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Voguabond and the Art of Clothes Swapping
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Voguabond and the Art of Clothes Swapping

This past Sunday saw the first edition of Voguabond Swap Events Co. take place at ROUND in Kensington Market. Founded by a team of five lovely ladies, Voguabond’s vision is simple, yet admirable. Acknowledging 1) how nearly impossible it is to update one’s wardrobe sustainably, 2) that blatant stubbornness that keeps that beautifully painful pair of high heels in the back … Continue reading

Shooting with Calica: A Collaborative Textile Studio
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Shooting with Calica: A Collaborative Textile Studio

    Calica Studio is a Toronto-based collaborative textile studio that sustainably designs and prints 100% silk scarves, inspired by found objects and personal photographs. I modelled for Neon Hills and Pressed, two of their recently released collections shot in collaboration with photographer Erin Simkin.       You can see more photos and learn more about Calica … Continue reading

Chris Burns: On Pyrography and making art with fire
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Chris Burns: On Pyrography and making art with fire

Some time ago, I daytripped  up to Whitby for an exclusive studio visit with the talented Chris Burns: artist, pyrographer and brain behind Champstiles Woodburning. With contagious enthusiasm, Chris gave me a fascinating tour of his seemingly infinite collection of artworks and commission pieces, ranging from decks to vintage-inspired chessboards to knot-eyed bong-smoking aliens. Intrigued by my … Continue reading

GradEx 100 takes over OCAD University
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GradEx 100 takes over OCAD University

Last night, OCAD University opened its doors to the city for GradEX 100: the school’s 100th annual graduate exhibition. Hundreds of artists, designers, students and art lovers roamed the colour blocked hallways of the iconic Sharp Centre for Design in complete immersion of the multidisciplinary bodies of work produced by the school’s graduating programs. I arrived merely at 9pm, … Continue reading

The mechanisms behind LOVEBOT and the art of kindness
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The mechanisms behind LOVEBOT and the art of kindness

Some time ago, I got in contact with creative entrepreneur Matthew Del Degan, the brain behind what is rapidly becoming Toronto’s most loveable cultural icon: LOVEBOT. Starting as a mere sketch for a school project five years ago, LOVEBOT today has not only taken over the city with its concrete and painted signature robots and pixelated hearts… it is spreading … Continue reading