Posts Tagged ‘Canadian Design Resource’

Fur lifejacket, for fabulous shipwrecks

Monday, January 18th, 2016

I made this fur lifejacket partly in homage to Meret Oppenheim, one of the founders of surrealism and most famous for her “Object in Fur,” a fur teacup and spoon. Oppenheim is yet another woman artist who did not receive the credit or status she was due. This lifejacket was exhibited in the “Material” exhibition at Toronto Harbourfront Centre in 2009 and in the “Cut/Copy/Paste” exhibition at the Royal Ontario Museum in 2010, curated by The Canadian Design Resource.

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Designer Tobias Wong at the Museum of Vancouver

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012

A retrospective of the work of Vancouver designer Tobias Wong (1974-2010) opens tonight at the Museum of Vancouver. It’s curated by Todd Falkowsky who, along with his colleagues at the Canadian Design Resource, has perhaps done more to promote Canadian design and designers than anyone else, at least in the last decade. 

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Distant Early Warning: Marshall McLuhan playing card set

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

Via CDR via trexfiles23 on Flickr “One caveat: a few of the cards reflect then-popular attitudes toward women, akin to the crudeness and not-so-latent sexism of Mad Men.”

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