• Sheila Hicks Material Voices @ Textile Museum of Canada

    October 25, 2016 Kate

    Calling all fibre lovers—the Sheila Hicks: Material Voices exhibition is on at the Textile Museum of Canada, in Toronto, until February 5, 2017. And spoiler alert… It’s pretty fantastic. At least I think so. Something about this exhibit really hit me—I guess it was the perfect combination of where I was mentally, the work itself, and a…

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  • Grace Eunmi Lee’s Dust Installation @ Art Gallery of Burlington

    March 10, 2016 Kate

    This woman. I tell ya, just incredible. I got out to the Art Gallery of Burlington a few nights ago to see Grace Eunmi Lee’s Dust installation, on display until April 17th 2016. I’ve never seen anything like it (which isn’t surprising knowing Grace’s work). It’s beautiful. Humble, but grand. I’d love to see something like this…

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  • Anna Kari Knitwear – Lace Triangle Doleman Top

    August 21, 2015 Kate

    If you’re into machine knitting or vintage knitwear, you’ve got to spend some time exploring Anna Kari’s website. She has a beautiful collection of vintage knitting machines and she’s complied some of her industrial knitting manuals and magazines from the 1920s-1950s which you can buy in PDF form. There’s also a free Dubied pattern book download which shows a lot of interesting…

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  • Hoi Bo Wet Waxed Mini – 1 Year Update

    August 6, 2015 Kate

    On the whole I think we’re too quick to review things. We tend to buy or make something and then fully assess its value days later after minimal use. We review things before we know and experience how they wear over time. If I’m going to invest in something, like a handbag, I care less about how it looks…

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  • BC Ceramics – Haejin Lee Mug

    April 12, 2015 Kate

    In our quick trip to Vancouver last month I made sure to scout out a few craft shops. I went to the obvious spots on Granville Island (Crafthouse and Circle Craft) and just wandered around from there. Whenever I travel (even if it’s only a few hours away) I’m always interested in what the craft community looks like.…

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  • Rethinking Inuit Art – Cape Dorset Annual Print Collection

    October 30, 2014 Kate

    Spring Break Up. Stonecut & Stencil on Kizuki Kozo Natural. Printed by Cee Pootoogook I’m not exactly sure what I was expecting when I heard about the Cape Dorset print collection, but I can tell you this definitely wasn’t it. My stereotype of Inuit art had me sure it wasn’t my thing but man, was I…

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  • Grace Eunmi Lee’s Craft Ontario Installation

    August 10, 2014 Kate

    You know when you see something that doesn’t remind you of anything else? Maybe it shocks you, maybe it makes no sense to you, but you remember it. It’s unique. That’s good art, right? When I first saw Grace Eunmi Lee‘s work a year ago it went against everything I assumed about ceramics. Her little…

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  • Ying Gao at The Textile Museum Of Canada

    July 17, 2014 Kate

    Effortless, weightless, other-wordly, and sometimes so intricate they look simple. Those are a few things that strike me about Ying Gao‘s fashions. I remember seeing this article on Design Milk about Ying Gao’s interactive dresses last summer and being stunned – dresses with eye tracking technology that move in response to your gaze?! So delicate, so unassuming,…

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  • Hoi Bo Wet Waxed Mini

    June 24, 2014 Kate

    Happy Birthday to me, indeed. After a lengthy Instagram fuelled love affair I’ve finally invested in a Hoi Bo handbag. The attraction is pretty self explanatory – simple lines yet unique styles, wonderfully functional, and handmade in Toronto using gorgeous exotic materials (think kangaroo, lambskin). Designer Sarra Tang is really, seriously good at what she does. I’m…

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  • My Custom Wildhagen Hat

    June 5, 2014 Kate

    When a man buys you a handmade hat without occasion, you hold onto that man. Designed and custom made in Toronto, fabrics from Europe, ribbons from Mokuba… Wildhagen, I’m in love. “The thing about a great hat is that the person wearing it can enjoy wearing it, but other people can enjoy looking at it.…

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