{STYLE-WISE} Eugène Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc

Yesterday, French architect and theorist Eugène Emmanuel Viollet-le-Duc {27 January 1814 – 17 September 1879} was celebrated by the Google Doodle for his renowned work in the advancement of his field, and his forethought in celebrating Medieval architecture in the modern day. His work was the antithesis of the popular style of the time period, and …

The Eye of Faith Gets “Lost in the Memory Palace: Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller”

  [Photo: Zev Tiefenbach] The world of Canadian artists Janet Cardiff and Geroge Bures Miller exist somewhere between reality and the vortex of our imaginations. . .  The artist duo are known for their of-this-world out-of-this-world creations that combine objects, sound, images, mechanics, lighting, construction, and cinema to create one-of-kind experiments and showcases in the transcendental …

Tour the Junction: Masonic Mondays

[Photo Source: James Ellis: Architect of the Junction] Nearly two years ago, when we relocated to Toronto's historic Junction neighborhood, we were drawn to the area's rich culture and history. Most famously, the Junction is known to have jump started Prohibition laws, declaring a community-wide ban on alcohol in 1904 that lasted voluntarily up into …

Vintage Close Up – Mad Men at the HoJo

(Photo Courtesy of AMC) If you've ever had the pleasure of staying at a Howard Johnson, you undoubtedly recognize that sense of comfort you automatically feel when you hear the ring of that iconic name. Created in 1925 by Howard Johnson himself, a $2,000 loan would help open a small drugstore/soda shop. The quick thinking …