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Swipe Design | Books + Objects We're an independent book shop featuring a great selection of design books and cool objects. Follow us on Twitter and Insta! @SwipeDesign Swipe has every graphic design, advertising, urbanism and architecture book worthy of shelf space and a thoughtful selection of well-designed product.

Now in stock!! - Modest Hopes by Don Loucks and Leslie Valpy.Urbanspace Gallery will be hosting a book launch and conver...
11/24/2021

Now in stock!! - Modest Hopes by Don Loucks and Leslie Valpy.

Urbanspace Gallery will be hosting a book launch and conversation with author Don Loucks this Saturday November 27th, from 4pm to 6pm.

Modest Hopes: Homes and Stories of Toronto’s Workers From 1820s to 1920s highlights the stories of eight families who lived in the worker cottages. Loucks and Valpy illuminate the development of Toronto’s working-class neighbourhoods, and explain the designs and architectural antecedents of these undervalued heritage properties.

Now in stock!! - Modest Hopes by Don Loucks and Leslie Valpy.

Urbanspace Gallery will be hosting a book launch and conversation with author Don Loucks this Saturday November 27th, from 4pm to 6pm.

Modest Hopes: Homes and Stories of Toronto’s Workers From 1820s to 1920s highlights the stories of eight families who lived in the worker cottages. Loucks and Valpy illuminate the development of Toronto’s working-class neighbourhoods, and explain the designs and architectural antecedents of these undervalued heritage properties.

🚨 HOLIDAY HOURS UPDATE 🚨 Starting November 23rd Swipe will be open from 12-7pm Tuesday to Friday and 12-6pm on Saturday!
11/23/2021

🚨 HOLIDAY HOURS UPDATE 🚨

Starting November 23rd Swipe will be open from 12-7pm Tuesday to Friday and 12-6pm on Saturday!

🚨 HOLIDAY HOURS UPDATE 🚨

Starting November 23rd Swipe will be open from 12-7pm Tuesday to Friday and 12-6pm on Saturday!

Swipe is currently setting up for the Holiday season! Here are some of our favourite cards that are now available in-sto...
11/19/2021

Swipe is currently setting up for the Holiday season! Here are some of our favourite cards that are now available in-store and online ⭐️🎄
#design #illustration #shoplocal #shopsmall #holidayseason

Global star chef and Peruvian sensation Virgilio Martínez curates, with a personal deep dive into each region's food cul...
11/18/2021

Global star chef and Peruvian sensation Virgilio Martínez curates, with a personal deep dive into each region's food culture, culinary delicacies, and local ingredients. The result: more than 600 remarkable recipes that bring to life the vibrancy of Latin America and its myriad influences - indigenous, European, Asian, and beyond. (Phaidon)
#culinary #cookbook #phaidonbooks #shoplocal #bookstagram #design

Global star chef and Peruvian sensation Virgilio Martínez curates, with a personal deep dive into each region's food culture, culinary delicacies, and local ingredients. The result: more than 600 remarkable recipes that bring to life the vibrancy of Latin America and its myriad influences - indigenous, European, Asian, and beyond. (Phaidon)
#culinary #cookbook #phaidonbooks #shoplocal #bookstagram #design

The holidays are just around the corner! These beautifully crafted felt decorations by MeriMeri will add a fabulous touc...
11/17/2021

The holidays are just around the corner! These beautifully crafted felt decorations by MeriMeri will add a fabulous touch to your festivities!
#design #holiday #shoplocal

Feel all the feelings with this cute but mighty book by Phaidon. This book is specially curated for children, featuring ...
11/12/2021

Feel all the feelings with this cute but mighty book by Phaidon. This book is specially curated for children, featuring artworks by Yayoi Kusama, Diego Rivera, and many more!
#illustration #art #bookstagram #design #shoplocal

Feel all the feelings with this cute but mighty book by Phaidon. This book is specially curated for children, featuring artworks by Yayoi Kusama, Diego Rivera, and many more!
#illustration #art #bookstagram #design #shoplocal

