Google’s City of the Future in Toronto

Google sister-company Sidewalk Labs has been contracted by a coalition of the Toronto, Ontario and Canadian governments to develop Quayside, Toronto as (what Sidewalk Labs refers to as) “the world’s first neighborhood built from the internet up.” The concept of a smart-city is far from new—but what’s being proposed here requires such a data-driven feedback cycle that Politico wonders who would want to live in …

Jonah Samson’s “Yes Yes We’re Magicians” Found Photography Book

A collection of tragicomic imagery weaving a narrative on the human condition

Artist and Cool Hunting contributor Jonah Samson collects vintage imagery—black and white relics that he refers to as his “new old photos.” Scouring eBay and beyond, Samson does more than horde these little time capsules. He frequently modifies and presents them in galleries. Or, in the case of his latest book “Yes Yes We’re Magicians,” he assembles them into a narrative. A moody, meticulous complication, …

Toronto’s Poop-Themed Cafe

Serving chocolate soft-serve, pudding and other brown desserts, a new cafe is set to open in Toronto—and it’s poop-themed. Lien Nguyen (the cafe owner) says that the aim is “trying to make poop cute.” She will open Poop Café Dessert Bar in Toronto’s Koreatown next month. With stool-shaped treats and dishes shaped like toilets, it’s sure to be a strange and interesting place—with plenty of …

Jahkoy: All or Nothing (I Just Wanna…)

Toronto-born, LA-based singer/rapper/producer/songwriter Jahkoy (who originally performed under the name Raheem) consistently releases music via Soundcloud (where he has some 40K followers and calls his genre #bipolarsound) and “All or Nothing (I Just Wanna…)” is the most recent. The upbeat, synth-heavy track (produced by Rotterdam-based Moods) is a groovy, tropical treasure in which he calls out all the things he loves about his girl: from …

Hayley Elsaesser SS16: Carnival of Curiosity

The designer channels the sickly sweet with fun prints of poodles, Grim Reapers in bumper-cars and more

Canadian designer Hayley Elsaesser knows how to have fun. In past seasons of her eponymous label (there are only a few, as she just graduated in 2012) you can spot Magic 8 Balls wearing cowboy hats, sunglasses “oozing” slime, unisex neon camo overalls sporting serpents and more. Elsaesser’s upcoming SS16 collection, themed “Carnival of Curiosity,” features the Grim Reaper driving a bumper-car, slushees resembling skulls, …