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How We Roll - Work-Shop. What is Work-Shop? We are glad you asked! Work-Shop is a creative concept that will broaden your horizons and help you unleash your inner awesome. We provide affordable short courses in life skills and alternative art. We’ve teamed up with Australia’s brightest creative minds to share their knowledge and help teach you a new skill.
From 3D printing and stencil art through to music and gardening – life skills and personal development through to cooking doughnuts and mushroom foraging, we offer a broad range of fun and creative short courses to suit our time poor lives. We will inspire you to pick up that pen, paintbrush, hammer or sewing machine and flick the switch that will kickstart a whole new way of life. What we’re about Community values lie at the heart of our project. Get involved! Work-Shop will constantly change and evolve, so if you have an idea or course to teach, please email us at email@example.com.
Makers. Made PR. CONCEPT — Steadfast Supply. Steadfast Supply is built on the concept of ‘linking brands with consumers, generating community and support for the local creative economy.’ It is a store where you may find yourself becoming fascinated with a new interest, and linked not just with things, but also with the creative minds behind the brands. A pop-up within a pop-up, the space will be housed with approximately 15–20 rotating curated brands. The layout is formatted, and includes custom fixtures and displays. A perfect platform for brands to display and showcase their products, the custom fixtures will link the brands together within the retail space, while maintaining and keeping the overall vision cohesive. The store includes the following retail categories from a local perspective: home accessory, beauty accessory, fashion accessory, pet accessory, men’s fashion, women’s fashion, kid’s fashion, artisan packaged foods, and art.
Kitchen /Garden. Taking art to the street | AGO Art Gallery of Ontario. October 25th, 2016 Photo: AGO Do you love finding art in unexpected places? Take a walk along Croft Lane just north of College Street and you can explore a new immersive art project created by local youth. StreetARToronto and the AGO collaborated on an initiative this summer which saw nine young people create murals in this vibrant Annex neighbourhood. To kick-start the project, the young artists took part in a street art tour and gained valuable training at the AGO. By the end, AGO Youth Council members and Parkdale Collegiate and Central Technical School students had painted 23 garage doors, which now feature a vivid mix of abstract shapes and colours. Residents had a chance to see the results on Sunday, September 11, when they toured the revitalized laneway and celebrated the project’s success, along with the youth, staff from partnering organizations and Ward 20 City Councillor Joe Cressy.
Study Abroad for Grown-Ups: The Surprisingly Affordable Way 3 Women Took Their Office Global This Year | Apartment Therapy Main. The end of neighbours. Photo illustration by Levi Nicholson It’s a new day in the neighbourhood all across the Western world. More than 30 per cent of Canadians now say they feel disconnected from their neighbours, while half of Americans admit they don’t know the names of theirs.
An Australian sociologist investigating community responses in the wake of the 2011 floods in Queensland found relations in “a precarious balance”; neighbours were hesitant to intrude even in emergencies—leading the scholar to conclude that “we are less likely than ever to know” our neighbours. Quite right, too: A recent poll of 2,000 Britons found a third declaring they couldn’t pick their near neighbours out of a police lineup. Two new books, The Vanishing Neighbor by Marc Dunkelman, and Susan Pinker’s forthcoming The Village Effect, mine the data and sound loud warnings.
Related: Condo hell Why more seniors are “living apart, together” How marriage can save your life GraphicaArtis/Corbis More by Brian Bethune: Cars vs. people. B-metro. Just some of the many pies that are made on premises from scratch, and sold Sometimes the way to a community’s heart is through its stomach: The promise of PieLab. Story and Photographs by Meg McKinney From the first bite of luscious pie to the last crumb on your plate, followed by homemade raspberry lemonade, you know that your taste buds have been taken to another culinary realm when you visit PieLab, a non-profit community kitchen in Greensbora, Ala.
It’s a trip that you don’t want to end. And that “more” can be a piece of buttermilk pie accompanied by a glass of sweet buttermilk, or peach cream pie, or pecan pie— all available in mini-pie and regular pie slices. The most popular pie on a recent trip was the peach cream. Their savory pies are popular as well. Each crust is made by hand and rolled flat with a wooden rolling pin on a flour-dusted surface. Making a pie crust PieLab doesn’t scrimp on sweet variations, offering blueberry peach crisp, bread pudding and chocolate walnut brownies. Cate Powell / Regional & National Sales / Pie Lab « Good Food Jobs. Cate’s is a classic story of following her instincts and winding up in a surprising place: a dream job.
