Nest Notes

A home for spring

“In these times more than ever we need homes that give us a sense of calm and comfort,” says designer Brian Gluckstein. His spring collection focuses on a stylishly relaxing, perfectly undone home filled with creamy neutrals, airy silhouettes, and plenty of texture. Think beautifully wrinkled linen bedding, casual warm wood serveware, soft hammam towels, hyacinth baskets filled with plants or cozy throws, and lighter furniture for a brighter, more uplifting space. Available at The Bay.


Inspired art collection at Urban Barn

Urban Barn has partnered with Canadian-based artist Andrea Soos whose work will bring your walls to life and refresh your space. Soos’s playful abstractions have unique patterning, mark-making and colour schemes. Urban Bran strives to help you create spaces that express who you are, teaming up with Canadian artists such as Soos have inspired the company’s rebrand. The collection is available in Urban Barn stores across the country.


Architecture in Canada

Gain an appreciation for Canadian architecture with the newly released book Canadian Modern Architecture, 1967 to the present. The book is a comprehensive review of major work in the country, beginning with the nation’s centennial and Expo 67 in Montreal. It covers the defining of national institutions and movements, how Canadian architects interpreted major international trends, regional and Indigenous architectural tendencies, and the influence of architects in Canada’s three largest cities—Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver.


An automatic door for Fido

Turn your sliding glass door into a smart automatic pet door with the Wayzn. It gives you full control of your glass door wherever you are, using motion activated sensors that know when your pet needs out to automatically open and close, as needed. When you’re away for a few hours, use the app and an internet camera to view the area and operate your door after receiving a motion alert. This new technology is available by reservation.