The cozy revolution is in full effect this fall as brands harmonize comfort and style for their fall/winter collections
In the microcosm of a single kitchen, a larger sense of kinship can be felt. And for many chefs, tattoos are permanent markers of that identity.
Why do we feel the urge to jump from high places?
“Trends give me anxiety. They come and go so fast, and finally always come back a few decades later.”
“I think that being young is just being the closest to God. You don’t worry about anything, you’re happy for no reason, you’re fascinated by everything. That’s the purest form of human. My goal in life is to try and stay as close to that as I can. I think as you grow and as you go through the world, it’s impossible to fully retain it.”
Musical selections from the autumn issue.
Nature and luxury meet at 1 Hotel’s latest retreat and first Canadian address located in the heart of Toronto. The 112-room property boasts a biophilic design, with in-room houseplants and sustainably sourced wood furnishings courtesy of designer and architect David Rockwell.
Following last summer’s BLM protests, art became an important vessel for messaging. But what does it mean when that art is being commissioned by the power structures built on colonial values?
Merging the worlds of ballet, performance art, and counterculture, the Kenyan-born Indian-Canadian artist places community at the heart of his work by questioning the status quo and finding hope through resilience.
The Vancouver-born actress and musician on the vulnerability of comedy, her affinity for indie films, and her future plans following the success of her breakout role on Riverdale.
When so much of Kenya’s conservation efforts have been guided by colonial and Western structures, Reteti’s successes signify a seismic shift, not only within conservation but within the social and economical contexts of the Samburu people.
Interior Infinite explores the ways radical self-expression ruptures the constraints of the usual.
When it comes to sensitive skin, less has always proved to be more.
Refine your next playlist with this selection of recent album releases, curated by our editors.
The wallpaper—titled The Bear—references the namesake novel through a pattern of oil-painted motifs.
“Music really helps me understand the narrative of my life.”
“NBNW was conceived as being part art, part anthropology, and part fashion.”
For working millennials, there is a general distaste for unnecessary communication—meetings or phone calls that could have been emails instead—but for older generations, there is an element of human warmth to small talk.
In her 30-year career, Claxton has amassed a multidisciplinary body of work as expansive as the sky.
Juno-winning producer and DJ Felix Cartal on his punk-rock roots, tackling imposter syndrome, creating dance music in a time of social distancing, and his new album Expensive Sounds for Nice People.
“It is atrocious and radiant and beautiful and revolting what women can handle and what women can endure.”
Based in Montreal and founded in 2019 by Kenya-born Alex Dingiria and Lindani Mokgweetsi in Vancouver, Kali Works pays homage to the collective identity of Africans through fashion.
A city defined by its health-conscious communities, Vancouver has more than its fair share of vegan restaurants.
The centre reached a new milestone earlier this month when it opened the doors to its new home on Granville Island: a 50,000-square-foot facility with expansive studio and workshop spaces.
The exhibition has over 100 pieces on display from 60 renowned international artists, including Warhol and Ruscha as well as Cindy Sherman, Nobuyoshi Araki, Guy Bourdin, Man Ray, and Wolfgang Tillmans.
A curated list of new song releases, handpicked for you.
Largely autobiographical, Arlo Parks’ songs are “almost like a diary entry,” she says.
Nadia Belerique creates contemporary installations with a photographic eye, building scenes with mixed materials.
Willo Perron creates worlds of light and colour, immersive scenescapes that evoke vivid sensory realms.
As more time passes, each memory becomes a recollection of a recollection, distorting with every iteration like a game of telephone.
How does a singular, destructive event bleed across time? How does it change our relationship to the objects and natural world around us?
Desiire emulates the complexity of identity through sound.
The singer and Juno Award-winner sifts through history to tell stories about African culture as well as his lived experiences.
Clerel’s musical journey has been a process of self discovery.
Inspired by the icons fronting the vanguard of female hip-hop, from Nicki Minaj to Missy Elliott, SLM is aiming high.
Comparing himself to an early version of Common, Phelps sees himself belonging to the modern rebirth of neo-soul music.
