Category Archives: My Favourite People

MY FAVORITE PEOPLE: Darren Austin Hall

I ‘experienced’ Darren Austin Hall ( ) for the first time while doing a 40 day intensive yoga challenge. I needed something to positively pull me through the discombobulating winter of 2011 and hot yoga sounded like a great idea. I wasn’t sure what I was in for when I arrived to do a yin yoga [...]

FAVORITE PEOPLE: Gelareh Saadatpajouh

It was our Design with Dialogue holiday get together. On a damp December night this gorgeous, warm presence walked into our hosts’ home. I loved this woman’s style. I had to get to know her.  I discovered her name, Gelareh Saadatpajouh, tickles your tongue when you say it. So appropriate! Gelareh was part of the [...]


Christine Kim was one of my top three favourite artists from The Artist Project Toronto. Her technique of pencil drawings, cutouts and collages was infused with such sophistication that I was curious enough to enter in to her exhibit.  Our shared investigation and personal exploration of cultural / psychological thresholds, sacred spaces, Islamic lattice work, [...]


My portrait of Kara. As the designer behind the Kaya Birthing Stool, Kara was part of a panel discussion on exploring culture, hybridity and personal identity in design (Wedge Curatorial). This event was in conjunction with American designer Stephen Burks’ Man Made Exhibit at Toronto’s Design Exchange. When Kara started speaking the obsessive note taker [...]