If you are familiar with Toronto, you will know that street art is nothing new to the city’s vibrant Kensington Market area but this is officially bananas (and carrots). A group of local volunteers known as the Toronto Public Space Committee painted the city’s first road mural in the middle of Baldwin Street. Continue reading
For his new show “JR au Louvre“, the remarkable Ted Prize-winning French street artist and photographer JR used his talent for large scale photos to create a fantastic illusion in Paris. Using his trademark technique, JR made the iconic glass and metal pyramid that sits proudly at the entrance of the incredible Musée du Louvre completely disappear into the facade of the Museum building right behind it . Continue reading
In the small Italian town of Arcugnano, 5 murals grace the walls of the local kindergarten. Okuda San Miguel was invited to participate in the 3rd edition of the “Art in the Streets” project where he and his assistant Antonyo Marest used bold colours and patterns to connect the art to the surrounding community. In his own words, Okuda describes how his process was impacted by the children, parents and teachers of Arcugnano: “I had a project in mind but in Arcugnano I changed my mind to leave a message of positivity, freedom, love and nature”. Continue reading
Now that spring has sprung and the clocks have been turned forward, we can reminisce about the season that was. The second annual Winter Stations was an imaginative and vibrant exhibition aimed at recharging Toronto’s hibernating east end beaches throughout the long winter months that are now thankfully behind us.
The new Santa Monica church in Madrid, designed by Vicens + Ramos, brings a fresh form to an ancient function. Continue reading
People’s Architecture Office and In Certain Places created People’s Canopy, a mobile intervention designed to revitalize underused places in Preston’s city-centre. The aim of People’s Canopy is to encourage exchange and new (visual) connections between the university and the city center, using a two-story high, expandable red roof-structure on bicycle wheels. Continue reading
Alleyways, lanterns, neon signs and merchants are the cinematic backdrops of local Japanese photographer and artist Masashi Wakui. His quite and intimate moments provide the spectator with a view of Japan that is appreciated by those who like to wander the streets and discover cities on their own accord. Continue reading
WOODLOVE was a curated space at the 2016 Interior Design Show which was on show a couple weeks ago. The little wood trading post helps consumers identify and purchase locally made Ontario Wood products. The space is an homage to our proud Canadian heritage and wood’s role in shaping our history.
Souvenir d’un Futur documents the life of senior citizens living in the “Grands Ensembles” (large housing projects) around Paris. For the most part erected between the 1950s and the 1980s to address the housing crisis, urban migration and the inflow of foreign migrants while meeting modern comfort needs, these large estates are today often stigmatized by the media and marginalized by public opinion. Continue reading
If you’re in Montreal and haven’t yet checked out Impulse, this urban installation located at the Place des Festivals offers the opportunity to get in touch with your playful side in a harmonious and interactive winter playground. Continue reading