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18 Aug 2017

Renée Macdonald

i. I work as a shoemaker making hand lasted, leather, unisex-styled shoes and boots. Up until now I have solely been making made to measure footwear: that is footwear made to the measurements taken from the feet of the intended wearer. I’m excited to be launching a new made to order

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18 Aug 2017

Shoes, Glorious Shoes

For whom do you think the 19th Century shoes below were crafted? a. an assassin b. a chesnut crusher c. a dominatrix d. a palace lawn aerator These horror film shoes are on display at the Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto. That’s right: an entire museum filled with shoes. Couture shoes,

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13 Aug 2017

Amber Haase

i. I work as: I am the creator/maker of Element Botanicals natural product line. ii. I do this creative work because: This lifestyle organically grew from my lifelong interests and passions. Also, I’ve been at it so long, yet it still fascinates and inspires me. iii. Personal qualities that help

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13 Aug 2017

Copenhagen + HCA

Hans Christian Andersen – creator of The Ugly Duckling, Little Mermaid, The Emperor’s New Clothes, Thumbelina, The Snow Queen, inspiration for Frozen – is the pride of Denmark. He was born 1805 in Odense to a washerwoman mother and a shoemaker dad. Andersen died on August 4th, 1875 in Copenhagen.

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11 Aug 2017

Candy

Pop-Up Carnival I, shown in our feature photo, was shot by the talented artist Anthony Redpath in an initially vacant lot in Port Alberni. He was inspired by ‘the swift transformation of this vacant mall building and parking lot into something colourful and promising.’ Redpath’s work is part of CANDY,

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