A Day in The Life | The Airplane Boys
Highsnobiety TV: A Day in The Life with The Airplane Boys from Highsnobiety on Vimeo. The Airplane Boys are definitely making a case for themselves as to why they should be crowned the next big thing in Canada. So much so that they caught the attention of Highsnobiety, who with the help from Beau Monde Collective, ran the streets of Toronto following the childhood friends (Beck Motley and Bon Voyage) as the chat music and the city of Toronto. You can catch their latest project Alignment here.
DAY JOB? | PHOTO EXHIBITION
After a successful show in early 2010, the second installment of “Day Job?” the Photo Exhibition will open at Loft in Space this weekend. The show, corresponding with POW WOW Hawai’i 2012, serves as a “platform for amateur photographers within the creative realm to showcase their approach to visual communication”. The show is once again curated by Hypebeast’s Managing Editor, Eugene Kan, and features the likes of Bobby Kim (Founder of The Hundreds), Jarrett Reynolds (Nike Sportswear Global Senior Design Director Apparel) and Jon Warren (Head of Design at Vans) among a handful of other internationally respected creative minds. Proceeds from the 1 of 1 framed prints will benefit POW WOW’s non-profit. In addition, a commemorative tee in association with Stussy will be released at the exhibition. So you’re probably struggling to see how an art show in Honolulu is relevant at all. You comb the list and see all corners of the world represented: Hong Kong to Los Angeles with a dash of New Zealand but no Canada. Curator Eugene Kan might not boast of his Canadian roots, but truth be told when he speaks you can sometimes catch a bit of that dwindling Canadian accent. Eugene grew up in Fort Saskatchewan just outside of Edmonton, Alberta, where he attended the U of A during 2002-2006. In fact if you studied Economics or Sociology during that four year span you may have starred blankly at the back of his head. Maybe you were a Golden Bears fan and took in a soccer game or two and witness his striking abilities (and I’m not talking looks). Either way, Eugene took his talent to Hong Kong where he fostered his love for sport, photography, the worldwide web and most recently footwear. When he’s not painting a picture of the latest in … Continue reading
Guess Who’s Back | Inqmind Magazine
After a short hiatus, Toronto based digital publication, InquiringMind Magazine, has been revived and revamped. Founder Michael Bercasio and Creative Director Greg Washington remain the cornerstones of the Canadian based online magazine that planted roots back in 2005. Inqmind will continue to focus and explore men’s fashion, while keeping a finger on the pulse of multiple categories, that are sure to spark conversation and debate. If it is anything like the V.1 of Inqmind, we can expect some unique hand crafted editorial pieces that will not only appeal to their large Canadian following, but the global community. “So here we are in 2012. Same name, same beliefs and the same passion to push the boundaries of our platform and industry. In the months to come we hope you enjoy the new things we have to offer. But more importantly, we look forward to sharing our ideas and embarking on an exciting new journey with you all.” – InquiringMind Welcome back. InquiringMind V.2 Previous Site
RAIF ADELBERG | STUSSY CANADA
This past week was a bit of a whirlwind but Sunday evening, with an OJ and Vitamin C in hand and a blank wrapped over my head, I caught up on the past week as seen through the lens of the internet. The evening began where it always begins, checking in to see what Canadian editors Eugene and Pete co-signed this week over on Hypebeast and Highsnobiety. Jumped over to the Club to see what kind of goodness Phil and the crew were getting into, which for some reason sparked a thought about Nomad where I ended up shopping for an hour which led me into the Canadian content beginning on the East Coast with Homegrown Skateboards and moving west ending a few hours later on The Hue before calling it an early night and a long run on sentence. Over the course of my site hopping I stumbled across this video for Raif Adelberg for Stussy Canada. Raif Adelberg is based in Vancouver, Canada and has always had a penchant for being ahead of the curve. As one of the most talented and innovative minds in the creative community, he founded Made Magazine, the modern boutique 24, the world renowned luxury store Richard Kidd, Deadboys Clubhouse and his eponymous hand knit cashmere collection Raif Adelberg. Raif has also been nominated as GQ upcoming designer of the year and has been an invaluable contributor to the cultural fabric of Vancouver. For Holiday ’11, Raif has taken deadstock hand knit cowichan sweaters and deconstructed them into one of a kind designs. Each sweater has been hand rebuilt by Raif and produced in extremely limited quantities for Stussy. Exclusively available at Stussy Canada, the sweaters will be available at Stussy Vancouver and Stussy Toronto on Saturday, December 3rd, 2011 Things like this … Continue reading
FLORENCE AND THE MACHINE | TAKE CARE COVER
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DARK SIDE OF THE LENS | ASTRAY FILMS
Graeme Cameron over at one of our favourite Canadian brands, Base Camp X, posted this video by Astray Films over the weekend. Really inspiring. Also inspiring is Base Camp X’s current Breast and Prostate Cancer campaign that is committing $100 from each Artemis and Ares axe sold. The Artemis is currently available here and the Ares should pop up this week. Enjoy the video… “I never want to take this for granted, so I try to keep motivation simple, real and positive. If I only scrape a living, at least it’s a living worth scraping”.
