Star Trek Currency – Canadian Silver Coins

startrekmoneyOh Canada!  The Royal Canadian Mint have printed a set of Star Trek Silver Coins.  The subscription service will cost over $220CAD for the 4 coin Star Trek collection.

  • Coin 1: Captain Kirk (priced at $54.95, ships in May, 2016)
  • Coin 2: Scotty (priced at $54.95, ships in July, 2016)
  • Coin 3: Uhura (priced at $54.95, ships in August, 2016)
  • Coin 4: Spock (priced at 54.95, ships in September, 2016)

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VENQUE The Duffle Pack 1.0

dufflebagoneThe Canadian company VENQUE known for making handsome quality bags introduces another new item – the Duffle Pack 1.0.  A more stylish and mature duffle bag.  Work, travel, gym and everything in between is the Duffle Pack 1.0 which is made from their signature Quanta fabric.  And don’t you hate it when your straps break, but not this, the Duffle Pack 1.0 uses seat belt grade straps and waterproof interior!  No leakage.  And the Duffle Pack 1.0 comes with two extra straps that convert it into backpack mode.

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Food: Canadian Comfort – Poutine

smokespoutinerieThe Canadian comfort dish to eat is Poutine.  What is Poutine?  You got your fries, cheese curds and gravy sauce.  What’s not to like?  My fellow Retrenders blogger Stephen Jang says this is the YouTube fast food reviewer to watch Ken Domik.  Ken shows us how to make Poutine.

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People Footwear S/S 2015 Collection

peopless2015coverA kicks fashion leader in Vancouver, Canada?  Really?  It’s People Footwear!  The shoe company claims to offer the best of the best with their own Skylite, Supercush, Ezy-Brzy and Dreamknit technologies.

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Food: A Taste of Montreal

lebremerThis episode of Chef’s Night Out is all about eating good food in Montreal, Quebec.  A look at restaurant Le Bremner with chefs Chuck Hughes, Danny Smiles and bartender Vito Ciocca and their night out on the town.  This is how they do it in Old Montreal.

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This is Not a Toy – An Exhibtion on Urban Vinyl Toy Art

this is not a toy coverIf you are new to the seen of vinyl toys and don’t know what the fuss is all about, then you might want to travel to Toronto, Canada for the “This is Not a Toy” Exhibition on urban vinyl toys.

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VENQUE Make High-Quality Bags

venque bags 00Well, if you are like me who always carries a backpack or man-bag around and use it for work and play, then you like a sturdy long lasting bag that’s reasonably priced and fashionable.  For me, my sexy red Timbuk2 Messenger bag has lasted me over 8 years plus of the hustle and bustle city life, traveling, press conferences, moving and dodging people on public transportation and the weather.  And now I’m ready to get another backpack!  From the across the border, Toronto-based company VENQUE makes high quality bags from a new fabric material that was introduced in 2012 called “Quanta.”

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Viral Video Friday: Montreal by Winter

montreal by winter 00One of the most picturesque cities in Canada is Montreal and here’s an artsy project by Stephane Hoareau for Timecode Lab.  The short film video project showcases Montreal in the winter weather and some neat time-lapse scenes.

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Mirvish x Gehry = Toronto Project

Frank Gehry has some hits and misses (don’t we all however), but whenever I hear his name, I have to tune in and see for myself what he’s currently up to, because you never know, the next one might just amaze the socks off of you. So far, the models and images for a new entertainment district in his hometown of Toronto is simply amazing. Here’s the video that introduces this impressive project.

Demystifying Mickey D’s French Fries

I’m a In & Out burger guy and haven’t eaten at McDonald’s for a very long time, but I do have to admit – Mickey D’s French Fries are really delicious.  McDonald’s Canada gives us a behind-the-scenes look at how the French Fries are made.

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Sol Republic x Deadmau5 = Sexy Headphones

EDM star Deadmau5 collaborates with headphone maker Sol Republic.  These funky fresh headphones were designed by artist Joshua Davis and the end result is the Deadmau5 Tracks HD On-Ear headphones.

MSRP:  $149.99USD

For more info, go to:  Sol Republic x Deadmau5.

Wanna hear some Deadmau5? Here’s a recent selection – “Professional Griefers” feat. Gerard Way:

McDonald’s Big Mac Secret Sauce Revealed!

bigmacsauceDo you ever wonder what are the ingredients that make up McDonald’s special sauce in their Big Macs?  Well thanks to McDonald’s Canada, executive chef Dan Coudreaut gets causal with us YouTube viewers and makes a homemade Big Mac and shows us the basic recipe of the secret sauce.

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