I cam across this wonderful new art store / gallery / workshop on Dundas West Street. The installation currently on view is by artist Amanda McCavour. Of course, it was the day I left my iPhone at home, otherwise I would have been going Instagram crazy over this.

Creative mornings

It’s coming to Toronto. Yee haw!

Thank you, Steve.

1955 – 2011

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma — which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others’ opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” - Stanford Commencement Address, 2005

Julia Hepburn

Loving these eerie little dioramas by Toronto artist Julia Hepburn.

Robert Bourdeau

The Station Point is the latest book of one of my favourite photographers, Robert Bourdeau. Wonderful book and package design by The Office of Gilbert Li.

My Dream Home

Unfortunately it’s just a little out of my price range.

Plants you can’t kill

A novel idea, buy Toronto based artist Shannon Gerard.

RGD Ontario HeadStart Conference 2011

I’ve been invited to participate in a panel discussion March 5th. The details are here.

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.