We love the earth tones in this selection of sweet stationery! 💚🤎🌎💫😌#stationery #shoplocal #bookstagram
11/11/2021

We love the earth tones in this selection of sweet stationery! 💚🤎🌎💫😌

#stationery #shoplocal #bookstagram

We love the earth tones in this selection of sweet stationery! 💚🤎🌎💫😌

#stationery #shoplocal #bookstagram

‘The Atlas of Interior Design’ is an unparalleled global survey featuring more than 400 of the most influential resident...
11/05/2021

‘The Atlas of Interior Design’ is an unparalleled global survey featuring more than 400 of the most influential residential rooms from the past 8 decades. Now available at Swipe!

#design #interiordesign #shoplocaltoronto #bookstagram #designbook

Creating great architecture is not done alone—architecture that embodies aesthetics, innovation, and impact are accompli...
11/04/2021

Creating great architecture is not done alone—architecture that embodies aesthetics, innovation, and impact are accomplished together as a team. As a celebration of various designers and architectures, Architizer created the A+Firm awards, which features the year’s best buildings, projects and people from around the world. This book aims to highlight the idea that great projects and buildings are created with a team of people trying to build something beautiful.
#design #architecture #interiordesign #bookstagram #shoplocal #phaidonbooks

‘The Atlas of Mid-Century Modern Houses’ is a fascinating collection of more than 400 of the world’s finest mid-20th-cen...
11/02/2021

‘The Atlas of Mid-Century Modern Houses’ is a fascinating collection of more than 400 of the world’s finest mid-20th-century homes.🏡 A thoroughly researched, comprehensive appraisal, this book is a must-have for Mid-Century Modern collectors and readers looking for inspiration!

#mcm #designbooks #shoplocaltoronto #midcenturymodern

‘The Atlas of Mid-Century Modern Houses’ is a fascinating collection of more than 400 of the world’s finest mid-20th-century homes.🏡 A thoroughly researched, comprehensive appraisal, this book is a must-have for Mid-Century Modern collectors and readers looking for inspiration!

#mcm #designbooks #shoplocaltoronto #midcenturymodern

Playing indoors during the cold October weather doesn’t have to be so boring. You can dress up, build a blanket fort, dr...
10/29/2021

Playing indoors during the cold October weather doesn’t have to be so boring. You can dress up, build a blanket fort, draw your own city, and so much more! Published by Little Gestalten, Let’s Play Indoors inspires our little ones to be creative at home. This beautifully illustrated book includes crafty activities that you and your little ones can do together. Best thing about this book is that all of the materials that are needed in each activity can be found all in your home.
#illustration #design #shoplocal #bookstagram

Thoughtful, simple yet effective goods that are made for the everyday. Vernon’s office collection offers three sized not...
10/28/2021

Thoughtful, simple yet effective goods that are made for the everyday. Vernon’s office collection offers three sized notebooks that are dotted and blank + the monthly calendar that is equipped with gold hardware. Sustainable and locally made, Vernon studio’s office collection is made to last.
#design #shoplocal #notebook #toronto

The MoMA maison inondée bowl is back! This adorable bowl adds a fun twist to any meal 🏠🍓🍒#design #interiordesign #housew...
10/26/2021

The MoMA maison inondée bowl is back! This adorable bowl adds a fun twist to any meal 🏠🍓🍒
#design #interiordesign #houseware #architecture #shoplocal

Striking, yet simple and elegant, the Anglepoise is an iconic piece of British design. The Anglepoise lamp is a favourit...
10/20/2021

Striking, yet simple and elegant, the Anglepoise is an iconic piece of British design. The Anglepoise lamp is a favourite amongst designers, architects, artists, and even the Queen of England! Spring Light: The Anglepoise Story features the history behind the elegant four spring lamp.
#interiordesign #design #bookstagram #shoplocal

“Expansive in scope, ‘Today’s Special’ aims to capture a snapshot of what the future of dining around the world will loo...
10/19/2021

“Expansive in scope, ‘Today’s Special’ aims to capture a snapshot of what the future of dining around the world will look like.” — Salon

Get to know 100 of the most exciting rising-star chefs from around the world, as selected by 20 global culinary masters — featuring more than 300 recipes and 500 images.

