The chill in the air, the wetness of walkways covered with snow and slush, and the occasional icy slipperiness […]
Tags: Art, Winter, Religion, Inspiration, Urban, Canada, Montreal, Quebec, Cityscapes, Laurie Campbell


Laurie Campbell Captures Winter in the City

~ Making one’s way through almost any busy city during snowy winter days requires a certain hunkered-down and focused steely resolve.  Montreal realist painter Laurie Campbell beautifully captures this feeling in her cityscapes of Montreal and elsewhere.  The chill in the air, the wetness of walkways covered with snow and slush, and the occasional icy slipperiness […]
Tags: Art, Winter, Religion, Inspiration, Urban, Canada, Montreal, Quebec, Cityscapes, Laurie Campbell


Laurie Campbell and Winter in the City

~ Making one’s way through almost any busy city during snowy winter days requires a certain hunkered-down and focused steely resolve.  Montreal realist painter Laurie Campbell beautifully captures this feeling in her cityscapes of Montreal and elsewhere.  The chill in the air, the wetness of walkways covered with snow and slush, and the occasional icy slipperiness […]
Tags: Art, Winter, Religion, Inspiration, Urban, Canada, Montreal, Quebec, Cityscapes, Laurie Campbell


Solar-powered home embraces Hudson River views and aging in place

Wanting to reconnect with the outdoors after decades of living in Manhattan, a couple nearing retirement asked New York-based architecture firm Resolution: 4 Architecture to design a contemporary home in the northern suburbs of New York City that would take full advantage of a waterfront site. Located on one of Croton-on-Hudson’s highest overlooks, the resulting design features an elevated profile that appears to float above the trees and boasts panoramic views of the Hudson River through walls...
Tags: New York, Design, New York City, Architecture, Gallery, Manhattan, Solar Energy, Solar Panels, Solar Power, Quebec, Hudson, Hudson River, Waterfront, White Oak, Croton, IPE


Marc-Aurele Fortin’s Small-Town Quebec

~ Sticking (mostly) with the winter theme that I’ve been thinking about lately, Marc-Aurele Fortin is another artist in whose works winter figured prominently.  Fortin was a contemporary of the Group of Seven painters and he focused on scenes of small-town Quebec, his native province, and the landscape of the surrounding St. Lawrence River Valley.  […]
Tags: Art, Landscape, Religion, Inspiration, Painting, History, Canada, Quebec, Countryside, Rural, Small Towns, Fortin, Marc Aurele Fortin, St Lawrence River Valley


Minimalist TRIPTYCH house pulls the Quebec outdoors in

Nestled in the Laurentian Mountains about a hundred kilometers from Montreal is TRIPTYCH, a crisp and contemporary home that blurs the boundaries of indoor and outdoor living. Designed by Montreal-based architecture firm yh2, the residence was built in the image of three interconnected pavilions fitted out in a natural material palette as well as full-height glazing to pull the forested landscape indoors. Envisioned as a “theatrical stage for the surrounding nature,” the sculptural abode was ca...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Gallery, Montreal, Quebec, Wentworth, Carousel Showcase, Pavilion, Natural Light, Contemporary Architecture, White Oak, Laurentian mountains, Open-plan, Full-height Glazing, Outdoor Terrace, Polished Concrete


Two moody, tranquil cabins perch above a Quebec forest

Montreal-based firm Nature Humaine has unveiled a beautiful pair of adjoining cabins tucked into a remote forest outside Quebec. The cube-like structures are clad in a burnt wood facade, giving the design a distinctively minimalist aesthetic. To make the most of the incredible setting, the timber cabins have two massive glass walls that provide breathtaking, panoramic views from the interior. Located in the Eastern Townships, Quebec, the two tiny cabins hold court over a steep, rocky terrain. ...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Gallery, Wisconsin, Montreal, Quebec, Cabins, Minimalist Design, Timber Cabins, Naturehumaine, Adrien Williams, Burnt Wood, Tiny Cabins, Shou Sugi Ban, Minimalist Cabin, Black Cabins


Eco-friendly geodomes provide a luxurious stay in an idyllic Quebec forest

Tucked into the picturesque countryside in a remote area outside of Quebec City, the Dômes Charlevoix are three dome-shaped eco-retreats that offer luxurious stays for guests wanting to reconnect with nature. In addition to their swanky accommodations, the geodomes, which were designed by Bourgeois / Lechasseur Architects, are open year-round thanks to the numerous passive features that make them resilient to Canada’s strong winters. Perfectly integrated into the quaint landscape of Petite-Riv...
Tags: Design, Canada, Quebec, Quebec City, Domes Charlevoix


A green-roofed ski cabin blends into the lush Canadian landscape

Wrapped in black-dyed cedar planks and topped with a lush green roof, the Cottage in Sutton appears to meld into the landscape from afar. Montreal-based architecture firm Paul Bernier Architecte designed the 2,400-square-foot residence as a weekend retreat for a family of four avid skiers. Modern yet minimalist, the home prioritizes views of the outdoors, in particular the vistas toward Mount Sutton in the south. Set on a north-south axis, the rectangular home appears to emerge from the slope...
Tags: Design, Washington, Architecture, Gallery, Montreal, Quebec, Cabin, Carousel Showcase, Green Roof, Contemporary Architecture, Concrete, Sutton, Cedar, Paul Bernier Architecte, Cedar Cladding, Terrace


