WATCH: The Atlantic Film Festival is coming up in Halifax, and there is one film in particular that I'm hoping to see. Sign Painters is a documentary directed by Faythe Levine (Handmade Nation) & Sam Macon about the trade of sign painting in America. In 2010 they travelled across the country and interviewed about two dozen sign painters about their trade, and in 2012 their book 'Sign Painters' was published by Princeton Architectural Press. The documentary was recently released, and the Halifax screening appears to be the only one in this area anytime soon.
EAT: I'm newly sensitive to dairy, and to the extreme - no yogurt even! I've gotten over the initial separation anxiety, and have scouted out a recipe for making coconut yogurt. This recipe uses full fat coconut milk and probiotic gel caps, although you could use store bought coconut yogurt as a starter. Coconut yogurt is delicious for breakfast, in smoothies, and you can even put a dollop on top of hot soup. Mmmm.
FILM: Do you love instant film as much as I do? If so, you'll love this. The Impossible Project is an amazing initiative that saved instant analog photography as we knew it. They own the last remaining Polaroid production plant, and worked with 10 former longtime Polaroid employees to release a line of instant films, from scratch. In one year. Amazing. Now they are working on designing new instant cameras as well as related products including the 'Impossible Instant Lab' which allows you to turn photos you took on your iPhone into real analog instant photos, using an app and an instant camera -like device.
ART: I love this print by YT Tommy Lee titled 'A Whiff of Blue and I Miss You'. The image reminds me of standing in front of my house in the spring, when the fog is so thick in Lunenburg.
PRINTABLES: Canning season is gearing up. Check out these great printable canning labels for your goods.
APP GEEK: If you own an iPad you must get the Paper app. This app is so much fun to use. The interface allows you to have multiple sketchbooks, which is a great way to organize your thoughts & drawings. Pen, paper and markers are still better but if you want the next best thing, this app is fabulous.