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5 Montréal essentials: décor

We have a special relationship with the objects we use every day – which is why souvenirs you can enjoy in your home are the best way to remember a place fondly. Montréal has got a slew of handsome designs on offer, conceived by home-grown creative geniuses. Here are five Montréal essentials you won’t be able to live without! Monumental Love Sit pretty on a piece of Montréal history with the beautiful cushions by Monumental Love, a brand hat transforms gorgeous photos of the city’s iconic sights (think Orange Julep, the Five Roses sign, the Monster ride from La Ronde) into decorative objects. The full-feather pillows come in two sizes, 18 x 18” and 24 x 24”, and the photos are printed here in Montreal onto butter-soft cotton twill. The brand also makes magnets, prints, post cards – even phone cases. Find the cushions online here, or in person at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal boutique (185 Sainte-Catherine Street West), a great source for Montréal-made design right in the heart of Place des Arts. Starting at $60 for the 18 x 18” cushion cover. Atelier Non-Useless This Buddy table in the Friends series just goes to show how portable,… / Read More →

Germain Montreal: The Quebec hotel chain that celebrates art and design

Le Germain is a born-in-Quebec hotel chain whose luxury and high-quality service is now world-renowned. Its Montreal property, Germain Montréal, was the second in this empire-in-the-making, and it’s an example of the brand’s sleek, modern lines and impeccable attention to detail. From the desk attendants’ designer uniforms to the streamlined lobby furniture, style is everywhere. Always with its eye on local talent, the Germain group celebrated the Montreal property’s 10th anniversary by hiring local fashion designer Marie Saint Pierre to redesign its rooms. We caught up with Marie Pier Germain, a member of the Germain family and Director of Professional Construction Services, about the brand’s creative vision…