On a lovely evening, Indigo invited me to a night of colourful cocktails and colouring books to explore the newest trend of adult colouring. This is a trend that I can 100% get behind! As an illustrator, I’ve always been a fan of colouring and drawing. I’m so happy to see that its gone mainstream! (more…)
Rifle Paper Co and Le Sportsac have joined together on a collection of tote bags, cosmetic cases and more. I’m so excited about this collaboration! Rifle Paper is one of my favourite designers, so I’m really happy that I can buy these adorable prints as a bag! (more…)
I just came back from a trip to Japan (guys, I think I’ll be saying this forever. It’s already been two months since I returned, but it’s like I don’t want to let go.) and I was blown away by their stationery shops. Endless floors of pens, stickers, greetings cards, adorable erasers, notebooks and…washi tape. The washi tape was nothing short of amazing. Some had illustrations on them, some had stripes, tiny polka dots….you name it. I couldn’t help but wonder, why is North American tape so boring?
Luckily, that is no longer true! Enter Scotch. Scotch has been making tape that we all know and rely on for years. But did you know that they have a collection called Expressions that will appeal to the crafter in you? (more…)
The PC Spring Collection is beautiful! Inspired by water, this collection has gorgeous graphic prints, gradient mixing pots and pretty patio furniture. The textile collection is inspired by water, and it shows!
In 2015, the Internet will turn 46. The World Wide Web will be 26 years old. No longer mere novelties or the province of geeks, the Internet and the Web now form an integral communication tool. We now can communicate with each other around the world and down the block; we are starting to communicate with our homes, our appliances, and systems. In 2012, the United Nations’ Human Rights Council unanimously resolved that Internet access is an essential human right. Andrew Keen and Mitch Joel will debate it out
Atomic, visual content is fast becoming the preferred media of young people everywhere. Easy to share, make, and consume in a mobile world, it’s changing how people communicate and express themselves. Because of this, networks like Tumblr are growing rapidly. Justin Scott, VP of Brand Strategy at Tumblr, will show us how leading brands are using simple visual content to make an outsized impact.
Millennials are early adopters of technology and heavy users of online, social and mobile media. They also tend to have shorter attention spans and are actively in control of the content and marketing messages they receive.
Join Mintel’s Jason Praw, Head of Canadian Research, for an interactive session that will provide a look into Mintel’s consumer research on Canadian Millennials. Jason aims to provide an understanding of how brands and media can connect to the most intriguing consumer group since the Baby Boom.
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 16to25, 2015.(more…)