Monthly Archives: December 2011

CALVIN’S NOT THE COOLEST KLEIN

In Grade 6 I wrote a speech on “Fads, Fashion and Trends”. I went on to win the public speaking contest for my school and with butterflies banging about in my stomach I boldly declared my passionate pursuit (that I sensed was shared) to source out the latest and greatest. I always had a knack [...]

TWO ROOMS WITH A VIEW BUT WORLDS AWAY

The CN Tower and Gardiner Expressway, Toronto. Photo by Leah Snyder. Oddly enough when I snapped this view from my living room in Toronto I saw a tweet that my cousin in Johannesburg did exactly the same thing. Do shared genes = telepathy? As I work away at my desk I have a great view [...]

“NEW FORCES IN FRENCH DESIGN” SERIES @ OCAD UNIVERSITY

C’est moi @ le musée du Louvre To simplify things here is my sum up of all 3 of my posts on “NEW FORCES IN FRENCH DESIGN” with easy-to-get-to links. PT 3: Didier Faustino – French / Portuguese Architect, Designer, Artist & Provocateur Didier’s firm, if one is to speak to the critics of his [...]

NEW FORCES IN FRENCH DESIGN Pt 3: Didier Fiuza Faustino

Didier Fiuza Faustino: Bodies, Restrictions and Moves. Another great lecture! Unfortunately the final one. I am very disappointed this series has come to its end. I learned so much, was engaged by each speaker and would have loved to sit in on many more. Thanks to Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD U), Claire [...]