Maya Hayuk and Jen Stark: Double Rainbow in Toronto

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By Zolton in New Events on Thursday 19 May 2011

We’ve posted about artists Maya Hayuk and Jen Stark individually, but now they have a joint exhibition, Double Rainbow Rainbow, up at the Show & Tell Gallery in Toronto. I wish I could make it. From the images on the gallery site, the two artists’ styles compliment each other perfectly.

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Nicholas Di Genova

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By Jonathan Terhaar in New Illustration on Thursday 27 January 2011

What do you get when you cross hand-drawn organic material, such as wild and domestic farm animals, interbred and placed on canvas as if pages were pulled straight out of Darwin’s Galapagos species sketches drawn during an intense peyote journey? You get the phenomenal display of artistic endeavor supplied to the world by Toronto’s own Nicholas Di Genova.

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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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Jessica Fortner’s Deadly Sins

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By Michael Wandelmaier in New Illustration on Monday 27 September 2010

This is Jessica Fortner’s latest installment of her ongoing My Woodland, My Nightmare series titled Deadly Sins: Sloth Meets Greed. Fortner is a sculptural illustrator who lives and works in Toronto. Her site has tons of process work, showing you step by step how she creates her wonderful illustrations.

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Marben Restaurant, Toronto

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By The Urban Grocer in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 23 September 2010

Nothing is hotter these days than charcuterie, which is why Marben Restaurant in downtown Toronto is rocking a farmhouse-chic dining experience for all those who find cured meats and home canning totally sexy. With an interior of brick and birch decorated with mason jars and balloon whisks, Marben Restaurant is bringing agriculture to the big city.

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Spirit City Toronto

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By Gerry Mak in New Photography on Wednesday 15 September 2010

Aaron Leighton’s Spirit City Toronto isn’t unique in concept (we’ve posted before about Monsters in Real Places), but Leighton’s take is really well done, with the creatures he adds to photographs taking on the textures and colors of their surroundings.

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Toronto’s Balzac’s Coffee

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By The Urban Grocer in New Food and Packaging on Saturday 28 August 2010

There is something irresistible about a beautifully designed coffee shop. And Balzac’s Coffee in Toronto’s Distillery District is just such a place. Located in an antiquated warehouse, the ambience exudes an industrial-chic meets French bistro aesthetic with its worn brick walls, pressed tin coffee bar, checkerboard tiled flooring, and 20ft ceiling adorned with exposed pipes.

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Phantom City Movie Posters

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By Gerry Mak in New Trends on Tuesday 24 August 2010

These promotional, limited-edition movie posters, designed by Justin Erickson for Toronto-based marketing firm Phantom City Creative, are pure rulage, especially the one for Let The Right One In.

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Cody Cochrane

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By Gerry Mak in New Art on Friday 2 July 2010

Drawing from her experience as a printmaker (she was one half of Scotland-based printmaking duo Whitehaus), Cody Cochrane, now residing in her hometown of Toronto, makes amazingly layered and ornate paintings and murals that often incorporate Native American motifs with bizarre sexual humor.

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Installation on Chinese junk ship

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By Erin Letson in New Events on Tuesday 15 June 2010

Canadian artists Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller have brought their experimental art to the masses with an installation housed in a salvaged, thirty-foot Chinese junk ship in Toronto’s Trinity Bellwoods Park.

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Toronto’s Soma Chocolate

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By The Urban Grocer in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 3 June 2010

Over the years chocolate has evolved from mass-produced baking tablets in kitchens where dark chocolate was virtually unheard of, to a distinguished product coveted for its incredible complexity. However, today’s attitude towards chocolate has not so much evolved as it has returned to its pagan roots when it was revered as a wondrous, even medicinal, ingredient. Enter Soma Chocolatemaker in Toronto’s uber-hip Distillery District where you can ‘eat, drink and worship chocolate’.

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Beer flavored ice cream

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By The Urban Grocer in New Food and Packaging on Tuesday 25 May 2010

I scream, you scream, we all scream for Beer Scream? At Toronto-based Beerbistro, ice cream is being turned into something to really scream about. Specializing in what they call ‘fresh market beer cuisine’, Beerbistro is a beer lover’s dream, with twenty beers on tap, 140 plus bottles, and a menu entirely comprised of beer flavored dishes — including dessert.

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Demolition Derby by Finn O’Hara

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By Zolton in New Photography on Friday 9 April 2010

Demolition Derby, a print by Toronto photographer Finn O’Hara, reflects his fascination with environmental portraits, which play off the experiences and the personalities of those who live or inhabit the space itself. Our friends over at Feature Shoot have the print available for purchase for $50.

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Holly Dyment’s interior design

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By Zolton in Architecture on Thursday 1 April 2010

isn’t this the fantasy bedroom you’ve always wanted but never knew how to get out of your head and into reality? Well, Toronto interior decorator Holly Dyment has been doing just the opposite. For more than twenty-five years, she’s been taking rooms from the gritty truth of reality deep into the fantastical realm of her […]

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Mitgang Audio Remix of Solvent’s My Radio

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By Zolton in New Music on Tuesday 30 March 2010

Toronto-based Solvent’s latest full-length album, Subject to Shift, is out soon on Ghostly International and is another glitchy, robotic masterpiece of pop surrealism, ‘a mix of dystopian, acid-tinged futurism and bittersweet romantic ache’, bowing gently to the beautiful template he set earlier with his radio-friendly hummer, My Radio. Check out the Mitgang Audio Remix of […]

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