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Stephanie Hung

Stephanie Hung


Name: Steph Hung
Job Title: Assistant Editor
Date started at company: June 2007, as an intern
First story you worked on: Candles Take Shape for the Holidays
Hometown: Mississauga, ON
Education: Biology, Queen's University. Fashion Design, George Brown College
First job: Selling popcorn at the movie theater
Astrological sign: Capricorn
Personal crafting/Artwork: Thread drawings and repurposing salvaged materials

FAVORITE...
Color: Pantone 536
Holiday: I love Victoria Day because it marks the beginning of summer and camp season.
Pizza topping: Olives
Kind of fabric: Cotton jersey
Dessert: Ice cream
Source: Buttons Buttons (Vancouver), Tomato (Tokyo)
Font: Georgia
Martha Stewart craft: Christmas stockings from "The Twelve Days of Christmas"

Editor's Archive

Make It : Felt Luggage Tag Tutorial

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I often have trouble identifying my luggage from the sea of similar nondescript bags that ride the belt at the airport’s baggage claim. Some passengers have strategies to make theirs stand out:  buy patterned luggage, wrap brightly-coloured straps around the bags, and even dangle ribbons or charms from the handles.  With a few trips on …

Meet : Jay Mohler

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Although the term “God’s Eye” might conjure memories of summer camp, one artist has truly elevated this simple craft with a respectful nod to its origins. WHO:  Jay Mohler WHAT:  Ojos de Dios weaver WHERE:  Mars Hill, NC WHEN:  late 1960′s, after seeing his first Ojo de Dios in Mexico’s Guadalajara marketplace. WHY:   Jay has been …

Make It : Camp-Inspired Placemats and Coasters Tutorial

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Are you ready for summer?  I can hardly wait for the scorching sunshine, backyard barbeques, and icy cold drinks dripping with condensation.  In anticipation of the outdoor entertaining season, I made some placemats and coasters by taking a cue from Blake’s great Camp-Inspired Leather Crafts. Materials you will need:  cork placemats and coasters, nylon twine (look …

Make It : Gift Wrap Book Jacket Tutorial

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I am so excited for The Great Gatsby to come out in theatres, as it reminds me of these metallic and Art Deco-inspired bookcovers I love so much.   After spotting this Midori gift wrap, I knew I wanted to recreate a similar look with my own books. Materials you will need:  gift wrap, ruler, pen, cutting mat, exacto knife Steps: …

Meet : Virginia Johnson

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I have been a fan of Virginia Johnson’s work for many years – her painterly style always feels bright and airy; carefree yet elegant.  I recently visited the flagship store and found out she is also from Canada, which made me beam just a little bit. WHO:  Virginia Johnson WHAT:  Illustrator and Textile Designer WHERE:  Toronto, ON WHEN: …

Make It : Plumbing Pipe Rack Tutorial

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My apartment was gifted with many things – exposed brick, a backyard garden, lovely neighbours – but a real closet was not one of them.  With a space about 2′ wide and 1′ deep, it’s more of a hiding place to stash things before people come over… I was so inspired by Marcie’s industrial-chic furniture and …

Have You Seen This? : Brook&Lyn

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I have never wanted to learn to weave more since seeing these amazing pieces by artist Mimi Jung: These beautiful works of yarn, copper, and sometimes natural elements (like palm bark and conifers) are all handwoven in Los Angeles, California. A graduate of New York’s Cooper Union, Mimi is a multi-faceted artist who has worked …

Meet : Maricor/Maricar

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A friend sent me an email the other day titled “typography + craft + food” and a link to the new food signage at the Hong Kong International Airport.  Unbeknownst to him, I have been a big fan of these artists for years. WHO:  Twin sisters Maricor and Maricar Manalo WHAT:  Graphic Designers, illustrators, animators, …