Cool compay City Flitz
By public on 2009-03-26 09:07:06
Cool compay City Flitz
They are an outdoor advertising company who own a fleet of cool cars that you can brand. People can rent the cars for $1 a day. Check them out online.


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Another visit to the CBC
By steve hulford on 2009-03-25 10:54:23
Another visit to the CBC
At Filemobile the CBC has become a great client of ours. We have worked on numerous projects over the years, and would have to say that they push the boundaries farther than anyone. Innovative, and always trying new things... I have to hand it to them.


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Philip Johnson's CBC building
By steve hulford on 2009-03-25 10:36:07
Philip Johnson's CBC building
Not many realize that CBC's Toronto headquarters was designed by one of the greatest architects of the twentieth century: Philip Johnson. Johnson was most famous for building glass skyscrapers, and the "Glass House" in Connecticut.


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OCAD and the CBD
By steve hulford on 2009-03-20 17:03:09
OCAD and the CBD
Taken in Grange Park looking south-east with the OCAD floating in front of the downtown financial district. OCAD was designed by London based Architect Will Alslop. Most Torontians have an opinion on OCAD, people either love it or hate it. I love that OCAD went for it, and built a modern, daring building. They told convention to go f#@K themselves, and built a bold, and innovative building. I love this building for that. It is a damn shame that the cladding budget was cut, and they had to go with the black and white speckled look, intead of the rainbow coloring. The effect now is a black-and-white slab sitting on top of colored brushes. The contrast doesn't work. But again I give them top marks for trying!


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Gehry’s Staircase
By steve hulford on 2009-03-20 16:58:38
Gehry’s Staircase
AGO, Dundas Street, Toronto Another bold building, and designed by uber architect and local boy made good Frank Gehry. Often unfairly criticized as less grand than a typical Gehry building, the new AGO really makes a mark. Gehry was given $175 million to make this, and did a hell of a job. From wikipedia: The completed expansion received wide acclaim, notably for the restraint of its design. An editorial in the Globe and Mail called it a "restrained masterpiece", noting: "The proof of Mr. Gehry's genius lies in his deft adaptation to unusual circumstances. By his standards, it was to be done on the cheap, for a mere $276-million. The museum's administrators and neighbours were adamant that the architect, who is used to being handed whole city blocks for over-the-top titanium confections, produce a lower-key design, sensitive to its context and the gallery's long history."[4] The Toronto Star called it "the easiest, most effortless and relaxed architectural masterpiece this city has seen",


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OCAD and the CBD
By steve hulford on 2009-03-20 16:49:58
OCAD and the CBD
Sent from my BlackBerry device on the Rogers Wireless Network


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Frank Gehry's AGO
By steve hulford on 2009-03-20 16:46:11
Frank Gehry's AGO
Taken from Grange park


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The gods must be crazy
By steve hulford on 2009-03-20 16:41:58
The gods must be crazy
Man outside abandoned church preached, bare- chested in 3 degrees, downtown Toronto


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Filemobile's Media Factory
By steve hulford on 2009-03-19 12:54:00
Filemobile's Media Factory
Our product Media Factory's logo, and branding options. We are trying to reposition our key brand as Media Factory, and play less of an emphasis on Filemobile. The start of this was the branding effort we did in the summer of 08's which lead us to our logo above. For more on Media Factory


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The house that Ted built
By steve hulford on 2009-03-18 10:58:19
The house that Ted built
The home of Rogers Wireless on 1 Mount Pleasant ave, Toronto.


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Jayson... in the house
By steve hulford on 2009-03-18 09:58:55
Jayson... in the house
Filemobile's Jayson Ambrose lends his mug to this blog as our first geo-tagged image from my Backberry. Click on the title to see where I took this from. The GPS data is smack dab on top of our office at 18 Mowat Ave. Pretty cool stuff.


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Blackberry upgrade to 4.5
By steve hulford on 2009-03-18 00:32:23

This is the first video shot on my blackberry 8310. I upgraded (4 hour process) to the 4.5 OS, and now have the benefit of a host of new features. The best of those is now I can shoot video. The quality isn't bad, and I can also now geotag my photos. So I aim to turn this blog into a portal of geotagged content. Stay tuned for the redesign. It's going to be wicked.


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18 Mowat Ave
By stevefm on 2009-03-17 14:56:31
18 Mowat Ave
This is a photo of Filemobile's HQ located in Toronto's Liberty Village. We are near the intersection of Dufferin and King, and a stones throw from Dufferin gates. This building was once home to a photographer that shot photos for Sears catalogues. During the first world war it was office space for armament manufacturers for the war effort.


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Canwest downtown
By steve hulford on 2009-03-16 14:55:16
Canwest downtown
The lobby of the former Alliance - Atlantis empire. Canwest now owns these properties, and bunks down at 121 Bloor Street East.


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