Anonymous asked: Hello we are a grand new opening vegetarian restaurant. We would like invite you to come have a fast. Google" Grasshopper Restaurant" and you'll find us.
Thanks Grasshopper Restaurant, the food was excellent and we had a great time there. The one negative thing (but somewhat positive for Grasshoper) I have to say about the vegan restaurant is that there weren’t enough seats to accommodate the large amount of customers coming in. Personally though I’d highly recommend this place, as I was really confused on whether their vegan “Chick-Un Nuggets” Were chicken or not. Left happy, with a light stomach.
Grasshopper is located west of Spadina and College, right by Kensington Market.
3:39 am |
March 7 2014
I finished editing some photos from RGD’s Future by Design: Designers as Entrepreneurs, featuring Gary Ludwig, Russel Gibbs, Aaron Draplin, and Jessica Hische as panelists. Taking an event online can be tricky and quite awkward especially when you come across technical difficulties. But it can also be one of the most intriguing ways of having a panel discussion!
Here are some examples from Tuesday night and how you can liven up your next webinar!
1. Pan in & pan out. Add pointing and finger explosions to make a stronger point.
2. Make shameless promotions & Ape faces.
3. Whenever possible, use available props to make creative expressions.
If you’d like a quick recap of the event, you can visit:
Thanks for an insightful yet entertaining night haha. Until the next webcast!
10:33 pm |
December 5 2013
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On Evergreen’s shuttle bus, winding through the DVP to the Brick Works. Our mayor facing Council on the radio.
Everygreen Brick Works, at the heart of Don Valley! A bit of a delayed post, but on Nov 13, a friend of mine Yulia, who works for Evergreen, gave me a quick tour around the area.
A few cool things I’ve learned:
Once you get out of Broadview Station, a shuttle bus will take you straight to the Brick Works.
Evergreen is a charity organization and is now located at the Brick Works after doing several restoration projects to the abandoned brick works park.
These heritage buildings used to be Toronto’s brickyard, producing building materials for homes and buildings such as Toronto’s Old City Hall and Massey Hall. The first picture shows the inside of a building that shows the front part of the kiln.
The last photo of the ravine shows how deep they mined long ago for clay. Instead of a valley, it was originally a flat piece of land.
6:48 pm |
December 2 2013
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Putting in some design time to promote New Hope Fellowship’s volunteering project ‘5 days of Christmas’. Patterns and drop shadows are in the works.
12:15 am |
December 1 2013
RGD VIP Party after Studio Open Doors. A preview of some notable figures from the night at Ocho. I linked up websites to majority of the names below, check them out for more info!
(Top to Bottom) The always friendly Kimi and Jayla from Creative Niche, independent designer Morag Myerscough with partner/artist Luke Morgan and freelancer Ross Chandler, Creative directors side by side Darhil Crooks of ‘The Atlantic’ and Shawn Peterson of Portland studio ‘Instrument' with infographic designer Nicholas Felton. Next is Terra Loire and Heather Angell, committee chair of RGD provisional and student members. Posing together is RGA executive creative director, Chloe Gottlieb, with James Griffin, head of mobile design for Thompson Reuters. Finally the last photo consists of Toronto based-designer Barr Gilmore with graphic design chair of OCAD University, Roderick Grant.
Thanks for attending the conference, hope you enjoyed DT 2013.
For the full album please check out RGD’s Flickr site at:
4:08 am |
November 21 2013
Design Thinkers is back for 2013! As part of the annual conference, RGD organizes a package of events for graphic designers who are attending. Studio Open Doors is one of them, where a handful of design studios voluntarily open up their space so that people can take a look and have a conversation with designers who work at the studio.
It’s exciting to see attendees being inspired by the space, portfolio and intimate one-on-one with a designer as it really sets the mood prior to the conference. I was happy to lend a hand on documenting the event, and above are some of my favourite shots from the studios I’ve gotten to. From top to bottom: Rethink, Jacknife, Monnet Design, & ALSO Collective) There were many more studios I wanted to cover, but unfortunately I couldn’t get to them all within the time slot we had :(
For the complete album, visit RGD’s flickr page!
2:42 am |
November 19 2013
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Over the past couple of months, I was lucky to grab a couple of video projects on the side. Andjelika, a pianist and composer who I went to highschool with, mentioned that she wanted to do a shoot of one of her recordings to promote her upcoming concert in November.
With that she booked a recording studio at Humber, and rented out a camera for the shoot. The video was taken with a Nikon d90; 50mm f/1.8, and a Nikon d600; 24mm f/1.4g (Amazing lens! Creamy but sharp). Check out this video we’ve recorded to promote her upcoming concert “November Vault” featuring Sara Papini, and Bret Holt at the Glen Gould Studio on November 15th 2013. Sound engineering by Andrew Kesler
Visit www.andjelikajavorina.com for more information or the facebook event page https://www.facebook.com/events/534245479987019/.
Tickets can be purchased on ticketbreak!
11:52 pm |
October 15 2013
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Patisserie 27 - 401 Jane Street.
While working on a promotional material for Andjelika who lives nearby on Jane and Annette, she recommended Patisserie 27 and mentioned that one of the owners studied in Paris and made their own macarons. With that I visited the shop and surely enough Walter makes all the breaded goods, while Azumi, who studied French culinary in Japan and France, makes the macarons, and other pastries. You’ll also find Yoko and Marin (missing from the photo below) running the café as well. Check out their menu on their website - www.patisserie27.com
What I like about this coffee shop is that It brings a cultured flavour to the outskirts of downtown Toronto. It’s quite hard to find a nice indie coffee shop within the realm of Etobicoke. The people who work there are really kind, and welcoming as soon as you enter the door. The environment is cozy, down to earth, and full of natural lighting, which I think really suits the people who work there and the pastries they sell.
The coffee and macarons I had were delicious and fresh, I might have eaten too many but it sure didn’t feel like it!
It’s a great café to have in the neighborhood and from my first impression, there are many people who came in with an appreciation for the intimacy that Patisserie 27 provides.
Patisserie 27 is located on 401 Jane, just north of Jane and Annette.
Check out some of the photos below!
11:40 pm |
October 3 2013
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This month marks 2 years since its recording. St. Stephen-in-The-Fields church is located on 103 Bellevue Ave, west of Spadina and College. If you’re interested on helping volunteers hand out free meals to those who come in for service and dinner, you can drop by the kitchen around 6:30pm on a Sunday evening. : )
11:12 pm |
June 2 2013
Good weather, nice neighbourhood. A few co-workers and I visited David crombie park just east of st. Lawrence market to play some ball after work. I was talking about it with John and Adrian how this neighbourhood has a bit of everything. Mixed income neighbourhood, well preserved environment, and a lot of things to do within reach of the apartments and condos. It didn’t matter who you were, what your background was…people from the neighbourhood randomly joined in to play ball and we respected one another. People passing by seemed to enjoy watching us play. It’s definitely different from the suburbs or downtown core. A well preserved park and investment in it’s facilities definitely reflects that the people in this neighbourhood matters and it becomes this communal shared space. It might just be this one time that it seems nice but it’s a reoccurring feeling when I pass by this area.
11:15 pm |
May 1 2013