Now available in store or online! 🧑‍🍳

#shoplocaltoronto #cookbooks #foodbook #torontofoodie #bookstagram

“Expansive in scope, ‘Today’s Special’ aims to capture a snapshot of what the future of dining around the world will look like.” — Salon

Get to know 100 of the most exciting rising-star chefs from around the world, as selected by 20 global culinary masters — featuring more than 300 recipes and 500 images.

Now available in store or online! 🧑‍🍳

#shoplocaltoronto #cookbooks #foodbook #torontofoodie #bookstagram

Soled Out: The Golden Age of Sneaker Advertisement is a collection of mesmerizing vintage advertisements from various sh...
10/15/2021

Soled Out: The Golden Age of Sneaker Advertisement is a collection of mesmerizing vintage advertisements from various shoe brands such as, Nike, Reebook, and New Balance. Perfect for sneakerheads, designers, or anyone interested in the evolution of sneaker marketing.
#design #fashion #bookstagram #vintage #shoplocal

The Elements of a Home reveal the stories behind common household objects and furnitures such as, candle holders, chess ...
10/14/2021

The Elements of a Home reveal the stories behind common household objects and furnitures such as, candle holders, chess sets, and even alarm clocks. Written by Amy Azzarito and illustrated by Alice Pattullo, this book is a perfect gift for anyone who loves history, design, or trivia.

#design #illustration #bookstagram #homedecor #architecture

‘Tree Houses’ showcases 50 beautiful, enchanting and inventive tree houses around the world. From famed architects to li...
10/12/2021

‘Tree Houses’ showcases 50 beautiful, enchanting and inventive tree houses around the world. From famed architects to little-known craftsmen, this book features an abundance of gorgeous photographs and illustrations as an ode to alternative living. Pick up your copy in store or online! 🌳🏡🌲

#design #achitecture #treehouses #bookstagram #shoplocaltoronto

A is for Atticus the altruistic astronaut, B is for Butch the boisterous black bear, and C is for Colossal Cornelius? Cl...
10/07/2021

A is for Atticus the altruistic astronaut, B is for Butch the boisterous black bear, and C is for Colossal Cornelius? Clearly, this isn’t your typical ABC book! Alphabetics by Little Gestalten is a tongue twisting and fun take on learning your ABC’s. This book includes illuminating illustrations and a glossary that will be sure to introduce some funky new words to your vocabulary. Get a gorgeous copy of this gem now at our great store.
#illustration #bookstagram #shoplocal #design

Books of the Month: The Art of Knitting was first originally published in 1972 by Dave Fougner. It was published as a wa...
10/01/2021

Books of the Month:

The Art of Knitting was first originally published in 1972 by Dave Fougner. It was published as a way to encourage men to take up knitting. The book is divided into four chapters, which first begins with knitting basics and ends with solutions to common knitting problems.

Do Make The Power of Your Own Two Hands inspires readers to find the joy of creating something with your hands regardless of the medium.

Simplicity at Home is a beautiful guide to creating a more comfortable, simple, and calming home. Author Yumiko Sekine includes tips and techniques that are based on Japanese traditions that will be sure to elevate any space in your home

#bookstagram #design #interiordesign #shoplocal

Books of the Month:

The Art of Knitting was first originally published in 1972 by Dave Fougner. It was published as a way to encourage men to take up knitting. The book is divided into four chapters, which first begins with knitting basics and ends with solutions to common knitting problems.

Do Make The Power of Your Own Two Hands inspires readers to find the joy of creating something with your hands regardless of the medium.

