Sidewalk Find: Olivetti Lettera 25 Typewriter

Look what I found on the corner of Manning and Queen the other night. An Olivetti Lettera 25 Portable Typewriter. Designed by architect Mario Bellini in 1974, it originally retailed for $109 bucks.… Continue reading

Vintage Jewellery Ads From 1985

I bought a Victoria & Albert Album from 1985 to help me research antique and retro clothing and jewellery. Since the book is 25 years old itself, I realized that the fashions and… Continue reading

Do Over: Dragons Awake

Here’s a love Nouveau-ish brooch I picked up for 50 cents at a garage sale last May. It was missing its centre stone and it took all summer to find an appropriate one… Continue reading

Sketchtorialist: My Designer Duds

UPDATE: Lanvin Confirmed for H&M! In anticipation of the rumoured Lanvin/H&M collaboration I’ve decided to draw some of my vast collection of designer clothes (as imagined on other people). Most of my (ahem)… Continue reading

Morning Announcements: Introducing Covet Garden

Covet Garden is here! About six months ago, I started working on a super awesome project with three incredible ladies: Lynda, Tiffany and Jessica. The idea was to do an online magazine about… Continue reading

Locket To Me

Here are a random collection of pictures I have found in lockets I have come across. Above and below are some Victorian-images. The lady’s photo above has a stamp that indicates that it… Continue reading

People Who Like People Jewellery

Just a random sampling of figural jewellery that I’ve come across over the years. Above is a French Ivory (celluloid) pendant of a 1920s-era couple. Dig his dancing slippers! Below is an 18K… Continue reading

On Fakes

Because most of my finds come from thrift shops or antique markets, I do not know their provenance. Why is it so important to know where a piece came from? Documented evidence of… Continue reading

Siamese Sterling Dream

Pictured above are some recent Siam Sterling finds. I have a mini collection of these pieces, because I like the play between their delicate etchings and the heavy, gunmetal backgrounds. This “niello” or… Continue reading

Cleaning Ouy my Closet: Camel Aquascutum Skirt

UPDATE: The skirt is spoken for. I picked up this lovely vintage Aquascutum skirt at a garage sale last spring. It’s in Fall’s most fashionable shade — Camel. And it’s in autumn’s most… Continue reading

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