Magic Pony Finds A New Home At Design Exchange!

Good news, design-lovers! Magic Pony is happy to announce that as of September 2014 we’ll be settling in to our new home at Toronto’s Design Exchange, where we’ll be working as the museum’s permanent gift shop and retail partner. We first set up shop at DX earlier this year with a pop-up store in February, and since then

Soft Goth Fashion Guide

Fall is upon us, and between the chilly weather, the ominous clouds, and tonight’s lunar eclipse/blood moon, now’s the perfect time to start putting your best Soft Goth look together. This aesthetic isn’t just a look, it’s a way of life – but if you’re not totally sure what it means, don’t worry; that’s why we’re

Designer Profile:
Inside The Technicolour World of Lazy Oaf

If you’re a lover of bright colours, bold design, or even familiar characters like Garfield, you’ve probably seen a piece of Lazy Oaf apparel out there in the world and felt immediately like you had to have it. But who are the people behind the brand? As it turns out, Lazy Oaf’s origin story is

Magic Pony Horoscopes for October

Has waiting on Susan Miller’s latest predictions got you down? Afraid to venture out into the world without a little guidance from the stars? Never fear: Magic Pony’s in-house astrologers have put together our very own October Horoscopes to help you navigate the universe ARIES (MAR. 21-APR. 19) This month: Really good things are going

Designer Spotlight: MILKBBI

MilkBBI was originally created as a way for designer Justin Wallis to share his drawings with the world – but once he released his first collection in 2011, the popularity of his unique designs turned the brand into something more. Now, MilkBBI is one of our favourite new designers, turning out everything from t-shirts and

The Enduring Appeal of Totoro

It’s a fact:  everybody  loves Totoro. From the movie’s intricately crafted storyline to its gorgeous art direction, from its catchy theme song to its loveable characters, it’s easy to see what makes Hayao Miyazaki’s My Neighbour Totoro a movie with almost endless appeal. The movie was originally released in 1988, but adults and children alike keep

A Brief History of Junk Food in Clothing

For years, junk food never really got the respect it deserved. Parents, teachers and  dentists all told us to steer clear of anything sugary, salty or delicious, and those of us who wanted to show love to our favourite foods had to do it in secret. But these days, it seems like something’s changed. Maybe

Fashion Magic! Magic Pony parties at the DX

On Wednesday, we kicked off our newest chapter in the Design Exchange in style. The opening party for the DX’s Politics of Fashion | Fashion of Politics exhibit was an amazing time, featuring all kinds of new friends, familiar faces, and beautiful people of all stripes. We got to hang out with everyone from curator Jeanne Beker (whose button-covered dress-and-purse combo we fell

What is a Be@rbrick?

Inspired by the crossover of high and low pop-culture, the first series of Be@rbricks premiered in Tokyo, Japan in 2001 from MediCom Toy. As one of the first platform toys, it took the form of a 9 piece articulated anthropomorphized bear with an extremely simplified form and a pot belly. The name Be@rbrick is strange –

Hyacinths & Thistles
Lauchie Reid Solo Exhibition
Sept 6 – Oct4.14

Opening Reception:Saturday Sept 6th 2014 from 3-8pmNarwhal / 2104 Dundas St West Hyacinths & Thistles is Lauchie Reid’s third solo exhibition at Narwhal and features fourteen works of oil on birch panel that invite viewers into a well-developed world of the unknown and underrepresented. The works function as captured moments in the lives of an

UPCOMING
Politics of Fashion | Fashion of Politics
Design Exchange / Opening Thurs Sept 18th

Politics of Fashion | Fashion of Politics, guest curated by international fashion icon Jeanne Beker with DX curator Sara Nickelson, explores how fashion is a mirror of society by highlighting how clothing has been used as a tool for communicating identity and political expression. For decades, fearless and passionate designers have used this discipline as

Happy Infinity Day!

Infinity is a vast and abstract concept describing something without any limit, and is relevant in a number of fields, predominantly mathematics, physics, and philosophy.  The idea that something can be without finish, unbounded, or endless is found so fascinating by many, that there is a day of appreciation just for this concept alone, which is called Infinity

Magic Pony Visit to Mini Moominvalley in Japan

Last Spring, Magic Pony was on a Tokyo adventure and we visited the Tove 100 exhibition as a celebration of the 100th birthday of Finnish artist Tove Jansson. For those of you who are unfamiliar with Tove Jansson (1914-2001), she was an artist, illustrator, political caricaturist, author and internationally known as the creator of the

Getting To Know You:
Food Publications at Magic Pony

What is your favourite thing to do? Eat?  Read?  Cook?  Bake? Look at art? Study design? Learn new things?  Well if these are all things you like, then maybe it’s time you were introduced to some amazing food publications, which are currently hanging out and looking cool at Magic Pony. Here’s the 411 on some of these publications. Lucky Peach is a

Kozyndan celebrate the Magic in the Universe

In 2012, our favourite artist duo Kozyndan exhibited at  Narwhal (Magic Pony’s sister gallery) with Breaking Circles, Broken Light.  The show expressed a deep connection to the beauty and presence of the animals we live amongst, our need to respect and appreciate their existence, and the creativity and the joy they inspire.  It was a truly magical show, and one of our