Simplicity at Home is a beautiful guide to creating a more comfortable, simple, and calming home. Author Yumiko Sekine includes tips and techniques that are based on Japanese traditions that will be sure to elevate any space in your home

#bookstagram #design #interiordesign #shoplocal

Brand Balance Magazine—or better known as B Magazine, is a monthly publication that dedicates each issue to one brand. I...
09/29/2021

Brand Balance Magazine—or better known as B Magazine, is a monthly publication that dedicates each issue to one brand. Issue No.84 features London based cycling clothing store, Rapha.
#design #bookstagram #shoplocal

Brand Balance Magazine—or better known as B Magazine, is a monthly publication that dedicates each issue to one brand. I...
09/29/2021

Brand Balance Magazine—or better known as B Magazine, is a monthly publication that dedicates each issue to one brand. Issue No.84 features London based cycling clothing store, Rapha.
#design #magazine

‘Garbage Dog’ is a heartwarming tale about a dog that makes his way from the streets to a new home, discovering the true...
09/25/2021

‘Garbage Dog’ is a heartwarming tale about a dog that makes his way from the streets to a new home, discovering the true meaning of friendship and family along the way. Gorgeously illustrated and and written in humorous rhyme, ‘Garbage Dog’ is a sweet tale about kindness. Now available in store 🐶

#childrensbooks #shoplocaltoronto #childrensillustration

‘Garbage Dog’ is a heartwarming tale about a dog that makes his way from the streets to a new home, discovering the true meaning of friendship and family along the way. Gorgeously illustrated and and written in humorous rhyme, ‘Garbage Dog’ is a sweet tale about kindness. Now available in store 🐶

#childrensbooks #shoplocaltoronto #childrensillustration

Just in: Log Magazine #52. Through essays, conversations, and reviews, the architects, artists, journalists, and theoris...
09/24/2021

Just in: Log Magazine #52. Through essays, conversations, and reviews, the architects, artists, journalists, and theorists gathered in ‘Log 52’ interrogate architecture’s role in a world of social, virological, environmental and paradigmatic change. The summer 2021 issue is now available at Swipe!

#design #shoplocaltoronto #architecture #logmagazine

Just in: Log Magazine #52. Through essays, conversations, and reviews, the architects, artists, journalists, and theorists gathered in ‘Log 52’ interrogate architecture’s role in a world of social, virological, environmental and paradigmatic change. The summer 2021 issue is now available at Swipe!

#design #shoplocaltoronto #architecture #logmagazine

Salma Hage’s latest book on Middle Eastern Sweets will have you craving for dessert all day long! Published by Phaidon, ...
09/22/2021

Salma Hage’s latest book on Middle Eastern Sweets will have you craving for dessert all day long! Published by Phaidon, this cook book features the most beautiful photographs of delicious cookies, pancakes, and aromatic pastries. Craving for some more sweets in your life? Grab a copy today!
#dessert #cookbook #toronto #design

Salma Hage’s latest book on Middle Eastern Sweets will have you craving for dessert all day long! Published by Phaidon, this cook book features the most beautiful photographs of delicious cookies, pancakes, and aromatic pastries. Craving for some more sweets in your life? Grab a copy today!
#dessert #cookbook #toronto #design

The best way to end the day is to read a great bedtime story with your little ones. Read To Your Toddler Every Day is a ...
09/21/2021

The best way to end the day is to read a great bedtime story with your little ones. Read To Your Toddler Every Day is a collection of stories about friendship and kindness that will be sure to soothe your little ones bedtime ⭐️💤
#illustration #bookstagram #shoplocal #toronto #design

The best way to end the day is to read a great bedtime story with your little ones. Read To Your Toddler Every Day is a collection of stories about friendship and kindness that will be sure to soothe your little ones bedtime ⭐️💤
#illustration #bookstagram #shoplocal #toronto #design

‘Living in Nature’ is an awe-inspiring collection of contemporary homes designed to foster a connection with the essenti...
09/18/2021

‘Living in Nature’ is an awe-inspiring collection of contemporary homes designed to foster a connection with the essential elements of landscape. Available now at swipe in store or online!

