What a ram-jam weekend! Everyone decided to have their Christmas parties smack in the middle of the month. In addition to Art Crawl and the O’s Clothes party at Academica on Friday, we skipped around to four holiday parties Saturday night – Supercrawl at This Ain’t Hollywood, Ilya and Kathy at their house, Gravity at One Duke and Sonic Unyon back at This Ain’t. FEWF.
Before all that though, I spent Saturday’s daylight hours back in Toronto – because one weekend wasn’t enough. I dropped off some stuff at a new shop and went to the Frida and Diego show at the AGO. Afterwards I swung by 401 Richmond to have a Tintype Studio portrait done. Sean was supposed to be with me, but bike repair beckoned and I ended up solo in this shot.
I haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaate being in photos, particularly when there’s studio lighting and fancy equipment involved, so it’s quite a thing that I loved this experience. I credit this to the guys running the show at Tintype. They are rad and their product screams its own awesome. Observe:
Check their site for a full breakdown of the metal-made magic that is their photos.
I also found what’s bascially the quilt I’ve spent my whole life looking for. 25% off $35 for this steal. It’s mental and it’s made for my dream cabin. Now all I need is the acerage and the know-how to construct a building!
I got this book at Swipe. I’ve been looking for it since Laura Marotta mentioned it when I interviewed her for this piece.
A history of colour. Eras, efforts, everything. The shades behind certain times and the hues of many movements.
Finally, I may have purchased a ridiculous dog outfit but it’s badass and it was cheap and Memphis is a pansy about the cold. He lays, shivering, on the heated bathroom floor or directly in front of a vent all day long like he was some poor orphan from a Dickens tale. WHO’S COLD NOW, TINY TIM?
Aaaaaand finally, we saw Plaskett Sunday night. It was a last-minute decision, but a smart one.
Fewf, right? I’m tired just thinking back through all of it…
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