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.
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!
October 12, 2010
Well, now there’s this.
Grover still makes me laugh like a little kid.
Thanks to Peneycad for the tip.
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.
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.
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.