Haviah Mighty’s music radiates with a sense of overwhelming fortitude, ready to burst through her songs at the seams, from the power of her delivery to her lyrical depth.
The work by the Canadian choreographer and artist was originally created in the aftermath of the Pulse Nightclub shooting in 2016, but the message is still relevant today.
A fusion of Afrobeats, R&B, and dance-influenced sounds, Töme’s style defies genre as much as it embraces it.
There’s a dual purpose to the Toronto rapper’s songs: one born out of necessity and one born out of healing.
If Malachi could be summarized in a single word, it would be “versatile.” The Toronto singer approaches music like a sport and with a singular focus: to be the best.
The Quebec rapper’s lyrics twist and turn from rapid bars to melodic rhythms, delivered with signature precision and style.
Stephen Voyce’s relationship to music is one born of loss and healing.
Dominique Fils-Aimé sees music in primary colours: the blues are blue like silent nights, jazz is red like the violence of revolution, and soul is yellow like the sun and healing.
For the beauty space specifically, opting for businesses owned and/or operated by BIPOC is one step toward shifting the social narrative to culture keepers.
A curated list of new album releases, handpicked just for you.
Founder Tavia Bonetti turned to the natural terrain and childhood memories of her hometown to guide the brand’s latest collection.
This tiny jellyfish managed to sidestep death and achieve what so many centuries of human culture have romanticized: immortality.
Where do we go from here? reflects on the tumult of 2020 and, in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement, considers the VAG’s own role as a collecting and exhibition institution.
Her lyrics, which often touch on the complexities and contradictions of love and relationships, prod at the messiness of being human.
Toronto-born fashion icons Canada Goose and October’s Very Own (OVO) are celebrating their anniversary with a capsule collection dedicated to the Canadian terrain.
Here, we recommend five hair-repair treatments for an extra dose of TLC during the winter months.
TOBi’s musicality is a harmonious blend of soul, R&B, and rap; he seamlessly shifts between rapping and singing with a stylistic fluidity.
Jennifer Abbott’s new documentary The Magnitude of All Things dissects the grief of climate change.
A new exhibition pays homage to the multi-faceted artist.
Bridging the basketball player’s personal streetwear-influenced style with Nobis’ technical components, the capsule promotes an ethos of “functional beauty.”
To immerse himself in the world of Ruinart’s wine, Shrigley spent time wandering the vineyards and cellars of Champagne, observing the methods and idiosyncrasies of labourers in the fields, and—importantly—drinking some champagne.
It’s not just the mere existence of plenty of female surfers in Tofino that’s exceptional, it’s that there is a palpable culture of empowered and empowering women encouraging each other to excel in the sport.
A curated list of new song releases, handpicked for you.
Some of the most delectable pasta offerings can be found in Vancouver. Here, we’ve compiled a list of the most popular spots and some hidden gems in the city.
In our imagination, strangers can become anything and everything; they are perfect by virtue of their unknowability.
The online platform is a digital showroom, marketplace, and creative hub for contemporary fashion designers all in one.
Indulgent in all the right ways, the personification of the Miljours spirit is one that values quality over quantity.
To many—Muslim viewers in particular—the show is a refreshing departure from typical representations of Islam in the mainstream media.
The tome is as much a piece of art as it is a slice of history.
Heavily influenced by her personal style and artistic vision, the line translates the dreamy nostalgia of female adolescence into wearable pieces.
With a focus on first-rate international cinema and Canadian creativity, TIFF 2020’s lineup “reflects [the] tumult” of the year.”
With each EP release the LA-based self-taught musician puts out, she sidesteps a defining genre, switching up and maturing her sound as if each song were a lesson.
A Marie Clements play moves like a poem across the stage, unspooling metaphors in sound and light, movement and dialogue.
Featuring photographs taken while in isolation during the early days of the pandemic in Grey County, Ontario, Natural Order presents immensely detailed scenes of a thawing Canadian forest.
Born out of Theallet and Francoeur’s romance and launched late last year, the Montreal-based luxury design brand is a harmony of fair trade fashion and traditional craftsmanship.
