Thursday, September 15, 2011

Florence + The Machine - What the Water Gave Me

Florence + the Machine's newest album "Ceremonials" will be released on October 31st. Her last album "Lungs" has gotten some heavy play time on my speakers for the past two years, so I can't wait. Here is the first single off of the new album:

Isak & Inger

Mariel Gonzalez is another example (see the post below about Dana) of one of those super creative and talented people I went to fashion school with. She has created a beautiful line of accessories called Isak and Inger featuring beautiful statment necklaces, sweater knit/leather mittens, hand made bags and more. She uses recycled materials whenever possible. Check out her full product offering here.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011


For some reason the buzz around the Spring '12 New York runways seems to be stronger than ever this year. Feelings of excitement and optimism mixed with strong confidence come to mind after reviewing the shows so far. Perhaps this is due to the fact that the fresh crop of young, energetic designers who were once rookies on the runways are growing into seasoned veterans and really coming into their own.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Listen! Boy & Bear

Boy and Bear formed in 2009 in Sydney Australia. The original plan was for Boy and Bear to be Dave Hosking's solo project, but later became a quintet of singers and songwriters who all originally fronted their own bands.

Thursday, September 08, 2011

Selwyn by Dana Dallal

What happens when you go to fashion design school? Well you devote a lot a hours to painstakingly laborious sewing and pattern drafting and you also meet a bunch of ultra creative and talented friends. Dana Dallal is a good friend of mine who I've shared hours of madness with at the Ryerson University sewing labs. She then became a colleague of mine at our first "real job" at a fashion company here in Montreal until she moved on to bigger and better things in London, England. Dana has just launched her own jewlery company "Selwyn" named after one of the founders of the Century Guild of Artists, Selwyn Image. Selwyn was most famously known for his stained glass work but also co-edited the Guild's magazine "Hobby Horse," hailed as the first magazine to be entirely dedicated to design. Dallal wanted to dedicate her line to Selwyn,  whose contributions to the design world is often overlooked by historians.

Listen! Grimes

Grimes aka Claire Boucher is a Vancouver born, Montreal based artist who recently opened for Lykke Li on the Canadian leg of her tour. Grimes is a self taught musician who cannot read music and does not have any background in music theory, however her experimental style that seems to blur the lines between conventional genres has landed her the label of musical virtuoso.

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Biocouture - Grow Your Own Clothes

Suzanne Lee is a senior research fellow at Central St. Martins in fashion and textiles. She grows microbial cellulose in large vats in a laboratory and then produces clothing from it.

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Listen! Soley

Soley is an Icelandic singer who is also a member of bands Seabear and Sin Fang. She released her solo album "Theatre Island" in 2010. Click below to listen.

Moving Memories


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...