Faking It

When I was five I found out that I can’t hear. I didn’t notice anything wrong but my parents, teachers, they noticed. I was acting out. I got hearing aids and some assistance, but for the most part, I went through all of school without ever knowing what was going on. I got okay marks […]

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Bottle Depot vs Recycle BC

Poster explaining that Bottle Depot will no longer accept blue box materials at their Victoria locations.

This poster went around recently. It says that Bottle Depot, the biggest recycling company in Victoria, won’t accept Blue Box materials anymore. It was a real kick in the gut when I saw this, and for a lot of other people as well. We try our best to recycle responsibly around here. Especially amongst my […]

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The Shipping Container Plan

Last year I needed a big project. Having just returned from Denmark with a head full of information about Danish interior design, I decided to import a container of vintage Danish furniture to Victoria, where there is a strong market for it. Cost breakdown As the plan came together, I needed to increase my certainty […]

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Learning About Upholstery

Upholstery is expensive. I’ve learned a few things on my journey – how to refinish teak, how to walk into someone’s place of business and try to sell them stuff, how to get awkwardly shaped large objects into a car without scratching anything – but the advice I’ve heard most is, stay away from projects […]

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Treasures from Ladysmith

In March I found a dresser that checked all the boxes for a killer UsedVic deal. Terrible, poorly-lit photograph that didn't show what the item looked like; ungrammatical copy; located up island in Ladysmith. The dresser itself was a teak 9-drawer midcentury modern piece with wooden drawer pulls and those conical legs that are so […]

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