You can guess that the best part is that this job involves pie – versatile, delicious, and always tempting you with its curves. But better yet, Cate’s good food job involves pie based on the mission of bringing people together to ‘create businesses that transform communities,’ thanks to her employers at Pie Lab in Greensboro, Alabama. If you’re already feeling inspired enough to get involved, take Cate’s advice and apply for one of their ongoing internships. What attracted you to a good food job? I have a diverse background from studying religion in undergrad, to creating a jewelry business while living in Hyderabad, India for a year, to recently completing a master’s degree in International Affairs. How did you get your current good food job? That’s a good question, because making the match between good people and good jobs is often miraculous. Project M PieLab | The Design Portfolio of Reena Karia. PieLab is the brainchild of 14 designers from all over the country looking to create positive social change.
It all started out in Belfast, Maine. We designers descended upon the town to participate in Project M, a social innovation design fellowship lead by renowned designer John Bielenberg. We spent a week understanding the lay of the land and getting to know the people. At the time the economy was in bad shape, pirates off the coast of Africa were in the news, and there were groups of people in Belfast that were at odds. Some people wanted to preserve the town as it was without big box stores and others found that having a Wal-Mart there would be beneficial to their lifestyles.
In two weeks we knew that we couldn’t do anything super major. The day came and it was a success. So what was next? You can read more about PieLab in the NYTimes. The images are my own or come from various blogs and coverage of Project M and PieLab. 2016 Made In The South AwardsGarden & Gun Made In The South Awards. The Innovative Coworking Spaces of 15th-Century Italy.
Coworking spaces are on the rise, from Google’s “Campus” in London to NextSpace in California. Much has been made of these shared workspaces as a brand-new idea, one that barely existed 10 years ago. But the way they function reminds me of a very old idea: the Renaissance “bottega” (workshop) of 15th-century Florence, in which master artists were committed to teaching new artists, talents were nurtured, new techniques were at work, and new artistic forms came to light with artists competing among themselves but also working together. The Renaissance put knowledge at the heart of value creation, which took place in the workshops of these artisans, craftsmen, and artists. There they met and worked with painters, sculptors, and other artists; architects, mathematicians, engineers, anatomists, and other scientists; and rich merchants who were patrons. All of them gave form and life to Renaissance communities, generating aesthetic and expressive as well as social and economic values.
HOME - Makers Mentors. Food Photography Workshop | Ontario Culinary Tourism Alliance. Would you like to take better food photos or perhaps just learn a few tips and tricks on getting that perfect shot? Niagara Culinary Tours is very pleased to be hosting a Food Photography Workshop at Stratus Wines with Jen Chan from Food Pr0n.
Jen will be leading us in a camera agnostic workshop. So bring your iPhone, Android, point and shoot or DSLR. Jen will be talking about lighting, setting up your shot, tips and tricks of food photography and best apps to use for photo editing. Also joining us with fabulous food for our shots will be Chef Jason Dobbie of the Oban Inn and Spa and Chef Catherine O’Donell ofWillow Cakes and Pastries. About Jen: Jen’s travels around the city and abroad have given her plenty of fodder for her Twitter and Instagram feeds. Our chefs: Chef Jason Dobbie of Oban Inn and Spa, Niagara on the LakeChef Catherine O’Donell, Willow Cakes and Pastries Inclusions:
Raw Talent | Brixton£ | Pop Brixton Work Experience. | Pop Brixton. Raw Talent and Brixton£ teamed up with Pop Brixton to run a small business challenge, from the 8th-12th of February. We hosted a five day programme at Pop Brixton supporting 14-15 year olds from The Elmgreen School. Prior to the event, Raw Talent worked with The Elmgreen School to identify and prepare students from deprived backgrounds who would most benefit from this opportunity. This is part of the community give back scheme that all businesses in Pop Brixton sign up to.
