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A Guide to Creative Montreal

creative mtl.jpgJérôme Delgado and Denis Farley are tapping into the new wave of tourism - creative tourism, that is.

Their book, A Guide to Creative Montreal, features 10 different tours neighbourhoods in Montreal. They not only provide directions and historical context, but also beautiful photos so that you know what it is you are looking for.

So, lift your eyes up off the coble stone and look around! Maybe you are from Montreal or just visiting, whatever the case may be, this is a great way to explore the city!

Click below to listen to Jeanette's conversation with writer Jerome Delgado and photographer Denis Farley!

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Coup de coeur SIDIM 2013

SIDIM 081.jpgSIDIM 2013 (Montreal International Design Show) showcased the latest innovations and design trends that are shaping the homes, offices, institutions and minds of tomorrow.

Cindy Couture, the Editorial and Brand Director of Index Design, took us to her top three must-see stops at the design show.

Our first stop was with Marianne-Coquelicot Mercier, the owner and designer behind Tangible Studio. Working with post-consumer textile waste, she is transforming felt and the way we use it to create beautiful and warm space dividers and wall hangings. Her patterns and methods draw the link between the natural and manufactured world.

Our second stop brought us to Vincent Purino, the Sales and Marketing Manager at AquaOvo. Their innovative filtration system that mimics nature and their stunning design of clean lines has landed their flagship product, the Ovopur, in the Musée des Beaux Arts.

We finished our evening off with Lysanne Pepin, owner and creator of all that is Espace Pepin. Her passion and eye for design brings the city house and country cottage together in a shop that feels just like home.

View our photo album on Facebook and listen below to take the tour yourself. 

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Editors tell stories from their 'hoods

hyperlocal3.JPGHyperlocal is a CBC project that allows you to tell your own story about changes happening in your neighbourhood.

Cinq à Six host Jeanette Kelly spoke to two Hyperlocal editors about changes taking place in their neighbourhoods.

Commissioning Editor Sarah Gilbert describes her mixed feelings towards the gourmet coffee shops and high-end fashion stores that have moved into Montreal's Mile End.

And in the Villeray neighbourhood, Maria Turner bemoans a new condo development. Not only do the buildings lack any inspiration when it comes to design, but they've also displaced Nick Le Roi du Sous Marin, her favourite Italian family restaurant.   

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