Today I got a sneak peek of the Come Up to My Room exhibit at the Gladstone Hotel! Art is tucked into rooms and taking over walls. There are 25 installations and 40 artists. It’s such a fun exhibition- you need to go!
This year the installations can be seen from January 16 to 25, 2015. (more…)
Anda loves Coarsegold Online, the massively-multiplayer role playing game that she spends most of her free time on. It’s a place where she can be a leader, a fighter, a hero. It’s a place where she can meet people from all over the world, and make friends. Gaming is, for Anda, entirely a good thing. (more…)
Soia & Kyo debuted their spring collection at World Mastercard Fashion Week in muted tones of khaki, tan, white and yellow. Jackets ranged from trench coats, to blazers, to full length macs. One print was shown, a textured black and white birch like print that I really liked. I also loved the glimpses of the beautiful patterned lining inside of the jackets.
This was my first time at a Matthew Gallagher show, and I was blown away! I loved the structural pieces, surprising pleats, voluminous skirts and luxe fabrics. Bravo! (more…)
Today is the first day of school and the official day of fall in my mind! Fall is absolutely one of my favourite months. The cooling weather, the crisp leaves, the dark, muted colours….ahh.
Indigo always perfectly embodies my vision of fall. Here’s some of their new collection for the season. (more…)
I’ve been a fan of Mariko Tamaki & Jillian Tamaki ever since their first graphic novel, Skim. Jillian forever endeared herself to me for drawing Scarborough in her novel in such a beautiful way.
Mariko Tamaki & Jillian Tamaki are seriously talented cousins. Mariko writes the story and Jillian illustrates. In This One Summer, they’ve perfectly captured the quintessential Canadian cottage experience.
This One Summer deals with some pretty heavy topics in a lazy Ontario cottage town. Julia enjoys typical cottage activities like hanging out with her friend, crushing on boys, going swimming and watching terrifying horror movies.
However, she’s also dealing with the fact that her parents seem to be getting further apart each day, and her mother is distant. Her friend is a little younger than her, and Julie is starting to mature faster than her. Even the teenager that she has a crush on has major issues to deal with. It all comes together in a dramatic climax.
It’s beautiful to see Jillian’s stunning brushwork and curling speech bubbles. She’s such a talented illustrator, and whenever these cousins pair together there’s bound to be magic.
The book launches this week at the Toronto Comic Arts Festival. Check it out below!
This One Summer Book Launch ft. Mariko Tamaki & Jillian Tamaki with Hannah Sung
Sunday May 11, 2014
7:00pm – 9:00pm
Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, 12 Alexander St.