These huge gates (about 20′ high) have been standing outside of Dupont subway station since 197. Ron Baird’s Miscellaneous Hardware separate street-level passersby from the high-voltage TTC transformers at the northwest corner of the intersection. “ BlogTo
Watch Ryan Emond’s video documenting how 3144 bicycles were assembled to compose Ai Weiwei’s “Forever Bicycles” for Nuit Blanche in Toronto.
The City of Toronto has followed the lead of Bell Canada and is attempting to fight graffiti with street art. The city has hired an artist to decorate city infrastructure with some eye-catching designs to deter graffiti. Check out the full story and some of the designs at Toronto Life.
Sculptor Anish Kapoor and architect Arata Isozaki have teamed up to design and build the world’s first large-scale inflatable concert hall in Tohoku, Japan. The mobile structure, called Ark Nova, was designed not only as a venue for concerts and events, but also to spread hope throughout the northeastern part of Honshu, which has been ravaged by earthquakes and tsunamis. The concert hall opens to the public on October 14th.
Norwegian artists Lisa Pacini and Christine Istad decided to work on a collaborative project to bring the sun to the places and the people that saw so little of it. The Traveling Sun is a large, circular light full of LEDs that slowly changes colour, melting into deep reds and lilacs. The light is exceptionally bright, and when firmly erected on to a pick up truck it can actually pass as the sun itself.
We tend to think that creativity is innate — you’ve either got it or you don’t. Our “creative type” friends are artsy, full of wonder and always wanting to dig into something deeper. The rest? They’re investment bankers.
Contrary to popular belief, no one is born without a creative bone in his or her body, and not all creative types are starving artists. In other words, we’ve all got it, but our personalities play a role in the kind of creative we are, and how we best feed into it.