So funny, so smart: Christoph Niemann

What a cutie.

Christoh discusses how he divides up his 9 hour work day.
(Love the second guessing and 'Inspiration' sections!)

Christoph explains the balance he requires in order to limit stress:
1 wildly creative job with no limitations for every 3 dull ones!
His feelings during the creative process

Today I watched the Creative Morning video from April with Berlin based Illustrator + Designer Christoph Niemann.
Insightful + hilarious and filled with great metaphorical drawings to illustrate his points.
My favourite point: His belief that assignments with 100% creative freedom can be very stressful. As a big fan of limitations I agree!

*Highly recommended for anyone working in a creative field.*
Do yourself a favour and watch this.

Inspiration: The Beauty of Maps

I'm watching an amazing documentary called the The Beauty of Maps which is a 4 part BBC series.
via swiss miss.

Through it discovered British artist Grayson Perry.
Here he is describing his Map of Nowhere from 2008

Love this - his ingredients of the Individual
Note how small talent is in relation to Confidence and Lady Luck. :-)
Wish I thought of that.

A Night at the Bell Light box

Our new Bell lightbox. Love at first sight.

Isn't it beautiful?

Inside: Buzz buzz buzz.

O+B's Canteen Look: Breakfast Wrap 5 bucks!

A great visualization of how TIFF chose the 100 Essential films.
(Looks better in person. Go see it.)
ps. Here is the LIST.

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Part of the Essential 100 Exhibit
Carl Dreyer's angsty Passion of Joan of Arc plays on a big screen - on a constant loop!

Really loved The Lives of Others. Glad it made the list.

An installation called 24 Hour Psycho Back and Forth by Douglas Gordon which plays Hitchcock’s Psycho on 2 adjacent screens, one in forward motion and the other in reverse!

This is playing tommorrow!

My brother Danny working on the Red carpet at Roy Thompson Hall
Yes Handsome Devil!

Requisite star siting: Michael C. Hall

I went to visit our new Bell Lightbox for the first time tonight. Got a lump in my throat when I saw it. Corny but true. Such a beautiful building. Designed by Toronto based Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg (KPMB). Such a beautiful testament to our city's love of film.It was completely buzzing with people + activity and because it was open late it had that great 'pajama party' feeling. I peeked into Oliver and Bonacini's Canteen. It looks an adorable + affordable perfect spot for people watching.

I went to see The Essential 100 Cinema exhibition.
Favourite part was the 'Wunderkammer' or cabinet of curiosities room, which was filled with artifacts, photos, fantastic posters, and clips from TIFF's 100 Essential films.

I rounded out the evening with a visit to see my brother working the Roy Thompson red carpet and then an unplanned celebrity sighting of Michael C. Hall.

I am so in love with my city tonight.