FEIT – MAN VS MACHINE

Skipping the typical catwalk show, Feit is showcasing its footwear at the New Museum with an audio-visual film entitled Man VS Machine contrasting mass production techniques with the graceful skill and knowledge of the craftsmen who produce their footwear.

In collaboration with the director of the Paris Opera Ballet, Benjamin Millepied, composer Nicholas Britell and installation artist Jordana Maisie, the film is available to view online or at the New Museum, where it will be screened with a live demonstration.

As the number of shoes produced doubles every 20 years, Feit’s installation is a reminder of the value to be found in well-crafted products that are built to last.

SYDNEY’S RECOMMENDED: APARTAMENTO MAGAZINE

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Apartamento is a different kind of home décor magazine. Eschewing the glossy, spotless interiors that re ubiquitous in home décor magazines, Apartamento instead places their lenses on how people shape the spaces in which they inhabit.

By focusing on personalities and individuals’ stories, Apartamento feels more like a diary than a home décor magazine.

Their current issue features a trip to Donald Judd’s ranch as well as features on AA Bronson, Gary Panter and more.

SYDNEY’S RECOMMENDED: TORONTO DESIGN OFFSITE FESTIVAL

Image courtesy of Mjölk and Toronto Offsite Design Festival.
Image courtesy of Mjölk and Toronto Design Offsite Festival.

The Toronto Design Offsite Festival is a great opportunity to get to know Toronto’s industrial design talents and get a better understanding of the possibilities of design in all its applications.

Here are three TODO events that we wont be missing:

CU BY CASTOR DESIGN

Shop favourites, Castor Design, are taking over the former Cooper Cole Gallery space at 1161 Dundas St. West to show their latest collection as well as host a series of events and talks. More info.

COME UP TO MY ROOM

A mainstay of Toronto Design Offsite Festival, Come up to My Room fills 3 floors of the Gladstone Hill with emerging designers.

This year marks the thirteenth edition of Come Up To My Room and it is just up the street from our shop. More info.

TO DO TALKS: OJI MASONORI AT MJÖLK

On Saturday January 23, Japanese industrial designer Oji Masonori will be discussing his craft as well as his collection of tableware and lighting produced in collaboration with with Mjölk and small Canadian producers. More info.

David Bowie: 1947 – 2016

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While the Internet is abound with people all over the world mourning the passing of David Bowie, we still couldn’t help but share some of our favourite moments from one of the most talented and visionary artists of our time.

Let’s Dance

Heroes

Oh, You Pretty Things

Five Years

Soul Love

John, I’m Only Dancing

GOING, GOING, GONE!

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It still isn’t too late to enjoy markdowns up to 75% off on all designer collections in-store. Stock is going fast, but there are still lots of outstanding pieces and a few that have us scratching our heads as to why they’re still around.

The discounts wont be around forever since Spring shipments are just around the corner. So, if you haven’t had a chance to shop our sale yet, we encourage you to visit us soon.

SYDNEY’S HOLIDAY SURVIVAL GUIDE

The holiday season is indeed a time of celebrating family, friends, and the years’ accomplishments. However, if you hope to survive the travel, late nights, celebrating and family, you’re going to need the right supplies.

Here’s what’s getting us through our holiday season:

Travel

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This Mismo M/S utility duffle’s size is adjustable by the brass snaps and hooks on each corner allowing it to work equally well as a stowaway or an overnighter. This flexibility coupled with the waterproof Italian nylon body and vegetable tanned leather trimmings, makes this the perfect travel companion.

Keeping Warm

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It doesn’t get much better than this Donegal cashmere beanie hat from Brooklyn-base GREI. Coupled with these fully-lined ragg wool mitts from Upstate Stock, you’ll be set for whatever cold weather gets thrown our way. If, that is, we actually experience any cold weather this season.

Catching Up With Friends

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From our own United Stock Dry Goods, this hoodie is warm, comfortable and extremely well-constructed. Perfect for a casual night in or out. And, it is made right here in Canada.

Available in-store.

Cocktails With Friends

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This Marni crewneck is just casual enough and has the perfect amount of visual interest to make you (tastefully) stand out in any crowd.

Regular readers will know that we’re big fans of fine tailoring, beautiful textiles and subtle details and this Marni crewneck hits all these marks.

The Holiday Party

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If you’re ever unsure about a dress code, always opt for dressing up more rather than less. This is especially true for holiday get-togethers. Our KIN suiting is made from seasonal fabric sourced from Japan and Italy and features a modern, slim silhouette. We’ll work with you to make sure you find the perfect fabric and fit so you can look your best this holiday season and into 2016 and beyond. Give us a call or visit us in-store for more details.

SYDNEY’S RECOMMENDED: 032c

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The magazine might just be the perfect print format. It’s short enough to be digested in one or two sittings, but substantive enough to fully capture a moment in time in our culture. Like miniature time capsules, they’re always there to revisit.

One of the more interesting magazines currently being published is 032c. Published twice a year, 032c reports on global culture and fashion. In their latest issue, 032c speaks to Joseph Holtzman, publisher of the hugely influential interior décor magazine – Nest. This issue also covers Richard Branson’s economy-shifting Blockchain summit, Kanye West, Guy Debord and much, much more.

032c can be purchased wherever fine magazines are sold.