Him: The Website
We were first introduced to digital creative Bjorn Johansson’s work a few years back when we profiled one of his projects, Big-Ass Message, which allowed users the ability to create full-screen, text-based messages across the screens of co-workers...
Interview: Scott Meleskie of Clark Street Mercantile
Opening just over a month ago, Clark Street Mercantile is a modest boutique in Montreal aimed at the discerning gentleman. Clothing, footwear, apothecary, pens and paper, magazines, accessories, artwork, bags, blankets, tonic and grenadine, razors...
Black Scale + Mehrathon Canada Edition Release
LA-based streetwear brand Black Scale was started in 2008 by Michael “Mega” Yabut and Alfred De Tagle, and in just five short years they have opened stores in San Francisco, New York and Los Angeles. They've been responsible for collaborations with...
Interview: Hanni El Khatib
San Francisco-born, LA-based Hanni El Khatib's new album Head in the Dirt—produced by Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys—is perfect summertime listening. It contains more of that blues and garage-influenced rock that the singer-songwriter is best known...
Interview: Raymond Biesinger
Montreal-based Raymond Biesinger is a self-taught illustrator. His work has featured in publications including the New Yorker, Monocle, the Guardian, Time, GQ, Dwell, the Globe & Mail. With such immense commercial success, we recently caught up...
Multi-disciplinary designer Karim Charlebois-Zariffa has worked extensively on projects for companies like AOL, The New York Times and Moment Factory, but a recent chance opportunity to try his hand at more traditional interior design tested him...
Current State: Snowboarding
Written, edited and designed by professional snowboarder, graphic designer and filmmaker David Benedek, the new two-volume book "Current State: Snowboarding" marks three years of hard work across 450 pages. Interviews with some of the sport's most...
We recently visited the acclaimed Canadian singer Ariane Moffatt at her Montréal studio in the Mile End section neighborhood of Plateau-Mont-Royal just days before she launched her latest album, MA. Having written in both French and English...
Born in Moscow, Yana Gorbulsky relocated to New York as a child and after developing a love affair with sewing and design, started her signature clothing line Supayana. This year, after several successful seasons making adult apparel for a loyal...
Hooknook and Squeezers
Known for their their eco-friendly ripstop nylon shopping bags, Eva Bauer and Hetal Jariwala—the industrious duo behind Flip & Tumble—keep themselves busy working on a multitude of projects. Two that caught our eye—the wall-mounted...
The Amazing Game of Recollection
Putting a modern twist on the childhood matching game of Memory, the newly launched iPhone app REcollection tasks users to uncover product pairs for real-life rewards in the form of discount codes. Created by Dave Brown of the daily lifestyle blog...
Montreal-based woodworker Mitz Takahashi upcycles wooden offcuts into unique, modern designs. Working by hand with mostly reclaimed lumber like mahogany, walnut, oak and other found materials, Osaka-born Takahashi spends his days tooling around creating...
En Masse, a Montreal-based art collective, has penned signature works in association with the Osheaga Festival of Arts and Music, Piknic electronik, Festival International Montréal en Art, Under Pressure, Manifesto (Toronto), Cirque du Soleil...
Shwood and Huf Sunglasses
Oregon's own wooden eyewear makers Shwood today premiered a latest sunglass collaboration with San Francisco streetwear label Huf. Made of broken skateboard decks, you can see the production process of the resulting "Six-Ply Fade" in the first experimental...
The Elements of F*cking Style
Typically when sending a text, Tweet or Facebook post, correct grammar takes the backseat to witty punctuation or uber-abbreviation. We may be devolving into "chatspeak," but as the foundation of any language, grammar remains an essential tool even...
This is Head: "0001"
For summer bike rides, picnics and general fun in the sun, dreamy, burned-out music makes the perfect warm weather soundtrack. The electro-pop sounds of Swedish band "This is Head" have been making my ears happy as of late, so I asked band member...
Vans by OTH Store
In collaboration with Montreal's urban boutique Off The Hook, the first Vans partner store in Canada will open tomorrow at one of the busiest corners in the city. Not only will it offer the best selection of Vans in Canada with more than 1,500 shoes...
Montreal's newest online hub connects the creative community with well-designed wares, from sneakers and wallets to speakers and pocketknives. Like so many digital shopping destinations, Thaylor's web-based shop doubles as an editorial platform...
Big Ass Picture
A follow-up to Björn Johansson's web-based "shout-out" generator, Big Ass Message, his latest work-distracting website, aptly titled Big Ass Picture, launched today. The Internet destination adds to the original text-customizer with the option...
Studio B.I.B 500
Inspired by a Guinness Book of World Records entry for the largest collection of cigarette rolling papers, Toronto-based artist Allister Lee of Studio B.I.B decided it was time to set a goal for himself and started collecting black markers. To "mark...
Conceived, designed and manufactured in short runs all in Montreal, Daniel Julien and Mélanie Turcotte's aptly-titled label Self Made offers a line of unexpected fashion accoutrements. Exclusively available through their website, the duo's current...
The Master of Time
Crispin Jones, London-based designer of conceptual watches, is known for his inventive ways of breaking down time into increments slightly more clever than minutes. Peddled under the label Mr Jones Watches, each timepiece asks its wearer to reconsider...
NEW YORK CITY
Just released by art director Justin Gignac, Security!™ is an 18k-gold-plated sterling silver version of plastic security tags stores put on clothes to prevent theft. The piece, meant to be worn as a pin, stems from the NYC-based artist...
What Wood You Say
As if his ambitious ITSOK project—hand-cutting one million wooden ornaments with the slogan "It's OK"—wasn't enough, the aptly-named artist Sighn is putting the creativity in your hands with his new project What Wood You Say. For a limited...
From watches to sunglasses, fashion accessories crafted from wood are at an all-time high. Pioneers in the movement, Portland-based Shwood just introduced their latest edition, the Ashland, which improves on the durability of other models. Paying...