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Toronto Design Offsite Festival: Interview with ceramicist Janet Macpherson

Toronto Design Offsite Festival: Interview with ceramicist Janet Macpherson

In an interview with Toronto Design Offsite Festival contributor Janet Macpherson, Mason Journal learns how the ceramicist creates a whimsical narrative through her hybrid figurines of animal forms.  Janet shares the inspiration for her contribution to the Capacity exhibit, and gives insight into her medium and practice on a local and international level. Mason Journal:... continue reading
Toronto Design Offsite Festival: Interview with artist Orest Tataryn

Toronto Design Offsite Festival: Interview with artist Orest Tataryn

In Mason Journal’s interview series with Toronto Design Offsite Festival designers and artists, we speak with an artist who uses light as his medium. Orest Tataryn shares with us his diverse history of experiences which fuel his creative process, and the principal of simplicity that defines his work. MJ:   How do you describe your craft/discipline/practice? Orest... continue reading
Toronto Design Offsite Festival: Interview with curator and designer Erin Mccutcheon

Toronto Design Offsite Festival: Interview with curator and designer Erin Mccutcheon

In part eight of the Mason Journal interview series with Toronto Design Offsite Festival organizers, we speak with Erin Mccucheon, a designer and curator of the highly anticipated Capacity show.  In conversation with Erin, we learn how Capacity is proving support to female designers, how Toronto Design Offsite is impacting the Canadian design industry, and... continue reading
Toronto Design Offsite Festival: Interview with design and curator Ange-Line Tetrault

Toronto Design Offsite Festival: Interview with design and curator Ange-Line Tetrault

We continue our Toronto Design Offsite Festival interview series with conversation with Ange-Line Tetrault, a product designer and contributing organizer for the Festival. In her interview with Mason Journal, Ange-Line describes her role as curator of Not Forkchops, and the contribution of her personal work as part of Woman King Collective for Come Up To... continue reading
Interview with Joy Charbonneau

Interview with Joy Charbonneau

With active roots planted in the pillars of architecture, design and art, Toronto-based Joy Charbonneau’s engagement extends vigorously throughout the local design community. By bringing together like-minded individuals in curated exhibitions, Joy demonstrates why Canadian artists and designers are resonating stronger than ever. Mason Journal had an opportunity to speak with Joy to learn how... continue reading
Interview with Bev Hisey: Everyday Housewife

Interview with Bev Hisey: Everyday Housewife

After seeing  her textiles or wool carpets, it is not difficult to see that Bev Hisey has a finely tuned eye for composing intricate patterns, colours and motifs.  The Toronto-based designer is the creator behind a growing series of remarkable floor coverings, textiles and objects. Recently converting her studio on Toronto’s Dundas West strip into... continue reading
Interview with Jaime Hogge: Photographer Extraordinaire

Interview with Jaime Hogge: Photographer Extraordinaire

We have all crossed paths with Jaime Hogge. His work consistently graces the pages of national publications, showing a robust versatility to capture the character of his diverse subjects. He has an ability, without hesitation, to get personal with his subjects to capture their natural charisma, usually within in the comfort of their own environment.... continue reading
Interview with Jaime Hogge: Photographer Extraordinaire

Interview with Jaime Hogge: Photographer Extraordinaire

We have all crossed paths with Jaime Hogge.  His work consistently graces the pages of national publications, showing a robust versatility to capture the character of his diverse subjects.  He has an ability, without hesitation, to get personal with his subjects to capture their natural charisma, usually within in the comfort of their own environment.... continue reading
Interview with Lori Harrison: Imperfection of the Everyday

Interview with Lori Harrison: Imperfection of the Everyday

Wabi-sabi is the celebration of imperfection, finding beauty in the incomplete, and recognizing the transient or impermanent nature of our environment. Toronto-based textile and furniture designer, Lori Harrison finds inspiration in this world view. Through documentation  of the places she travels and the city that surrounds her, Lori uncovers the beauty behind decay and captures... continue reading
Interview with Fugitive Glue: Design Field Agents

Interview with Fugitive Glue: Design Field Agents

Industrial Designers, Inventors, Up-Hoarders, Field Agents and Design Fugitives are all titles of merit held by Ryan Wilding and Jano Badovinac, partners of multi-disciplinary design studio Fugitive Glue. Taking experiences from international travel and with an environmental and social cognizance of the manufacturing process, Fugutive Glue operates their studio with a considered approach to the... continue reading
Interview with Vivien Leung: Design Community Facilitator

Interview with Vivien Leung: Design Community Facilitator

It can be argued that the value of a design is measured by the ability of that idea or object to amend quality of life.  There are others who see the value of design not only the end product, but the value of the process of design and how it contributes to a greater community.... continue reading
Interview with Shane Belcourt: An Urban Aboriginal Identity

Interview with Shane Belcourt: An Urban Aboriginal Identity

(Shane Belcourt premieres his latest short film titled, “Say Yes” on Mason Journal.   Viewable exclusively on this site only until April 30, 2012. )   Discovering your personal identity is a long journey; discovering your personal identity as a minority with a mixed heritage in a multi-cultural context is even more so. Toronto based filmmaker... continue reading