May 9, 2017

FEED YOUR FEED: Visual Artists

Nothing’s more empowering than surrounding yourself with people who take initiative and create rather than talk about what they want to create. These talented female artists are those kind of people.

Some of their art is NSFW and why should they be? They are portrayals of women at home, women confronting self-love and self-doubt and women being goddesses as they tackle everyday pleasures and grievances. They are honest depictions of women.

Here are some inspiring ladies who can riddle your timeline with raw illustrations and designs of what it’s like to be you.

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February 21, 2015

I Went on the Bachelor and all I Got Was This Silly T-shirt

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As always, the ladies of the Bachelor come searching for love and often leave with their sparkly stilettoed feet in their mouths! (Love can do that to ya).  We all know these women say the darnedest things, and come on- what would The Bachelor be WITHOUT these lady’s eloquent and articulate expressions? (HAR HAR HAR) read more…

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February 19, 2015

7 Tips To Survive a 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Screening

Because you know you want to see it…

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December 19, 2014

Aussie Obsession: Josef Salvat

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Australia has contributed a lot of wonderful musicians to our lives and headphones, and the gods from down under have outdone themselves yet again. Meet Josef Salvat, our latest music obsession with eyes so defined I can’t believe he’s not wearing eye liner. There are very few differences between Salvat and Salivating. Coincidence? I think not. read more…

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July 10, 2014

GIRL GUIDE: Caley Vanular

We’re going to take a gander and say that you’ve never met a Jill of all trades quite like Caley Vanular.

Though she has a creative portfolio that covers everything from art direction to design to marketing, first and foremost, this Vancouver native considers herself an athlete. So if a client list citing Aritzia and Herschel Supply Co. wasn’t enough to get you to put down that medium pizza(?) and get *out there*, then the fact that this superbabe/supergirl IS ALSO AN ATHLETE will definitely be incentive enough.

Oftentimes, traditional mindsets prevent people from understanding that we live in a day and age where our work can span a multitude of fields – and there’s no need to be confined by one thing. Living and working doesn’t have to be separate – and according to Caley, work doesn’t really seem like work when you love what you’re doing. Make your own opportunities, work hard, and keep pushing even in the bleakest of situations. So from crazy travel stories (that sound like something out of a movie), to general life/work advice, it’s time for you, too, to get inspired by this #WellTravelled storyteller. read more…

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July 9, 2014

GIRL GUIDE: Rosanna Webster

Welcome to Rosanna Webster’s mixed media wonderland. Here, trendy apparel offerings live amongst the flora + fauna in a hodgepodge of dreamy imagery. Like the title of her 2014 Urban Outfitters lookbook “Magical Realism”, this Brighton U graduate enchants with the force of an analogue point and shoot backed by an impressive resume. I’m talking Dossier Journal, Adidas Originals, and Bombay Bicycle Club. *pinch me* I must be dreaming!

A title-less experimenter, Webster paints with the technicolor of popular culture – a palette that’s long been dominated by stuffy CEO’s and boardroom dictators. This babely Britt, however, is neither. Though she only left the safe confines of art school a few years back, Webster’s already established herself as a standout member of the Instaset – a crew of young creators who are changing the game, one viral reblog at a time.

Between a brief jaunt to Glastonbury, the new age creator gave us a pep talk on creative confidence and challenging our imaginations. A message to post-grad hopefuls everywhere: “Be brave”. Because Rosanna Webster said so. read more…

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June 16, 2014

GIRL GUIDE: Jennifer Hom

If you have a little something called **the internet**, chances are you’ve seen Jennifer Hom’s work. We love opening our browsers with her illustrations greeting us instead of the usual red-blue-green-yellow Google logo (like, so basic).

Jennifer has worked on doodles celebrating on Gustav Klimt, Jules Verne, and one of our personal favourites: Freddie Mercury’s 65th birthday doodle. So good for learning! …And procrastinating.

Here are her words of advice, a list of her favourite illustrators, and an explanation on how she didn’t give up that one time she had to move 300 pounds of dirt. Who knew you could be a professional doodler? *shrugs* read more…

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June 4, 2014

GIRL GUIDE: Jessica Walsh

If Jessica Walsh’s work/Jessica Walsh herself wasn’t a regular topic of conversation between you and your design-obsessed/general friends, take a second to acknowledge that life as you know is about to change (for the better). Aside from penning Forty Days of Dating (the social experiment/type-enthusiasts’ dream that went viral last year), this multidisciplinary designer and art director has been making waves in the design industry – 2012 being the game-changing year in which the legendary Stefan Sagmeister (whose award-winning work appeared in every textbook I bought during my 4-year post secondary studies in graphic design, FYI) announced that he would be renaming his design firm, Sagmeister Inc., to Sagmeister & Walsh; deeming Jessica, then 25, as his business partner.

Though she got her start at age 11 coding and designing websites, her current body of work includes photo illustration, branding, typography, and everything in between. Even still, Jessica recognizes that having the technical skills is only half the battle of being a designer. Creating aesthetically pleasing things and conceptualizing effective ideas is key, yes, but the biggest battle is “selling your work to the client and staying persistent through production” – and that drive and persistency is truly an integral part of what makes Jessica so successful. Well…that, and maybe the techno & house music she listens while she works to keep her focused. #dulynoted read more…

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May 4, 2014

Sunday Morning Moodboard: Pen & Ink

Ink, for me, evokes memories of scratching quills and the smell of old paper. Evenings spent in the library around a crackling fire, marshmallows roasting, as friends doodle aimlessly in the margins of ancient encyclopedias.

Oh, wait. That’s Harry Potter.

But really, I just find something so inspiring about ink – writing and drawing with it is like taking a big chance, cause you can’t erase it or really cover it at all. What’s done is done. So take a risk, and look at this ink-tacular inspirational moodboard. read more…

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April 1, 2014

Six SUPER EASY Wall Art Ideas

Bedrooms are probably the most personal spaces of all time. Not only do they offer everything important, but they’re also your #1 haven for binge-TV-watching in bed. They’re also the means in which you execute the most important activity ever: sleep, and the space that holds your most prized possession: your wardrobe(s). Bedrooms are to houses are what breakfast is to life; the most important meal of the day. Yet somehow, they often find themselves messy and/or still resembling the Hello Kitty theme we tried to implement during our childhood.

If you’re like me, you had millions of plans for what your grown-up bedroom would look like when you got your own place – but let’s be serious: your current one is characterized by whatever bedding was clean (and subsequently, there is homework covering every inch of your floor). Needless to say, I’ve put more effort in making my grown-up room look, well, grown up, and I’ve been surprised by how easy it’s been. Here are some simple (and $$$ saving) wall art ideas to make your bedroom exponentially more beautiful with only a small amount of effort. read more…

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