Highness Home is a division of Highness Global that showcases design services of our creative clients for commercial, hospitality and residential projects and for a variety of different clientele. Highness Home will also feature industrial design products, limited-edition merchandise, literary projects and other luxury wares. As we encourage and foster the multi-disciplinary aspect of the clients in the Highness Embassy, it is our belief that this division will organically develop to profile an exceptional range of spectacular designers, writers and artisans.
Highness Home will also feature Highness brand designs and bespoke products – many of which are designed in collaboration with Highness’ creative clients.
Ann Allchin is a Canadian writer informed by her experience in the business and science worlds yet, inspired by curiosity and creativity. With a double-major in Neuroscience and English from the University of Toronto, Ann began her career as a technical writer and project manager in the telecommunications industry. Later, she returned to her science roots as a medical writer and copy editor in pharmaceutical research. However, much like a superhero with a day job and alter-ego, in her spare time, Ann is a creative writer and storyteller. She is especially drawn to revisiting biographical histories and investigating miscarriages of social justice.
In addition to writing, Ann is an experimental baker and cook. She was the culinary explorer behind the food blog cookingdangerously.com, where strange or “dangerous” ingredients were showcased in creative recipes (note: scorpions are more of a garnish than a main). There is always something mysterious and delicious emerging from Ann’s oven. Notwithstanding the curious and unexpected nature of her literary focus, Ann mostly leads a Diana Prince life in Toronto with her husband, daughter, son, and whippet.
Ann has joined Highness Global to advance her research, gastronomic, and writing projects, currently focused on cannabis and The War on Drugs. She believes that cannabis is healthy and knows first-hand that it can assist with serious health issues to improve quality of life. More importantly, Ann advocates for the rights of adults to experiment and indulge responsibly, medicinally and recreationally, and is interested in exposing the truth about the history of over reactive, often racially or politically motivated drug penalties.
Robert Cameron is a designer who has a portfolio of exquisitely designed wine cellars in the most prestigious homes in Canada. Cameron’s bespoke designs are carefully created to ensure optimal functionality with stunning aesthetics. His cellar designs not only preserve and store collections, but they also showcase and celebrate them. Cameron’s cellars have been featured in various publications including House & Home, The Globe & Mail, The National Post, Toronto Life and Wine Spectator Magazine.
Cameron is also an artist who incorporates wine into postmodern sculpture. As both a sommelier and an artist, Cameron’s work challenges and investigates the many aspects of wine: colours, varietals, prices, cultural history, sensuality, critical evaluations, and hierarchies of value. He has been heavily inspired by his experiences while travelling to over twenty-five wine-producing countries.
Cameron is a certified Sommelier with the International Sommelier Guild. He graduated from the University of Victoria in British Columbia and obtained his Masters while studying in Bordeaux, France.
Catchoo is an artist, designer, illustrator, influencer based in Toronto (Canada). Her work effortlessly crosses genre, style and format, often fusing pixels, paper, needles and fabric and melding it together with influences from the worlds of pop art, kawaii and fashion. After graduating from the University of Western Ontario she decided to pursue one of her biggest dreams: to live, work and play in China, Japan and Singapore. During her travels there in the 90s she discovered anime, Tokyo street fashion, traditional Chinese art, kawaii and the work of Murakami.
Catchoo’s first book project Mind Snugglers was named Best Bedtime Storybook of 2018 by Today’s Parent Magazine. Mind Snugglers wove principles of mindfulness into a simple narrative about a motley squad of lovable characters as they get ready to go to sleep. The hardcover picture book was self-published and sold at retail and online in both Canada and the US. Mind Snugglers recently sold out of its first printing.
Catchoo created the concept of SUPERCUTE™ to describe the approach she takes to her art practice: the pursuit of deeper meaning and purpose through the eyes of quirky, fun, whimsical creatures and the terrain of richly textured yet accessible and approachable story worlds. A crucial part of Catchoo’s mission is to help bring light to challenging issues and to take stands on meaningful principles. SUPERCUTE ™ is filled with creatures and messages that inspire love, joy, comfort, connection and acceptance.
Catchoo is currently developing several new story universes and developing partnerships and collaborations to help bring them to life in new ways. She is especially interested in the use of emerging technologies like XR to enable dynamic and responsive narrative experiences. She is also fascinated by the potential fusion of fashion, art and play to innovate social interactivity and storytelling embedded into textiles and home fashion products.
Catchoo would much rather be drawing than writing her own bio. Catchoo would rather be drawing than doing pretty much anything else in the world.