I Heart Transylvania: photo series by Jason Nocito

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By Angela Datre in New Photography on Thursday 6 December 2012

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.

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Cloud made from 6,000 new and burnt out light bulbs

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By Cormack O'Connor in New Art on Tuesday 9 October 2012

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 […]

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Amazing Canadian Paralympic team commercial

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By The Flying Dutchman in Video on Friday 22 June 2012

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.

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From the LAEM Store: Moon Raven jewellery designs

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By Alison Shepard in New Products on Friday 22 June 2012

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.

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Erotic portraits by Canadian artist Kris Knight

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By Maria Monferrer in New Art on Tuesday 17 April 2012

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.

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Sugar Shack: a culinary ode to maple syrup

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By The Urban Grocer in New Food and Packaging on Friday 16 March 2012

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.

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Hand-spun wool amoebas by Laura K. McMillan

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By Nigel Sutcliffe in New Art on Friday 25 November 2011

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.

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Canada’s SNAP! Magazine goes national

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By Shayl Prisk in New Trends on Wednesday 5 October 2011

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.

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Canadian government attempts to censor Franke James

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By Gerry Mak in New Trends on Wednesday 3 August 2011

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 […]

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Bug Incision: a Calgary based record label and store

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By Extra Happy Ghost in New Trends on Thursday 23 June 2011

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 […]

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Beautiful interior design by Carlos Herrera

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By Carlos Herrera in Architecture on Thursday 19 May 2011

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.

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Ninutik: luxury maple sugar products

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By The Urban Grocer in New Food and Packaging on Wednesday 23 March 2011

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.

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Todd McLellan: Disassembly

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By Nini Baseema in New Art on Saturday 12 February 2011

For Canadian artist Todd McLellan’s Disassembly project, he deconstructed everyday gadgets, such as old telephones, cameras or typewriters, and arranged their parts in an orderly manner.

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Smirnoff Nightlife Exchange Party, Bangalore

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By Michelle Wilding in New Events on Wednesday 8 December 2010

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?

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Drunken Barn Dance’s Winter Tale

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By Zolton in New Music on Tuesday 30 November 2010

Drunken Barn Dance, featuring Scott Sellwood of Saturday Looks Good To Me, and members of City Center, Canada, and Great Lakes Myth Society, have a new album out, Grey Buried, from which this epic single, A Winter’s Tale, is taken.

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