The week started with an introduction and tour of Pop Brixton from Philippe Castaing, Pop Brixton's Community Director. Students learnt about the importance of small independent businesses in Brixton's wider economy. From Tuesday to Thursday the students worked with their mentors, learned about different businesses and attended master classes on key issues led by our experts. This is a pilot project for Raw Talent, a community based social enterprise with a mission to empower young people to create their future.
Boss Girl Creative | Podcast for Creative Entrepreneurs. The Next Big Interior Design Trend: The Artisan Way. Photo Courtesy of Stil Novo Design When a piece of furniture -or home decor- is individually handcrafted by an artisan, rather than mass produced through a factory chain, that instantly adds a distinct and personal touch to any interior space. Handmade products require time, artistry and skills which, once combined, give life to pieces greatly enriched by the care and personal attention invested by the artisan behind their creation. While the commonly defined as 'shabby chic' style doesn't truly have what it takes to be combined with a polished interior décor, the new generation of more stylistically interesting craftsman designs combines all the elements necessary to successfully integrate handcrafted pieces into any interior design, from the rustic to the more modern & contemporary.
Photo Courtesy of Stil Novo Design Artisanal crafts infuse the space with a true sense of artistry. Photo Courtesy of Wine Country Craftsman. Where to go on a dogsledding adventure | Toronto Life. Secret no. 2 to making the most of the city this chilly season By Simon Bredin | Simon Bredin | Tanya McCready and Hank DeBruin mounted their first dogsledding trip—a short jaunt from their home near Guelph Lake—in 1999. Not long after, the pair sold their house, quit their jobs (he was a millwright; she was an engineer) and bought 55 acres of pristine wilderness at the northern edge of Haliburton, three hours outside Toronto. Six creative ways artists can improve communities | Culture professionals network. From income inequality and unemployment to poverty, education and healthcare, communities around the world are facing critical challenges that require creative ideas and solutions.
Any of these challenges could use an artist’s mind, a creative question or a critical thinker to help us find our way to a more healthy and just future. Artists can illuminate truth, offer transcendent experience in a far too literal world, challenge us to feel, and connect us to our common humanity. The good news is that almost every community already has artists. Often, though, this readily available resource is untapped and underdeveloped. Communities need better tools to help them find and collaborate with artists, while artists need not just an invitation but a charge to engage with their communities. In cities around the globe, there is an exciting movement afoot to share ideas and models that help connect artists more deeply with their communities. Community Supported Art (US, Canada) Irrigate (US)
About Markets of New York City « Markets of New York City. Markets of New York City is a guidebook and a website that I created as a resource for people who aspire to a higher quality of life and a sustainable lifestyle by supporting local businesses and buying directly from the people who make and grow the things we all need and want. The modern versions of city’s historical markets provide New Yorkers and visitors with ample opportunity to live and shop this way. This website and the guidebook, is a resource for explorers, shoppers, collectors, foodies and fashionistas, as well as entrepreneurs, designers, growers and anyone seeking inspiration.
Whether you are interested in decorating your home with vintage furnishings, being the first to sport a new design trend, or taste-testing lobster rolls and salt caramels, this website provides in-depth information about the best of these venues, events and products in a single place. We help you find new places to shop locally, eat seasonally and support small businesses. Mission: What’s my story? New York Makers. Festival - What is Vintage Festival? - Vintage By Hemingway Celebrating 5 Decades of British Cool. The Vintage Festival The Vintage Festival is a truly unique annual event which celebrates 7 decades of British Cool. It brings together and celebrates the music, fashion, film, art, dance and design from the 1920s to the 1980s that has made Britain the world's creative and cultural hot bed. Vintage explores this rich cultural history and the extraordinary influence that it has had on the modern world. The Vintage Festival Concept In 2007 Wayne and Gerardine Hemingway and the HemingwayDesign team developed a concept of a festival that celebrated the history of British Creativity.
The concept had its birth in August 2010 at the highly acclaimed Vintage Festival on The Sussex Downs. In 2011 Vintage at Southbank Centre and Royal Festival Hall, helped London celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the Festival of Britain and in 2012 provide a two day highlight of the Preston Guild. Video above produced by www.ichikoo.com A Winning Team "An offbeat, cultural haven...
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