RISK: Mani K. Jassal Designer blends cultures to create something new
Jan26

RISK: Mani K. Jassal Designer blends cultures to create something new

Among the many South Asian designers in the greater Toronto and Hamilton area, one shines out with her ability to blend the splendour of the culture with the modern looks of Toronto: Mani K. Jassal. Situated between a small biryani shop and a skating rink in the heart of a small subdivision in Brampton, Jassal’s showroom stands out with a bright white sign announcing her name. The showroom itself is full of vibrancy and colours...

Spice up October Between some great live shows, NOSH week, and of course, Halloween, October is shaping up to be a busy month
Oct06

Spice up October Between some great live shows, NOSH week, and of course, Halloween, October is shaping up to be a busy month

Between some great live shows, NOSH Week and of course, Halloween, October is shaping up to be a busy month. Here are some of our highlight events to check out this month. Oct. 14 – MIGRANT DREAMS @ Workers Arts & Heritage Centre The Hot Doc Audience Favourite, Migrant Dreams by director Min Sook Lee is making its premier local screening. The film presents the untold stories of migrant agricultural workers under Canada’s...

Dealing with rejection
Mar31

Dealing with rejection

After weeks of ogling from afar, everything seemed like it went well when you finally met in person. You dressed to the nines. You felt like you made a connection. You radiated confidence, proved you were educated on all the relevant topics and you laughed at all the right moments. But they still haven’t called you back. You wait a day, then two, then a week. Still nothing. You start to wonder if maybe you didn’t come off as great as...

Less is more
Mar31

Less is more

Every aspect of our world is designed in one way or another. From the appliances in our kitchens to the clothes on our backs, every switch and button has been meticulously considered and executed. Design — whether it be in buildings, laptops or can openers — weave through the fabric of our lives. But things have changed. Today, we live in a throwaway society. We create and consume in abundance, forgoing detail for convenience. The...

Arcade: A retro take on conventional bars As Hess village begins to change its image, Hamilton gets its first arcade bar for those looking for a cozier place to turn up
Mar24

Arcade: A retro take on conventional bars As Hess village begins to change its image, Hamilton gets its first arcade bar for those looking for a cozier place to turn up

By: Mitali Chaudhary Nestled in the loft of an Irish pub just off of the loud bass and strobe lights of Hess Village is a throwback to simpler times: The Arcade Bar. Retro, cozy and stocked with an impressive collection of classic arcade games, it offers a fresh take on Hamilton nightlife. Arcade’s humble beginnings mirror those of its soft-spoken owner, Justin Kavanagh, who moved to Canada from Ireland ten years ago, and whose...

Unnecessarily gendered products are problematic Companies often create gendered products without considering the effects they may have on consumers who fall outside the gender binary
Mar10

Unnecessarily gendered products are problematic Companies often create gendered products without considering the effects they may have on consumers who fall outside the gender binary

In the year 2016, companies continue to put new products onto shelves that are distinctly marketed for specific genders. Obviously, this is problematic for many reasons. For one, unnecessarily gendered products avouch the gender binary. Today, men and women live very similar lives. We grow up together, attend the same universities and work in the same offices. There are few distinctions that require us to constantly think about how...