Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Upcoming Show

The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly

Opening Reception: November 20, 2009 8-12pm
Show Runs until: November 20 - December 7 2009
Location: Smash! 2880 Dundas West

Artists Showing: Harvey Chan, Johny Deluna, & Jose Ortega

Harvey Chan is an accomplished artist based in Toronto. He wears many hats, including those of illustrator, gallery artist, and teacher. He teaches Illustration at OCAD and Sheridan College, as well as a variety of courses at the Toronto School of Art. His recent work has featured poetic explorations of the human form integrating with graphic organic forms to create emotional expression and tension.

Johny Deluna recently resumed his art career after a long hiatus, during which he worked successfully as a writer, cinematographer and in new product development. Say’s Deluna “I have tried many things over the years, but my first love is visual art. I don’t have a clear goal in mind when I start a work, but if the finished piece surprises me, I keep it … if it doesn’t I get rid of it."

Jose Ortega is a painter, commercial illustrator and co-founder of Lula Lounge. He lives and works in Toronto and New York. Among his notable accomplishments, he has worked on many public commissions including a series of two mosaic murals for New York subway stations and a stained glass window for the Buckingham Hotel in NYC and designed postage stamps for the US Postal Service.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Toronto Power Company

Crane status sign at abandoned Toronto Power Company station, upstream of Niagara Falls.
Click above for more abandoned building pics from the UK and Canada.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Why can't I live in a cave-house instead of stupid, old Toronto?

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Photo By: Morad Reid Affifi

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Happy Travels

Over the past month and a half we have had some aid from a Texan girl named Alder. She is enthusiastic, positive and always smiling. We thought she should get a shout out to say thanks for dealing with Smash and our quirks. Hope you got home safe!

Monday, October 19, 2009


We're off tomorrow to Mennonite country. And a few secret locations.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Happy Friday

Thursday, October 15, 2009

The Greatest Store in the World!

What is it they say about believing your own press?

Monday, October 12, 2009

Robin Red

Working on the east wall

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Some Days are Better Than Others

Helmut + Ball Chair + El Camino = Awesome Morning

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Friday, October 2, 2009

Things we love - Birds!

Who doesn't love birds? Nobody, that's who. Look at this stunning puffin.