The Highness Embassy
The Highness Embassy is our purposefully constructed portfolio that houses our clients. Like any other embassy, the objective of The Highness Embassy is to promote, connect and to assist in any way that we can in support of business success and professional achievement.
We serve our clients in a multitude of ways. We provide management, agency, representation, promotion and strategy. We consult on internal design, infrastructure, formation, growth and development. As business architects, we work to build a blueprint for the establishment and transformation of our clients to help them optimize and reach their full potential. As a value add, we connect our clients to solution providers, human capital and strategic capital through our Highness Accelerators platform and wider network. In many cases, we identify drivers and goals to course correct and repair brand misalignment. We have a special skill in recognizing individuals who have the right ingredients for commercial success but need someone to instigate them into action, champion them and provide an endorsement. They are often magnetizing opportunities yet, not monetizing them.
If you are in the Highness Embassy, everyone in our continually expanding universe is a potential participant in your growth story.
Collaborative Prosperity is our baseline and embedded in our firm’s DNA – the only value proposition we subscribe to is one where everyone at the table wins. Our efficiency and efficacy rely on leveraging the talents, assets and networks of members of our ecosystem. It is our opinion that the collective mindset is an abundant one.
Introducing Members of the Highness Embassy
The Agency of Healers
The Agency of Healers (AOH) is an international firm that represents global healers who ultimately raise the vibration of humanity through the important work they do. AOH acknowledges that the healing arts is important work and that the business of healing should be both respected and valued. AOH empowers healers by facilitating their business objectives and connecting them with solid business opportunities where they can practice and grow. AOH’s Founder and CEO is Fahra Panos who is a light and energy healer herself.
Billy Burzy is an emerging contemporary painter from Toronto, Canada. She completed her Bachelor of Visual Arts degree from Western University in 2016. Burzy’s work if fuelled by her curiosity and introspection of human relationships and in particular, the awareness (or lack thereof) that can be observed from the third-party vantage point. Her work offers a commentary on inclusion, otherness and community. She captures the human interaction with each other and with the environment – relative figuratism. Her work invites the viewer to interpret the intended commonalities and stark differences of her visual narratives.
The Boudoir Café Photography are Nikon-endorsed boudoir photographers, ranked as Top 5 by The Huffington Post. The photography duo’s stellar sets offer a selection of luxury pieces sourced from around the globe that are exquisitely crafted, distinct creative and artistic. Whether you are looking for a risqué, erotically nude, intimate portrait, provocative Boudoir, a fetish slant or fine art nudes – The Boudoir Café are specialists at capturing ‘your sexy you’ and creating a masterpiece that you will cherish for years.
Bruno Billio is a Canadian artist working from an interdisciplinary background. Billio is an established installation artist (renowned for his iconic TRON series), an internationally acclaimed sculptor, and designer transforming existing environments into compelling works of art. He has exhibited globally, and his sculptures can be found in many iconic hotels in North America including The Four Seasons, The Windsor Arms and The Hazelton Hotel.
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.
Chason Adjoa Nana Yeboah is a self-taught textile sculptor, doll maker and story-teller, exploring the oscillation of ancestral ritual through reconstructed, (un)raveled and crocheted structures. Many of her works directly focus on themes of shame, loss of identity, sexuality, the notion and practice of “self-love”, hybridity, energy transference, and acknowledgement of the human form, with a primary focus on marginalized humans. Her desire is to traverse the interconnectivity of these themes, and from those travels – be it through her inclusive dolls, personification soft sculptures or “safe space” creations, provoke a more communal awareness to our lives.
Donovan Davis is a professional contemporary artist with over a decade of experience dedicated to his practice of hand-cut and hand-constructed collage art. Davis deconstructs magazine images and appropriates their content for use in unexpected artistic configurations including profiles, silhouettes and other stunning yet unexpected compositions. While the process may seem like a simple exercise of cutting and pasting, the transformed media offers a provocative and captivating piece of artwork.
ELASTICOSPA is the award-winning Italian architectural firm born in 2005 on the initiative of renowned architect, Stefano Pujatti. After collaborating with Coop-Himelblau in Los Angeles and Gino Valle Architetti in Paris, he embarked on the freelance profession. He is a professor at the Faculty of Architecture 1 of the Turin Polytechnic and has been invited internationally as a speaker and guest critic in various universities. ELASTICOSPA is able to develop and coordinate the architectural project at any scale and phase, thanks to the combination of a careful formal investigation with the constructive experience achieved in over 15 years of experience. Regardless of the scale, ELASTICOSPA’s interventions are always conceived as urban hubs, able to influence, revitalize and enhance the context in which they are placed, enhancing their positive and peculiar aspects.
Goldegen is a Montreal-based printmaker specializing in collage and screen printing. With a focus on allowing the viewer to question various aspects of the composition including how we deal with ourselves, love and experience the moment, Goldengen’s work embeds the element of wonder. Her work is an investigation of unexpected representations that result from the combination of fragmented materials and feelings. Carefully building up a narrative and a structured artistic concept, Goldengen creates eye-catching and thought-provoking artworks that can be further customized to suit any space.
