This past Tuesday the Gladstone Hotel, in keeping with it’s commitment to foster and champion the art and design communities in Toronto, hosted the 12th annual INSITU Chair Show. In what has become a highlight of Toronto’s design calendar the showcase is the culmination of eight weeks of intensive conceptualization and fabrication for by 2nd year students in Humber’s Industrial Design degree program. At the events students present their prototypical chairs to the public and to a panel of judges, made up of professionals and the top working designers in the GTA.
And that’s exactly what members of Jokers of the Scene (Chris Macintyre & Linus Booth) Vitaminsforyou (Bryce Kushnier), are doing. Opening for TRUST @ Wrongbar the past weekend, Blank Capsule put on a strong performance that caught the attention (especially myself) of people unexpecting such great talent to emerge so early. Keep an eye on Blank Capsule over the next year because they will become a huge voice to the already amazing line up to the Canadian electronic music scene. Click through for Blank Capsule’s video “Compulsion” and a live view of what you may or may not have missed on Saturday.
It`s JUNO time! And in celebration of the Canuck version of the Grammys we`re getting a bunch of musically talented people to answer our weekly special. Alyssa Reid is that gorgeous brunette telling you about The Game. She`s only 18 and was just nominated for New Artist of the Year…we expect things from this one.
Do have a passion for music? Do want to help shape the future of sound? Welcome to the Academy, the Red Bull Music Academy. Started in 1998, the Red Bull Music Academy, hosted in a different city every year (past cities include Madrid, London, Barcelona, Rome, Toronto, etc.) works with two teams of 30 musicians, bridging them together with some of the most influential names in the industry, and works with them through lectures, workshops, studio time, and a chance to perform at some of the most iconic clubs and concert halls in each host city. In short, it’s a sick opportunity.
From leggings, to bodysuits to swimwear, We Are Handsome continues to highlight the playfulness of summer with their vibrant prints season after season. Their new campaign, “The Romantic” was shot in Miami and beautifully captures the heat of summer and how we don’t want to take ourselves too seriously when it’s +30C. Click through for video. Collection available @ colette.fr
I am the ultimate night owl. I prefer traveling around in the darkness of night, going to find the neat night spots in Toronto. I did it for shits and giggles as much as I did it as i had to. As a result, I have had a chance to be on just about every 300 series all night bus routes. Sometimes i was very brave and brought along a date.
Here’s my take on great TTC routes to get around the city, not just in the downtown core. Various spots open 24 hours are the usual suspects. Mcdonalds, Tim Horton’s and 7/11 are the first to come to mind. I found a few more that I would like to share as well as spots that open in the early morning hours of 6 am. I will also tell you where to find them and the bus route that takes you there.
Having a few great tools makes TTC travel more bearable. Next Bus is an absolute must for TTC travel. It gives the GPS info of any TTC land transportation in Toronto, so you know how long you have to wait. If you don’t already have the app, it is available for all smartphones, and for mobile browers. #TTCnotices is also a good twitter account to follow as it really does keep you up to date on what is going on, even faster than the ttc.ca website.
It’s no surprise Trust’s sold out show at Wrongbar on Saturday was a heavy night leading into a huge month for music in Toronto. The repetitive drones of “Bulbform” have snuffed youth from typical bubblegum dance parties, and stripped down “Sulk” — the record’s pop tilted single — is a phantomland, descending the local group beyond a typical lightness associated with She & Him like dichotomies. After growing weary of heart-bleeding and hopeful romance from Toronto artists in 2011, Trust deploys cliché expectations of indie-electro bedroom bands and the second the outfit dropped their first beat, hometown was on fire.
Levi Strauss & Co. has been around since 1853. Levi’s is known today as the leader and creator of jeans, but what you may not know is when they starting producing workwear, they had no idea they were going to be creating a pair of workwear we today know as jeans. Levi’s As America: A Riveting Icon is a 45 minute documentary exploring the to beginning of the company, which is still being heavily researched, and how they have become the most recognizable, and sought after brand in the world.
It took us a long time to get to Jakarta. Mostly because we thought it would be “fun” to take the boat/bus/plane route instead of just a couple planes. Good thing Sam got a 12 hour stomach bug just as we departed Koh Samui. Made the whole trip all the sexier.
From Phuket, we flew to Jakarta and spent a day with my friends from back in the Myspace days, Kiki and Onnie (actually it could have been Friendster, but we were all hesitant to date ourselves too much). They took us around Jakarta, to a great resto and the old part of town before we had to hop a flight to Bali. Jakarta is lovely; a bit like LA with all the driving and the shit transit system, but there really is tons of stuff to do. I felt like I could spend a week before I’d get bored enough to try something new.
I’m love movies that are shot first person; Blair Witch, Cloverfeild, Paranormal Activity, [REC], etc. are all amazing and when done right you feel as though this is real life and these sometimes terrifying events are a reality. Recently I hit up the theaters with some pals and a joint (m39/ duh) to see Josh Trank & Max Landis’ ‘Chronicle’ after hearing nothing but fantastic reviews. Also before I saw this film I saw Max Landis’ ‘The Death of Superman’ short just to get a taste of the creative mind behind the film (watch it, dudes such a nerd it’s hard not to love the guy).
With the advances of technology in film making, movies today are doing the unreal. Aspiring television and film makers will need a mfa degree to learn how to produce the high quality graphics and imagery people expect to see in theaters now. If a film is done right, you can’t even tell the difference between computer generate images and real life…well unless you know that cities in a far away galaxy don’t exist. Over the next year their are so many epic movies to hit theaters, we look at these movie trailers and bring them to you in FULL HIGH DEFINITION AKA HIGH DEF AKA HD (Turn us the bass).