Last night at the Factory Media Centre, we had an installation by the students who learned how to create new media projects using simple signage. The goal was to create a protest video, “live” and allow the students to experience and edit video. Ute Schmid Jones stopped by and asked us more. View the interview here. Continue reading Factory Art Crawl Interview
The Institute without Boundaries is known for their charrette process. A quick, dirty and effective way of producing many ideas and then editing it all down to the best possible outcomes.
This charrette was to help the faculty and staff develop a new curriculum for a new bachelor degree. As they are in the preliminary phases of research and development, this was an opportunity to receive input from faculty, industry and students to help shape the new program.
Set within the historic Church of Holy Trinity in the heart of Trinity Square and steps from the Eaton Centre, the opening party of the Toronto Design Offsite Festival launched. The main feature of the event is an installation from Design Fabrication Zone (DFZ), Ryerson University’s interdisciplinary incubator for design and fabrication. This is the description of the installation provided by the designers: Continue reading “PNEU | a spatial experience”
I recently went to a wedding this weekend. I don’t understand why people get married in the winter, it’s so cold that it doesn’t matter what you are wearing because you are going to be wearing your heavy coat regardless.
Anyways, when we got to our table and there were so many things on the surface to discovery. There were centrepieces, our name tags, candy and of course our wedding favours. This made me think, what is the significance of a wedding favour? Continue reading “History of Wedding Favours”
Located in Toronto’s Fort York, during the 2014 Nuit Blanche event, the Semaphore Group created an interactive installation of four transparent mesh cubes, filled with white balloons, were suspended from a 12′ x 12′ wooden frame. Some balloons were helium-filled and some plain old air-filled. The helium balloons rose to the top and the regular … Continue reading Lighting up the Landscape
HOUSE OF MEGGS announces the completion of ‘Rise Up,’ David ‘MEGGS’ Hooke’s largest solo mural to date. At over 6,000 square feet, it towers over the eastern section of Detroit’s Russell industrial district and serves as an iconic symbol of the city’s ups and downs. The mural, which features an image of a tiger and … Continue reading Rise up by House of Meggs
Plum is a series of barware by Tom Dixon that brings cocktail culture and drinks traditions into a contemporary universe. Formed from glass and copper, each piece offers an attractive functionality to the restaurant, bar and home. Each glass item is mouth-blown and hand-cut. The futuristic copper-plated cocktail shaker with large belly and tapered ends … Continue reading Maison and Objet Preview: Plum by Tom Dixon