I was recently invited by Bettery Magazine to submit a city story, and the one I chose to share is actually kind of embarrassing (when/if you read the story, keep in mind I’m Canadian-born Japanese). You can read it here.
This week’s giveaway comes courtesy of ALLYOU, they provide a quick and easy way to create an online portfolio. I’ve included a few examples of people who are using the site, below.
I have 3 titanium accounts to give away (each valued: $180/year) so if you’re in need of a portfolio leave a comment below describing your work, and include an image of it. We’ll pick 3 winners on May 16th.
THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED!
CONGRATULATIONS TO: Diego Mallo, Karol Banach & Jesse Hunniford!
In my big year-end post in December I said “These past five years, all of it, it’s all still the beginning. It would be really dumb to be satisfied with the beginning.” I set really big goals for myself for this year.
I’ve got something big to announce very soon (I’ve been hinting about it on my Instagram), it involves friends of mine and their brand, also based right here in Vancouver (you may be able to guess). This is the first of several projects that have been a little while in the making. I’m excited to tell you about this one. Stay tuned.
This week I’m giving away four camera straps courtesy of Cecilia. A little bit about the straps:
“The full-grain leather is selected from premium Argentinian cowhides. The hides are finished in the USA with surface treatments that give the leather its durability. The alpaca textiles are handwoven by weavers in the Peruvian highlands. The backstrap loom weaving techniques and traditional patterns are a heritage of Andean culture. Sourced from mills in the USA, the reinforced webbing runs through the ends of the straps to ensure strength and reliability. The straps are assembled in León, Mexico. We work with some of the most experienced artisans of leather goods to craft a product of The Americas.”
If you’d like to snag one of these camera straps, leave a comment below and upload a photo you have taken recently. I’ll let the folks at Cecilia pick their four favourite images in two weeks (4 different winners).
THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED!
CONGRATULATIONS TO: Maria Fernanda G, Matt Skuza, Alex Couture & Guilherme Viñas
I like this idea a lot. Cabin Time is an off-the-grid creative residency which launches twice a year in various remote locations. If you’re looking for something to do in August maybe you should apply for the one in Santa, Idaho, or the one in Desolation Canyon, Green River, Utah.
Cabin Time accepts applications for residencies and curates a group of 6-9 artists one month before each residency begins.
“Cabin-Time invites artists, designers, writers, musicians, scientists, sign-painters, bird-watchers, cheerleaders, schemers and dreamers to make site-specific work in cooperative intentional isolation. Conscientious environmental stewardship is a core principle of Cabin-Time. Together, we work to set up camp, share chores, cook group meals, and help each other develop our ideas. Cabin-Time hosts residencies bi-annually, one in the winter and one in the summer. The number of creatives invited to each residency varies by location and degree of isolation.”
Watch the video below, it will get you stoked.
My favourite comic artist Brecht Vandenbroucke finally has his book “White Cube” released in North America. Book publisher Drawn & Quarterly has given me a copy to give away to one of you. If you’d like to snag it, tell me a useless fact in the comments below! We’ll pick a winner on April 11th.
Last week I was invited out to Dublin, Ireland, by Jameson to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day (aka drink lots of whiskey) and more importantly meet some of the local designers out there.
Thanks to Greg and Russell from This Greedy Pig for taking us around the city and introducing us to illustrator Dermot Flynn, as well as designers Ronan and Peter of me&him&you. Thank you also to Jarrod from The Social House, and Jenny from Google, for taking us out of the city to see a bit more of Ireland!
More photos from me and my friend Jennifer Latour below!