this is magic! PAO PAO! these pieces are a collaboration between aya kakeda and fumiha tanaka. gah. too cute. currently showing at the alternative cafe in monterey california. (via pikaland)
check out another one of aya's collaborations on my previous post about birdwatchers of north america...
|i love this vintage trim, triple layers of stretch lace... can't wait to use this!!|
|some vintage deadstock fabric i bough to use as lining|
|nice check cotton, blue, indigo&white cotton, flocked polka dot cotton|
just some more stuff i hauled back from winnipeg. i guesstimated my luggage when i was packing, but it ended up being 52.2lbs when i checked it. (the limit was 50lbs) so i ended up being one of those people i swore i'd never be, shuffling excess baggage into my carry-on, right at the check-in desk. nothing too embarrassing fell out of my suitcase, so that makes for a pretty successful trip.
|exposed brick walls! hey these bricks are from the 1800's|
|big huge front window that looks onto carlton street, i love the old radiator!|
|custom built black and white showcases|
|more custom showcases & shelving|
|some of the merchandise starting to come in...|
|ready to open!!!|
|super cute vignette!|
this is really exciting! i've been lucky enough to see the process of new store labour of love come together! from the first real estate listings photos, (VICTORIAN BUILDING!!! 20 FT CEILINGS!!! ORIGINAL WOOD!) to photos of the bare space, to the troubles with trying to get a phone line & internet installed during the G20 summit, the new custom built showcases, the logo going up on the window and finally the merchandise filling up the space!
labour of love is the new sister store to my favourite toronto store, propaganda (686 yonge street). i may have a new favourite now!! anyone who's been to propaganda knows that it's full of a crazy good selection of unique jewelry, accessories, gift items & one of kind collectables, and labour of love will have ALL of that as well as a gallery space! the first installation will be by toronto artist gosia. i've seen some of her work, and it's beautiful!
the grand opening this thursday july 29th from 4-9pm, come for a visit, for bevvies, snacks & fun gifts with purchases...
242 carlton street
BREAKING NEWS!! THERE'S GOING TO BE A POPCORN WAGON!!!
delicious things to eat!!!
welcome cat! toy cats go crazy for! hamburger eraser!
|yes! it's a gun AND a fan! re-useable cat stickers&book! graphic novel!|
|tiny matchbook notebooks, really good smelling soap (my armpits smelled like feet this morning, will make good use of this bar) and a graphic novel i can't wait to read!!!|
never been worn vintage high heel red rubber boots, made in france, they look exactly like barbie shoes. good for those rainy days when you still want to look slutty.
vintage deer figurine! i've always wanted one of these. made in japan.
vintage heads!! i've seen these before, but never in a pair. these are in excellent condition too!
i dragged back about 70 lbs of luggage from winnipeg. most of it was fabric. more pictures to come. but i also scored some pretty nice vintage finds! during my last day there, i must have walked at least 20km, going from salvation army to goodwill to MCC's. everything is so far apart there, and the bus routes were so confusing, i would have killed for a bicycle! thank goodness for GPS on my phone.