White pine

Reflections on standing strong One of the highlights of the past few months was an outdoor concert of classical music that I was fortunate enough...

Your estate plan

Proactive tool for the future The current global pandemic has brought estate planning considerations to the forefront. Many individuals are worried about their health, family...

Mingei

Anonymous beauty becomes a brand As a young design student, eagerly devouring everything I could find that might help me understand the profession I was...

Review or regret

Pay attention to employment contracts MANY EMPLOYERS RELY UPON standard form employment contracts, believing that they are sufficient to meet their specific hiring needs. However,...

Tracking beneficial owners

New record-keeping requirements In case you missed it, you may be surprised to find out that the Canada Business Corporation Act (the “CBCA”) has recently...

Arrogance earned

Nakashima, Maloof and Castle In the early ‘70s, there was a show called WoodenWorks at the Renwick Gallery, which is a part of the Smithsonian...

Contracts and Covid-19

Understand obligations during pandemic disruption As Covid-19 continues its rapid spread throughout the globe, it brings with it unprecedented disruption to every aspect of our...

The wood trades

Specialties keeping tradition alive Wood certainly isn’t a sticky material. It’s fairly easy to reduce a large volume of wood into smaller ones, if you...

Blood from a stone

Three ways the law helps with collection The last thing a creditor would want, after spending significant time and money in suing a debtor, is...

Tool cabinet reborn

A journeyman’s graduation project In 1972, as a very recent design-school graduate, I spent some time as a private student of Jim Krenov. This Russian-...
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