Posts Tagged ‘Edmonton’

Free Rain – mural in Edmonton, Alberta

Friday, August 28th, 2009

Strathearn mural

It would be nice to have a mural like this in Vancouver. It was designed by B.C. artist James K-M. Information on the mural, and on the collaborative community work of producing it, is here. Click below for a video interview with one of the coordinators.

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Thank you, deletia, for rolcats

Tuesday, March 10th, 2009

rolcats, via deletia

I found this on the consistently entertaining blog deletia. It was taken from Rolcats, a site featuring fake English translations of an Eastern Bloc version of Lolcats. Rolcats makes Lolcats look very, very amateur, which granted is not difficult. Below is the translation of the caption above, and deletia’s response:

It’s pretty hard for me to express how much I love this. The men I’ve sent to death weigh heavily on my mind; but this burden is but a fist of straw compared to the strain of the republic. I can has post-Soviet irony in meme format?

It’s pretty hard for me to express how much I love deletia. The writer identifies herself only as Prolix, and she’s from Edmonton, which probably explains her command of irony.

Update: deletia now seems to have moved to so i win.

Loyal Loot.

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

Loyal Loot log bowls

Loyal Loot, four designers in Edmonton, Alberta who produce simple but interesting, stylish work, have one of the most enviable company names in Canadian design. Their Log Bowls are really appealing, and we also love their Coat Hang. It requires no hardware, hugging the wall and floor via friction, and its sturdy hooks mimic the curled shaving of an axe cutting kindling from a log. It has everything: user-friendliness, simplicity, visual appeal and conceptual smartness.  Loyal Loot is Doha Chebib, Carmen Douville, Dara Humniski, and Anna Thomas.
Loyal Loot Birch Coat Hang