Monday, December 20, 2010

Snowflakes magnified

Yes, We are under construction, but these were just too good to save until then:

Real snow under high powered microscopes

Sunday, December 05, 2010

Under Construction

Hey Y'all! Mode.Mange.Musique. is currently under construction until the new year until when we will relaunch all fabulous and new!

Until then enjoy the archives and check out this awesome feel-good band:


I'm going to see them on Tuesday, can't wait!

Monday, November 15, 2010


I saw Johnny Flynn's solo show yesterday, and he was absolutely amazing especially since he had no back up band. He definitely has an old folk soul inside of him. Here's a nice little song featuring Laura Marling. I'm currently trying to learn it on the guitar:

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Listen! Bent by Elephants

I stumbled across this band, and I really like their style:
(click on the album cover to listen)

Thursday, November 11, 2010

(The Dream Walking Society)

Reckoner - Gnarls Barkley cover

Amazing song, Amazing cover!
i feel like doing some of this:

by Lisa Solberg
(bleach black)

I didn't actually make this, and I don't usually use recipes but these look pretty delicious, and so does everything else at this website. I love creative recipes, especially since I'm getting tired of my usual culinary escapades, so i'm in need of some inspiration. Click here for the recipe:
veggie num num

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Puces Pop!

So its been a while since I've actually posted anything beyond music videos. I don't want to be all "Hey guys, sorry for not posting for so long," because that would imply that someone is sitting around waiting for a blog post when really I started this thing simply because I often forget about things that I like, so its nice to keep track of inspiration in one place.

That being said, I would like to take a minute to thank those of you tuning in from places like Florida, Louisiana, New Jersey, California, Antwerp, Brussels, London, Seoul, Rome, Florence and a whole bunch of other cool places, especially Montreal and Toronto, even if it was just for a minute. Its pretty great and strange to be able to reach so many of these far away lands with just a click of a mouse. Much has happened over the month of September, some fun things like trips to Paris and freelance writing jobs, along with some not so fun things.

In Montreal, a fun thing that happened was a little festival called POP Montreal. POP Montreal is an annual music festival that happens at the end of September/Beginning of October. It was the first thing I experienced when I moved to this amazing city in October two years ago. Many now better known artists such as Blonde Redhead, Broken Social Scene, The Black Keys, Tegan and Sara, Patrick Watson, Antony and the Johnsons and my favourite, tUnE-YaRdS have all taken part in the festival. This year unfortunately, I missed most of the musical acts. However, the festival has expanded a great deal since it's start in 2002 and now includes other art related co-festivals such as KidsPOP ArtPOP, FilmPOP and Puces POP. The POP Montreal organization also continues all year long to promote great musical acts playing in Montreal after the festival is over. I checked out Puces Pop which was an exciting crafts and accessories expo. The expo showcased handmade jewlery, clothing, accessories and prints. I was inspired to see local artists making a living off of their craft. Many of the creators selling at the show are also Etsy Artists.

A friend of mine, Sabrina Chin was there selling her line Love at First Blush.
I have to say (not just because she's my friend), her booth was one of the nicest lookiing at the show. She makes all of these gorgeous leather accessories by hand. Check out the link above for her etsy store!

Photos: Love at First Blush - Sabrina Chin

I saw a whole bunch of other great lines at the show as well. These were my favourites:

La Raffinerie: a great little jewlery line by Julia Vallelunga. Her are sold all over Montreal in trendy little boutiques, as well as online at her etsy shop.

Audrey Cantwell: a local montreal designer. She was selling select pieces of clothing and her beautiful turbans at the expo. Check out her website for her full line.

Red Sofa: I was never really a dainty jewlery kind of a girl- no Tiffany's for me please. I think thats why i was drawn to the hard edge of Red Sofa's line. I could barely get a good look at their booth because it was so crowded, but I definitely want to pick up some of the branch-like rings as soon as i can. I also love the claws, and the paint tube! click here to check out more from Red Sofa.

Marianne Chenard - A local montreal artist, who makes these beautiful ceramic pieces. My favourite are the maple syrup jars.

LEILANNI - Check out Leilanni Todd's gorgeous accessory and clothing designs at her etsy shop. Click here to visit her cool blog.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Sunday, August 29, 2010

A True Genius.

Tribute to Lee Alexander McQueen, an artist and a craftsman first.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

mumstheword is born!

Last winter, I posted some behind the scenes pictures of a little photoshoot that i did with the help of my lovely friends for a project called mumstheword. This is a collaborative project that i started with my mum, which we are both extremely excited about.

My Etsy Shop: MumsthewordKnits
is finally up! For now I am proud to present three styles of headbands with brooches that are currently for sale. We have a whole fresh batch of knitwear coming soon for Fall/Winter 2010. so stay tuned!

Here is the story of mumstheword:

Melanie Cheung (daughter) is a fashion design school graduate who recently moved to Montreal from Toronto, Canada. She found her first winter in Montreal to be very chilly.

Kathleen Cheung (mother), a cancer survivor took up an old hobby of knitting while recovering. She began sending her hand knit scarves to Melanie and her friends to help them get through the treacherous winters.

Melanie designed some new ideas for knitted headbands and scarves, which her mother would create. Melanie also began creating accessories to be worn with the scarves and headbands.

The mother-daughter duo had been thinking of ways to help the COLON CANCER CANADA, and decided to start selling the knitwear and donate a portion of the profits to the organization.

Mumstheword was born...

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

The Yellow Bird Project

The Tallest Man On Earth - A Field Of Birds from Yellow Bird Project on Vimeo.

The Yellow Bird Project is a non-profit organization, whose mission is to raise money for various charities through selling t-shirts designed by various musicians. The project is designed to promote the artist, as well as their choice of charity.
The impressive lineup of musicians include many of my favourites. The theme song for the charity was recorded by The Tallest Man on Earth (listen above).

Here are a few of the T-shirt designs that are currently on sale. For more check out.

Andrew Bird - Pegasus Special Riders Inc

Spare-Ohs (Andrew Bird) from jbhmusic on Vimeo.

Au Revoir Simone - Transportation Alternatives

Au Revoir Simone "Fallen Snow" music video from Jason Drakeford on Vimeo.

Bon Iver - Interval House

so many foreign worlds. from {katie} on Vimeo.

Devendra Banhart - The Teenage Cancer Trust

Cibelle & Devendra Banhart "London, London" from Tom Haines on Vimeo.

Elvis Perkins - The World Wide Fund for Nature

Elvis Perkins - Doomsday from Steve Legare on Vimeo.

The New Pornographers - ALS

"Myriad Harbour" The New Pornographers from Fluorescent Hill on Vimeo.

Rilo Kiley - Free Arts for Abused Children

Rilo Kiley - 'Silver Lining' from the infantry on Vimeo.

The Shins - The Nature Conservancy of Canada

The Shins "Know Your Onion!" from Sub Pop Records on Vimeo.

and a whole bunch more, all raising money for many more worthwhile causes.


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