Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Flashback music...BRAIDS

This was then...

Fresh out of high school, BRAIDS were known as The Neighborhood Council. I first saw this photo in Fast Forward (in 2007/08?) , thought these faces looked familiar, read the article, proceeded to listen to a few tracks on MySpace and thought they were fabulous.
The four band-mates left Calgary soon(ish) after high school to join the Montreal music scene.
I recall seeing lead vocalist/guitarist Raphaelle at the Azeda Booth show for the last time in 2008 (or 2007) back when The Empty Space still existed at the U of C. We exchanged a few words, and that was that.

This is now...2011

The Neighborhood Council blossomed into BRAIDS. Same original band members, same fabulous sound but now with a debut album, "Native Speaker" and a tour that will take them all the way to the U.K. The band is seriously making a name for itself from getting recognition in The Globe and Mail to making the lists of Pitchfork to playing Red 7 at SXSW, Austin, TX just a couple weeks ago.

And tonight (March 30), BRAIDS is returning to home-sweet-home Calgary to play The GRAND!
This is pretty fucking exciting if you ask me.

Wishing BRAIDS all the best.

"Native Speaker" in stores now

I'm falling asleep to...

So beautiful...

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

A tag a day keeps the doctor away?

I'm a pack-rat and let me tell you how much I love spring cleaning because of the things I find.

Today I found tags I've kept from clothes I bought over 6 years ago...I use to collect them. But then again, I use to make collections out of anything from rocks, to sand to bottle caps to stamps to ceramic frogs (don't ask).

Thanks to a special person, I am now finally able to let go of the material uselessness.

I snapped photos of the tags I had kept forever and then proceeded to throw them away.

They used to mean so much to me but now I've moved on...
Life can do that to you.

Monday, March 28, 2011

Flashback: In the Streets of...Paris

I feel the happiest when I stroll the streets of...


Paris is like my home away from home. It inspires me in so many ways. I have been there five or six times and would go back in a heartbeat.

Falling for the Light

How I miss thee summer...
Climb trees
Fall off trees
Give each other piggy back rides into the sunset.
The simple things in life are the ones that stick with you forever.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Les Chaussures (shoes)

I have a thing for shoes and will soon go bananas over the woven oxfords pictured above when I will finally get a few pennies in my bank account. Thanks to Gravity Pope for letting me take photos of their many shoes!

Me little shoe story appeared in the March 24 edition of The Reflector. It was nice to get back into writing after a 3 month hiatus.

Shout out to Jorden Dixon for the kick-ass cover

Shout out to Vanessa Gillard for letting me write for her section
Seriously though, shoe shopping at Gravity Pope is a must.

Full story can be viewed online at

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Thursday, March 24, 2011

99 Problems but a Stitch Aint One !

Hello Hello!

My sincere apologies for dozing off last night :D

Voici some art work from the Light&Soul show.

Personal favorite is the TUPAC portrait by stitch guru Davey Gravy.
In fact, the man in person will be exhibiting at The Gallery.
The opening reception is on March.31. Be sure to check it out. Heard there will be a photobooth, a shitload of guests, and free coffee by my ultimate coffee-to-go place Waves Coffee!

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When: March 23, 2011, 6 pm to midnight
Where: Light.&.Soul.Animalistic, AntHill Building - Kensington
Up The Stairs: Face paintin' + art displays + organic food + awesomeness
Down the Stairs: Musik + dub/reggae/funk bands/djs + skate park + paint the van!

Tubs and Funky Cams and...Moi

This is me in Coleman, Alberta, in a tub...or if I recall, it was an empty fridge abandoned on the side of an empty side road in the small, almost ghost-like town of Coleman.

A friend of mine took this picture and labeled it "hipster in a tub" and I guess it stuck with me to the point where I wanted to create a blog called "Hipster in a Tub". Only took 6 months for me to get my shit together and finally start it and well, here it is, finally.

That being said, I am not really a hipster per say, nor am I a pure hippie or a true fashionista, but I do have to say that I like a bit of everything from clothes, art, music, vintage, objects, photography, films – old and new - and everything in between.

This blog isn't by any mean trying to take itself seriously.

I'm just trying to have fun and enjoy the beautiful in every littlest thing again.

May our true senses take over our sanity.



Chairs with Flair

This has to be the sickest chair I've ever seen. The asymmetry works for me. Does it hit a chord with you too? And good news is, this chair can be purchased at Anthropologie!