Ottawa couturier Richard Robinson was a star attraction at the recent Glebe Montessori School “Festival français.” The renowned Ottawa fashion designer spoke to GMS senior elementary students, who were fascinated by Richard’s narrative on the art of haute couture, the evolution of fashion through the ages and his own design philosophy. Inspired, senior students staged their own “défilé de mode” and created designer T-shirts, personalized with
La Certosa Madeleine by Madeleine Klebanoff-O’Brien
Art pieces created by students of Glebe Montessori School were exhibited in an extraordinary setting this summer. The 2012 International Arts Festival held in Capri, Italy, featured an eclectic mix of jazz, literature, classical music, film, archeology and art works by GMS students in Grades 4-6. (www.capricertosa.com) The site of the festival is the stunning Certosa di San Giacomo, a 14th century
Earlier this month, Google announced a new “multitask mode” for its Chrome browser, allowing people to increase productivity by using a mouse in each hand, at the same time. It was, of course, just one of the Internet giant’s many April Fool’s Day jokes. But the germ of the gag – “While browsing, you’re only using 50 per cent of your hands,” deadpanned a designer in a video tutorial – is just a hair away from being a viable idea and, as such, it gets at the heart of Google’s philosophy of innovation: Constantly question everything.
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