With a new and refreshing spring in my step I left for work this morning from my NEW HOUSE. Yes, I moved in with two nice ladies yesterday, where it took me about two seconds to unpack my bag and make my bed and everything. Yay.
I catch the 20 bus downtown, which goes along W Hastings Street, one of the seedier sides of Vancouver. The sidewalks are full to overflowing with shopping trolleys, rubbish, the occasional fight, people who look like they're taking something, and a general state of disarray.
The other thing they're overflowing with is Pawn Shops. The advertisement on a front window reads "We'll buy just about anything", which i'm guessing means "Bring anything you can get your hands on in here and chances are we'll give you some money". I wonder what that does to the psyche of the great unwashed with regards to gettin stuff and gettin cash and gettin some gear for the day.
I guess there's a demand from middle class chicks like me for cheap CDs though. I bought silverchair's Diorama, New Order Technique, and a Cocteau Twins something or other for an average of $6 each.
I'm an Australian designer who specialises in digital and cultural work. Most of my career thus far has been on the web, but I'm excited that it's starting to creep out into the real world.
I am the founder of Museum in a Box, making interactive museum objects with simple, fun tech, for wide-as-possible distribution, and I own a company called Good, Form & Spectacle, making design in service to cultural heritage for clients like The British Museum, MoMA, and the Wellcome Trust.
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