Monday, September 16


“The true spirit of conversation consists more in bringing out the cleverness of others than in showing a great deal of it yourself; he who goes away pleased with himself and his own wit is also greatly pleased with you.” 
- Jean de La Brùyere

Wednesday, August 28


Depending on how well you know me, you're at least vaguely aware of how intrusively depressing I find smart phones and hyper connectivity to be.

This short film depicts my sentiments exactly.

Thursday, August 22


I had a few friends over last night and at one point the conversation took a turn, twerking came up. Definitions and interpretations were shared along with awkward hand movements somehow hoping to accurately depict the act to those still paying attention to the ridiculous conversation. I for one have not researched the topic in depth outside of lurking Major Lazer's twitter account and his hashtag campaigns... that can only really get you so far.

New York Magazine recently published an article in their Intelligencer section - a user's guide to twerking. I'm going to stop myself right here because I think this entire thing speaks for itself. If you feel the need to expand your horizons and educate yourself in the ism that is twerking, you can read all about it online by clicking here.

If that's not of interest perhaps some mid week jams are in order. 

Wednesday, August 21


Get stoked. The circle brand Maru collaborated with location Ottawa artist Drew Mosley and what we're left with is some sexy, custom Opinel knives. I maybe want one, or three. Justin and I brought a few of these beautiful babies back from our recent trip to Paris. 

They are perfect for picnicking in the park with a few of your rad friends while possibly enjoying a few malty beverages.

Check Maru on Instagram.


I'm a huge fan, I really wouldn't get anything done during the work day without one.

Tuesday, August 13


Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction.

A. Einstein

Tuesday, August 6


There is too much good here for me to list. Soak it in. 

Thursday, July 25

Sunday, May 12

It Was Unlike Us

Toward the tail end of our relationship, which saw us cohabitating for some six years, all we ever did was use computers; relegated by yawning space to separate rooms in our little apartment, yards apart. We IMed rather than raise our voices, the din of the television swelling into the painful distance between us. 
It was unlike us. It was unlike me. We met when young, at a time when both of us had waited through the numb-tunnel of our high school years as strange ones, lonesome ones, for someone we could love. When we met we hugged and kissed constantly with the singular needfulness of the deprived. Like we had been waiting all our lives just for someone we could hug and kiss without ever needing permission, and like having found it supplanted all other needs, like compatible personalities or life goals or tastes or anything. Having found it sustained us alone until we became old enough to understand it was not enough. 
Alexander, L., On Intimacy, Thought Catalogue

Wednesday, April 24

Are Your Priorities Straight?

“People are being compelled to ignore what’s in front of them in order to get at what’s behind the screen," he says. "It’s such a powerful draw, and it’s affecting family relationships, husband-wife relationships, working relationships, and more. We have to learn to focus on what’s around us as much as possible.”
Sad, necessary advice.  

I Wish They Made This For Girls

"I wish they made this for girls," is something I utter almost daily and apparently I'm not the only one. I have an affinity for menswear that I can't seem to shake. Today I was looking through Vincente Tsang's website and came across this incredible series, I WISH THEY MADE THIS FOR GIRLS. I feel as thought the series title is self explanatory and the fact that I adore it obvious. 
“The amount of times I’ve actually heard a girl say “I WISH THEY MADE THIS FOR GIRLS” when looking at boys’ clothes goes beyond memory. From that quote, I’ve begun a little Photo Series project with some of the most gorgeous women in my life. Done right, the series should have that inexplicable umph most guys feel when waking up and seeing a girl in his t-shirt and boxers. Dressed in my clothes, they will, one by one be featured on the blog." - Vincent Tsang

Tuesday, April 9

Dainty Friends

As you may know by now I am an avid supporter of those tiny rings created W Jewellery. Walter will be showing off his entire collection this weekend at Magpie Jewellery.

And top knuckle rings, right?

Monday, March 25

Get It Done

"...for now, it will hang in my workspace as a reminder. A reminder, that I'm not the only one out there trying to make it."