The Calgary Journal
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Young welding extraordinaire promotes work through unique business


An Okotoks high-school student is creating sparks in the local art scene.

Kalen Wolfe, a 19-year-old grade 12 student, has been welding household items, such as forks, spoons and knives, and turning them into unique art pieces that are being sold in Calgary.

A specialty store in Inglewood, called reWORKS, has one of Wolfe's cutlery crocodiles on display.

Lara Presber dishes on developing her 'signature' style

Produced by Roxana Secara

"You can definitely say it's a bit of an addiction," says Lara Presber in her studio.

While she shares the space with two interior designers, it's a perfect resemblance of her passions: a mix between interior design and architectural elements surrounded by mannequins, materials and sketches of dresses.

Alternative to tattoo removal transforms old ink

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Remember that "awesome" band back in 1988? They were so awesome, you were compelled to tattoo their logo on your back?

Twenty five years later, you're older, wiser, and pondering the wisdom of inking the words "Def Leppard" between your shoulder blades.

Your faded tattoo is "bringin' on the heartbreak," but removal seems like a painful and lengthy process.

Fortunately, there is another option: the tattoo cover-up.

Breastfeeding supporters say society slow to change

Several months ago, a verbal firestorm erupted on multiple social media and news platforms after a Calgary woman was asked to leave a Walmart store in southwest Calgary because she was breastfeeding her baby. Calgary Journal Healthy Living editor Shannon Galley recently explored the issue of public breastfeeding with several Calgary women.