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Atelier Restaurant Expansion

Atelier Restaurant Expansion

Atelier Restaurant is one of Ottawa’s hidden gems.  Behind an unassuming grey brick facade lies an intimate dining establishment run by Marc Lepine, who is a wizard of molecular gastronomy.  Lepine has a host of awards and championships under his belt and, in 2014 his restaurant was one of only two Canadian restaurants included in The Centurion Guide to the Best Restaurants in the World:...

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The Charming Night

The Charming Night

In July 0f 2009 received a book as a birthday gift from one of my best friends.  The book was entitled “Contemporary Restaurants and Bars” by Martin M. Pegler (ISBN 1-58471-046-2) and featured restaurant interior design from across the globe.  The inscription on the front cover read: “If there were a book of Club Designs from around the world, I woulda gotten you that, but...

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What’s YOUR Design Style?  Top 10 Online Quizzes.

What’s YOUR Design Style? Top 10 Online Quizzes.

When I meet with residential clients they often have a difficult time explaining to me what their own personal “design style” is.  My role as a designer includes a considerable amount of prying and extracting thoughts and ideas from people’s minds – things they are not always able to articulate.  Another obstacle that I have to overcome when communicating with clients and trying to understand...

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This is the Urbanomic Interiors version of the Mooi "Random Light"

Imitation as Flattery::The Urbanomic version of the Mooi Random Light

Originally posted on our old web site on  May 12, 2011 A few weeks ago I was on Bank St in Ottawa, with a friend, exploring some of the Glebe’s wonderful shops.    There was one particular store that I was thrilled to be able to go into called The Modern Shop –  because I always seemed to pass by when it was closed. The store has a lovely selection of...

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Getting to the heart of it…

Getting to the heart of it…

We are developing some questionnaires to help us understand what our clients are looking for from us, and to get them thinking about their design and budgetary goals early on.  We sure have a lot of questions to ask!  We are excited about having this tool to help us align our services with our client’s needs right from the beginning.  There are SO many factors...

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Ahoy hoy!

Ahoy hoy!

We have lots to say and this is where we are going to say it! We want to share all kinds of information with you – about design trends and products that we love, DIY ideas and instructions, how to avoid common design mistakes, what to expect during the design process, how to prepare yourself for a project and more! Once we get the information...

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