Play Mitzi For Me: 1961 Reliable Barbie Clone

I met this lady at the Value Village in Kitchener this weekend. I fell in love with her blonde bubble cut hair, her red felt Jackie O suit and her impeccable makeup and… Continue reading

Robbie Burns Day Special

As you may or may not know, I am one quarter Scots. I bring this up only as an excuse to show a picture of some of my Scottish Pebble jewellery. These pieces… Continue reading

Intermix is Coming to Town

Can’t wait! WWD is reporting that NYC-based chain Intermix is opening its first international store in Toronto this fall. If you don’t know it, Intermix offers “established and emerging designers at a range… Continue reading

Down the Rabbit (or Bear) Hole

I bought this cute little green plastic bear pin at the same time as the Burberry’s cape. It was marked “Dart Ind, Inc. Brown Bear Made in China” on the back. I assumed… Continue reading

All New Review: Flip Ultra HD

I bought myself a Flip Ultra HD camera as a little prezzie for myself at a boxing day sale ($99). Here’s what I love about it: It’s discreet, it’s easy to use and… Continue reading

Stamp Collection

Sort of off topic, but I got this package last week and the envelope had the best array of stamps I have ever seen. A Navajo squash blossom necklace (I will possess one… Continue reading

Early Plastic Celluloid Bangles

Let’s recap. Many early (pre-1930s) plastics were created in attempt to create cheaper versions of ivory (or tortoise shell or jet, in the case of gutta percha). Celluloid — a derivative of cellulose and… Continue reading

Sidewalk Find: 1930s Wrestling Autograph Book

This is the most random thing I’ve ever found on the sidewalk. It’s book filled with autographs of wrestlers from the late 1920s to the mid-1930s. I wish I had better pictures, but… Continue reading

Midweek Modness: Sterling Chicago Picasso Sculpture Charm

Charm number 3 for my monsters of modernism bracelet has arrived. It is a miniature of the Picasso sculpture in Chicago’s Daley Square. I had always thought it was a representation of a… Continue reading

My Spidey Sense

I think I’ve mentioned this before, but sometimes I have an uncanny ability to find certain things. For example, the time I woke up thinking “I wish I had a star sapphire.” And… Continue reading

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