Word of Mouth: Quartier International, Montréal

Delving deeper than business in this downtown district Business districts aren’t typically hubs of excitement, but don’t tell that to Montréal. It’s here that the city’s commercial core has made a community where culture and style can thrive. The Quartier International business district has become known for its openness to diversity and willingness to integrate different cultures, and the neighborhood’s shops, hotels, museums, and restaurants …
Tags: Travel, Design, Hotels, Restaurants, Bars, Canada, Montreal, Quebec, Co-working, Art Galleries, AC Hotels, Word of Mouth, Quartier International Montréal


LEED-targeted condos bring Scandinavian design to a Quebec forest

Montreal-based real estate developer KnightsBridge has recently unveiled Arborescence, an eco-friendly condominium project on Quebec’s Bromont Mountain that will likely be the latest addition to its line of LEED-certified properties. Quebec design practice ABCP Architecture designed the residential development, which will comprise approximately 260 units, all for four-season use. The gabled structures are inspired heavily by Scandinavian design both inside and out and will embrace the outdoors ...
Tags: Design, Scandinavia, Montreal, Quebec, Knightsbridge, Arborescence, Bromont Mountain, Simon Boyer


A sleek artist studio with Passive House elements projects over a cliff

Montreal-based MU Architecture recently completed a minimalist and modern artist studio that boasts dramatic landscape views of Lake Deauville and the Laurentians’ mountainous countryside in Quebec, Canada. Conceived as a multipurpose extension, the Workshop on a Cliff covers more than 5,000 square feet of space and includes two superimposed garages, a workshop, a spacious creative room as well as a mezzanine level. The building is partially elevated on thin pillars so as not to disturb the tre...
Tags: Design, Australia, Architecture, Canada, Gallery, Workshop, Passive House, Montreal, Columns, Quebec, Garage, Cliff, Mezzanine, Carousel Showcase, Gable, Mu Architecture


Controversial Previously-Cancelled Robert Lepage Work Will Be Produced In Paris

A controversial play about the relationship between whites and Indigenous peoples will finally be presented after previously being cancelled following criticism of content judged culturally insensitive. The Paris-based Theatre du Soleil says in a statement it will put on Quebec playwright Robert Lepage’s Kanata this December.
Tags: Art, Theatre, Paris, Quebec, Robert Lepage, Kanata, Theatre du Soleil, 09.06.18


‘Trash Radio’ – Even In Lovely Old Quebec City, Shock Jockery Gins Up Outrage And Ratings

“Jeff Fillion, 50, is among the most prominent and provocative talk radio hosts on Quebec airwaves, dominating what his critics call ‘radio poubelle,’ or trash radio. … At a time when Mr. Trump’s tirades on Twitter and beyond are changing global political discourse, Mr. Fillion and his fellow shock jocks are drawing legions of listeners in this picturesque political capital, propagating a cocktail of anti-immigrant, anti-environment and anti-feminist views. They are also testing the boundaries o...
Tags: Art, Media, Quebec, Trump, Fillion, Jeff Fillion, 08.18.18


Design Debacle: Quebec City's Bike Rack Competition Yields $23,600 Cost Per Rack

Design is intended to solve problems. And the original hope of industrial design, as promulgated by ID granddaddy Raymond Loewy, was that it would make mass-produced items beautiful, useful, and more economical to produce.But too often modern-day design goes astray, pursuing just one of the aforementioned qualities at the expense of the other two. In pursuit of beauty in particular, designers are at risk of drinking their own Kool-Aid, imposing their completely subjective notions of beauty onto ...
Tags: Design, Bikes, Quebec, Cbc, Quebec City, CBC News, Raymond Loewy, Hatem, St Roch, Para Sol, Abcyclette, Caroline Sigouin


Canadian director behind slave songs controversy scraps new indigenous play

Cancellation marks the second time this month the director Robert Lepage has come under fire for his portrayal of non-whitesQuebec director Robert Lepage has scrapped a controversial production accused of appropriating indigenous history, marking the second time this month the Canadian has come under fire for his portrayal of non-whites. Billed as an exploration of the relationship between indigenous people and Canada’s colonisers, the play Kanata was set to debut in Paris in December. Continue...
Tags: Americas, Theatre, Canada, Paris, Quebec, Robert Lepage, Kanata


Inside the Festival d’été de Québec, 2018: Eleven days of diverse music and art programming at Canada's largest outdoor cultural happening

No amount of photography can truly capture what it means to attend the Festival d’été de Québec (FEQ). Stretching across sprawling riverside parks and, at times, tucked within the intimate stages of Québec City, the multi-venue indoor/outdoor happening...... Continue Reading...
Tags: Art, Music, Design, Culture, Canada, Festivals, Quebec, Quebec City, Musicfestivals, Quebeccity, Festivaldetedequebec, Outdoorfestivals


