I thought I was totally over mashups until I saw this. Hope it can do the same for you too!
Thank you to Melinda Josie for lending us three of her incredible works for the month of July. Silver-Haired Bat (top), Snowshoe Hare (middle), and Great Horned Owl (bottom) are featured en route to the 2nd floor Gladstone Gallery and should not be missed. Melinda is a Toronto-based artist and illustrator. The Sheridan grad explores themes of folklore and fantasy through the lens of the everyday and is currently working free-lance illustrating children’s books, editorial work, creating textile designs, and making fine art for gallery shows and commissions.
If you’ve been to any event in the Gladstone Ballroom you’ll most likely recognize bartender Stephen Eyes. He’s been a slinging drinks here since 2004 (!!!) and now can usually be found tucked into the North Ballroom bar at book launches, burlesque shows, DJ nights and recently kicked ass at NXNE.
Once upon a time Stephen had a show called Eyes on Toronto. It regularly packed the Ballroom with guests eager to enjoy a live talk show format with hilarious guests, up-and-coming and established musicians, and plenty of surprises. He capped it off with an all-night marathon version in 2008 for Nuit Blanche.
We’re excited to have Stephen back for a new edition called Eyes on Queen West. Get out your calendars and mark it down for Monday Aug 6th. You won’t want to miss out!
Stay tuned for more blog post teasers but for now check out the event on Facebook!
Jenny Francis is not only the designer behind the Canadiana Room 404 here at the Gladstone, she is also an extremely talented architect, interior designer and principal of the company Jenny Francis Design. She is passionate about both disciplines, integrating architecture and design for a uniquely holistic and detailed approach to each project.
Francis has lived and worked in New York, London, Helsinki, Rome and now Toronto where she designs award winning projects including boutique hotels, homes, offices, restaurants and cultural institutions.
Her approach to design values pleasure, a lasting and thoughtful simplicity and craftsmanship. She strives to engage the most meaningful aspects of every project in order to create beautiful spaces that work.
Every day hotels around the world use millions of gallons of water to wash towels and bed sheets that have only been used once. To help keep some of this H2O in our lakes where it belongs, we give all our guests the option of reusing their towels.
Sure, it may seem like a small gesture, but according to the Alliance for Water Efficiency based on a hotel with 250 rooms at 80 percent occupancy, a hotel could annually save up to 220,000 gallons of water through a towel/linen reuse program.
So don’t throw in the towel just yet–consider putting it back on the rack and help us stay green.