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First Name
Morgan
Last Name
Toane
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After arriving in Montreal in January '08, I've spent the last year cooking, starting an herb garden, improving my french and taking a break from writing. I'm a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Alberta in english and creative writing, with a bent towards poetry and fiction. One of my pieces of short fiction was published two springs ago in The Western Producer under the title "Dreams for Sale," and it deals with my childhood experience growing up on a farm north of Edmonton. In the future I hope to play frisbee, explore more of the content on Artistic Things, fix bicycles, continue my work with the Mankind Project, and go working on organic farms.

Peugeot gets waaaay ahead of itself

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Twain
May 26th, 2009

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I imagine the people at Peugeot live in those dwellings where the windows are actually translucent computer touch-screens, simulating soothing weather and giving them all the information they’ll need to start the day.  And their cappuccino maker says hello to them and reads them their daily horoscope and calls them by their full name.  And their children are named Aero and Phaedrus and Cassiopeia and pick up after themselves.  And, of course, they drive the Peugeot RD Concept tricycle. [ Continue Reading ]

Bixi puts the fun between your legs

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Twain
May 25th, 2009

bixi2 Bixi puts the fun between your legs

Walk around Central Montreal and you’ll notice a lot more cyclists than usual – and in Canada’s version of Amsterdam, that’s saying something.  Introducing Bixi, Montreal’s trendsetting public bicycle system. [ Continue Reading ]

Diesel makes $365 bracelet which also tells time

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Twain
May 22nd, 2009

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And when you ask the time of somebody who happens to be wearing this Diesel No Face watch, do they respond with the same blank expression they’re wearing on their wrist? [ Continue Reading ]

Montreal’s Cedric Taillon daydreams in oil and ink.

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Twain
May 21st, 2009

horsey web Montreals Cedric Taillon daydreams in oil and ink.

A solitary outline is filled in with paramour.  Pencil-leaden silhouttes gradually surround him, crowding a dingy bar as it is built.  Light fixtures descend from the ceiling to throw shadows of figures not yet substantiated, until the room is friendly and full.  The mood is tangible.  Exuberant.  Disturbing.  Organic, and spontaneously evolving.  Welcome to the world of Montreal’s Cedric Taillon. [ Continue Reading ]

Twain abides Finnish artist Sami Havia

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Twain
May 20th, 2009

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Sami Havia’s album covers - painted on cassette tapes – are pretty cool: another fine example of material reuse (the first “R”, don’t forget) and rejuvenation of cultural artefacts like the cassette.  No offense intended to The Dude by that ‘casettes being cultural artefacts’ remark; that’s just, like, my opinion, man. [ Continue Reading ]

Montreal’s The Movement is the message

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Twain
May 19th, 2009

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As if you needed another reason to take advantage of Montreal’s kaleidoscopic nightlife scene, prepare to dance your fucking ass off. [ Continue Reading ]

“Fashion, Illustration, and the element of surprise.”

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Twain
May 18th, 2009

big spoon 266x400 Fashion, Illustration, and the element of surprise.

Intrigued by the plasticization of the female form?  Jerk off to anime?  I know I am; and no, I prefer culinary prosthesis.  Rejoice, for digital artist Brian Walker has a little summin-summin for us all [ Continue Reading ]

“When I left you, I was but the learner. Now, I am the master.”

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Twain
May 13th, 2009

the vader project 700x465 585x388 When I left you, I was but the learner. Now, I am the master.

Thus spake Darth Vader moments before, to Luke Skywalker’s pubescent cries, he put the Jedi smackdown on Obi-Wan Kenobi.  And it’s hard to argue, given Vader’s enduring appeal.  Case in point:  The Vader Project, recently wrapped up at Pittsburgh’s Andy Warhol Museum, is an ever-expanding tributary jam on the ultimate intergalactic badass, [ Continue Reading ]

“Doc, I’m afraid I’ll throw this out next month!”

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Twain
May 12th, 2009

hypo 308x400 Doc, Im afraid Ill throw this out next month!

From Taiyo Onorato and Nico Krebs comes “The Hypochondriac.”  Nothing says “Gee, cool - I think I’ll sleep at my place tonight” like anatomical bedroom accessories.  Check the gallery for more cheeky designs. [ Continue Reading ]

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