Category Archives: January 2012

SHIFT YOUR MIND & CHANGE YOUR PARADIGM @ IDS 2012

  Ryerson’s School of Interior Design in  the Offsite / Onsite Exhibition. Photo by Leah Snyder. Young blood + deconstruction of old models = The BEST! Exhibits to visit @ The Interior Design Show 2012   George Brown’s Institute without Boundaries in the Offsite / Onsite Exhibition. Photo by Leah Snyder.         [...]

IDS TORONTO TRADE DAY: French & Italian on the Menu

  Italian Designer Fabio Novembre. Photo by Leah Snyder. French Designer Matali Crasset & Italian Designer Fabio Novembre The AZURE Trade Day Talks today were intense. Cerebral French & Emotional Italian. But what Matali and Fabio share is that they are both dynamic and thoughtful human beings who create with a concern for those who [...]

DESIGN YOUR WEEKEND: The Interior Design Show, Toronto Design Offsite and Design Exchange

HOW DO YOU LIVE? Stanley Sun & Ashley Rumsey of Mason Sneak peek of IDS! I got a whirlwind tour today of some of the highlights of IDS. Perhaps I am bias but what I am most looking forward to and what I most recommend is the homegrown talent. It just keeps getting better! This [...]

IDS 2012, TORONTO DESIGN OFFSITE, DESIGN EXCHANGE: The week for design in Toronto is here!

If design is your business, your love, your passion, then really, this is the week to be in Toronto. As design is my business, my love, my passion this is my week to overindulge my sweet tooth for all that is DESIGN. And from the looks of the programming at IDS, the opening of Stephen [...]

ESMERALDA ENRIQUE & CITY DANCE CORPS: Another Great Start & Finish @ DanceWeekend ‘12

January 23, 2012 – 4:57 am

Dance informed from Azerbaijan to Atwood… Today was the first chance I have had to see Flamenco live since trying my hand (feet) at this strong, vibrant form of dance and it was a delight to be able to follow along more than just emotionally but technically as well. Today’s Dance Weekend ’12 began with [...]

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SASHAR ZARIF & GADFLY: Amazing Start & Stunning Finish @ DanceWeekend ’12

January 22, 2012 – 3:48 pm

“Crossing” is a fusion dance inspired by the shaman traditions in Korean and the Middle East. It portrays two shamans meeting each other in a shared subconscious state. I like my RiRi but maybe not with my Sufi! After sleeping on it, I still have yet to decide if the starting line-up juxtaposition of a [...]

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GET YOUR GROOVE ON IN THE CITY

January 21, 2012 – 4:01 pm

What to do this winter weekend in Toronto? Dance, Dance, Dance… 1! DANCEONTARIO DanceOntario’s DanceWeekend ’12 @ FLECK DANCE THEATRE (Harbourfront) $10 @ the door gets you Dance from 1 – 7 pm Saturday & Sunday “FEEL the heat as hundreds of Toronto’s hottest dancers take the stage! Featuring contemporary, b-boy, ballet, bellydance, Bharatanatyam, jazz, [...]

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TORONTO 2011, THE BEST MOMENTS – Part 2

January 19, 2012 – 3:34 am

Toronto’s Art, Culture and Design Events – taking advantage of the scene And continuing on with the good stuff… NOVEL IDEAS @ MARS The Glass Room by Simon Mawer. Image from BIG CITY BIG IDEAS… More info on NEW FORCES IN FRENCH DESIGN… FYI – IDS jams on the New Forces in French Design riff [...]

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ALAIN de BOTTON’S TED TALK

January 17, 2012 – 9:55 pm

TORONTO 2011, THE BEST MOMENTS – Part 2 coming soon. Today, I offer instead a short (just under 20 mins!) and interesting diversion… Whether you are an atheist, agnostic, believer or dissenter there is something here for everyone in Alain de Botton’s TED talk on Atheism and what can be learned from Religion. For me [...]

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TORONTO 2011, THE BEST MOMENTS – Part 1

January 16, 2012 – 12:18 am

TORONTO’S ART, CULTURE AND DESIGN EVENTS – Taking advantage of the scene! It’s a rather dopey habit but as each new year approaches I make up a little ditty for the year that will follow. New-Agey-Affirmation-Isms to provoke some change as I roll the dice on a new life. 2008 – It’s going to be [...]