March 30th 2012

We received a fun parcel in the mail yesterday.

It was the most recent issue of Kinfolk Magazine, (the third so far), and Chris and I are in it!

Celine had been asked to do a shoot for the upcoming issue of a couple "revisiting their favourite places that they had visited when they started courting", and she thought of us.  (Thank you, Celine!).  You can visit her website here, and her wonderful blog, here.

We went to the Common and The Universal Grill, (two personal favourites), and made a fun couple of afternoons out of it!

The new issue is beautiful, as always, and full of lots of creative talent!  (Congratulations to Trish Papadakos on her beautiful article about canning peaches at her fiancés family's 200-year-old peach orchard in southern Ontario!).

I lastly wanted to thank everyone who came out for Team Macho's book signing at the AGO a week ago!  It was so much fun!  The new book, The Merlin Years, is beautiful, and Narwhal did a fantastic job putting it together with them.  You can view photos from the signing here.

March 22nd 2012

Happy spring, everyone!

It's been unbelievably balmy here in Toronto for mid-March.  Most years there is a chance of a blizzard or two during the month of March, but this year everyone is out in shorts and skirts!  It's pretty fantastic.

This is going to be a short one.  I just wanted to mention that tonight will be the book launch and signing of Team Macho's newest publication, The Merlin Years, at the Art Gallery of Ontario.  The signing will take place from 6-8pm in shopAGO, located at the front of the building beside FRANK restaurant.  To RSVP, visit the Facebook event page.  I hope to see you all there!

March 8th 2012

I recently borrowed a friend's old analog Leica R4s to try out.  I've been thinking of upgrading my camera because we're going to be travelling quite a bit this spring, and she offered for me to try this camera before I went out and bought something.

I'm in love.

The funny thing is, I haven't even gotten film back yet.  Well, not really.  (Embarrassingly, I went in to get my first roll processed yesterday and they informed me that only one frame had worked out.  My first thought when looking at the negative was that I'd over exposed every single photo except one.  Well, it was worse than that.  In loading the camera, I'd accidentally missed catching the film properly and all 36 exposures were taken in the same frame).  Terrible!

But when I got in and scanned the negative, it turned out to be quite beautiful!  What luck!

If you look closely you can spot what I was taking photos of; (cauliflower, windowsill, computer screen, bottle of port...).

Anyway, I'm hoping this next batch turns out a little better.

In the meantime, I'm having a lot of fun looking through the lens of this beautiful camera.

March 6th 2012

I've been busy doing more behind-the-scenes work, which I'll update shortly.

Image ©Nikole Herriott, Herriott Grace, 2012

In the meantime, here's a project I worked on a while back with Nikole Herriott of Herriott Grace.  (*As a side-note; she's had it for a while, but I'm still totally in love with their site and branding, developed by Portland's OMFGCO.  In love).  Anyway, HG's just made available a set of two linen napkins I did a design for.  I did a pen and ink drawing, and she silkscreened the design on to some beautiful linen.  You can find them here.

Also, Celine posted a very sweet blog update this morning from our dinner together the other night.  She and Jin came over so that Chris could teach them baby CPR!  They're expecting very soon, and I'm so excited for them!  (wee!!).