Midweek Modness: Finnish Brass Ring

This ring pretty much encapsulates mid-century Finnish jewellery design. It has one foot in Bronze Age Viking brutalism plus a hippy dippy free form feeling. I don’t know who designed it — it’s… Continue reading

My Favourite Things: Toe Socks

Speaking of The Drake General Store, I was overjoyed to discover that they are selling tabi and toe socks. These are my two favourite kinds of socks in the whole world! While I… Continue reading

Men’s Corner with Mr. Andrew: Field Notes

Andrew is a devoted follower of the Chicago-based design shop Coudal Partners. He turned me onto their awesome blog. Coudal has collaborated with the Draplin Design Company to create Field Notes — memo… Continue reading

Remembrance Day Part 2

Another memory — A locket with a picture of my Grandma and my great uncle Howard in his Canadian Expeditionary Force uniform. Howard gave this locket to my great grandmother before he shipped… Continue reading

To Remember is to End All War

For Remembrance Day, I am rerunning this First World War love token with a Canadian forces emblem. It’s inscribed “United we stand for King and empire.” The locket slides open to reveal a… Continue reading

Lost And Found

A couple of months ago, I think back in August, I was doing a watch cull and decided to sell some Bulovas on eBay. I sold an Accutron Quartz to a gentleman in… Continue reading

Do Over: Remembrance Day

I found a ceramic poppy earring. I took the earring post off and glued a pinback on the back. It fell off. I did it again. Hopefully it will hold up until November… Continue reading

Lucky Lady: Victorian Shell Cameo

Let me tell you a story about jewellery pickers. You see them at the thrift shops all the time — they are the ones who bring magnifying loupes with them so they can… Continue reading

Puppets for Social Justice

One of the funnest jobs I ever had was doing wardrobe (dressing puppets) for a showcalled Ruffus The Dog. It disappeared off the TV once it’s run ended, but now its creators have… Continue reading

Keef is Kool

My copy of Keith Richard’s Life arrived today. I’ve only had time to look at the pictures, but Keef seems to be a watch guy. I can spot a chunky LED in pictures… Continue reading

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