Steampunk in Motion
In 1912 the eccentric (and fictional) Canadian inventor, Thaddeus Barnes set out on a unique journey across Canada. His mission? To hide six copper cylinders containing pieces of a brass key. The fully assembled key would unlock Barnes’ safe, a safe full of his greatest secrets and his staggering fortune. Barnes’ greatest invention, the electron […]
Yvonne Bambrick has been on a bike since she was a baby. On the back of her father’s bike, a few decades back. But now she gets around Toronto under her own steam, and in her own words. Bambrick is the author of the Urban Cycling Survival Guide. It’s an introduction to the skills, gear […]
Susan Musgrave is a Canadian author of children’s books, fiction, non-fiction an poetry. Her poetry is honest, sensual and is punctuated with food imagery that sometimes is artfully blended with her jubilant sexuality. So, it should come as no surprise that Musgrave, a resident of Haida Gwaii, has produced a cookbook called A Taste of Haida […]
John Bladen Bentley isn’t in a hurry. This is a man who spends five days making a single photographic print. A man who has spent 15 years of his life perfecting a form of colour printing from the 19th century. Who measures chemicals to the microgram and can see days of work vanish when a […]
The Espresso Institute of North America - The Perfect Cup
We can do it!
with a salute to Dylan Thomas One Christmas was so much like the other when I was a boy in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia that I can’t remember if I got six hazardous chemistry sets from three aunts when I was twelve or three dangerous rifles from twelve uncles when I was six. Each holiday season, […]