Archive | January, 2012

Fashion+Photography=Fun Summer Clothes!

31 Jan

It’s that time in winter when you start to dream about summer. Sunny, beautiful weather. I recently stumbled upon Marios Summer 2012 Collection called Nowhere, designed in collaboration with photographer Kuba Dabrowski, which features landscape photography on contemporary, unisex, convertible garments. The photos are stunning and call to mind that luminous sky which is so characteristic of summer.

[Via prosthetic knowledge]

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Montreal Landmarks: Dorchester Square

30 Jan

Last week, Montreal’s mayor announced that Dorchester Square and Place du Canada would be added to the city’s list of heritage sites. The nomination will help in the preservation and the development of architectural, urban and landscape qualities of the square. Dorchester Square was once a Catholic cemetery, later transformed into a public park. In 1872, it was given the name Dominion Square to commemorate the Canadian Confederation of 1867. At the end of the 19th century, prestigious buildings were built along the square like the Windsor Hotel and Windsor Station. Today, the square is open to the public 24 hours a day and forms a focal point for pedestrian traffic in the city.

Dorchester Square ©Yves Provencher/Métro

[Via Métro Montréal]

Igloofest Artist of the Day: Maya Jane Coles

27 Jan

And we end our Igloofest edition with British DJ Maya Jane Coles who will be on stage tonight at 8:30 pm. I hope you all enjoyed the music as much as I did. See you next year Igloofest!

 
[Via SoundCloud]

Igloofest Artist of the Day: Diplo

26 Jan

Here’s a little sample by Diplo who will be performing tonight at 10:30 pm, at Igloofest.

 
[Via SoundCloud]

The Making of True Love In Pictures

25 Jan

Last week, I wrote about Tiffany’s new campaign shot by Garance Doré and Scott Schuman. Well, here’s a cute short video taken during their shoot. I absolutely love this couple!

 
[Via YouTube]

Oscar Nominations!

24 Jan

I was hoping this would happen and it did! The film Monsieur Lazhar has been nominated at the Oscars and will be representing Canada in the “Best Foreign-Language Film” category. Congratulations to Quebec filmmaker Philippe Falardeau who wrote and directed the film and to all the cast and crew!

For more information on this film, please visit IMDb.

For the complete list of Oscar nominations, please visit ABC.

Montreal’s Historic Places: Westmount

23 Jan

Last week, the Canadian federal government named the city of Westmount, a tiny enclave in the city of Montreal, one of Canada’s “iconic neighbourhoods” for its architecture. The historic city is a perfect example of a victorian and post-victorian neighbourhood with its many old houses.

Westmount Public Library

Small brick house in Westmount

Hurtubise House, the oldest house in Westmount

House in Westmount

Trafalgar Lodge in Westmount

First photo [Via Montreal Mosaic]
Second photo [Via Opération Patrimoine]
Third photo [Via Wikipedia]
Fourth photo [Via CBC News]
Fifth photo [Via Openfile]

Igloofest Artist of the Day: Sébastien Léger

20 Jan

Today we have another set, this time by French DJ Sébastien Léger who will be performing at Igloofest tomorrow at 10 pm.

 
[Via SoundCloud]

Igloofest Artist of the Day: Max Cooper

19 Jan

Here’s a set by Max Cooper, a British DJ that will be on stage this Saturday, January 21st, at 8 pm for the Igloofest event.

 
[Via SoundCloud]

The Layover: Montreal

18 Jan

This post is for all the foodies out there who want to get a glimpse of what culinary delights Montreal has to offer. Enjoy!

 
[Via YouTube]

 
P.S.
Thank you Anthony Bourdain for making me discover restaurants I did not even know existed in my own city!