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2016 Gift Guide: Rock Steady

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Sourcing the best of this new stone age

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Living jars
With Brutalism gaining new respect among architectural historians, concrete is making a strong comeback in the world of design accessories. Organize your pens, paper clips and other trinkets with this trio of stackable boxes. From $25, at BoConcept

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Marble chess game
This sturdy game set elevates chess pieces into statue-esque beauties. Each one is hand-carved from smooth Banswara marble by artisans in India. $140, at CB2

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Wandering Star pendant
Designed by Felipe Lisboa, this made-in-Toronto two-toned globe light combines a grand European marble top with a frosted glass diffuser base and dashing bronze accents. Available in two sizes and four styles of marble. From $660, at Viso Inc.

Looking for more great gift ideas? Read our roundups of the city’s best ceramicmetallicwood, glass and plastic designs.


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Great news, last minute shoppers: a one year gift subscription to our sister magazine AZURE is just $25. Get the best of design, architecture, interiors and curiosity delivered to their mailbox all year long. (Because no design lover’s coffee table is complete without a stack of handsome periodicals.) As an added bonus, each new gift subscription includes a complimentary monster-shaped Diabolix bottle opener by Alessi. Now that’s a deal worth toasting to!

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Get a closer look at what you can expect to find in the 2024 New Builds Issue of Designlines Magazine

In the 2024 Spring/Summer Issue of Designlines, we focus on New Builds and “celebrate the profound impact of creating something new, not just as an architectural endeavour but as a testament to laying down roots and shaping the very essence of our city’s identity,” editor-in-chief Joseph Cicerone writes.

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