Tag Archives: Design

THE CURRENT L. PROJECT: Mixed Bag Mag

Celebrating New Culture for a New World In July 2012 I launched MIXED BAG MAG a blog (soon to become an online magazine) focusing on the transformative power of Culture. My desire with this project is to explore how diversity in all forms, in the context of urban environments, has dramatically impacted design, the arts [...]

WHY I LOVE AFRICAN DESIGN PT 5: Suzanne Boyd Style

Images from “The Objects of My Affection”, O Magazine, Summer 2007 What are home says about us. Former editor of Flare, current editor of Zoomer, journalist Suzanne Boyd is an alchemist when it comes to synthesizing style. Her space is her biography, which is how our spaces should be – the layers of what we [...]

MASHUPS, REMIXES & READYMADES: STEPHEN BURKS @ DESIGN EXCHANGE

Exploring Process & Prototypes with Stephen Burks On until April 1, Stephen Burks Man Made is an exhibit at Design Exchange put on in collaboration with Wedge Curatorial Projects. This exhibit is about exploring where cultural hybridity can take us in design. Sunday’s event was a workshop about working the “readymade process of bricolage using [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

BIG CITY BIG IDEAS

The CN Tower, Toronto as seen from beyond Humber Bridge. Photo by Leah Snyder. Yesterday I attended the first of what promises to be a great lecture series presented by Urban Strategies Inc. and hosted by University of Toronto’s School of Public Policy & Governance. The speaker was the lovely and thoughtful Ricky Burdett, Professor [...]

Le ‘BRANDING’ – C’ETAIT BEAU!

Beautiful examples of design and branding in Montreal. These images where taken during a past visit to Montreal. Montreal is a marvel for design. It is the perfect city to be a flâneur, strolling the streets in search of great branding that is consistent and intelligent as well as witty. I feel that when I [...]