1. RÜTME

    You can always count on the danish to come up with a quirky take on something we know well : clothes. That’s exactly what Nicole Rindsig & Rikke Charlotte Larsen did with their new brand RÜTME. Which is a woman’s clothing-line overflowing with crazy prints, intense colors and textures galore! On top of that what i found most surprising was their attention to detail, from the perfectly washed out jeans to the use of tiny rivets in the shape of their eye logo. Even though one might easily be overwhelmed by the intensity of some pieces, i really fell in love with this brand. Their trademark low crotch pants reeled me in when i spotted them at Simons, in Montreal, and i soon discovered a few other pieces that I wouldn’t mind having in my wardrobe ;)

    yours to discover

    ( photos courtesy of RÜTME )

    B.L.

     
  2. Armor Jewelry

    Accessories are usually the go-to item when we want to find some way to make our ensemble pop! Armor jewelry by New York-based designer, Sandee Shin does just that. Her high fashion jewelry dances between understated minimalism and the highly conceptual edge of fashion.

    Her pieces find their way to flow with the human body, accentuating it’s curves and movements with a mix of heavy to light chains. Paired with a simple monochromatic ensemble, they take the stage. Whereas they can also be used in harmony with other pieces of clothing in order to add a special touch of elegance and edge.

    Prices range from 90$ for a chained double ring to 500$ + for body pieces. This may seem like a hefty price but keep in mind that every jewelry design is a personal work of art for Shin, and every piece is made-to-order and hand crafted with attention to every detail.

    ( photos courtesy of Armor jewelry )

    B.L.

     
  3. Neuvo - Designed in Montreal

    It’s not everyday that you come upon a new brand of watches that are designed in your hometown. And that is why i am very excited to tell you about Neuvo, which makes old-school looking watches. The Prospector Collection might remind you of the old Timex watches, but these take it a step further by being enclosed in vintage looking metal frames, from bronze to silver, gold to black, there is sure to be one that fits your style. They will be made in limited editions of 200 for each model, so you better get on to it if you want one, & at 45$ a pop it’s an easy buy ! I’m having a hard time deciding between Gold or Bronze!! …Suggestions!?

    (Photos courtesy of Neuvo)

    B.L.

     
  4. Zana Bayne is a creator of all sorts from art installations to clothes. Born in Seattle, she started her eponymous brand while she was living in San Francisco. Her accessories speak for themselves and are the perfect fit for the current trends with their dramatic look, they can accentuate any ensemble. My favorite piece? The winged shoulder pads of course! Currently living in Berlin, she is opening her horizons and working on other creative projects such as photography and styling.

    You can find most of her pieces on etsy, and best thing is, they are all handmade to your personal measurements

    (photos courtesy of Zana Bayne )

    B.L.

     
  5. Welcome to the wonderful world of Guerra de la Paz, an artistic duo made up of Cuban born, Americans Alain Guerra and Neraldo de la Paz. Where clothing and fabric is magically turned into a dreamy world of incredibly dynamic and colorful sculptures. But behind every piece of art resides a deeper meaning, and here, it references the politics of modern conflict and consumerism alongside symbols of faith… And that is the moment when i start feeling a little guilty, because looking at those sculptures, i am reminded of my overflowing wardrobe!

    Go have a peek!

    B.L.

     
  6. Coming out 10.10.10

    I’m probably not the only one who is a tad clumsy with their iphone …!

    So when I saw the Ark Hippo i knew it was absolutely what i needed. A huge case made in the same material as ”crocs” so your phone is safe at all times. It’s made in a trapezoid shape which allows you to position it at an angle for better viewing, and for keeping your phone handy when you’re using it as an alarm.

    Don’t forget to pick it up 10.10.10 !!

    photos courtesy of mocoloco

    B.L.

     
  7. Find of the week!

    illustrationweb.com is a website dedicated to bringing together diffrent styles of illustration,from 3D to pencil, collage to cartoon. As usual, what really caught my eye was the fashion illustration category, here you can find so many different styles of  this type of illustration. What I love about this kind of art, is that the artists are masters at using their pen and ink to transform the latest trend into a timeless image.

    B.L.

     
  8. CitID is a project were designers and artists from around the world are encouraged to create a visual interpretation of the city closest to their heart. CitID is a non-commercial project. Our motivation is to create a one-of-a-kind library of designs that will inspire and hopefully create a better understanding of the world we live in.”

    And it’s quite interesting to see the the graphic styles used to transform the names of cities we know so well into a different visual form that says so much more. Though the sad thing is that no Canadian city has been represented yet! Feeling creative!? I’d love too see Montreal represented in there!

    B.L.

     
  9. Metric ”Stadium Love”

    The new video for Metric’s latest single is absolutely mesmerizing! Animals charging at each other, the band performing in a tiger cage with Emily Haines dressed in feathers and sequins - Love it!  Every album they come out with is just better and better!

    B.L.

     
     
  10. New music video for Alejandro by Lady Gaga, we all knew it would be amazing, but didn’t quite know what to expect..! Though I love that she is rocking the bleached brows that we saw so often on the spring-summer 2010 runways!

    B.L.

     
     
  11. So interesting to see a true fashion genius at work, Gareth Pugh, creating a fabulous, intricate, cutout dress himself from start to finish.

    As sad as it was to lose a creative mind last February, Gareth Pugh seems to be working his way up to becoming London’s next fashion Icon. From season to season, his collections are making the transition from sculptural costumes to wearable clothing, whilst always staying loyal to his trademark experimentation with form and volume. His ingenious technique and amount of effort he puts into each of his creations is amazing.

    - to see the finished result of this dress modeled by Raquel Zimmerman click here.

    B.L.

     
     
  12.   YVES LAROCHE GALERIE D’ARTJune 9th - 23rd 2010
    Opening Reception: Wednesday June 9th 2010, 6-9pm

    On Wednesday June 9th 2010, Yves Laroche Galerie D’art, a gallery that specializes alternative and street art,  will be officially opening the doors of its new location at 6355 St-Laurent blvd, Montreal, CAN. To celebrate the new 9000 square foot exhibition space, YL gallery will be presenting Daniel Martin Diaz’s first solo exhibition in Canada titled Sacred Machine as well as Looking East a multi disciplinary group exhibition by guest curator Justin Giarla (White Walls/Shooting Gallery, San Francisco US). The evening will also include special performances by Jacob et Francis and Le Matos.

    see you there!

    B.L.

     
     
  13. Exit Through the Gift Shop, tells the incredible true story of how an eccentric French shop keeper turned documentary maker attempted to locate and befriend Banksy, only to have the artist turn the camera back on its owner – with spectacular results. It is an in depth look at street art, and those who go to extreme risks to expose their art and keep their anonymity at the same time. The film contains exclusive footage of Banksy, Shepard Fairey, Invader and many of the world’s most infamous graffiti artists at work, on walls and in interview. As Banksy describes it, “It’s basically the story of how one man set out to film the un—filmable. And failed”

    now showing at the AMC cinema in Montreal

    B.L.

     
     
  14. Black + Blum Bon Apetit lunch box is the perfect solution for bringing meals to work. Based upon the traditional bento box, you can carry your whole meal in one container. Split into two sections, one part can be taken out to be heated while the rest stays cool.

    I just ordered mine from their website

    B.L.

     
  15. photos courtesy of Kidrobot

    I just had to post these pictures of the new Kidrobot Tako plush, so cute! and it reminds me so much of Japan because Tako, which means octopus in Japanese, wasn’t my favorite type of sashimi!!

    B.L.