being jo

when things look the way i feel

primary intensity



i was at the room at the bay today (top photo) and was drawn by their mondrianesque display. these primary’s have been brewing over the past few seasons, i’m starting to really feel them against black (that’s where the intensity comes in.) this combo is truly the oldest in the book, the centre of the wheel, the root of all colour, no wonder their marriage has enormous impact.

loft dreams



running around from one photo shoot to another last week re-opened my cold case file on lofts in toronto. most of the shoots were in the east end (not my dream location) but the lofts i saw were hard, raw, yet heated and liveable. i have always dreamed of a huge open space even justifying that if my family were to multiply i would just throw a curtain up, or some creative room divide. unfortunately it would not provide a backyard for my sweet little son albér (chihuahua mix) but so long as we’re vortexing he’d have a huge open playground to run around in all day. the ceiling heights alone would be enough to ease my troubles away.

merry row rounds



it was a brisk fall day in mid october, the sun was out, i had been crying the night before (can’t even remember why) and had a severe case of puffy eye syndrome. my mother took me for a walk and shop and we landed at the gap. to my surprise the GQ aviator nation colab was on the racks and to cheer me up my mom bought me an entire rainbow outfit. as i looked at my sad face in the mirror surrounded by all these magnificent brights i proclaimed “i shall wear this outfit until i heal.” walking out of the gap i felt accomplished, i reached into my purse to grab my illesteva tortuous shell round glasses and to my horror they were gone. i ran back into the store, checked every pocket on my body, left my number with a clerk and had to face the streets without my uniform shades that disguised my billowy under eyes. since then i’ve been wearing my plan b’s (round ray bans) and as john lennony cool as they are they are too flimsy and scratched up for everyday. i’m planning to hit the ebay streets (hate paying full price for designer sunglasses, seems like a rip, doesn’t everybody have a sunglass guy?) for a pair of these suckers, rounds are my shape and these row 8’s are everyday worthy.

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