FRANCESCA CATTANEO

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Francesca Cattaneo is a Toronto based Communication Designer at Polyester Studio with a great series of animation in her portfolio 

"Inspired by the many books, shows, and exhibitions on the subject of happiness we decided to animate what makes us happy to hopefully make you a little happy."

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GABE TOTH

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I just love these photos by Gabe Toth a Toronto based photographer. 

Handbags by Ganete Waite | Creative Direction by Marek Matwiejczuk

Make-up/Grooming by Dylan K Hanson | Post Production by Khoa Vu
Model: Eseousa Ekhosuehi & Recardo Robinson

THE NATIONAL GALLERY

photo by Jo

photo by Jo

photo by Jo

photo by Jo

Every now then I get a strong urge to visit the National gallery and as usual It did not disappoint. One of the two pieces that really spoke to me was Jim Revisited by Evan Penny & Boom Boom by Neil Campbell. I did a post on Evan Penny's work a few months ago and it was great to see more of his work in the flesh. His attention to detail is just so breath taking I had to go up close. I even cause some people touching it. 

photo by Jo

photo by Jo

The second piece that I absolutely fell in love with was Boom Boom by Neil Campbell. At first, they looked like two black circles painted on the wall & I loved it immediately because I love circles. When I walked up to it, it felt as if you could walk into the hole in the wall! It's just brilliant!

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GEOFFREY LILGE

This Low Walnut bowl was design & made by Geoffrey Lilge an Edmonton based designer who co founded on our table with his wife Cindy a few years ago. I really love their choice of raw materials & the clean lines, here's what Geoffery had to say. 

"When I was handed the task of outfitting the kitchen and dining room of my wife Cindy’s  new restaurant, finding the perfect cutting and charcuterie boards quickly became my odd obsession. I became fascinated by the beautiful simplicity of a solid wood board – how they feel, how they are held and how they wear.  A flip was switched, and I started making boards myself"

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fyi they have an online shop it's right here!

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DOMINIQUE PETRIN

Photo: Larry Glawson

Photo: Larry Glawson

Dominique Pétrin is a multidisciplinary artist who's originally from Montreal. Dominique experiment with altered states of conscience and perception through her use of colour. 

This particular Installation is a mixture of screen print & paper silkscreened paper plant and was curated at Martha Street Studio in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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UNNUMBEREDSPARKS

Wonderful things happen when artist and coders collaborate, nuff respect to the City of Vancouver for curating this awesome project. 

For TED's 30th anniversary, artists Janet Echelman and Aaron Koblin collaborated to create Unnumbered Sparks, a monumental interactive sculpture in the sky. Choreographed by visitors in real time through their mobile devices, at night the sculpture became a crowd-controlled visual artwork on a giant, floating canvas.

The sculpture spanned 745 feet between buildings in downtown Vancouver, Canada from March 15-22, 2014 (map). At night, it came alive with illumination. Visitors with smartphones and tablets were able to paint vibrant beams of light across the sculpture at a remarkable scale: small movements on their phones became hundred foot long trails evolving and combining with fellow participants.