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Kitra Cahana's Still Man Artwork
During the most recent TEDMED conference, photographer and documentarian Kitra Cahana delivered an empowering talk on triumph in the face of adversity. Her father, Rabbi Ronnie Cahana, suffered a stroke in his brainstem three years ago. Paralysis...
STYLE
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...
STYLE
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...
DESIGN
Zoë Mowat Design
by LinYee Yuan Memphis meets Montreal in Zoë Mowat's sculptural pieces. The young designer fabricates and designs out of her Montreal studio, drawing inspiration from nature, textures and a minimalist approach to form. At this year's "From...
DESIGN
Accords
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...
FOOD-DRINK
Urban Farming
More than half the world's population now lives in cities, but when it comes to feeding them, trucking in the necessary amount of food isn't a sustainable process for any metropolis. Growing out of the need for better solutions, urban farming is becoming...
FOOD-DRINK
The Art of Living According to Joe Beef
In so many ways, Joe Beef seems to fit with current restaurant trends. The team grows their own produce, sources their meat locally and buys from family vineyards, but Joe Beef is not new to the scene. If anything, it's old hat—a study in...
CULTURE
En Masse
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...
DESIGN
Dringdring
Since 2005, crafty Canadian Annie Legroulx has been producing hand-painted bike bells from her Montreal studio and shop Dringdring. Her inventive designs—from red-and-white striped candies to rotary phones—recently caught the attention...
STYLE
String Theory
Pairing mathematics with craftsmanship, the textile designers behind Montreal label String Theory weave quality yarns into beautifully-patterned super-soft scarves and throw blankets. The two-person team behind the brand works closely with small...
STYLE
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...
STYLE
Thaylor
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...
DESIGN
Self Made
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...
STYLE
Manha
The side project of CH contributor Mike Giles and his girlfriend Judy Lawrence, Miju jewelry is a peek into how the two mix Mike's furniture design with a creative Montreal-based partnership. For Fall/Winter the duo created "Manha"—an 11-piece...
STYLE
Vintage Frames Company
To score a sunglasses fitting with the exclusive Vintage Frames Company, it wouldn't hurt to be a hip-hop mogul or Russian princess. But now the largest distributor of its kind is offering hundreds of choice styles each month—from legendary...
STYLE
Neuvo
From close friends and Montreal design-dream-team Mike Giles, Daniel Julien, and Aaron Daley comes a new line of watches for those that appreciate both artistry and convenience. CH has featured time pieces and more from the masterminds previously...
DESIGN
Sébastien Kauffmann Cases
Montreal-based designer Sébastien Kauffmann recently introduced a small selection of handmade leather cases for your mobile audio protection needs. Designed to snugly fit a classic iPod, iPod Touch or iPhone, each 100% upcycled leather case...
DESIGN
Pâté Chinois
Injecting personality and random order into their latest collection, Montreal-based designers Thien and My Ta Trung's Pâté Chinois series is a concept centered around the beloved Quebec dish Shepherd's Pie. Presented at the brother...
CULTURE
And All the Tigers
Consisting of Harris Shper (on vox and guitar), Christine Hale (vox and keys), Al Mal (bass) and Farid Rener (drums), The Hoof & the Heel make unforgettably beautiful music that fits easily on dreamy summer playlists. Based out of Montreal, the quartet...
CULTURE
Velvet Renaissance
Transforming the Velvet Speakeasy in Montreal's Old Port into a candlelit temple of worship embellished with gold walls and paintings, Kevin Ledo's mash-ups of religious imagery and fashion photography (previously covered here when it premiered...
DESIGN
Shawn Barber and Turf One: Life Size
A dual exhibition, Life Size juxtaposes the work of artists Shawn Barber and Turf One for a show of portraits. The irreverent paintings depict fringe members of society in styles that have a religious, even Divine Comedy-like vibe. Barber—...
TECH
Tentar La Suerte Fully Custom Bike
At Brakeless Bike shop in Montreal, the best way to build a bike is from the ground up. Sylvester, founder of Brakeless and all about taking chances, created his latest personal bike, "Tentar La Suerte." Loosely translated as "tempting...
CULTURE
Gabriel Jones Photography
Montreal-born photographer Gabriel Jones is stirring up reality with his latest series, "Irhann," based on an imaginary country where failed rocket launch attempts are a true part of our landscape. We had a chance to sit down with the Brooklyn...
STYLE
Arielle de Pinto Jewelry
by Kelsey Keith Arielle de Pinto is a Montreal-based jewelry designer who has reached cult status with her collection of intricately crocheted metal accessories. More akin to wearable art than haute jewelry, de Pinto's work combines the essence...
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