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Five Cute Things We Learned About Our New National Bird

Nov 17, 2016

Last night the Royal Canadian Geographical Society officially recommended the gray jay as Canada’s National Bird, following almost two years of research and polling. Since we have a special interest in the way people, organizations and even countries brand themselves, we decided to do some research of our own to determine whether we agree with […]

It Only Tuesday: A Chinatown Vibe Tuneup

Jul 26, 2016

It’s a Tuesday afternoon at Jackpine. Koreana is closed. The sky is cloudy. The vibe is solemn and slow. What’s a studio to do? Luckily, we’re developing a Chinatown Vibe Tune-up strategy for occasions just like this. Step 1: Robo Our first stop is Bar Robo for some much-needed caffeine and snacks. Bonus points if […]

VIP or Nah?

Jul 11, 2016

Did you know the boys are back in town? Until last Friday night, I didn’t. Cue VIP Karaoke; which upon hearing about, I thought was a pretty cool rename to auditions for local talent show contests in the Ottawa region. Following this thought, my colleagues and I would double as contestants and judges. We would […]

Percy Station: Filling a void in our community

Jun 22, 2016

Ottawa’s recent heat wave has finally coaxed people outside. Patios seem to be filled at all hours of the day, and our streets have a bustle to them that is largely absent in this city for nine months out of the year. From our office in Chinatown we see the transition from winter to summer […]

Tip of The Donald

Mar 8, 2016

On February 10th, 2016, Los-Angeles based artist Illma Gore posted an image on Facebook of a pastel-based work depicting an uncanny image of Donald Trump entitled “Make America Great Again”. The work depicts a nude Trump bearing a look of indignation, slouched and leaning over his knee, exposing a micro-penis. From the artist’s statement:  “Make America Great […]