Category Archives: Design

Peterborough Drawmg Club

1st Annual Artspace Book & Zine Fest

Maybe it’s precisely because my parents wouldn’t let me have comic books as a kid that I became such a lover of book arts. For some reason, a well-worn Wonder Woman comic remained the sole literary presence in a rarely used

Peterborough Drawmg Club

1st Annual Artspace Book & Zine Fest

Maybe it’s precisely because my parents wouldn’t let me have comic books as a kid that I became such a lover of book arts. For some reason, a well-worn Wonder Woman comic remained the sole literary presence in a rarely used

Samuel Lowry

The saga of Samuel Lowry’s Jacquard Loom

The story of a Peterborough weaver named Samuel Lowry and the restoration of his Jacquard loom a century after he disappeared is steeped in mystery. Ironically it was the very technology which allowed Lowry to become a successful independent craftsman

Samuel Lowry

The saga of Samuel Lowry’s Jacquard Loom

The story of a Peterborough weaver named Samuel Lowry and the restoration of his Jacquard loom a century after he disappeared is steeped in mystery. Ironically it was the very technology which allowed Lowry to become a successful independent craftsman

The Museum of Temporary Art

The Museum of Temporary Art

In my life, I have only visited a handful of places where time genuinely seemed to be suspended. If you have no other adventure this year, be sure to find your way to the tiny hamlet of Victoria Road to

The Museum of Temporary Art

The Museum of Temporary Art

In my life, I have only visited a handful of places where time genuinely seemed to be suspended. If you have no other adventure this year, be sure to find your way to the tiny hamlet of Victoria Road to

At the intersection of Peterborough and Santa Fe

Recently I rode the train from Chicago to Santa Fe, New Mexico. I embarked on Amtrak’s Southwest Chief at 3:00 pm; from there it’s a 24 hour journey of glorious ever-changing scenery. After the train chugged through the scruffy back-end

At the intersection of Peterborough and Santa Fe

Recently I rode the train from Chicago to Santa Fe, New Mexico. I embarked on Amtrak’s Southwest Chief at 3:00 pm; from there it’s a 24 hour journey of glorious ever-changing scenery. After the train chugged through the scruffy back-end

Reflections on new media

I use a computer daily as my Swiss army knife for self-expression, education, work and community building, but I’m not sure it’s possible for me to ever totally grok the culture of digital media. It’s like a scab that we

Reflections on new media

I use a computer daily as my Swiss army knife for self-expression, education, work and community building, but I’m not sure it’s possible for me to ever totally grok the culture of digital media. It’s like a scab that we

Esker by Maryann Barkhouse and Michael Belmore

Peterborough’s Public Art

Public art is a difficult thing to pull off well. It can become controversial and at the same time emblematic of a city, like Toronto’s Henry Moore, or a target of humour like Oscar Nemon’s Per Ardua Ad Astra, affectionately

Esker by Maryann Barkhouse and Michael Belmore

Peterborough’s Public Art

Public art is a difficult thing to pull off well. It can become controversial and at the same time emblematic of a city, like Toronto’s Henry Moore, or a target of humour like Oscar Nemon’s Per Ardua Ad Astra, affectionately

Madmen on the Otonabee

Madmen on the Otonabee

Trent University business student Richard Love is curator of an exciting legacy project for his final year entitled Madmen on the Otonabee. Last year I wrote about Ron Thom’s contribution to Peterborough’s architectural landscape and for the first time, Love

Madmen on the Otonabee

Madmen on the Otonabee

Trent University business student Richard Love is curator of an exciting legacy project for his final year entitled Madmen on the Otonabee. Last year I wrote about Ron Thom’s contribution to Peterborough’s architectural landscape and for the first time, Love