Wow, this is completely bonkers. The Photon, a 3D scanner that’s positioned by Toronto-based Matterform as the world’s first, truly affordable 3D scanner for anyone, basically lets, well, anyone take a physical object and turn it into a digital 3D model. The possibilities are seemingly endless there: print out the model as a 3D replication [...]
Genius! Toronto-based Terry Fan mixes traditional ink and graphite with Photoshop to create these classy studio portraits of Star Wars icons as Victorian dignitaries. There’s Lord Vader in a top coat and top hat, Chancellor Chewie looking grand with a monocle and pocket watch, Sir Yoda suited up for the occasion, Earl of Eisley enjoying [...]
Magpie is a custom fashion boutique tucked away in Toronto’s Queen West district. The styles are out there, yet comforting, like Prince himself. What’s nice is we can now die happily knowing that Prince is actually a real human being that shops for clothes like the rest of us. It’s good to know that the shirt you [...]
Hugh Langis is a Toronto-based illustrator and art director at Half Hunter. Over the years his work has been recognized by American Illustration, Creative Quarterly and published in The Globe and Mail, Condé Nast Traveler and L’actualité. His first big break, however, was having his work published on the cover of Seattle’s The Stranger newspaper. [...]
Imagine creating a photo of Macau, China’s skyline one pixel at a time. Sounds tedious, right? But that’s exactly what Toronto-based Cube Works Studio did when they created these murals. 85,794 rubik’s cubes were arranged as if they were pixels to create these mind blowing designs. It only took a few months to construct this [...]
Based out of Toronto, Canada, Sarika Sehgal is a fine art and travel photographer. In her latest series, Travelers and Magicians, the world’s her stage and subjects pulse to life under the limelight of a dancing night sky, a reoccurring image in the series and created from the formation of tiny bubbles inside a small aquarium and dropping liquid crème into water.
I recently met artist Adrienne Dagg, a Canadian painter, in her Toronto studio. Her work has a certain romanticism, perhaps due to the colours used in her palate and the subjects she chooses. Using oil paints, her broad strokes convey light beautifully, taking the ordinary and adding an element of atmosphere. Her paintings vary in size from small to very large and each one conveys a natural moment through the subject, which I noticed were women. Beautiful work.
Blood of The Young is a contemporary photography site and independent publishing house based in Toronto, Canada. Straight up bad boys with a heavy focus on skateboarding, graffiti and handmade goods. They feature and collaborate with artists like Ed Templeton, Alana Paterson and Dan Wilton.
Toronto-based artist Amy Swartz’s Pests series began in 2011 and has expanded to include thousands of miniature sculptures that fuse insects and toys into one darkly fascinating collection. There’s something meticulously beautiful about the project, especially more monstrous creations like the werewolf butterfly, which the Swartz says ‘explores the idea of obsession — not only in the practice of art, but also in humanity’s perceived control over nature, life, and death’.
Taking inspiration from five 19th-century novels (The Yellow Wallpaper, The Awakening, The Lifted Veil, Wuthering Heights and Jane Eyre) authored by women, Toronto-based photographer Julia Callon presented each novel as dual images of houses, one passive, one mad — not unlike conventional notions of womenhood. Superbly orchestrated.
The clever people over at Toronto-based website AUX have just launched the Chris Brownout – a Google Chrome app that erases all mentions of Chris Brown from the web. The perfect app for those who don’t want to be reminded of a dude who behaves appallingly and gets an obnoxious reminder tattooed on his neck. [...]
Recently successfully backed on Kickstarter: the voice-activated computer Ubi which connects online via wifi once it’s plugged into a power socket and helps you do stuff like search the Internet, set the alarm and call your friend. Sounds familiar? Uh huh, we want to test-drive Ubi and Siri on the same commands to see which is faster. Then again, with its home connectivity, Ubi — the brainchild of a Toronto-based team — has the potential to wallop Siri with stuff it can do that Siri can’t, such as adjusting temperatures and lights.
In July, a guy onboard a Toronto-bound flight took a picture of a meteorological phenomenon called a fire rainbow. It proceeded to go viral online. One month later, the picture finally got around to my Facebook feed. So what did I do? Well, naturally I went, ‘Wowwwwwwwwwww’.
Canada’s Muskoka Brewery is putting a new spin on the pop-up trend with a funky craft beer and culinary collision. Known as Hidden Kitchen, this monthly six-course dinner pairs some of Ontario’s favourite craft beer with seriously imaginative food.
After postponing seven European dates following the fatal stage collapse incident at Toronto’s Downsview Park, Radiohead played their first rescheduled show in Nimes, France at Les Arenes. The band paid tribute to drum technician Scott Johnson with the video screen filling up with his picture towards the end (watch for the 3:36 mark) of their [...]