BRIKA — creativity

BRIKA is growing!

art creativity design Toronto

As we announced in our February #BRIKAmonthlymantra post, BRIKA has found a new home at Square One Shopping Center in Mississauga, just west of Toronto. With this big change means new design for the brand new space—accordingly, our resident creative designer Sasha has been hard at work putting together a blueprint for our new storefront. Even though our very first brick and mortar office is still a work in progress, we’re thankful to have our HP Color LaserJet Pro on hand to help out with pressing deliverables. From design material to proposals to Maker profiles and beyond, having a high-functioning...

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Q+A with Chef Taryn Casey, Rose and Sons Swan

creativity food Q+A

Photography by Kayla Chobotiuk A chef at Toronto’s Rose and Sons Swan restaurant, headed by Anthony Rose (“the Judd Apatow of the city’s restaurant scene”), Taryn Casey always knew she wanted to be a chef. After completing a culinary management degree at George Brown, she traveled the world in search of semifreddo and pan di spagna (thanks to Italy, amongst many other countries) and then journeyed home to cater (literally) to Toronto’s restaurant scene. Her current post at Swan sees her as the mastermind behind the restaurant’s menu staple Taryn’s Daily Bakes, where she creates a new and innovative baked...

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BRIKA’s best: Our guide to the best of Toronto

BRIKA's best cool finds creativity

Artwork of Toronto map by BRIKA Maker Forest & Waves  The New York Times has shown Canada a lot of love lately, with its recent, somewhat caustically-titled piece “With the Rise of Justin Trudeau, Canada Is Suddenly…Hip?” that highlights some of today’s coolest Canucks, and it prominently features Toronto as #7 in its list of 52 Places to Go in 2016. As you may already know, the BRIKA standalone shop is also home to our Toronto office on the downtown Queen West strip, and we happen to think this city is pretty cool, too (we’ve known that for a while...

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Q+A with P.S. I Made This Studio Director, Vivian Cheung

creativity design DIY inspiration Q+A

We first met New York City-based Vivian through the ever-popular craft blog P.S. I Made This, where she’s been the Studio Director for four years and seen the company evolve into a bonafide crafting empire. A jack-of-all-trades, her responsibilities include everything from conceptualizing and testing new craft ideas to directing photo shoots, creating graphics for the website and social media platforms, and leading the creative team that works beneath her. Where do you find your inspiration? When it comes to finding unique new craft ideas, a lot of my inspiration comes from Pinterest and Instagram; my coworkers and I will...

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