Treasures from Ladysmith

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...
Stuffing Large Things Into Small Cars

Stuffing Large Things Into Small Cars

I’ve been busy since the last time I checked in. Of my ten ideas for growing the business, I’ve tried two. Instead of turning my car in for a van, I got a tow hitch installed. And I’ve tried selling things myself and putting them up for consignment,...
Practicing

Practicing

Before I gamble a lot of hard-earned money to buy designer furniture, stuff it into a steel box, and ship it from Denmark to Victoria, it wouldn’t hurt to make sure I know the market. Can I sell this table? This chair? For how much? To whom, in what condition, and how...

Japan Camera, Santa, and Danish modern design

I got a job! I’m working in a print shop. It’s called Japan Camera, and we do sell a few cameras, but it’s mostly about photo prints. I’ve been there for like 4 days now, and it’s legit so much fun. People come in for passports, I get to take the picture and retouch...