City prints. Craving a Caesar now…

VUHL + Hoi Bo

Better late than never: two excellent identity projects by Blok Design for VUHL cars and Hoi Bo bags and clothing.

Closed until further notice


A new photo project, documenting abandoned and close to the public storefronts.


This fall I’m hot and bothered by a number of billboards out there. Where did advertising go wrong this season and why? My personal worst are the new Mark’s advertisements. What? Is Mark’s saying that they didn’t welcome women until now? I get angry looking at this one and the rest of the series on my daily commute. And don’t get me started on the latest Cheese campaign.


Smock café

Everything about this café / wonder workshop is beautifully designed, from the letterpress business card to the lego details in the wall. If you have little ones and are in the Ronces neighbourhood, go check it out.

The joy of books

Kudos to Sean Ohlenkamp, his wife and Type for celebrating “the book”.


Oil paintings on masonite, by Carly Waito.

Coe & Waito

Yes please to the owl lamp.

V is for Val

A cheese-eating, bike-riding Canadian, now living in Amsterdam. Loves great design but creeped out by ballpoint pens. Alternate dream jobs include animals and cooking, but not cooking animals. Personal mantra gifted from an expert on the subject: Fortune favours the brave.

A is for Ali

Design hybrid by day. After hours she shoots film with toy cameras, sew clothes from books with Japanese instructions that she barely understands and hangs out with her husband, two beautiful girls and three crazy dogs. Personal mantra is "Don't worry, everything is going to be amazing". And for the most, it is.