So many great books in-stock right now! Where do we start? How about with these four fantastic books that we’re happy to feature on our shelves: Rookie Yearbook Three, Bust DIY Guide to Life, Women in Clothes and The Worn Archive.
We’re still taking special orders for Christmas delivery. Get in touch if you are looking for a book or gift for that special someone.
We’re getting the gallery room all set up with lots of prints from some of our favourite artists:
1. Raymond Biesinger‘s Hamilton city print was definitely one of our big hits from this past year. We are also stocked up on many of Raymond’s other prints as well.
2. A new addition to the shop, Ralph Heather‘s woodblock prints feature local landmarks.
3. We’re happy to see new work from Newfoundland printmaker, Graham Blair. His hand-pulled prints are graphic, bold and full of personality.
4. Ryan Berkley is another artist you’ll find regularly in the gallery. His colourful animals morphed into human personalities will leave you with a smile.
5. The art making family known as the Jelly Brothers are making sure our map selection is filled to the brim with local and not-so-local neighbourhood maps this Christmas season.
While the weather outside is frightful we have filled the shop with some warm and fun goods for all the new little people in our lives. Some of our featured items include: Blankets from Klippan (Made in Latvia) and Cate & Levi (Made in Canada), Natural rubber toys from Hevea (Made in Spain) and Bambu kids utensils.
So many lovely items to drink from. We currently have a great selection in-store of Joco Cups, S’well Bottles, Vapur Anti-Bottle and gorgeous mugs from Xenia Taler. If we don’t stock the one you are looking for, we can special order a design or colour of your choice – get in touch soon for Christmas delivery.
Disclaimer: We love mason jars! We know others do too based on the amount of interesting ways developed to adapt these humble glass containers into functional and stylish on-the-go vessels. We’ve stocked up on all our favourite: Cuppows, BNTOs, Mason Taps and Recaps – all made in the USA. They make great stocking stuffers or pair them up with a jar and a cozy and you have an instant and unique gift!
We’ve been selling the curious goods from Copernicus Toys for most of the past year with great feedback from our customers. These science based activity kits are perfect for curious kids and make great gifts and smart stocking stuffers.
We just got our second batch of tool pens from Monteverde. After a successful launch in early September where we sold out within two weeks.
Features of the pen include:
- Writing instrument, ballpoint pen.
- Stylus for use on touch screen devices such as iPhones, iPads, Android devices, etc.
- Screwdriver, both Phillips and standard heads.
- Bubble level. Great to check if your desk is level.
- multi-unit ruler including English and 3 metric scales.
New Fire Engine Red colour joins the popular silver, black and yellow pens. The Monteverde One Touch Stylus Tool Pen makes a great gift!
Great article in The Spec By Jeff Mahoney about the new Hamilton postcard book published by the Golden Horseshoe Postcard Club. We have been selling it for a couple of weeks now and the book is getting lots of positive comments from customers. It is very amazing to see so many historic views of our city in one beautiful package. Books are $39.95 and will make a great Christmas gift.
We’ve been going through the shop to begin the gigantic task of listing up many of our unique items online for sale. We’ve had many out-of-town inquiries about some of the more hard-to-find products. There has been a steady flow of traffic from the shop to the post office as we ship everything from Chalk Markers to Pastel papers across the country. You can find a sampling of what we offer on Etsy, starting with our fantastic art supplies.
Today we listed our full selection of Jacquard Acid Dyes and Pebeo Porcelaine 150 ceramic markers. More items will start to appear daily as we go through our massive amount of inventory.
Our good friend Jody Joseph use sent us news of a fantastic show and workshop happening soon in a newly christened space inside Dundas’ Carnegie Gallery.
Here’s what she sent us:
Dear Art Lovers, Friends, Students & Colleagues,
I wanted to let you know about a great Pinhole Photography Workshop offered by the Carnegie Gallery in Dundas, October 4 & 5 (Saturday and Sunday), in conjunction with “Revenant,” an exhibition of work by internationally known photographer Dianne Bos. Dianne grew up in Dundas, and returns with her mysterious and beautiful large-scale photographs. This show will inaugurate our new “TBA” artspace in the Atrium of the Carnegie Gallery. The exhibition opens with a reception for the artist the Friday evening before the Workshop, October 3, 7-9:30pm. Come meet Dianne and see her wonderful work! Her exhibition continues through November 23.
As for the Workshop: We are fortunate that Dianne is able to offer a hands-on, 2 day Pinhole Photography Workshop at the Carnegie! Learn to make a pinhole camera out of almost anything, to shoot photos with it, and process the photos in our on-site darkroom! No experience necessary, but space is limited. To sign up, call (or stop by) the Carnegie Gallery,905-627-4265. Cost for the 2 days is $125 and includes all darkroom supplies. For more details about the workshop, see here.
I am happy to say that Dianne’s is the first of a number of shows I will be curating in the Carnegie’s new “TBA” (it stands for “The Barber Atrium”) artspace. This contemporary addition to the Carnegie’s 100-year old building, and 30 year old artist-run gallery, offers wonderful new possibilities for shows and programming, with its soaring, light-filled spaces. Hope to see you at the TBA, at this and future shows!
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