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Greg Ball’s Top 5 Picks of 2008

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1) 2008 started with our coverage of Toronto’s IDS, Gladstone, and MADE’s Radiant Dark exhibit – a fantastic curation of young designers from across Canada. The tragic and coincidental fire that destroyed a building next door gave Radiant Dark a darker more powerful edge than one could ever have imagined…

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2) MADE in the WEST gave us a taste of the great “boom” we are seeing out here in Canada’s West. We had a lot of fun curating this one, and are anticipating much more to come in 2009!

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In the spirit of the west, we really loved this fresh approach to 3) light switch covers and electrical outlets by keep it cartesian.

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4) 11 – the beautiful game took the classic game of Foosball and made it a whole lot more interesting. GRO design produced the most beautiful version I’ve ever seen.

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5) Chauhan studio took us outside “the box” with their form-over-function retro futuristic designed TV and phone. Looking forward to more work from this studio.

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