Nominated for more than 70 National Magazine awards and named this year's small magazine of the year by Canadian Editors, This Magazine continually proves its commitment to covering the most progressive topics in politics, culture, ideas, and art. A team of dedicated, emerging writers outfits the bi-monthly publication with alternative analysis of current events, providing award-winning investigative journalism, provocative commentary, and suitable lettering for a ransom note. Recent articles include an in-depth look at the die-off of the honeybee and three poems written by Ottawa poet Pearl Pirie.
Len van Bruggen IV is trying to create "a more desirable reality" through his photography. At Lens Work—his boutique art and photography gallery in Little India—Len displays work that reflects his sense of humour and love of the absurd. He also leads classes for other aspiring artists. Photography students can learn the fundamentals needed to manually operate their camera and creatively capture a subject or use advanced digital editing software. All instructors at Lens Work are professional photographers and artists in their own right, and they are dedicated to imparting their skills and passion to students of all skill levels.
IRIS Beads & Charms makes it easy to wear your heart on your sleeve?or around your neck. The online shop specializes in personalized bracelets and necklaces, all of which are built by customers using a wide selection of beads and charms. The glass beads bring color and swirling patterns to each piece. The charms, on the other hand, are made from silver or rhodium, and shaped to resemble everything from infinity signs to flowers to owls. IRIS has also organized seasonal collections of its charms and beads, gathering green items that would be perfect for spring, and red ones for when spring turns to volcano season.
Canadian Gardening magazine arrives at doorsteps six times a year to inspire outdoor spaces. With glossy photos, it delves into such fertile territory as seasonal blooms, plant nutrition, and landscape design. In each issue, readers will find a shopping guide to inform their purchases, as well as tips to turn lawns from lackluster to maxluster.
Larger Than Life specializes in wall art that combines modern materials with state-of-the-art digital-production technologies. With today's Groupon, you'll receive one of its panoramic wall murals, 48 inches by 12 inches in size. Browse the selection of city- and landscapes and order online. Keep it local with a shot of the Museum of Art's classical architecture or the Swann Memorial Fountain, or roam far away with a sweeping shot of a dewy, cobbled Paris street at dawn. Hop in a convenient TARDIS and travel to ancient times with shots of the Pyramids at Giza, or go to the temple ruins in Machu Picchu. Tropical and mountain scenes are also available, along with fields of vividly red tulips and a diner on Route 66. Think not on frames or complicated mounting procedures; all murals are printed on fabric paper and designed to adhere to any kind of wall material, all without leaving residue or damaging the underlying surface. If a band of renegade apiarists is dangerously close to discovering the galvanized-steel hive stocked with superbees in your neighbor's backyard, and you need to leave town, simply peel the mural and go; it's safe to remove and reapply numerous times.
Fab-U-Craft's spacious retail space houses a diverse cache of beads, beading supplies, and jewellery-making accessories. Each Intro to Beading class escorts students through the fundamentals of beading, including learning about the many varieties of beads, proper beading technique, and how to tell which beads are edible while foraging for wild beads in the forest. Under the friendly tutelage of one of Fab-U-Craft's instructors, new beaders ages 15 and older are swept up in a lighthearted hands-on learning experience, which culminates with each pupil having fashioned 6mm crystals and sterling silver into a striking Swarovski and sterling-silver bracelet. All necessary materials, including beads, tools, and stringing materials, are included with the class. Fab-U-Craft's introductory class can provide an ideal primer for other jewellery-making classes, including montee bracelet classes, earring classes, and bullet-deflecting bracelet classes taught by Wonder Woman.