#design #shoplocaltoronto #architecturebooks #designbook

‘Vitamin C’ celebrates the revival of clay as a material for contemporary visual artists, featuring a wide range of glob...
09/17/2021

‘Vitamin C’ celebrates the revival of clay as a material for contemporary visual artists, featuring a wide range of global talent as selected by the world’s leading curators, critics, and art professionals. Packed with illustrations, ‘Vitamin C’ is a vibrant and incredibly timely survey— acclaimed as the first of it’s kind. Available online or in the shop!

#shoplocaltoronto #design #artbooks #clay #ceramics

Do you like coffee or tea in the morning? Here at Swipe, we are a bit of both. Here are some new items we currently have...
09/16/2021

Do you like coffee or tea in the morning?
Here at Swipe, we are a bit of both. Here are some new items we currently have in store that can definitely satisfy any of your coffee or tea needs. Happy sipping ☕️🍵!

Products:
☕️packaged for life coffee and tea *NEW
☕️Subminimal Nanofoamer *NEW
☕️Fellow Carter Everywhere Mug
☕️Marimekko Oiva 2 piece cups
☕️Marimekko Oiva Teapot
☕️Hario Skerton Plus Coffee Grinder *NEW
☕️Fellow Carter Atmos Canister *NEW

#design #shoplocal #toronto

From Botanists to artists to illustrators, many have looked at flora as a source of creativity and inspiration. Botanica...
09/15/2021

From Botanists to artists to illustrators, many have looked at flora as a source of creativity and inspiration.

Botanical Inspiration is a collection of illustrations that feature the natural world. Varying in style and technique, each page is filled with intriguing images of flora that express beauty, growth, and joy.

#illustration #flowers #design #bookstagram #toronto #shoplocal

‘Bosozoku’ is a culmination of Estevan Oriol’s photographs featuring the Japanese youth motorcycle subculture known as ‘...
09/14/2021

‘Bosozoku’ is a culmination of Estevan Oriol’s photographs featuring the Japanese youth motorcycle subculture known as ‘Bosozoku’. Colour and black and white photos show devotees riding extremely customized motorcycles— offering an aesthetic nod to American chopper culture, but with a highly unique look found only in Japan. Now available at Swipe!

#shoplocaltoronto #photobook #estevanoriol #bosozoku #photographybooks

PALETTE — viction:ary’s best selling colour-themed series — has been one of the most sought-after references for designe...
09/11/2021

PALETTE — viction:ary’s best selling colour-themed series — has been one of the most sought-after references for designers around the world. In keeping up with the needs of digital-savvy creative practitioners today, the PALETTE mini series was launched at the end of 2019. PALETTE mini series No.2-5 are available now at Swipe!! 🎨🤩

#design #shoplocalto #designbooks #colourtheory #paletteminiseries

PALETTE — viction:ary’s best selling colour-themed series — has been one of the most sought-after references for designers around the world. In keeping up with the needs of digital-savvy creative practitioners today, the PALETTE mini series was launched at the end of 2019. PALETTE mini series No.2-5 are available now at Swipe!! 🎨🤩

#design #shoplocalto #designbooks #colourtheory #paletteminiseries

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401 Richmond Street West, Suite B-04
Toronto, ON
M5V 3A8

Take the subway to Spadina Station. Transfer to the 510 Spadina streetcar Southbound to Richmond Street West. OR Take the subway to Osgoode Station. Walk West to Spadina or take the 501 Queen street car Westbound to Spadina Ave. Walk one block South to Richmond Street on Spadina. We are located in 401 Richmond Street West (South side, just East of Spadina).

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For the month of December we’ll be open Sundays from 12-5. Come say hi!

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