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GALLERY: Modern Lunenburg home

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This sleek new house in Old Town Lunenburg is a modern take on the classic Cape Cod. Photos by Bruce Murray. Read the full story here.

Modern Lunenburg home

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Blending traditional and modern architecture, this new home in Old Town Lunenburg features the best of both worlds.

Modern moves

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Architect Lisa Tondino of Houdinidesign Architects in Canning, N.S. loves designing multifunctional furniture for small spaces. Made of baltic birch and powder-coated aluminum, this workstation is a cabinet that expands into a desk. www.houdinidesignarchitects.com

Served in style

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Now based in Alberta, Newfoundland-born artist Katrina Chaytor had a “come home” exhibition recently at the Annex Gallery in St. John’s, showcasing her award winning ceramics that play with form, containment and decoration. Katrina Chaytor large serving platter. www.katrinachaytor.com

Light it up

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A playful new design from Umbra Shift, the cuplamp gives dimmable light and storage for a desktop or a bedside table. www.umbrashift.com

Outport modern

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Handmade by rural artisans in Newfoundland, these stacking tables are part of the Fogo Island Inn furniture collection. www.fogoislandshop.ca

Woven wonder

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Halifax textile artist Chantal Doak uses crocheted rag-rug techniques to create her vibrant rugs. Repurposed materials like bed sheets, jeans and curtains lend texture to her unique pieces. cdoak.tumblr.com

Fresh feel

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The Asthma Society of Canada has certified Benjamin Moore’s Natura paint line asthma and allergy friendly. The low odour paint contains no emissions and no volatile organic compounds. Natura paint by Benjamin Moore in Caponata | www.BenjaminMoore.ca

City in colour

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Explore Halifax in a fun and intimate way in this new book by artist Emma FitzGerald. Her whimsical, hand-drawn portraits celebrate the city’s buildings, neighbourhoods and residents, mixing in regional history and insightful anecdotes along the way. Hand Drawn Halifax | www.formac.ca

Form and function

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Based in Oyster Bed Bridge, P.E.I., Jessica Hutchinson creates beautiful textured pottery from red stoneware clay. www.hutchinsonpottery.com