Sunday, April 26, 2009

meet Amik

I found Amik at the flea market, floating in a bucket of pins and badges.

He was the official mascot of the Montreal Olympics. His name comes from the Algonquin name for "beaver". He represents the friendliness, patience and hard work that helped built canada.

He's made of plastic and wears his Olympic sash with pride!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

MiMo: Miami modern

Miami was a blast. On the last day, I climbed into a cab with my camera to go walk around the Mimo district, on Biscayne Blvd. It's full of fifites-style motels, in various stages of decrepitude, but oh so groovy. Even the sidewalks are atomic. Take a look.

Davis Motel

Atomic sidewalk

I bet the sign is nicer than the rooms




Carl's El Padre Motel

There was aslo this cute little lady waiting for the bus in her best Easter frock.

An Easter fan

Easter hat

dainty shoes

You can check out my full collection of Miami pictures here.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Monday, April 6, 2009

who's that hidding in the comics section?

Singing for his dinner

I went to the Saint-Michel flea market with Pat last week and happened on this little dude: a stuffed raccoon holding a Slinky. He looked like a Parisian gamin playing mucis for his dinner, funny and sad at the same time. Who would buy this?Sometimes I think the Saint-Michel sellers either have the weirdest sense of humour. Or maybe they are just really, really bored.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Easter, Miami-style

I don't know about you, but the week of rain that the weather girl is predicting for the rest of the week depresses me. That's why I'll be spending the long Easter weekend in sunny Miami, sipping drinks by the pool and enjoying the wonderful South Beach art deco architecture.

This is the hotel I'll be staying at. Woot!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Music to paint by: L'infonie

This is the kind of silly music I love to listen to while cleaning the house of doing some reno. My friend Dominic sent me this yesterday. And just in time, too! I want to repaint my living room.

L'Infonie was created during Expo 67. The name if this track is "J'ai perdu 15 cents dans le froid d'un ange bronze", which means "I lost fifteen cents in the cold nose of a bronze angel". I guess they liked smoking the wacky tobacky in those days.