Kensington Market


Today [Aug 29] I’ll be in Kensington Market at the corner of College & Augusta  once again in a full-fledged A.R.T.T attack!

Me and my artsy friends are selling our work… so come out and support at least ONE of us.

Expect wicked clothing, jewellery, art, SKULLS(?) and lots of other wicked stuff.

+ Spektrum & Polyna- my main gurrls in this shin-diggery  will be there.




Today [Aug 22] I’ll be in Kensington Market selling modified clothing, shoes and hollow books!

+ My gurrl Spektrum will be selling some hand-made jewels (do I hear some Barbie limbs?!?!)


Feat: CTRL GROUP  + Spektrum  @  MADPRIDE 


On Saturday, AUGUST 8  the second ever SWAP/DROP will be taking over the southwest side of Bellevue Park!! (Kensington Market, fyi) It runs from 11:30am -6 :30pm We will have an ArtSpace set up for people of all ages to make crafts, hang out and get creative in whatever way you’d like plus of course, the Swap/Drop :]

  •  Give/Get free stuff
  • Work on projects with some really creative people (maybe I can host a workshop or two)
  • Play music
  • Have FREE FUN

OFFICIAL GROUP: SWAP/DROP  (join to stay updated or volunteer for the next one) ++Share this event with your friends!

We had such a great time hearing your stories, painting pinecones and doing scavenger hunts with you! A big thanks to everyone who was so supportive of this idea. I hope to see you back again :] Keep in mind, the Swap/Drop wasn’t only created to have free fun and get free stuff. I created this to inspire others to think differently about unnecessary consumerism and the role we play in waste management. If we buy less, share more & think differently about what is considered junk, we can limit lots of waste ending up in the dump and make cool art/furniture at the same time. Who knows, maybe the best things in life really are free.

EveryonesPainting-June 6-Swapdrop

A painting lots of people added paint to on June 6th, 2015 – the first Swap/Drop


This Saturday I will be hosting an event called the SWAP/DROP where you can:

  •  donate/get free stuff
  • work on projects with some really creative people
  • play music
  • hang out and have FREE FUN.
It runs from
11:30am -7 :30ish

@ BELLEVUE PARK (southwest side)

OFFICIAL 100in1dayTO: SWAP/DROP  (more info)

Essentially I am trying to get the community together so we can think differently about consumerism and the role we play in waste management.

Buy less, share more & think differently about what trash means to YOU.

If you can, please share with your friends.


Come visit me and my friends in Kensington Market this Friday, Saturday & SUN-Solstice-Day!

I will only be there the Friday, but if you live in Toronto come check it out and support your local artists and creators.
Sofi from Great Spirit Designs  asked me to answer a few questions for the Winter Market:

  • First name, Birth place
  • Description of product
  • How did you come up with the concept of your product? The birth of the idea
  • 3 songs that are the soundtrack to your life
  • If you were a fruit or a vegetable what would you be? And why?
  • Favorite quote (Maybe a quote pertaining to your product)

Read it and weep! ∀

 My name is Samm. I am born and raised a ‘Kensington Kid’.  I use my creative spirit to refashion clothing, jewelry, housewares, etc from salvaged and thrifted objects.
The best way to describe my work is to define Arisetotrash.  It is a series of products, projects and philosophies. It is art, life and everything in between. It’s changing the way you think about junk and making it pure funk. 
I got inspired to re-invent the idea of obsolescence, to embrace that which we could simply throw away and be challenged to make something new of it. Currently I am focusing on re-purposing fabrics, plastics and various toys.
I guess you could say my idea was birthed from garbage day at the Market, or maybe the crusty punk kids who hung out in the park when I was younger and more impressionable.
3 songs that are the soundtrack to my life… humm, that’s a hard one.  System of a Down – Mind, Kimya Dawson – Little Bunny Foo Foo, and having jam sessions with friends (and soon-to-be-friends). 
If I could be any vegetable I would be a Dandelion. Very underrated, contagious,  food for turtles, beautiful in all forms, super healthy for you, yummy and I’d make delicious wine.
“Free thinkers are dangerous” – Serj Tankian

Judge me not! Support and love me~~~  :}

Don’t forget, I will also be in Oakville on SUN-Solstice-Day  10am-4pm