Canadian Indigenous Leaders Criticize Another Robert LePage Production

In an open letter first published by Quebec newspaper Le Devoir Saturday morning, a group of Indigenous actors, writers, activists and artists from across the province said they are fed up “of hearing other people tell our stories.” Lepage’s new production, Kanata, aims to tell “the story of Canada through the prism of relations between whites and Indigenous people.” It is being staged in Paris in December.
Tags: Art, Theatre, Canada, Paris, Quebec, Robert Lepage, LePage, Le Devoir, Kanata, 07.14.18


Robert LePage’s Slav Will Go On After All After Protests

The Montreal International Jazz Festival closed the production, a “theatrical odyssey based on slave songs,” after only a handful of performances in the wake of an outcry over a majority-white cast portraying black slaves. Only two of the seven people in the show, directed by Robert Lepage and starring Betty Bonifassi, were black. While critics of the show have welcomed the closure as a necessary cultural reckoning, several leading theater directors in Quebec rallied behind Mr. Lepage this week,...
Tags: Art, Theatre, Canada, Quebec, Robert Lepage, LePage, Betty Bonifassi


Sail your worries away on this solar-powered floating tiny home

For those wanting to sail away from the stresses of daily life, this solar-powered tiny house boat is the perfect off-grid escape. Built by Quebec-based boat builders Daigno, the floating home, which comes with a price tag of approximately $60,000, provides all the amenities needed for a comfortable life on the water. Daigno is well-known for its boat constructions, but the Le Koroc is a special model designed to be lightweight and efficient. Built with laminated white cedar beams and strong p...
Tags: Design, Quebec, Le Koroc, Daigno


AR/VR Design: Reinventing the Musée de la Civilisation experience

AR/VR Design: Reinventing the Musée de la Civilisation experience AoiroStudio Jun 25, 2018 What do you think we should post more articles about AR/VR on ABDZ? We don't do it too often, maybe we should. A good example is what we are featuring with some AR/VR design for the Musée de la Civilisation located in Montreal, QC (Canada). Behind the project, we have the work of the amazing folks from lg2 and they have done an outstanding job with the entire exp...
Tags: Design, London, Quebec, MONTREAL QC CANADA, Musée de la Civilisation, Nicolas Baldovini Vincent Bélanger Mathieu


This rustic Quebec cottage now has a beautiful, prismatic extension

When a client with a large family reached out to ACDF Architecture for an extension of their rustic country cottage in Quebec, the Montreal studio responded with a modern building that provides a visually arresting contrast to the historic house. Dubbed the Chalet La petite soeur, the addition mirrors the original building’s dimensions with a sharply gabled roof. Unlike the existing cottage, however, the new building is clad in white-painted timber and a sheet metal roof for a crisp and modern ...
Tags: Design, Architecture, Gallery, Montreal, Quebec, Carousel Showcase, Green Renovation, Lake Ouareau, Saint Donat, Glazing, Modern Extension, ACDF Architecture, Chalet La petite soeur


Donor Saves Canada's National Gallery From Having To Sell Painting

The National Gallery announced on Thursday it will not pay a penalty itself for withdrawing the 1929 work The Eiffel Tower from auction, the proceeds of which it had planned to use to buy a Jacques-Louis David painting from a Quebec church. The gallery said an unidentified donor had agreed to pay an undisclosed amount to Christie’s […]
Tags: Art, Canada, Eiffel Tower, National Gallery, Quebec, Visual, Christie, Jacques Louis David, 05.10.18


Apple invests millions in a carbon-free aluminum smelting method

For over 130 years, aluminum has been produced in the same dirty, greenhouse gas-releasing way. That could all change soon: Apple is partnering with the Alcoa Corporation and Rio Tinto to commercialize technology that, according to Apple, “eliminates direct greenhouse gas emissions from the traditional smelting process.” Fast Company reported the tech giant is investing $10.1 million in research and development. Rio Tinto and Alcoa are coming together to form Elysis, a joint venture company, w...
Tags: Apple, Design, Canada, Rio Tinto, Montreal, Quebec, Alcoa, Charles Hall, Alcoa Corporation, Roy Harvey, Elysis, Apple Alcoa


Cameron Stevens’ Vintage-Style Canada Parks Posters

Cameron Stevens is a hugely talented graphics designer working in Ontario.  Several years ago he embarked on a project to design vintage screen-printed-style posters for a number of Canada’s national and provincial parks.  A few years later he’s now up to 58 gorgeous posters, each of which is characterized by a spare, consistent layout and […]
Tags: Art, Outdoors, Religion, Inspiration, History, Canada, New Brunswick, Illustration, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Posters, Quebec, Vintage, Parks, Ontario, Graphics Design


Good Old Days: Rural Life in Vintage Postcards

~ Out in the country people work hard, and back in the proverbial good old days they worked even harder.  Whether on a farm, a fishing village or in the forest, rural folk have always had to put their bodies and souls into their labors to eke out a living. As these vintage postcards from […]
Tags: Art, Landscape, Photography, Labor, Religion, Society, History, Canada, Nova Scotia, Quebec, Vintage, Postcard, Farms, Rural Life, Ontario



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