Hola internet! And by the way, the word internet is now officially referenced with a lowercase “i”instead of that authoritative uppercase “I” that persisted for so long. I think it’s about time.
Anywho, this blog continues to live and breathe despite my neglect, so I thought it was time for a fresh post about my neighbourhood and some cool art related inspiration. I moved to a new neighbourhood in Toronto earlier this year, and have started to discover its hidden gems.
First up, TOWN – a nifty little card shop featuring high quality cards, paper goods, gifts and trinkets located on Bloor St. W at Brock.
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I’ve been meaning to stop by for several weeks now as they always have thoughtful window displays that catch my eye. They have a really nice selection of cards from Rifle Paper Co., Garance Dore, Paper E Clips, and other handprinted cards by local artists. Cards are a little pricey but hard to resist for a paper junkie like me. I had to get this Gemma Correll one for a friend who just had a baby. How cute is it?
I resisted these ones from Smitten Kitten but they are hilarious. Someone is getting one of these cards from me real soon.
Images via Smitten Kitten
Next up, GREY TIGER. A cool girl, artisnal AF coffee shop that makes delicious Americanos. I think they also do drinks at night. Anyways, it’s charming as hell in there and I hear they have cool cat wallpaper in the bathroom.
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And lastly, a round up of some cool artists I’ve been having feeeeeeelings for lately…
Jeannie Phan (a Toronto freelance illustrator, yay the 6ix)
All images via http://www.jeanniephan.com/
All images via http://www.kristintexeira.com/