15 December 2009


[finnish christmas tarts]

these little star tarts are deeply associated with my childhood since my great aunt would make them every christmas. and so i decided to make them myself this year. for this first attempt i did not make the dough myself, but instead used store bought puff pastry. i did, however, make the prune jam myself, and despite "prune jam" not sounding all that wonderful, i assure you, it is delicious.

i also made some with apricot jam.

30 November 2009

old soviet pins.

the left one i bought in tallinn, the right one was a gift from berlin.

18 November 2009


this is quite an involved dish to execute, with multiple steps in its preparation. this was the second time i assisted in its making (dec08/jan09) and although it looks a little less refined than in the photograph in the balthazar cookbook (641.5944 MACN), it still tasted damn good.

i call it fish loaf.

16 November 2009

purchased in a vintage shop in kuopio finland, june 2008. it was 1 euro.

08 November 2009

03 November 2009

28 September 2009


johannus weekend, finland summer 2008.

this dog's real name was something along the lines of "poppy" but i politely renamed it "poopie" because it a) was a silly little dog and b) progressively got dirtier and browner as the weekend progressed.

22 May 2009


An arrangement of selected zines & related miscellany from the collection of liisa graham acquired during the mid to late 1990s.

A permanent installation of a variety of printer's joinery & industry themed signage collected over the past eight years by Nicholas Kennedy.

The gallery at Trip Print Press is fascinated with collections of all kinds. Located in unit 402 at the Ward Street Works - 224 Wallace Avenue Toronto Ontario Canada.


21 April 2009

mystery finnish ladies.
from a collection of photographs i acquired from my great aunt who died last spring.
i definitely feel like the one on the bottom right is related to me.

08 April 2009

"What risk? And without risk what movement?"1

1 Jeanette Winterson, Gut Symmetries (New York: A. A. Knopf, 1997), 190.

31 March 2009

26 March 2009

some displays i did for the children's area at swansea memorial library, back in july 2007.

24 March 2009

currently on display at penny arcade vintage - 1177 dundas st. w., toronto