Monthly Archives: November 2011

NOVEMBER IN PARIS

The Eiffel Tower on a November night. Paris, 1990. New Forces in French Design Part 3 almost on it’s way… Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments on this post

NEW FORCES IN FRENCH DESIGN Part 2: Jakob + MacFarlane

This is my second post on a great lecture series OCAD is offering in partnership with the Consulate General of France, Institut français and Azure Magazine. As a designer, my head is constantly preoccupied (even in slumber) with finding solutions as to how to make the end user’s experience more enriched. Because I design within virtual [...]

TEDxRyersonU: SOME SHARED INSPIRATION

I had forgotten how much I love this TEDtalk by Elizabeth Gilbert, writer of Eat, Pray, Love. Thanks TEDxRyersonU for the reminder and for throwing a great event! “Elizabeth Gilbert muses on the impossible things we expect from artists and geniuses — and shares the radical idea that, instead of the rare person “being” a [...]

FILM FEST FANTASTIC!

In 2011 I decided to give myself a self-directed course in film studies. It has been my luxury and my escape. Everyone knows about the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) but if Hollywood hipster hype and star gawking is not entirely your thing then you can get your film fix in so many other brilliant [...]

OCCUPY TORONTO

November 16, 2011 – 12:35 am

“Nothing is more despicable than respect based on fear.” ~ Albert Camus All photographs by Leah Snyder. © 2011 Leah Snyder. All rights reserved. For permission of use please contact Leah at leah.thelproject@gmail.com Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe to the comments [...]

LEST WE FORGET

November 11, 2011 – 11:38 pm

Images taken at The Arthur on College Street, Toronto and the Old City Hall, Toronto. All photographs by Leah Snyder. © 2011 Leah Snyder. All rights reserved. For permission of use please contact Leah at leah.thelproject@gmail.com Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about it Subscribe [...]

LONDON 2012 OLYMPICS: A VISIONARY’S VIEW

November 10, 2011 – 7:10 pm

“The games fit into the wider picture of trying to rebalance London” Ricky Burdett speaking on the 2012 London Olympic Games on TVO’s “The Agenda”. BIG CITY BIG IDEAS recently posted the link to this interview on their Facebook Page. I am so glad that technology is as it is so that I can share [...]

SERENDIPITY IS WHERE IT IS AT!

November 4, 2011 – 4:06 pm

Found this today when I went to log into my muzeem account. FANTASTIC! Ricky’s 4 mins and 57 secs of sharing his story of how serendipity worked for him made my morning. It brought me to life better than my 9 am injection of caffeine. The universe works in mysterious ways. Lessons learned from Ricky: [...]

A PERFECT 10 – OBSCURE COVER SERIES CON’T

November 3, 2011 – 6:19 pm

So it has been awhile since I found a gold nugget but this afternoon being such a gray and needy November day, sunshine and good beats are in order. And this is what I am sharing as the antidote – Curtis Mayfield’s “Move On Up” as remixed (not covered, but I think it should be [...]

NEED INSPIRATION?

November 1, 2011 – 12:49 am

Diaspora Film Festival starts this week with an interesting selection of films and plenty of FREE screenings and talks. Some of the Themes include: Can Muslims & Jews Ever by Friends (Again)?, Spotlight on Muslim and Arab Women’s stories and Children of Violence. Runs Nov 1 – 6. Screenings at Innis Town Hall and the [...]