Every Monday is a standing Le Falco work date with my creative partner. Boasting an esthetic of clean lines, polished concrete, natural wood accents, and exposed incandescent lighting, it’s hard not to develop a crush. Designed with designers in mind, complete with broad communal worktables, this eyrieis the perfect place to rekindle your work ethic, tucked in the heart of Montreal’s Mile End.
Jason has been one of my favorite photographers for some time now. I’ve always enjoyed how his images can feel both abstract and personal at the same time. His new show, I Heart Transylvania, which opened recently at San Francisco’s Little Big Man Gallery, is another great collection of photos. The series spans four years, shot mostly in Vancouver, B.C., and chronicles his relationship with his now wife, Megan.
Caitlind Brown, an artist from Calgary, has put together 6,000 new and burnt out light bulbs to create a giant, interactive cloud. The project, which formed part of the Nuit Blanche arts festival, contained metal pull-strings which allowed viewers to turn the light bulbs on and off, creating a flickering sensation similar to that of […]
This impressive ad was made for the Canadian Paralympic team in a single, unedited shot using no CGI. It also uses a clever narrative form that many filmmakers will probably seek to copy.
Nature with attitude, jewelry inspired by the crows, wolves, bears, and bones in the world. Handmade in Canada, Moon Raven Designs brings an edgy elegance to antlers, claws, teeth and skulls in their unique pendants and rings. Shop now for their Hummingbird Skull Necklace in the Lost At E Minor online store.
Kris Knight is a Canadian painter influenced by symbolist and romantic painting. I particularly like the expression of his faces and the ethereal and shiny skins that he gives his subjects. Knight paints boys and girls that are between youth and adulthood: ambiguous portraits, full of innocence and erotism.
If you’re lucky enough to live in the maple belt, March can mean only one thing: the sugaring-off season has begun. And if maple syrup equals pancakes, then it’s time you met Martin Picard. Hailed as Montreal’s master chef of ‘cabane’ cuisine, he has just released his much-anticipated cookbook Sugar Shack: a literary and culinary ode to maple syrup.
Laura K. McMillan, a textile artist from the west coast of Canada, combines art and science in her embroidered cells and hand-spun wool amoebas. She is developing an artistic practice that pushes textile art into a whole new realm, away from its modern craft fair affiliations.
A free quarterly art fashion and culture publication now in its fourth year, SNAP! Magazine started out as a kind of cult object in the city where we live, Montreal. This fall we launched our 14th issue and with it marked a whole new phase in our business. We’ve taken our magazine nationwide and dramatically increased our distribution.
US progressives often look longingly to the north at the supposedly more mild-mannered country of Canada. However, according to her website, Toronto-based illustrator and political cartoonist Franke James is receiving harassment by government officials who don’t like her message and want to block her upcoming traveling exhibition in Europe. Check out her account of what’s […]
In their own words: ‘Bug Incision is two things: A label, mostly dealing with limited edition cd-rs, and the occasional cassette. Not necessarily limited to those things. The point is more that the work can be done entirely in-house. The focus has shifted slightly from documenting the scene in Calgary to including international communities and […]
These corporative interiors have been designed by Carlos Herrera (a Mexican-Canadian designer), the owner of Habitat Innovation Designs in Toronto. He combines practical clean lines and a unique contemporary style in work that is commendably ecologically friendly.
It’s about time maple syrup left the realm of tacky tourist souvenirs and fell into the hands of the right kind of people. So say goodbye to Canadiana-ridden syrup bottles sporting rustic sugar shacks and happy-go-lucky beavers and take a look at what happens when you let two design mavens from Toronto get their hands on the stuff.
History was made on November 27 when 14 countries, six continents, 18,000 people, 50 DJs and 200+ bartenders joined forces for a never-before-seen, omnipresent, one-night only global affair across 10 time zones. And if you weren’t at one of Smirnoff’s ravishing Nightlife Exchange Project parties, then where the bloody hell were you?