The bright and bold purple sign above the entrance reads: “YOU NEED SOAP. P.U.”, with the initials P.U. standing for the store’s name, Purple Urchin (of course).
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Everywhere you look in Ottawa there are signs that the holidays are fast approaching.
Dylan Noble’s textiles create a visual language in the form of clever, idiosyncratic patterns with his company, Merchntt.
Socially-conscious fashion lovers, this one’s for you: On October 26, the second annual Metamorphosis fashion show organized by EcoEquitable will take place at the Horticulture Building at Lansdowne. The event highlights the work of emerging Ottawa clothing designers working with sustainable and recycled materials. EcoEquitable is a registered charity that provides employment and skill development […]
Adulting can be hard, but it does come with some advantages. You can do things your parents told you not to, like eat cake for breakfast, talk to strangers, and play with sharp objects.
“It is so portable. All you need is a pencil and a piece of paper.”
Christina Manuge’s ensembles are design to look stunning even as they come off.
Ikebana, literally meaning “create flower”, is a form of art that captures the essence of the nation’s intimate bond with nature.
Video games are a solitary pursuit for some people, but gaming cafes appeal to our social sides. Ottawa’s newest one, Caffeine 1UP, is doing a few things differently.
Hey commitment-phobes, did you know you can rent local art for your home or office?
Would you be willing to pay hundreds of dollars in advance to receive a full season of exclusive art? It’s a gamble, but Megan Monafu, founder of CSArt Ottawa, is betting that there are enough people in our city willing to buy in to support and grow our burgeoning local arts scene. The inspiration for […]
Aaron Cayer, owner of Antique Skate Shop has been leading a movement for community-built-change in Ottawa under the banner “For Pivot’s Sake”. The goal of this initiative is to pay-it-forward by engaging youth to develop confidence, to get active and to get involved in their own communities. Hops & Fodder is one of For Pivot’s […]
“It brings you back to when you’re like six or seven,” says Brenda Dunn, local artist and perpetual inner child. She’s sitting in Ministry of Coffee on Wellington Street West, gesturing towards a small clay figure. His name is Bean, and he is the guardian of this establishment. Bean is one of a crew of […]
Having been a lurking member of the Steampunk Ottawa group for a long time on Facebook, I decided to attend the Victoria Day picnic on this past holiday Monday to see what the group was like. I was directed to one of their long-time members, Gailene Green, who very kindly sat with me to explain […]
All photos by Ming Wu. Post by Apartment613. It’s hardly any surprise we’re really fond of Ravenswing around here. We posted about it late last week as well as sharing some love for their launch party back in April. That makes this week’s edition of #MingWuWednesday even more dear to us. Ming was there and […]