Artist of the Month: Oksana Berda

Each month, we feature an artist who caught our attention. They could be in theatre, film, music or visual art. The point is we think they’re kick ass and you should know who they are. Oksana Berda is an emerging artist working primarily on paper. Berda is a collector: with the discipline of a mapmaker she…

Bite Beauty

Creative ways to launch beauty products

Photo courtesy of Bite Beauty Launching a new beauty product can be a daunting task. With millions of brands launching new products everyday, making your product stand out is not easy. Here are a list of companies who realized that and created successful, creative, in your face campaigns. Burt’s Bees Canada This company is known…

Top Pop-up Shops this Holiday Season

This holiday season, instead of flocking to the mall and buying the ‘same old, same old’ gifts everyone will buy, why not gift your loved ones and yourself (cause you have to treat yourself) presents a bit more off the beaten rack. ‘Tis the season for Toronto’s pop-up shops and Christmas markets. Here are ClutchPR’s…

Gail Harvey

#powerwives – Gail Harvey

#Powerwives is a monthly column where we feature women who inspire us. Marital status is completely irrelevant. The title is inspired by our founders November 2013 Toronto Life cover story. This month’s #powerwife is Gail Harvey. Gail Harvey is an award-winning photographer and film director who has studied under Norman Jewison, Wim Wenders and Arthur…

#manimonday

Nail art lovers, this negative space manicure is one of our most exciting Mani Monday posts in a while. Check out this crazy artwork by Nargis at Tips Nail Bar on the Danforth. Sometimes you’ve got to concede that your #manimonday dreams are best suited to a professional. This negative space manicure was exactly that.…

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We’ve got professional manicure hacks for you today, Mani Monday-ers. Don’t get us wrong, we love going to get a luxurious manicure as much as the next nail art fanatic, but the reality is that’s costly. Plus we’re all about the DIY life. Here we go, #manimonday pro nail hacks: 1. Apply polish in this…

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What’s with nail art afraid humans? Have you ever gone to a nail bar with a friend who’s just too hesitant to attempt any nail art? Today’s Mani Monday is for the nail art nube. Dear boring people, We get it. You’re afraid to be exciting. Fear not, we’ve got the perfect #manimonday to ease…

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Happy Mani Monday, nail art lovers. #TIFF14 is around the corner so we’re rather busy. But there’s no excuse for chipped, nasty ass nails. We’ve got a great #nailart hack for you. Two words: Sharpie marker. Paint on your favourite base colour, then draw on a design with your fave Sharpie. We recommend tracking down…

Pinteresting

Crowns   I am obsessed with images of people wearing crowns.   Both majestic and camp, I can not look away. For me it stems back to the scene from Julian Schnabel’s  ‘Basquiat.’   While gazing at Picasso’s ‘Guernica” in the company of his beloved mother, his mom sees a drawn crown above his head.…

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 Beauty    It’s subjective. It’s controversial. But it’s always easy to converse about  – What do you find beautiful?   Here are five current pins I can’t get enough of.     1. I have always had a soft spot for black and white photography. This photograph from Nir Arieli is addictive.     2.…

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Art-tastic!  1.  Haze Hawk is a stunning piece by Kay S. Lawrence. Using thread like a 2B pencil, the image of a parrot cleverly fits atop a delicately painted portrait of a young woman.  Like a knitted toque, this contemporary art piece challenges our concept of drawing in a very playful way. More, please.  2. Alex…