Ransack The Universe – Vintage stuff, Toronto

November 8, 2010

The other day I wandered into a Toronto vintage shop, only to discover that (a) it’s full of full of cool stuff, and (b) it’s run by some people I’d already met. Small world (still wouldn’t wanna paint it, though, haaa).

The shop’s called Ransack the Universe and they sell all kinds of stuff made by indie artists and crafters, along with awesome vintage finds.

Look at these amazing vintage pictures I bought. I think they’re meant to be classroom art; I fell for them because they reminded me of early 1980s Sesame Street clips:

This one’s my favourite, look at that dreamy little face:

I also drooled over, but managed not to purchase, this wire-art Unicorn.

The shop is huge (a whole basement level) and totally packed with great stuff- books, kitsch, clothes, furniture. I browsed for almost an hour and still kept finding more cool things.

photo by Valerie Marchand.

I also liked these screen-printed T-shirts by local artist Michelle Bemister (that’s her on the right, accompanied by my old roommates-turned-models, Leslie and K).

Ransack the Universe is located at Bloor & Lansdowne (1207 Bloor, below 69Vintage). Mention you read this and get 10% your purchase for the month of November. Yaaaaa.

Rua Sésamo

November 4, 2010

Here are Portuguese muppets Egas e Becas, with that old Sesame classic,
“Oooooo…. peixe, peixe, peixe, peixe!”

Here’s another classic, pretty easy to understand:

Obrigada to Helder for the tip!

The monster your man could smell like

October 12, 2010

Remember this?

Well, now there’s this.

Grover still makes me laugh like a little kid.
Thanks to Peneycad for the tip.

Captain Vegetable, crunch-crunch-CRUNCH

October 15, 2009

This was my favourite Sesame Street character as a child. What a rousing song! What a wholesome message! How full of win!

Thanks to Peneycad for reminding me.

Ernie and Bert throw down

August 9, 2009

My buddy Ryan found this.
More Ernie and Bert awesomeness. And when I saw awesomeness I mean GAAAAH SAVE ME TAKE IT AWAAAAAY OH GAWWWWD OH GAAAAAWD.

Hallowe’en costume suggestion: Bert & Ernie, awww, cute!

October 21, 2008
You could be this charming childhood duo for Halloween.

You could be this charming childhood duo for Hallowe'en.




Elmo Don’t Know Y.

August 26, 2008

We’ve all seen Feist’s lovely Sesame Street appearance, right? (If not, go check it out, it’s great). And also great is this: Norah Jones and Elmo’s heartwrenching rendition of “Don’t Know Y”.

Speaking of Elmo? Okay, so picture for a moment… what you think the actor who does the voice of Elmo, might look like. Ready to be surprised? Here.