Toronto! Luminato is back for it’s 5th Year…
To celebrate, K’Naan and Kae Sun will launch the festival with an Opening Night Concert at David Pecaut Square. Running from June 8-17th, you will have plenty of chances to take part in the incredible celebration of artistry. Events fall under categories like theatre, music, literature, visual, magic, food and illuminations and you can bet there is something for everyone at the Festival.
We’ve heard great things about Einstein on the Beach, and the story behind it interests us even further. The visualization of Beethoven’s Sonatas by Jorinde Voigt is likely another “can’t miss” as well. Be sure to check out some of the other events, and some unique experiences that Festival Partners like L’Oreal and Kiehl’s are offering.
You can bet that some of our team will be at the President’s Choice 1000 Tastes of Toronto event, in addition to a few others. Leave a comment or tweet us the events you’re looking forward to, and hopefully we’ll see you there!
For more info: luminato.com
Our good friends Mike del Mundo (Marvel Comics Artist) and Totem Resolve teamed up with the legendary Wu-Tang Clan member Ghostface Killah to create a limited edition skate deck. The deck pays homage to Ghostface’s super alias Ironman Tony Starks and is available for pre-order here: thegfkbrand.com
In today’s digital world, it’s nice to see a documentary like this, focusing solely on print and its future. The short doc features interviews from active members in the Toronto print community like Joanne Saul from Typebooks, as well as Art Director Brian Morgan from Walrus Magazine. If you’re interested in books, design, or even the simplicity of having something tangible in your own two hands, take a few minutes to watch this short film.
For more info: epiloguedoc.com
The Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival is running May 1-31st, exhibiting artists’ work, not only from Toronto, but from around the world. There’s one exhibit that’s a MUST SEE entitled ‘Full Frontal T.O.’, by local Photographer Patrick Cummins. Over the past 30 years he’s wandered the streets of Toronto collecting images of its ever-changing city landscape. His “collations” act as a visual history lesson of the city’s architecture, as the photos compare the similarities and differences between the same buildings over the years. The exhibit opening is May 9, 7-10pm at Urbanspace Gallery, located at 401 Richmond St West. The exhibition launch will also coincide with Coach House Books’ publication of Patrick Cummins’ Full Frontal T.O.
For more info: Full Frontal T.O.
As most of you already know, our website is dedicated to showcasing a variety of Toronto talent. We post about artists, musicians, community leaders, young entrepreneur’s, photographers and much more. Our city is one of the most photographed cities in the world, so it only makes sense to introduce some of our favourite photographers.
Richard Gottardo is a Toronto based photographer, responsible for the beautiful skyline shot (as seen above), which is now 1 of our 5 main images on 1loveto.com. To see more great work from Richard, CLICK HERE.
Roman Dmitri snapped this surreal photo of The ROM (Royal Ontario Museum), which he’s entitled ‘Crystal Palace’. To see more HDR work from Roman, CLICK HERE.
Check out this incredible shot of City Hall and its reflection, by photographer Edwin Chang. See more photos HERE.
Rémi Carreiro is no stranger to us! If you ever go to our 1 LOVE T.O. Store, you’ll see the giant cityscape photo that covers our entire shop, courtesy of Rémi. Check out more of his pics on Flickr: purplepick
This shot of Trinity Bellwoods Park instantly got our attention, so we decided to feature it as another 1 of the 5 main images on our new site. Check out more photos here: flickr.com/scienceduck
Last week we announced that 1loveto.com has become part of the #AmexAmbassador team, where we get to enjoy all the perks that Amex offers its Cardmembers. One such perk is Amex Delights, an online destination that is updated regularly with special offers designed with Amex Cardmembers in mind.
As part of the VIP Amex Delights package, this past weekend we attended the Canadian Premiere of “War Horse.” Yes, that’s right. We already saw it and it was sooo good.
Part of the packaged included access to a VIP reception prior to the play starting inside the lovely Princess of Wales Theatre; there were complimentary cocktails and then we knew we were in for a great Friday night theatre experience. In the trailer posted above you see the War Horse as a very young hunter horse, but during the course of the play you watch “Joey” (the horse) grow. And the more his character develops, the further you have fallen in love with him without realizing it – and that’s all before intermission.
We definitely don’t want to ruin it for you, but it’s worth checking out. And for more info about Amex Delights, check out their Facebook tab. Amex Delights is currently offering a great package for another Mirvish show coming up in May, Bring It On: The Musical. (Tix are a great gift idea)
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A collection of over 30 Hearts in 40 seconds… Happy Valentine’s Day!
Once in awhile, we’ll post something about LOVE, even if it’s not directly related to Toronto. In this case, artist Curtis Kulig (of the famous “Love Me” tags) and Shepard Fairey (of the OBEY campaign) have come together to create a limited-edition line of clothing for both men and women. The “Love Me” Project is a part of the 2012 Spring/Summer OBEY catalog, and is now available online.
To see the entire collection, CLICK HERE.