07- 2017.

Jodi & Alex

A selection from the 20 or so scents we carry by CDG.

•Gosha Rubchinskiy produced by Comme des Garçons.
Skateboarding on a summer day. Wheels burning on the hot. Concrete sidewalk. The smells of rubber and tar
colliding to create a scent of youth and freedom.

Angelica Root, Bucchu, Mandarin Seed, Blue Chamomile, Styrax, Haiti Vetiver, Patchouli.

•Comme des Garçons 2 plays with complements and contrasts… with reflection and opacity… with mirrors and brilliance… with light and shadow… with earth and the energy of the sun.

Ink, Incense, Amber, Labdanum, Patchouli, Chinese, Cedarwood, New Aldehydes, Cumin, Angelica Root, Vetiver, Cade Oil, Absolute Maté, Magnolia, Absolute Folia

•Floriental is a disrupted floral fragrance that challenges the traditions of perfumery to reimagine a flower that has no scent. A creative collision that blurs the lines between the floral and the oriental to create something completely new. An odourless flower is given life, a virtual scent imagined: enigmatic, contrasted, intense.

Labdanum, lavish sandalwood, vetiver, incense, pink pepper and plum liqueur.


*These images were put together by Alex Blouin, a regular collaborator of mine, and his lovely girlfriend Jodi Heartz. They just moved a few blocks from the studio, and bought a new light kit they were trying out. We had a nice afternoon of shooting, them on one side of the space and Chris and I on the other (that shoot is below). Keep your eyeballs peeled for more whimsical product shots from this dynamic-duo.




Chris and I met some 5 years ago and I always thought he’d be great to shoot. Thing is he’s a photo taker himself, so I wasn’t so keen on asking him. Years went by. More recently we’d been discussing the prospect of getting some of his work in the shop for our print section – so when he came by to drop stuff off last weekend I proposed the idea. He was hesitant but interested. I said “you can choose what to wear from the shop, you know, stuff you would normally wear, and we’ll shoot that”. He agreed. We met in my studio the following day, these are the result of all that.

Subject: Christopher Honeywell
Photos & Direction: Jonah Leslie
Location: White Wall Studio
Clothing: ibiki



Paloma Wool

Paloma Wool is a girl. And this is her brand. She creates garments, spaces and objects which all evolve and revolve around the idea of getting dressed. She’s got a fantastic little universe which I recommend looking into.
Her instagram handle is probably the best way to do that.
The first of her collections arrived earlier this summer, and more is on the way for fall.

Fall after Newton, 1987.

Contact Improv 101

This is a seminal video created by the founders of Contact Improv, a dance style which my father, Andrew Harwood has dedicated a lifetime to. Growing up in this community I spent a lot of time around Steve and Nancy, and the handful of other pioneer practitioners of this dance genre.

Nowadays I practice this style recreationally because it’s just really fun and helps me connect to things like gravity, balance, spontaneity, alignment, and much more. …Also just keeps me limber.
Most people have no idea what I’m talking about when I mention anything about C.I. and this video narrated by Steve Paxton himself (which comes in 3 parts on youtube) explains it all very well…from the horse’s mouth as they say.

If you wish to get involved with the form here in Montreal, I recommend heading over to the ACI website.


Creative shoot

Creative direction & styling: Frédérique Légaré
Photography: Josiane Issa
Models: Gabriela & Someone
Clothing: ibiki



Took a few last shots of this set I designed and had built for Le Partage, a pop-up we did last holiday season. Wasn’t easy to take an exacto to these guys but storing them forever is nonsensical. These photographs will serve to immortalise them. (Oh and there’s a 3D render of it further down on the site if you keep scrolling down).

Window installations by Jonah Leslie, 01 to 03 2017.

Paint Buckets

The point of entry on each window installation begins with choosing the main material element with which to build. This selection is determined by things found in our immediate surrounding within the shop.

Shirts, bags, mops, boxes, paper towel, price tags and in this case white paint buckets, are part of the spaces inherent constituents- which are displayed with the least amount of added materials possible.

A monotone (often white) palette is chosen in order to accentuate the volumes, shapes and overall composition of the sculpture and to blur the relationship and familiarity one has to the object in question. The shapes created take form according to the vitrine scale; height, length, depth, and other characteristics of the building in relation to its perceiver are taken into account.

Added to that is the tendency toward modularity, thus making it possible to deconstruct and reassemble each set multiple times, before passing onto a new theme. This part is open ended. I will change installations when I feel it’s time, or have a new idea, or get tired of the last one…

It is this set of parameters that forms a common thread between each window installation I’ve created since the opening.

Above are images from our winter 2017 paint buckets remixes.