Posts Tagged ‘Canadian design’

The inexplicable fashion flair of Don Cherry

Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

“You told me to wear pink! That tie is lavender!” Don Cherry, the most daring dresser in Canadian television, probably, let alone in hockey, wore pink last Saturday in support of a cure for breast cancer. Cherry, the hockey commentator whose fractious half-time show “Coach’s Corner” is a controversial Canadian institution, is here complaining to his drily ironic sidekick Ron MacLean that the NHL’s designated breast cancer tie is not pink, and that it doesn’t really match the properly pink ensemble he’d asked his tailor make for the occasion.

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Canadian Coconut chair, the election, and Margaret Atwood

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

“Electoral reform.” That’s our comment on yesterday’s Canadian federal election. On this dark day in Canadian politics, when a majority of Canadians couldn’t put a stop to the tyranny of a minority, here’s a nice photo of a famous piece of Canadian design. This is the Donahue Chair, shown here in the house of Suzanne Dimma, the new editor of Canadian House & Home magazine.

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Our friends Propellor on the Canadian Design Resource

Thursday, November 15th, 2007


Check out the Canadian Design Resource, an excellent and informative compendium of Canadian Design. The CDR recently featured our friends Propellor Design’s Galiano lamp, at left.


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“I am not embarrassed, I am only fabulously sinking.”

Monday, January 29th, 2007


It is very odd to find yourself being used to illustrate some oblique purpose. My fur lifejacket, made as a sort of surrealist conversation piece from a real vintage lifejacket and a discarded mink jacket found in thrift, ended up here:

Fur for LACMA: “Following up on the announcement from the New York Times that the LA County Museum of Art isn’t getting Eli Broad’s collection, may I suggest this fur life jacket to be distributed to the museum committee.

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