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May 23, 2012

LATELY, IN MOVIES

 

 Half of the movies I've seen lately were documentaries, as the Canadian International Documentary Festival Hot Docs was in town a couple weeks ago. Waiting For Lightning was a great doc about the life of skateboarder Danny Way and his incredible jump across the Great Wall of China (with a broken foot mind you). Dreams of a Life is a doc I don't think I will ever forget; it's about a woman named Joyce Vincent who's skeleton was found on her couch three years after she died with the television still flickering. It was fascinating yet so tragic. The doc Don't You Forget About Me included great interviews of actors from John Hughes' films but the Canadian filmmakers didn't get their wish of meeting John Hughes so it kind of fell a little flat.

The other half of the movies I've seen lately were simply incredible. I finally saw The Exploding Girl and I instantly fell in love with Zoe Kazan. It was such an honest portrayal of this girl's emotions which is rarely shown in movies. Romantics Anonymous or Les Emotifs Anonymes was cute and heartwarming. Finally, I cannot say enough good things about Happy-Go-Lucky. This movie has inspired and touched me so personally. I feel like I say this about every movie, but Happy-Go-Lucky is actually brilliant. Every little thing about it. 

May 15, 2012

EDWARD SHARPE AND THE MAGNETIC ZEROS

This past weekend a whole bunch of my buddies and I went to see Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros at the Kool Haus. It was just... magical. I don't think I've seen a band with so much love and energy to give such a massive crowd, who fed the energy right back to them. It was an incredibly experience and I imagine what a concert must of felt like in the 70s. Definitely one to tell your kids about.

May 8, 2012

BLOUSE

This past Saturday, Danielle and I spent most of the day swooning over Blouse. We went to Sonic Boom to see them play an in-store set, got their autographs on a limited addition poster and said hello. We then picked up some groceries and alcohol to celebrate cinco de mayo. After that, we saw Blouse again at The Garrison. Basically it was a day filled with incredible music, good food and good laughs. Right now I'd say that Blouse is the eptiome of everything I love about music. I'm so in love with Blouse.



May 4, 2012

FROM WHERE I STAND: DESIGN EXCHANGE RESOURCE CENTRE

Today is our (Department of Unusual Certainties) last day working in the Design Exchange, Canada's Design Museum. It's been pretty fun working in the same room as the permanent collection in a national museum, but I'm ready to have a change of scenery and work in a new neighbourhood. Farewell to the incredible views at King and Bay; I may never get a chance to work right in the centre of the financial district again.

Sitting in the Resource Centre of the DX cutting out fabric for Art of the Danforth.
Taken on Friday May 4, 2012 at 2:45 pm.
 

May 3, 2012

LATELY, IN PHOTOS


burger priest and motorcycle rides | opening for the Queen's Jubilee project | weekend walks in the path | construction begins for Art of the Danforth | pressed daisies | dinner with Danielle | fresh eyes | friday night shootin' guns | brunch | my favourite kittie | fabric shopping for Art of the Danforth | projects and netflix | cotton candy sky | hot docs
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