Six weeks ago I set myself on a new course that involved learning code. I enrolled in HackerYou's Part-time Web Dev Courses, and here I am six weeks later with my first one-page mock website for my Vegan Fashion biz The Streets I Know! I now set upon the 2nd part of my adventure with my Advance Web Dev class! See you in six weeks!
Bring on the new Anne of Green Gables 😍! The opening credits are amazing ❤️ ❤️ ❤️
As both a Canadian and history nerd this gave me all the feels. It's about time that our story was told.
"Whatever you want to do, the only secret is to believe in it and satisfy yourself. Don't do it for anyone else." - Keith Haring
"Art is nothing if you don't reach every segment of people." - Keith Haring
Iconic 1980's Grafitti/Pop Artist Keith Haring passed away 27 yrs ago on Feb 16th. He was one of the first artists to open a Pop-up Shop (in 1986) and sell his work printed on fashion pieces and other items. This move made his art accessible to everyone.
The documentary featured below is a great piece on how Keith Haring's art, activism, & personality made a positive impact on Collingwood, Melbourne, Australia in 1984. And how 30+ years later the community and city worked to restore and preserve his 1984 mural.
Netflix is after my own heart with their new design documentary series Abstract: The Art of Design. It covers creative individuals that have made waves and brought innovation to Illustration, Footwear Design, Stage Design, Architecture, Automative Design, Graphic Design, Photography, and Interior Design.
I'm so torn. 1980's Anne with an e (and Gilbert) will always be the best but I still kind of want to give this new version from Netflix a chance.
Comic Sans, you make me want to vomit, but I do appreciate your history.
When your creator mentioned you were used on a War Memorials, I threw up in my mouth a little.
I recently dug out my three binders full of print Ad's from the late 1990's to the early to mid-2000's, and I started an Instagram account to share them. Head on over to my OldSkoolAds to see some throwback Advertising like the Ikea Ads (from 1999) featured below.
My mother passed away after a year-long battle with brain cancer in Feb 2015, so Other People from writer/director Chris Kelly hits home with me all the way down to the laxatives, beautiful revelations, family/sibling drama, and crying/breaking down in public. Sometimes it's refreshing to see real life captured on the screen; it's based on director/writer Chris Kelly's experience with his mother's illness and death in 2009. This movie is the story of our generation and generations to come. And you can now watch it on Netflix (Canada).
I totally just got sucked into this Burberry Ad over on Youtube cause it contains three of my fav things history, fashion & design. It's also a pretty mesmerizing Ad that happens to be masquerading as a film trailer. If it was actually a movie I'd go see it.
Wes Anderson is a genius. This H&M commercial is a visual dream.
We're all in this together. I think after this week we've had that this resonates more than ever.
One of my fav episodes of 99% Invisible is about Flag Design and well according to this episode Toronto has a great flag. I would have to agree; It's a damn good looking flag. The fact that Toronto's has a well-designed flag makes me a proud Torontonian. Check out both Toronto's flag and 99% Invisibles Flag episode below.
Happy Birthday, Coco Chanel. Your innovative thinking help changed the fashion word for the better. It did away with corsets and pageantry and brought in clothing that allowed women to take an active part in the world they live.
I love these Inside Chanel Series that Channel produced a few years ago. The one below is one of my faves, you can see the rest of the series HERE.
I can't get enough of the Stranger Things opening sequence. It fills me full of 1980's nostalgia. I love this video on how Stranger Things got it's retro opening credits. It must have been a fun project to work on.