Impossible Things is an award-winning creative technology company that dreams up delightful new experiences that blend digital media with the physical world, and then makes them real. Impossible Thing believes that Augmented Reality (AR) is a powerful new platform for communications, one that will rapidly and drastically transform the way we create, present and exchange information, ideas and experiences. Working in such a nascent form, Impossible Things not only crafts compelling AR experiences, but also engineers new tools needed to achieve its vision. Impossible Things takes a transformational approach to the use of mixed reality – work created must be both meaningful and useful. They are continually excited by the brand new opportunities mixed reality technologies create to impact perception, understanding and behaviour across the spectrum of industrial and commercial applications.
Joel Richardson is a contemporary Canadian artist whose artistic career spans well over twenty years. His extensive body of art includes large-scale instillations, sculptures, murals, portraits, art performances and digital and video projections. Richardson became widely known for his controversial clash with Toronto’s Mayor, Rob Ford after Ford erased his 150-meter-long mural: “An Equation of Suitman” comprising of individuals in business attire interspersed with the extensive Black-Scholes equation (a commentary on the manipulation of the stock markets. Although the work was ‘wiped’ in Toronto where it was commissioned, it received global acclaim that translated into further shows in New York, Miami, Mosow and Toronto. Recent major projects include a large scale, multi-faceted, interactive exhibition developed in collaboration with the Tom Thomson Gallery. By the turn of the millennium Richardson’s work had become truly multidisciplinary, with the intent of dominating the spaces they occupied. Richardson’s work has been informed by his interest in how false representation shapes our truth – what is sanctified, what is profound – and the intersection of these representations. The complex relationship between the sacred and untrue is at the core of his practice.
Joel is an award-winning member of the Director’s Guild of Canada and Toronto-based Time Travel Collective.
Justyna Werbel is an interdisciplinary artist and curator who has developed a signature body of work that can be described as “drawing sound.” Her process requires observation, recording and transcribing soundscapes into coherent visual compositions using tools and techniques she has meticulously developed over the years. Her drawn soundscapes are often dedicated to community awareness and its associated underlying communal rhythm. Sound is a form of vibration that can travel half the circumference of the earth before it fades away: it is powerful and yet, fleeting.
Magdalena M is an internationally published commercial Photographer and Art Director. Specializing in editorial portraits, commercial projects and corporate assignments, Magdalena has worked with some of Toronto’s top legal teams and design agencies for over 15 years. That same desire for story telling developed into a natural talent for Art Direction, through curating fashion and design publications. (Embark Magazine, Canadian Hairdresser Magazine.) It enabled Magdalena to become a stronger visual artist in all respects; utilizing her clients vision to create a timeless and modern aesthetic, an individual brand voice that is genuine and approachable, while maintaining its true identity. As such., Magdalena has built out an impressive art portfolio of stunning photographs for private, public, residential and commercial clients.
Michel's Bespoke Atelier
Michel’s Bespoke Atelier is a luxury atelier specializing in premium bespoke suits, shirts, and formal wear. All items are designed and made in Toronto. Michel’s Bespoke is exquisite tailoring for discerning individuals.
Nigel Nolan is an international multidisciplinary artist, originally from Canada. For a number of years, he was a partner at Wild Flag Studios, a London-based collective of artists, designers and engineers. Prior to this, Nolan spearheaded the artist residency and outreach project COME, in Buenos Aires. Nolan has exhibited internationally and has held solo exhibitions in Toronto, Buenos Aires and New York. Nolan has a strong portfolio of project-based work that includes book projects, performances, large-scale painted installations and experimental videos. Nolan’s paintings have been used for large-scale mural work, brand activations, private and public installations, global exhibitions and can be found in public and private collections. His portfolio includes clients Laurent-Perrier Champagne (for Andaz Hotels), The Hudson’s Bay Company, The Theatre Centre, Cabine by Nicolas Mellamphy, Greta Constantine and WorldPride Toronto.
Nyle Miigizi Johnston
Nyle Miigizi Johnston’s spirit name is Wiishkoonseh Miigizi’enh means Whistling White Headed Eagle. He grew up in Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation. Sources of his artistic inspiration include woodland painters, Storytellers and the traditions of his indigenous culture. A painter, mural artist, traditional storyteller, and traditional helper, Johnston uses his gift of storytelling to connect his peoples’ stories of love and healing with the broader world and offer support to a range of community organizations. His work has been exhibited across many of Canada’s most important institutions, from the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), The Jennings Young gallery (J.S. McLean Centre for Indigenous & Canadian Art), The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM), The Evergreen Brickworks to the Chippewas of Nawash Cultural Centre. His artistic practice is focused on illustrating stories of the Anishinaabe Nation in a variety of media in order to raise awareness of their unique histories as they in turn inform his process.
Robert Cameron is 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 also 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. Cameron is a certified Sommelier with the International Sommelier Guild and obtained his Masters while studying in Bordeaux, France.
Simon Schneiderman has traded his lawyer’s robe for his beret and can be found in his studio full time. Simon tells stories through painting and writing. Simon is a close observer of gesture and nuance, a facility he developed as an only child. He built on that skill through years as a trial lawyer – keenly watching witnesses for hidden meaning. His work combines his love of the figure with his love of language to portray something that is true. Funny and poignant, his images ask us to lean in and listen carefully.
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