Breaking the mould of structured genre, Lexxicon’s sound—which melds hip-hop and R&B with reggae and dancehall beats—is an amalgamation of his personality and origins.
From authentic Chinese tea tasting to classic high tea experiences, we’ve rounded up ten of Vancouver’s best and most historic tea shops.
Screening online from August 13 to 23, the film festival will feature over 60 films from 10 countries, as well as virtual Q&As with filmmakers, panels, parties, and workshops.
Hot weather calls for cold coffee.
Here, we’ve compiled a summertime playlist of new releases to dance to, cry to, sip to, and escape to.
“The missing are our matriarchs, our queens, our kin, our givers of life. We owe them answers.”
The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts’ latest exhibition takes a Midnight in Paris-esque turn to la belle époque.
It can often feel like our curls have a mind of their own: coils, flyaways, and frizz each have a unique temperament answerable only to the moon. Navigating the unpredictability of curly hair’s twists and turns requires a healthy dose of patience—and the right products.
While National Indigenous Peoples Day is a day of celebration, the effort to learn and respect the complex cultures of Canada’s Indigenous communities can extend far beyond a single day.
In celebration of National Vermouth Day (June 19), Ampersand Distilling Co. has released a second limited-edition run of its Imperative Dry Vermouth, made in collaboration with Victoria winery Rathjen Cellars.
In the lead-up to National Indigenous Peoples Day, on June 21, the Montreal Museum of Fine Art (MMFA) is spotlighting exemplary Indigenous contemporary art across its online platforms for public viewing.
Benny Bing’s paintings are unapologetic statements of colour and composition; the self-taught painter creates work that celebrates the beauty of black bodies in a system of unequal representation.
The activist’s book provides tangible evidence of instances of racial oppression, tension, and violence in Canada, which are not one-off exceptions, but rather part of a complex system of laws and tactics rooted in imbalanced power structures.
For a visual perspective to enhance and amplify your music experience, here are 10 recommended new music video releases to watch and listen to.
“There is no question that representation is central to power. The real struggle is over the power to control images.”
“Throughout the world, you will find myth and folklore related to the water. This is nothing other than a testimony to humanity’s respect for their source material. We are all mostly water, after all.”
Though many creatives have had dips in work, initiatives like Belgian Moon’s #UnderTheSameMoon campaign have made strides in supporting artists by commissioning art projects across Canada with messages of unity.
The British singer-songwriter’s soft songs are tinged with a careful balance of melancholy, heartache, and nostalgia—a soundtrack for imaginary breakups and forgotten loves.
Visit Costa Rica has put together a weekend guide to travel the country’s culinary offerings, natural landscapes, and culture—all from home.
In anxiety-ridden times, there’s something comforting about stories that are removed from our reality entirely, yet rooted in human emotion.
Accommodating up to 14 vehicles per 35-minute time slot, the concept is the first of its kind in the world.
Bruce Poon Tip, founder of the small-group travel company G Adventures, considers the world of travel post-COVID in a new e-book, Unlearn: The Year the Earth Stood Still, a 24-page “love letter to travellers.”
The 35-minute experience, best listened to in one sitting alone at night according to Fleming, captures in sound both the depth of intimacy and the fleeting intoxication of young love.
Alternative-folk band Local Natives’ latest album, Violet Street Remixes, is a curation of remixed tracks off of the band’s fourth album, which released this time last year.
As the first conservancy to be governed by the local Maasai community—the pastoralist tribe the Mara is named after—Nashulai is a unique model of wildlife and community conservation.
Here, we’ve compiled a list of how creators around the world have responded to the COVID-19 crisis through creative expression.
The Middle East meets West in Loveclosely’s designs, which infuse contemporary styles—influenced by the likes of Drôle de Monsieur and Adidas—with motifs inspired by Middle Eastern art, poetry, and architecture.
The entire show feels like a caricature of how much of the outside world views America.
Haviah Mighty is power personified. The command that her voice, flow, and performance hold over audiences attests to a confidence as natural as her real name: Mighty.