Ryerson Art+Design Magazine (RADmag) was born out of a vision to create a medium of celebration, inspiration, and collaboration — to celebrate and showcase the work of students in Photography, Fashion, and Interior Design, to provide an outlet to inspire one another and the world at large, and aid in connecting students in these related visual disciplines.
Josef Adamu is leading the way with his visual story telling platform Sunday School. Taking stories of all kinds, Josef brings together a team and places these naratives in a colourfully composed environment giving each a powerful strength and pleasing clarity.
Thank You Kindly, a production and design company in Toronto constructed interactive installations inspired by the visions of notable female photographers from Toronto. We talk about their journey in creation of these installations and the importance of tangible interaction.
“It was truly amazing to see designers all over the world with different backgrounds come together to present topics within our society that they were passionate about. Whether they had an artistic, architectural or engineering background, everyone had something to react about and wanted to change something about it...”
One of Canada’s most monumental structures, Habitat 67 attempts to bridge urbanization. It introduced a different approach on reimagining housing complex with all access to suburban amenities--Privacy, access to green space and openness. Israeli-Canadian architect, Moshe Safdie juxtaposed rigid geometric forms within an organic environment and continues to inspire new ways of living.
Gianluca Inglesi graduated from Ryerson University four short years ago. Scores of hairstyles and birthdays later, he landed a position as a buyer for one of the world’s most popular fast fashion retailers, indirectly responsible for dressing the thousands of young people who meander into H&M every day.
Never underestimate the power of a well-designed bookshelf. Whether it be crammed and overflowing, or neat and alphabetized, bookshelves possess a narrative that goes beyond the books and into the owner itself.
Jenny Barron is a fourth year Creative Industries student at Ryerson. Splitting her time between specialities of Interior Design and Printing and Publishing (formerly known as Graphic Communications Management), Jenny has masterly created a portfolio that pushes beyond one sole medium.
There is often a huge misconception around interior decorating that you need to spend a lot for quality designs. This notion is 100% false. It’s not about over-spending and changing everything, it’s about finding one or two pieces that help tie everything else together.
We’ve all had those moments: scrolling through our top feeds, looking for that perfect laugh out loud meme, when we come across something so angelic we just have to click. Whether it’s a perfectly plated dish or a lit-to-perfection selfie, Instagrammers have the power to make us want just about anything.
Brenda Shivanandan is an Interior Design student at Ryerson University’s School of Interior Design. She is an intelligent designer, who strives to create contextual designs and cohesive concepts. For her 2nd year technical course, she proposed a reimagined threshold for an existing building:
Christopher Davidson is currently a 3rd year Interior Design student at the School of Interior Design (RSID). Though he previously obtained a degree in Biology from Wilfrid Laurier University, Christopher still had a desire to pursue his passion for interior design