It was about 7pm, and I was on my way home. Considering that our household is hosting a party tonight, and that these Canadian kids are so obsessed by all things Halloween, I decided I should get a costume to wear to the party.
So, I wandered down to Hastings Street, to a huge, mega-discount haberdashery called Dressew, which happened to be fully stocked with el-cheapo Halloween costumes.
It was also fully stocked with the entire population of Vankie. I had to shove lots of giggling Japanese girls out of the way to get to the wig aisle. I reached gridlock in the spooky rubber mask section. I hate shopping for anything when it's like that, so I left to fight another day.
I returned to a far more moderate environment this morning for purchase. You'll be pleased to know i'm going to keep my fabulous outfit a secret, but know this - if there's any trouble at the party, i'm dressed to kill.
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.
Please visit my LinkedIn profile to find out more about my work.