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soon come

Craft Mart ~ Nov 8 (6pm - 11pm) & Nov 9 (11am - 7pm) ~ Hamilton Artists Inc. ~ 155 James Street North, Hamilton
Halifax Crafters Society Winter Market ~ Nov 30 & Dec 1 ~ Olympic Community Centre ~2304 Hunter Street, Halifax
City of Craft ~ Dec 14 & 15 ~ The Theatre Centre ~ 1087 & 1095 Queen Street West, Toronto

Monday, June 15, 2009

Week 38: Contact/Paper

If you haven't already checked out SMASH ("Toronto's best source of quality salvage materials, vintage fixtures and character architectural pieces") in the Junction, you totally should! I pressed my nose up against the glass one early Sunday morning last month only to see an entire skid of rolls of vintage wallpaper waiting inside. I went back at a more respectable hour when the gallery was actually open and scored the above for ten bucks! In addition to covering almost every flat surface in my home with the stuff, I'm looking forward to lots of bookbinding projects and handmade envelopes. And I couldn't have strolled in at a better time - Contact was happening and SMASH was the site for Three Generations of Urban Portraiture with photos by Steve Carty, Che Kothari, and Jamel Shabazz, including this:
Ice Cube and retro wallpaper together in one spot! West End Connection, yo.

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