“Ships that pass in the night, and speak each other in passing, only a signal shown, and a distant voice in the darkness; So on the ocean of life, we pass and speak one another, only a look and a voice, then darkness again and a silence. ”—Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
“Still, it was not until the age of thirty that I reluctantly abandoned the Best Friend expectation and took up a more pluralistic model. At present, I cherish a dozen friends for their unique personalities, without asking that any one be my soul-twin." So, instead of a soul twin, it’s more like a soul tribe. A cacophony of catastrophic personalities”—Phillip Lopate, Getting Personal
I may be living under a rock, but I’m just now discovering Ikea Hacker- and finding project after project that could prove really useful- like this bike rack (we’ve been eyeing something similar ever since we moved) and this light table.
Do the words “Canadian” and “Design Icon” find themselves in a state of constant repulsion, orbiting completely different circles in your mind like a pesky positive and negative ion? Say no more, just gaze upon the glorious Clairtone G2 (or do a little google search for any of their other fine audio set ups from the late 60’s) and I think you may find yourself in a whole new frame of mind. If you have one of these- know of someone that does, or have access to one- I will pay you in pie (fresh, home made, from scratch, any flavor you like PIE), once a week for probably the rest of my life. No really, they are that rare. Tina Turner look alike not necessary.
So, House Industries got smart (or, perhaps just caught up with themselves) and after their wildly popular (online) opening “show” a few months ago, where their space was adorned with giant metal numbers and ampersands. They’re posted a number of things in their online store, one of them including a much smaller version of the eight foot flat wall ampersand. So now, you can buy a rusted iron ampersand online- for a price ($200, to be exact).
I’m still wavering about the idea of going back to a blog format. There are ‘up’ sides and down sides to the whole thing- mostly I miss the length and reflective nature I felt compelled to get into when I ran a blog. The positive element about tumblr is that I’ve always been able to just pop in and link to something or upload a song, all almost instantly. I’ve changed my format, so hopefully that will allow for a little more flexibility in posts.