We are currently prototyping a number of new lights that, like our Mycologic Light, use LED’s as a light source. About once a month or so we make a trip up Main Street to Lee’s Electronics for parts and occassionally, advice. Lee’s staff are super friendly and knowledgable and always willing to help solve problems. This is the go-to shop for local artists and designers in need of electronic components.  

The shop’s walls are lined with tens of thousands small parts, each bagged in plastic, tagged with a code like a can of soup in an old grocery store and hung on a hook with a hand-written card that tells it’s story. I like the tightly organized chaos of this store, the analogue inventory system and the endless possibilities on offer for making new things.

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We attended the jam packed opening of Object(ing): The Art/Design of Tobias Wong at the MOV last week. This is a very strong show and the first retrospective of the late Tobias Wong’s work. Tobias’s output was prodigious - I left the show feeling energized. Co-curators  Todd Falkowsky (design, branding and curatorial whirlwind from Toronto) and the MOV’s Vivian Gosselin did a fine job of putting this dense show together. Clean, crisp exhibition design by Falkowsky lets Tobias’s work do the talking. I will be back for a second look.

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Nik spent a week paddling on lakes this summer and now he has us all fired up about finding a studio canoe for weekend escapes. We have our eyes out for one of these beautiful riveted aluminum Grumman canoes. 

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