Alkarim Devani is the President of RNDSQR, a Calgary-based real estate development company with a focus on building better cities and collision points for the people that live in our community. They pay particular attention to the design of their projects and the impact on people's daily experiences. In this interview Alkarim discusses his trajectory after university that ultimately led him and his brother Afshin to start RNDSQR, the importance in maintaining a mentality of possibility, and how culture, the arts, and real estate projects can be intertwined for better living.
Noah Leach is a freelance cinematographer and photographer from Calgary, Alberta. He's worked on projects for local stylists, music videos for artists including Beach Season and Reuben and the Dark, and a feature film alongside Calgary Director, Brock Davis Mitchell. I joined Noah at his new apartment and chatted about community in Calgary and how it has helped him develop as an artist, life as a freelance film maker, and recent projects he has worked on.
Beach Season is a Canadian duo comprised of Sam Avant and Simon Blitzer exploring the sound existing within the intersection of R&B and Electronic Pop music. We sat down and chatted with Sam and Simon about their recent decision to leave their record label, how to build longevity as artists, discovering their love for making music, and plans for the future. Big things to come from these lovely Calgarian boys!
AdrianMartinus is a Calgary based woodworking partnership between brothers Adrian and Martinus Pool. They salvage wood from old skateboards to create bowls, cutting boards, coffee tables, crib boards, or whatever else the duo can dream up. At it's core, they are two brothers with drive and passion and a talent for making cool stuff. Have a read to learn more about the pieces they are building together, how their business took off after a video went viral on Reddit, and their take on what's to come.
Our friend Lance Pattison is a photographer, graphic designer, film-maker, and skateboarder living in Melbourne, Australia. We discuss juggling full-time gigs with freelance work, growing as an artist while trying to launch a personal project, and filming for a local Melbourne video titled "Beaui Goes Street." Lance is a man of many talents with one of the most beautiful styles to bless a skateboard. Enjoy.