Tag Archives: Toronto


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 [...]

MIXING IT UP: On-the-Street Style Summer 2012

I love Mashup Style! As a child I got visually hooked by some of James Bond’s leading ladies who I witnessed demonstrating fabulous syncretic style in entertainment magazines. Now I gravitate towards diaphanous kaftans, shawls twisted this way and that, and pasha pants. I feel my feet look best bare accessorized with ankle bracelets or [...]

THE NEW MEDIA IS THE MESSAGE: Freedom in Syria, Down with Assad

In the 21st Century the Revolution will always be Digitized. The tables are turning on Big Brother and new media is smoking the foxes out of their holes. The images here are from a demonstration that took place in Toronto on Saturday, July 7. Syrian-Canadian families gathered to denounce the Syrian dictator Assad and the [...]

LUMINATO 2012: K’NAAN, Nelly Furtado & a lil’ Neil Young in the mix

Mary talking to the CBC about why she likes Somali Canadian singer K’NAAN. Last night’s opening performance for LUMINATO is why we may just be on to something here that we can share with the world. Let’s strike while the iron is hot! Last year I gave myself an assignment to start the ball rolling [...]


Looking for other dreamers to come along… Yesterday I launched a campaign on indiegogo.com. For those of you who may not know what indiegogo is, it is a website that allows for creative types to campaign for their dreams and raise the financing for their projects through micro-donations. It is a great idea and I [...]

IT’S MY BODY POLITIC: Slutwalk Toronto 2012

Written on the skin Whether it’s a government telling us to take the veil off (they say, “it indicates you are oppressed”) or the police saying you should have put something on (they say,  “it indicates you are a slut”) all we are saying is that we want to make our own choices as to [...]

JANE’S WALK: The Die is Cast

Sculptures around Leaside and Mount Pleasant Cemetery taken during Jane’s Walks Toronto 2012. Why is that statues cast in bronze have more life than some of the people beside me on the TTC? All photography by Leah Snyder. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook share via Reddit Share with Stumblers Tweet about [...]

HIDE: In Plain View

New addition to the expanding design scene on Dundas West. HIDE is my current L. Project initiative. I am very jazzed about collaborating with the talent of sisters and co-owners Sandra and Susana Erazo to create a strong online presence for their new location on 789 Dundas Street West. I nearly missed their studio / [...]

LOVE OF MINE: Located Love on Queen West

Looking for love in all the right places! At LOVE OF MINE one cannot stick to just a sneak peek. Here one lingers and luxuriates. This, my friends, is space where magic exists in 3-D. You can see the magic, pick it up, touch it then take it home. Owner Anna Damelin’s eye for curating [...]


Inspiration abounds this entire weekend. I almost didn’t make it! I have been struck with that cold that has been going around. I was knocked out in the afternoon and with little time to spare, after much too short of a cat nap I got up and got out. It was definitely worth it! (but [...]