Cinnamon Heart Soda

Feb 11, 2015

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Cinnamon Heart Soda is surprisingly refreshing and easy to make. All you have to do is make a simple syrup using cinnamon heart candies! Add the following ingredients to a small pot and bring to a simmer while whisking on the stovetop.

 

– ¼ cup of sugar
– Heaping ¼ cup of cinnamon heart candies
– ½ cup of water

 

The cinnamon heart candies will dissolve almost completely. Pour the syrup in a bowl or container and place it in the fridge without a lid to cool. There is no need to strain the syrup, as you pour it, any pieces of the candies should remain at the bottom of the pot.

 

Once your syrup is cooled you can mix the drink. In a glass, add the following:

 

– Ice cubes (we froze one cinnamon heart candy in each ice cube for extra flavour and to make the cubes red)
– 1oz cinnamon heart syrup (add more to taste if you like it sweeter)
– 1oz vodka
– The juice of one lemon wedge

 

Stir the ingredients together and top it all off with soda. Happy Valentine’s Day!

Free Printable Valentine’s Day Cards

Feb 6, 2015

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Your sweetie deserves a little recognition this Valentine’s Day. Show them how much you care with one of our free printable Valentine’s day cards. All are available for download below.

 

Instructions:

1. Chose your favourite card(s)

2. Load 8.5″ x 11″ card stock into your printer and print based on the instructions and specifications of your printer

3. Cut on the solid line

4. Fold on the dashed line

5. Mail or pass along to your friends or that special someone!

 

Fits envelope size: 5 1/2 Bar (4 3/8″ x 5 3/4″)

 

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Freebie: Desktop Wallpaper – February

Feb 2, 2015

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This month I’ve illustrated my living room, featuring Alan the cat, as well as EQ3’s Reverie Sofa, the Reclaimed Teak Coffee Table (customized with hairpin legs I bought online), Simone End Table, Taaj End Table, and the Solid Teak Rectangle Stool. From our EQ3+ line is Herman Miller’s Eames® Molded Plywood Lounge Chair and the Eames® Molded Plastic Armchair with rocker base. The pillow is by Finnish Textile company and Marimekko, which is also part of the EQ3+ product line. The artwork featured are representations of pieces by Tim Lahan and Rifle Paper Co.

 

3840 × 2400  |  2560 × 1440  |  1920 × 1200  |  1680 × 1051  |  1440 × 900  |  1280 × 800
iPhone 5 (s)  |  iPhone 6  |  iPhone 6 plus  |  iPad

 

Note: This wallpaper is intended for personal use only. Download it, enjoy it and share it with your friends! However, commercial use and distribution of this wallpaper for profit is strictly prohibited. Thanks for your cooperation.

5 Questions with Evin Collis

Jan 30, 2015

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Evin Collis was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He graduated from the Ontario College of Art & Design in 2010 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drawing and Painting and then returned to Winnipeg and began working as a porter for VIA Rail on the ‘Canadian’ for a number of years. His work has been exhibited across Canada and Italy. Drawing, oil painting, sculpture, comics and stop-motion animation are the mediums he uses to realize his work. Evin currently lives in Chicago where he is pursuing a Masters of Fine Arts at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

 

Red River Pieta, 8' x 11', 2013, oil on canvas. Photographed by Charles Venzon.

Red River Pieta, 8′ x 11′, 2013, oil on canvas. Photographed by Charles Venzon.

 

NQ: Your work is currently showing at La Maison des Artistes here in Winnipeg. Do you feel that there is one piece which sums up your intentions for the exhibition?

 

EC: I would say that the two largest paintings Red River Pieta (La pieta de la rivière rouge) and Assiniboine Odyssey, which are satirical contemporary Manitoba history paintings that were completed earlier in 2012 and 2013 really stimulated this body of work at La Maison des artistes.


Homestead Pile. 5' x 5', 2014, oil on canvas. Photographed by Charles Venzon.

Homestead Pile. 5′ x 5′, 2014, oil on canvas. Photographed by Charles Venzon.

 

NQ: Which medium do you feel most successfully conveys your artistry?

 

EC: Most of my time is spent painting and drawing. The sculptures I had created for the show were born out of the paintings. The animations I have done in the past are closely related to painting and drawing as well. As much as I love experimenting and toying with other medias, I am informed through painting and drawing.

 

Hydra-Goose, 2015, plaster, wood, metal, epoxy, paint, leather, feathers. Photographed by Charles Venzon.

Hydra-Goose, 2015, plaster, wood, metal, epoxy, paint, leather, feathers. Photographed by Charles Venzon.

 

NQ: How do you determine what your next project will be?

 

EC: Whatever interests me at the moment; often one project can lead into the next. I draw from a wide array of influences and source material. Sometimes I desire to try something very different. There is no exact formula.

 

Assiniboine Odyssey. 2010, 8' x 10', Oil and fur on canvas. Photographed by Charles Venzon.

Assiniboine Odyssey. 2010, 8′ x 10′, Oil and fur on canvas. Photographed by Charles Venzon.

 

NQ: How would you describe your home? Studio?

 

EC: At the moment I spend most of my time in the studio which is inside the school, near the top floor of a very tall building. There is a common area around the corner from my space that has an incredible open view of Lake Michigan, I think you can even see Indiana from up there. The studio is practically home and I have multiple projects consistently on the go.

 

Commerce, Prudence, Industry Collage. 2015, photographed by Charles Venzon.

Commerce, Prudence, Industry Collage. 2015, photographed by Charles Venzon.

 

NQ: What makes you most excited to wake up and do what you do everyday?

 

EC: To keep making, to continue learning and striving to become a better painter.

Behind the Scenes – EQ3 Spring/Summer 2015 Catalogue

Jan 27, 2015

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BTS – Climb Lifestyle – EQ3 S/S 15

 

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Break of dawn + shooting a Spring/Summer catalogue in January in Winnipeg.

 
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Gallery 2 in The Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art was our location for the Climb modular shelving system designed by Madi Cash.

 

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The architectural firms behind The Buhler Center where the Plug In ICA is situated are: David Penner Architects, DIN + PSAS.

 

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Thom stepped up to the plate and modelled his hands and feet like a boss!

 

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“I was doing design in the mornings and paintings in the afternoon, until the moment I knew I had to choose. It’s like having two boyfriends: it’s not possible.” Nathalie Du Pasquier

 

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Painting by Louis Balko 1992.

 

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The EQ3 S/S 2015 Catalogue drops in March – until then! Charles xoxo

 

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