farm city!


January 19, 2012
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Patrick Cummins. Photographer. Toronto, ON.

100 Adelaide St. East, 1989 & 1998.

140 Boulton St. 1988 & 1998 & 2004.

515 Queen St. West, 1984 & 1999 & 2011.

Patrick Cummins started taking photos of Toronto architecture in the 1980s and has documented the ever-changing cityscape. There are thousands more photos on Patrick’s flikr here. He has a book in the works & I look forward to getting one for my coffee table.


Chicken Life // Toronto Life

December 16, 2011
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Back-Yard Chicken Underground. Toronto Life. Photos by Kevin Hewitt.

I don’t usually read Toronto Life magazine, but this spread does it right. I’ve been working with a lot of the folks pictured above to change the laws around, basically, FARM CITY. A lot of people in Toronto, and elsewhere, wanna keep hens to promote food security, to create community and to eat well. I’m hoping that a new bylaw will be going forward in the new year. EXCITING TIMES FOR THE FUTURE OF FARM CITY // CITY FARM!

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December 15, 2011
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Film North Festival by Concrete Design. Toronto.


Film North, Huntsville International Film Festival, is the newest place for a small, simple, excellent festival in a remote location. Huntsville is a two hour drive north of Toronto, in the beautiful lake district setting of Muskoka, Ontario, Canada. Movie lovers can continue after attending the Toronto International Film Festival, TIFF, the first two weekends of September, to the lovely setting of Huntsville, Ontario, Canada, the third weekend of September. Our mandate is to create a user – friendly environment for emerging Canadian and International Filmmakers to exhibit, promote, entertain and inform the audience. We are an incorporated non profit organization. Our board of Directors are from the film, arts and business sectors. The founders are residents of Toronto and Huntsville, with backgrounds in the Film and Arts professions.

The branding presents the festival, and the town of Huntsville, as an unpretentious, welcoming place for young talent from around the world. Concrete combined standard festival imagery – like the Cannes laurel leaves – with northern Canadiana kitsch. This approach capitalizes on a great part of the Canadian psyche – the ability to make fun of ourselves.

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December 13, 2011
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The city is a nice place you always think about escaping…
By klisterpete and akay.

High in a rocky tree-covered area between two busy highways, a minature Swedish summer cottage painted traditional red with white trim suddenly appeared. Of course, it didn’t actually appear, klisterpete and akay carried it up there. They built the red picket fence to surround the tiny grassy area. They hung the clothes line across the yard. They brought the promise of the swedish countryside everyone wants to escape to, right into the middle of the city. They took an unused, unappreciated space and made it a charming and peaceful place of wonder despite the traffic below, the train passing on its tracks behind, buildings stretching out farther behind those…

What if more people made the places they ARE the places they WANT TO BE? It’s not so hard.


>>>I found out about AKAY from V.


September 28, 2011
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it’s been a long while since ive posted here at farmcity!, but this short lil documentary just about sums up the ethos that i strive toward – diy, do&hope.

‎”basically, all this is just…going out there and doing it.”

video by

abandon me.

June 16, 2011
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Numi Thorvarsson. Photographer.

eyðibýli 6

eyðibýli 1

eyðibýli 16

eyðibýli 11

eyðibýli 9

Haunting photos, abandoned homes, Iceland (I think).
See the rest here.


May 2, 2011
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HYURO. Graffiti. Street Art. Valencia, Spain.


black & white steez. lines, flow, women, nature – HYURO got into it by collaborating with escif, one of my favourites who i blogged about here.
now, any graffiti masters wanna take me under their wing, show me the stuff?

ocean on my mind.

April 25, 2011
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April 16, 2011
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Nina Wehrle. Street Art / Graffiti. Swiss. Berlin.

This is one of the best things I’ve seen lately. For real. Girl making graffiti, ships on streets, the things I like most these days.
For more work by Nina, go here.

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another sweet swede.

April 16, 2011
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Erik Wåhlström. Photographer. Stockholm, Sweden.

More here.
Swedes making cool shit. I’m into it.

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