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Meet Noda Design

It’s about time the city formally meets one of its most creative and talented interior designers – Toronto based (and globally connected) Nora Voon of Noda Design! For well over a decade, she’s been building up a portfolio of homes, offices and restaurants around the world… and now, she’s opened her first brick and mortar shop here in the city!

Their flagship location is now open by appointment at: at 11 King St. East (Toronto, Ontario. M5C 3C2) 

In Noras own words:

A well-designed space should tell a story. Of great travels, of love, passion, mystery, seduction. At Noda you won’t find cold, empty, minimal Instagram spaces in our portfolio, that’s never been our style. We go for texture, for artifacts, bold rich colours, for quirk and kink. 

Let us introduce ourselves. We are Nora Voon, founder, artist, designer, a lover of traditional craftsmanship, and a dedicated traveler. As a graduate of Inchbald School of Design in London, UK, Nora studied Interior Architecture and was awarded for her work at the Preen Fashion House by Fox Linton Associates. 

 

From there Nora took to the world, to work with artisans and designers on projects in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and North America. This time inspired Nora’s love for organic motifs mixing high design with delicate crafts. 

Nora created Noda to honour the places she loves, the people she respects, and frankly to infuse the architecture and design world with a great mischievous sense of delight. Along for the ride are Ceren Kaptan, our lead product and furniture designer with degrees from Florence, Italy, and Turkey. And to keep us all on our toes is Julia Milborne our haute marketer, strategist, and client relations with a background in marketing and real estate.

 

Yes, we’re all women team and so proud of it. #Badass We bring a female empowerment perspective to every project and piece. On our own, we led adventurous lives, and now working together we bring that same all-in energy to the spaces and objects we create. 

From the get-go, Noda’s objective has been centred around one of our favourite four-letter words: PLAY! To tease, to wink, to arouse the mundane. We do this in the interiors we reimagine and pieces we create. Snagging inspiration from our most treasured destinations. Our tag line is: Made From The World. It speaks for our worldliness brought to life through great craftsmanship.

 

Go on, go check out our portfolio

Come on in!
For many years Noda ran as a design group, but today we add bricks and mortar to our name. The Noda Flagship store is in Toronto, Canada straddling between the design and the financial district, right on 11 King Street East.

Inside is our line of Noda collection, along with unique finds curated and collected from Nora’s travels. To us, this is a living space, where we’ll soon host great talks and events. We plan to be a hub for conversation and creation.

Pop in for a visit

The great tapestry that is our planet, is our greatest muse. This is the story we bring to you. Let our journey begin.

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Luxury Real Estate

7 Leander Court – Gordon Ridgelys Modern Masterpiece

In recent years, Toronto has seen a boom in modern home design.  These modular structures stand out from many in the city with their unique appearance that usually features flat roofs, dark brick facades and expansive windows… but there is one modern home that truly stands out from all others, and that is Gordon Ridgelys final modern masterpiece – 7 Leander Court.

Gordon was born in Oshawa, Ontario on July 1938, and studied architecture at the University of Toronto. He graduated in 1965 with a passion for contemporary and modernist design. But at that time, there wasn’t much demand for such style and design – so he shifted his talents to creating Georgian styled homes.  Over the years, that helped amass an impressive clientele list with the likes of Galen Weston and even Conrad Black… but his passion remained with modern design. 

7 Leander Court was one of the final projects Mr. Ridgely worked on before his passing in 2013.  The home marked a return to his passion for modern design and features much of exacting detail Gordon was known for… and now, for the first time ever, the home is being made available for purchase!



The home, located in the O’Conner and Woodbine part of town, measures in at over 3,600 sq.ft. (interior). It was designed to respects the principles of feng shui and is situated along the Taylor Creek Ravine on a private cul-de-sac.  It features 4 bedrooms, including an incredible 3rd-floor retreat for the master.  Expansive windows line that rear of the house and open up to the backyard where you’ll find a mini oasis in the city!





My colleague Rebecca Keyzer, who is representing the sellers for the sale of the home, shared some of the highlights from within:

This home was intentionally built to be low-tech due to the health concerns associated with technology. The house wiring was designed by an anti-electromagnetic consultant. Everywhere where your head will rest, the wires are coated in a stainless steel, industrial grade sheath to protect your body from any negative effects of electromagnetic radiation and bypass all sleeping areas.





The Details on 7 Leander Court

Address: 7 Leander Crt
Neighbourhood: O’Connor-Parkview Toronto
Price: $2,987,500
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 5
Parking Spaces: 3
Listed with: REBECCA KEYZER, Salesperson SAGE REAL ESTATE LIMITED, BROKERAGE
Photos: BirdHouseMediaca