Category: Design

Dressed in door fittings

-Photo Credit: Mad Wolf Photography Materials include door tracks and brushed steel laminate New York based Canadian designer Andrea Creighton created this dress entirely from sliding door components, for Product Runway, an architecture-themed fashion show that raises money for student scholarships. She describes it as “a fusion of […]

Mengnan Qu’s Contemporary Metalsmithing

It’s easy to see why Mengnan Qu’s vibrant jewellery designs are featured this month by the Ontario Craft Council. This recent grad of the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design amalgamates traditional Chinese elements with contemporary metalsmithing. These pieces tell ancient stories.  (Above: Borrow Tiger’s Fierceness)

Geoff McFetridge: Boundlessly Creative

Alberta-born Geoff McFetridge is a multidisciplinary artist based in Los Angeles whose work has no creative boundaries. He ranges from poetry to installation, painting to graphic design, and he’s been especially busy with exhibitions this fall.  Cooper Cole in Toronto just ended a show – and the release […]

Art of the Gift Card

Gift cards can be a scourge at Christmas, a lazy substitute for the beautifully wrapped present. But at least some are creative – like this one for Mister Lube.  It’s the replica of a dashboard light, by Dave Thornhill of Toronto.  The rest of these, much as I […]