ROOTS | OVO VARSITY JACKET
OVO (October’s Very Own) and Canadian lifestyle brand Roots have joined forces for a very limited varsity jacket that will go on sale tomorrow. The jacket which was originally produced for Drake’s Away From Home tour will be made available in very limited numbers in some of the premiere shops worldwide. The consumer version of the jacket has been updated with the current O.V.O logos with Drake’s Take Care album title embroidered onto the jacket available in Black or Red/White. If you are looking to get your hands on one of the jacket in Canada it will be exclusive to Nomad in Toronto. It goes on sale Saturday, November 5th, at Nomad on Richmond Street (431). Details: Available in All Black & Red/White colorway Price: $500 + tax Sizes: Small-XXL Richmond Street Only 431 Richmond Street Toronto, ON If you are caught waiting in line you might want to listen to this…The Motto
I WISH THEY MADE THIS FOR GIRLS | ON AND BEYOND
Montreal photographer, Vincent Tsang’s on going portrait series entitled, “I Wish They Made This For Girls” features the ladies in his life sporting some great men’s pieces. Thus far the photos have featured pieces from White Mountaineering, Stussy, Penfield, Engineered Garments, Supreme, New Era and 3sixteen. “The amount of times I’ve actually heard a girl say “I WISH THEY MADE THIS FOR GIRLS” when looking at boys’ clothes goes beyond memory. From that quote, I’ve begun a little Photo Series project with some of the most gorgeous women in my life. Done right, the series should have that inexplicable umph most guys feel when waking up and seeing a girl in his t-shirt and boxers. Dressed in my clothes, they will, one by one be featured on the blog.” We will keep you up to date on the latest posts or you can follow On & Beyond on twitter @onandbeyond or onandbeyond.com
TORONTO TEMPO | RYAN EMOND
So I have this obsession with time lapse videos. I don’t know why but they always seem so epic to me, especially when they are done really well. One of my first morning reads is the 1LoveTO blog. Bryan and the crew there run a tight ship and track down some of the best content from the city that they love. Today’s post of Ryan Emond’s video ,’Toronto Tempo’, had me captivated for a good 45 minutes. Never heard of the the young talent but he has a great eye that leads to some great footage that is all brought together with great editing. “I love this city. As tribute, I’ve pieced together thousands of photos that I think capture Toronto’s beautiful skyline, and the essence of the lively downtown core. All but one of the scenes in this time-lapse were shot between September and October of this year.” – Ryan Emond So after I watched ‘Toronto Tempo’ twice through, I tracked down a few of his previous videos over on his sight which are just as stunning. Below is a time lapse of the countries capital.
THE BLOG CYCLE | NOAH “40″ SHEBIB
I stumbled across The Fader this weekend and an article by Nick Sylvester. In the piece Nick sits down with acclaimed Canadian musical engineer, Noah Shebib. Noah is likely best known as being Drake’s right hand man, playing an integral role in the success the Toronto rap has been able to achieve. Noah’s most recent efforts will come to fruition on November 15th with the release of Drake’s sophomore album, ‘Take Care’. @OVO40 It’s definitley a good read to kick off your Monday. (via. TheFader)