Browsing archives for 'Get Your Art On'

New Marc Johns Drawings Are Delightful

14 August 2015 | 0 Comments


I’m loving these new drawings by Marc Johns. There are a few originals still available for purchase, but my favourite (the one on the left that says You’ll Figure it Out) is only available in a print.  Ordered.

PS – my favourite Marc Johns piece.

I Took My 3-Year-Old to a Modern Art Gallery… And She Loved It

12 August 2014 | 2 Comments


Last Saturday morning, Clara (almost 3.5 years old) and I went on a date in the city. I wanted to check out the Toronto Flower Market, on Queen Street near Ossington. I realized that was near the new Artscape Youngplace building, where Penelope Stewart’s Vanitas exhibit was on display at the Koffler Gallery.  A friend works at the Koffler, and she told me the exhibit is family-friendly. So I thought, what the hell, I’ll take the kid.


A New Poster for My Office

25 June 2014 | 0 Comments


I just ordered this print from Holstee – it’s an illustration of Maria Popova’s 7 Things I Learned in 7 Years of Reading, Writing and Living (a post on her delicious BrainPickings blog). It’s going to look awesome on the wall above my computer in my office.

Gorgeous Photos of Bad Weather

16 February 2014 | 0 Comments




These images are from a new photography book called Storms by storm-chaser Mitch Dobrower. Aren’t they stunning?

via Fast Company Design

Pocket Squares by Gary Taxali

19 November 2013 | 1 Comment

Gary Taxali Pocket Squares

I really like Gary Taxali. And I really like these Canadian cities pocket squares he made for Harry Rosen. Of course, they’re expensive, and I have no use for them (I don’t usually wear suits, not to mention pocket squares). But I can admire from afar, right?  Or I could buy giclee prints of the pieces. But somehow hanging art on the wall just isn’t as cool as wearing it.

[via Toronto Life]


20×200 is back online!

6 November 2013 | 4 Comments



Well, kind of.  20×200 is dead hibernating and the team behind it has just launched You Should Buy Art, a similar site that’s in beta while the new 20×200 is being worked on. You can jump over there right now and get some very affordable art that was leftover from 20×200’s demise. Like Christian Chaize’s Praia Piquina or Sharon Montrose’s adorable Baby Deer. I’d love to have both Kite Hill and First Snow by Paul Octavious, pictured above.

Looks like they’re not shipping to Canada though. Boo.

Super Cool Photos of Old and New Toronto

5 September 2013 | 0 Comments


Toronto tech executive Harry Enchin has a cool hobby.  He takes old photos of Toronto (from the City’s archives) and recreates the photos, standing in the same spot in the city, in present day. Then he pulls both images into Photoshop and mixes parts of the old photo with the new. The results are sometimes poignant, sometimes witty (like the one above) and always interesting.

Read about the project here, and see many more images here.

[blog post idea and image above via Toronto Life]

These Photographs Are Amazing… And They’re By a 14-Year Old

12 June 2013 | 0 Comments





Check out the photos by Fiddle Oak on Flickr – he mixes macro photography with portraits, and beautifully combines them in Photoshop.  Oh, and he’s 14-years old.  Wow.

[via Twisted Sifter and PetaPixel]

David Bowie Is… Coming to the AGO

11 June 2013 | 0 Comments


The exhibit “David Bowie Is” that’s on now at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, is coming to the AGO in September.  It will include original costumes, instruments, album art and music videos.  Sounds like fun.

[image of David Bowie as Ziggy Stardust by Brian Duffy]

Gorgeous Photos of Ink in Water

9 April 2013 | 3 Comments



Those are high-speed photos of ink dropped in water.  Gorgeous, huh?  Kind of reminds me of this.

[photography by Alberto Seveso, via TwistedSifter]