By Marie Nicola
1. Glow Zub Zen H
Earlier this year Nooka made 15 of these bad boy glow in the dark watches as a gift to Kanye West at the end of his Glow-in-the-Dark Tour (as blogged by Nooka founder & Parson’s adjunct instructor, Matthew Waldman).
2. Jewelery Making Workshops
Make your own “bling” on a budget by making it yourself. Glass fusing, silver smithing and even make your own wedding bands out of white gold. It’s about time we got to be creative.
From The Devil’s Workshop
Where: Devil’s Workshop, 955 Queen St W, www.thedevilsworkshop.com
3. 45 RPM Record Adapters Cufflinks
45RPM adapters, or “spiders”, are the unofficial symbol for music enthusiasts. Retro stuff is always cool and I don’t know why, but I think cuff links are so damn sharp!! Kanye better f*cking like them!
From Tokens & Icons
4. ‘The Hunted’ orginal artwork
Toronto based award-winning illustrator. This work, The Hunted, is an 8.5 X 11 signed print suitable for framing and highlights the power within – a great reminder for that person who has a lot of confidence!
By Charlene Chua
5. Leather Hand Bound Manuscript Cover
Holds 250 pages of your most precious work. Songs, poetry, philosophies and musings for the artistic soul. The vintage inspired design is a throw back to the days when paper was tangible and people wrote instead of typing.
6. Long Sleeve Rugby
Sustainable, sweat-shop free and ready to wear for the style conscious. Argyle pattern on the front and available at my favorite eco-friendly boutique in the city
Where: Green is Black, 624 Yonge Street. www.greenisblack.ca
7. AKG K412P Folding Earphones
We all need a good set of stereo headphones and this pair is lightweight and folds away to a compact size easy enough to fit in a coat pocket. Stereo sound will trump any lame pair of ear buds.
From Bay Bloor Radio
Where: Bay Bloor Radio, Manulife Centre, 55 Bloor St W
8. Key of Rock
The key blank can be purchased online and cut at any keycutter in the city. It’s an original Haniboi design and is perfect for rock gods and musical vanguards alike. Plus it’s deadly awesome.
9. Black Leather Chuck Taylor Hi
Where: Get Outside, 437 Queen St W. www.get-out-side.com
10. Graduation Framed CD
You cannot be a music star without a framed copy of your cd for the world to admire! Thanks to AllPosters.com, you can easily order a ready framed version of Kanye’s Graduation CD – that is, if you’re too pimp to do it yourself with an exacto and an IKEA frame.
11. Keil Mead Retainer Necklace
Where: Ministry of the Interior, 80 Ossington Ave, www.ministryoftheinterior.net
12. Malin + Goetz Cannabis Candles
To chill out his ego.
Where: Drake Hotel General Store, 1144 Queen St W