A Parkdale visit from Toronto’s “On the Grid”!

November 11, 2015Press, Uncategorized

Recently we were paid a visit at our Parkdale Outpost by the Toronto edition of On the Grid!

On the Grid is a community focussed global initiative started by NY design studio Hyperakt. The uniquely organized website is a”designer’s neighbourhood guide” to cities around the world, curated by creatives from all over. What a fantastic online publication to be a part of!

We are so pleased to be featured by the lovely folk that had a peek around our Parkdale shop!

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Thank you On the Grid for the wonderful photos!

Sunography Spotlight!

July 23, 2015Do it yourself (DIY), Storefront, Uncategorized


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Summertime means plenty of sunshine (and rain in equal measure, apparently. Oh, Toronto). You can either embrace it, hide from it in the shade, or slather on sunscreen and hope for the best. Alternatively, you could come by and pick up a Sunography kit and make art using nothing but sunlight. The results are similar to a cyanotype print (one of the earliest examples of photography), à la botanist Anna Atkin’s work.

Step one: Find an object that you’re keen on. Step two: place said object on the double-sided light sensitive paper. Step three: Find a sunny spot, and leave your object on the paper to bask for 1-15 minutes. The longer you leave it, the darker it’ll be. Step four: High five, you’ve got yourself a print.

 

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The Sunography kit includes 6 archival paper sheets. $20 at our Kensington location.

 

Worker Bee Supply

July 21, 2015Art Prints, Posters, Print Department, Uncategorized

Eugen Sakhnenko and Becca Gilgan are the minds behind Worker Bee Supply, an initiative dedicated to making purposeful work with a positive impact by promoting inspirational companies and individuals. They launched recently, and we’ve got a few prints to coincide with the launch! Kalpna Patel‘s “Make It Up, Make It Work, Make It Yours”, Sandi Falconer‘s “Make No Little Plans” and Ben Johnston‘s “The Present Is Theirs, The Future Is Ours” are the first three prints, and are currently in stock at our Kensington location. We can’t guarantee that any of these prints can cure procrastination, but they certainly do not lack in inspiration and motivation. Put one up on your wall and see what happens. (Because, hey, they’re an attractive bunch, don’t you think?)

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11″ x 14″, 2 colour screen print on white coverstock. Designed by Kalpna Patel. $40, at our Kensington location.

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makenolittleplans11″ x 14″, 2 colour screen print on white coverstock. Designed by Sandi Falconer. $40, at our Kensington location.

 

11″ x 14″, 2 colour screen print on natural coverstock. Designed by Ben Johnston. $40, at our Kensington location.

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River & Sky Festival

July 19, 2015Event Posters, Posters, Print Department, Uncategorized

Fisher’s Paradise, Ontario (northwest of North Bay) hosts the three-day River & Sky festival this weekend, which features a plethora of Canadian musicians (Shotgun Jimmie, Absolutely Free, Jennifer Castle, Homeshake…) and plenty of space to pitch a tent. We printed their gig poster this year, available at our Kensington location.

12″ x 18″ 5 colour screen print poster on 100lb natural cover stock ~ $22

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Back in the shop ~ Stay Home Club!

July 15, 2015Other Things Handmade, Storefront, Uncategorized

We missed these totes dearly, and alas they are back! Both of the pictured 100% cotton canvas tote bags from Stay Home Club are super deep and perfect for lugging your groceries around!

We’ve also received a fresh batch of your favourite Stay Home Club pins; so you may be able to openly express your disgruntled attitude. (Hey, what’s a few complaints among friends?)…

Stay Home Club canvas tote ~ $25

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From left to right: Nothing Fancy, I Hate Mondays, Surely Surly ~ $3 each

Emotional Baggage canvas tote ~ $25

This just in… New notebooks from Rifle Paper Co.!

May 11, 2015Uncategorized

We just got a bunch of fun, new notebooks from Rifle Paper Co. in store… and we’re super excited about them! Here’s a peek at some full sized notes and minis…

From left to right: (Birds of a Feather set of 2 – $18, Ruby Folk Journal – $18)

From left to right: (Passport Pocket Notebooks set of 2 -$12, Travel Essentials Journal -$18)

From left to right: (Safari Pocket Notebooks – $12, Bon Voyage Journal – $18)

From top to bottom: (Pair of Rorschach Notebooks – $15, Pair of Gold Foil Pocket Notebooks – $12)

Last but not least… (Pair of Composition Notebooks – $12)

 

 

The Wonderful World of Mike Parsons!

January 13, 2015Art Prints, Print Department, Uncategorized

Our print department recently had the pleasure of screen printing several Mike Parsons poster designs.

A limited number are available for purchase for $35.00 each. Contact us for more info!

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Exploding Head, 1 colour, 18” x 24”

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Nature vs. Technology, 1 colour, 18” x 24”

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Tree vs. TV, 1 colour, 18” x 24”

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Eye Ball City, 1 colour, 18” x 24”

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Crowds, 1 colour, 18” x 24”

Hello 2015!

January 4, 2015Storefront, Uncategorized

Happy New Year!

To celebrate and kick start 2015 – be sure to pick up one of our wall art calendars!

Each month is designed by a different artist and has been lovingly hand printed in our studio.

Available in our Kensington and Parkdale locations.

3 colour screenprint, 12” x 17”

$65.00 for bound or unbound calendar.

$22.00 per single month print.

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