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Ragmaw: Designer Megan Jackman balances natural aesthetic with durability

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When Megan Jackman was first developing her handbag company, she was advised to consider a different name brand other than Ragmaw – but luckily she listened to her gut. “Ragmaw is a term used to describe someone, usually a child,  dressed in ragged clothing, not necessarily in a negative way. It’s a Newfoundland term that my grandmother remembers using as a child. I use it as my business name because I just like the word and I like that it  has something to do with ragged fabric pieces because I started off using bits and pieces of recycled fabrics,” said the designer, who originally hails from Central’s Robert’s Arm. Ragmaw is a handcrafted handbag studio company located in St. John’s…

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Lian Morrison: Shooting from all angles

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Meet Lian Morrison, a cinematographer and filmmaker who was born in Corner Brook but grew up in Paradise. “I think I am a bit of an introvert but at the same time my favorite thing to do is meet new people and. I’ve always been imaginative and independent since I was a kid so that hasn’t changed much.” Outside of work, the director keeps busy. She likes hiking, reading, gardening, baycations, checking out new breweries, traveling, running, scuba diving and spending time with her family, friends and cats.  Her film resume covers a variety of documentaries, including a recent episode of CBC’s Canada’s A Drag featuring St. John’s own queen, Irma Gerd. Morrison also has her own company Tin Bird Productions and has travelled the…

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Capturing the Moment: Maddie Mills gets real

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Maddie Mills is a 21-year-old wedding and lifestyle photographer who is obsessed with The Office, a cat mom to Petunia and says her friends are her life. Born in St. John’s “with a bayman heart,” as she describes it, Mills has a vibrant and very real social media presence.   Her instagram account displays her photography work but also,  a very candid expression from Mills about a variety of issues including: bullying, body-image, friendship, responsibilities, self-care and travel. Her stories follow her genuine relationships with her clients and her great appreciation to pursue her dream. With nearly 2000 followers, her account has become more than just beautiful wedding photos – it’s an inspiration to live your best life. Between episodes of the Office, travels…

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Blank Page: Filling space with urban streetwear

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Brooke Patey wanted to share her drawings in a less conventional, yet approachable way. So she turned to fashion as a wearable means to display her talents.   “I wanted to share my art with my friends and family in a way that it wouldn’t just hang on the wall and clothing to me was the way,” said the designer. “I enjoy that each piece of clothing takes a different journey with each customer.” Patey started Blank Page Clothing Co.,  featuring urban streetwear covered in her artwork. The pieces include t-shirts and baseball tees with black and white traditional drawings, as well as beanies with the signature name of the company hand scrawled within the front. There are accessories and…

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Freezerland: A piece of home in the middle of Ontario

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Darrin Osmond left McIver’s, Newfoundland for Brampton, Ontario when he was 17 years old and always had intentions of moving back home. As someone who studied Martial Arts for over twenty years, he had hoped to return to open his own studio. While he waited for that fateful day, he shopped at the aisles of Freezerland, a convenience  store with a Newfoundland spirit to remind him of where he came from.  “Once our one and only child, Rocky,  started a family of his own, we knew that we would never leave, so I started thinking about a passion number two,” said the Newfoundlander in an email. “I use to frequent Freezerland since its’ infancy and watched it mature over the…

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