22 Feb

Bookshelf & Cubby Buddy For Your Kids!

  Design 8.5/10 Every parent with little ones knows just how hard it can be to keep your kid’s room organized. With their toys and clothes often strewn about the floor, cleaning can feel like a never ending battle. The bookshelf cubby by Sauder / Viv & Rae offers a practical solution to the...
15 Feb

Simple, Sleek & Affordable – Shoe Bench

  Design 8/10 If you are in the market for a simple entryway bench, this product may be for you. The company, Songmics, have engineered this basic design to maximize storage and simplify the assembly. From this structure, they have created a form that is easily expandable into a whole collection of different product...
27 Jan

Attention All Designers & Makers: Submit Your Work!

We’re starting a new segment here at Market Maison in which we review the work of emerging independent designers and/or companies. If you’re a designer, maker, architect, or even still in a post-secondary institution we’d love to see what you’ve been working on! The products we typically cover are what we consider to be...
11 Jan

Cool Concepts, Poor Products

We’re taking a slightly different approach this week with the blog. Rather than review products that we would recommend to the public, we are going to take a look at some items that are interesting concepts but cannot effectively be translated into a realistic product. There is a line separating cool concepts from good...
04 Jan

Simple & Stylish Magazine Table

Design 8.5/10 This occasional end table by Charlton Home is a great mixture of simple, functional and elegant design. The U-shape form allows the table body to nest against the arm of your sofa. The nesting feature extends the table surface directly into the seating area for comfortable access. Most traditional end tables typically...
21 Dec

Relax In The Bath With This Ingenious Caddy

  Design 8.5/10 Designed by ToiletTree, this bath caddy delivers an affordable and attractive product that includes all of the commonly found features: extendable arms, wine glass holder, phone tray, and a book/tablet holder. However unlike its competitors, this version boasts an adjustable book holder which allows you to use one of three positions...
02 Dec

Clean Looks For Your Dirty Laundry

Dirty laundry always tends to clutter your space as it builds-up on the floor or spills over the sides of your laundry basket. In recent years, there has been as shift towards lightweight, fabric hampers. While these hampers may be convenient for transportation, they lack functionality and quite often appear cheaply made. Listed below...