Posted on October 16, 2013
Posted on October 6, 2013
Originally published photos and article on blogTO.
Hastings Barber Shop has a small stack of ’70s era Playboy magazines on the windowsill, and when you look up, the next thing you notice is two large taxidermied deer heads on the wall, flanking the turn-of-the-century wood and mirror barber back bar. Hastings Barber Shop is a cozy space, but it’s packed with personality and straight-up quality fades and shaves. Read the rest of the article and see more photos on blogTO here.
Posted on September 26, 2013
If you’re reading this at work, it’s best you take a deep breath and maybe go for a walk. Otherwise, life might become temporarily frustrating. We present to you the coolest workplaces on Earth. (Seriously, you should probably leave your cubicle right now and find a place where you can shed a tear.)
Chill factor: Firewood walls to start
Industry: Design studio
Location: Portland, Oregon
Design studios, on the greater whole, are usually pretty cool. They’re design studios for chrissakes. Parliament, a cutting edge design agency with clients like Microsoft and Gatorade, has taken the design studio thing to the next level. With wood being the main motif, they have walls constructed of firewood (it looks like a giant stack of wood—as the wall), and all the floors, chairs and desks are also wood with a little bit of varnish. The look? Like if a lumberjack decided to hang up the axe and open a creative agency in the centre of a urban core. (Did we mention there’s also an authentic bear rug? Because there’s that, too.)
Chill factor: Steve Jobs’ brainchild
Location: Emeryville, California
According to Steve Jobs’ biography, the concept behind Pixar Headquarters was a place that “promoted encounters and unplanned collaborations.” He also wanted a building that would stand the test of time. Well, he nailed it. Again. The open space concept super-lab has it all: real-life sized characters from its movies dot the campus, mini cabins that are office spaces for executives, a huge 20-acre landscaped green space and lots and lots of casual meeting spaces, you know, for that unplanned collaboration, for say, the next big animated movie. Read More
Posted on September 22, 2013
This past weekend, we returned to Tobermory to continue the camping tradition we started last year. And like last year, there was ample beautiful scenery—Cyprus Lake is a real Ontario gem—some cliff jumping, a couple beers and some hiking. Here are a couple captures from the weekend camping trip in Tobermory. Enjoy!
Posted on August 27, 2013
In light of today being National Dog Day (damn right it’s a real thing), I present to you, the best fucking thing ever—lots of photos of dogs. Happy National Dog Day!
(And yeah, I know, there’s a lot more photos of Hank than anyone else. Chop it up as bias.)