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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The former Burrard Iron Works at the foot of Vancouver’s Main Street is one of my favourite warehouse buildings in the Downtown East Side. The building’s owner has faithfully restored the original painted company sign on the west side of the building. To my eye it is one of the most beautiful pieces of large scale typography in our city.

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