Tuesday, 29 April 2014

National Canadian Film Day

Today is National Canadian Film Day.  What a great opportunity on this rainy and cool day to enjoy one of Canada's cinematic treasures.

A great suggestion is one of Bruce McDonald's early movies, Roadkill.  Don McKellar, who was brought in to write the screenplay, wrote a part for himself which launched his acting career.  It takes place during the Easter season, so it takes on a number of interesting themes.

The review is below.  Enjoy!


Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Irrelevant Show - Library Hold Sketch

I love the sketch comedy radio show, the Irrelevant Show which is on CBC Radio 1.  I laugh out loud when I listen to it.

Check out the 'Library Hold Sketch' on this podcast. It is the third sketch. Do you know a patron this desperate for a new release?

http://www.cbc.ca/irrelevantshow/popupaudio.html?clipIds=2445348138, 2445347593, 2445347758, 2445347420, 2445346543

Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Flat Pack Pre-Fab Building Makes Stunning Backyard Library

    Flat Pack Pre-Fab Building Makes Stunning Backyard Library

    backyard libary flat-pack pre-fab

    Putting a pop-up building in the backyard has gained a lot of popularity in the past several years, but they are typically used for spare bedrooms or offices. This one from 3rdSpace was built as something completely wonderful: a library.
    flatpack pre-fab building
    An Oxfordshire, England literature professor needed a convenient depository for her large collection of books. The flat-pack prefab building didn’t require any special building permits to construct, and if the owner decides to move in the future the building will be a breeze to pack up and move to the new location.
    quick construction modular 3rdspace rooms
    The garden library took only five days to construct, including the installation of the custom shelves. Inside, two entire walls are devoted to built-in bookshelves. A third wall is nothing but windows, giving the small room the illusion that it is much larger than its square footage. The exterior of the building is covered in vertical black panels to mimic the effect of book spines on the shelf.
    modular garden library
    3rdSpace doesn’t limit its services to one building configuration. Clients can choose the way they want their new space to look and function with their bespoke line. Their Modular line offers a variety of standard sizes for clients who don’t need a lot of personalization or specific non-standard measurements or sizes.

    Read more: http://dornob.com/flat-pack-pre-fab-building-makes-stunning-backyard-library/#ixzz2wurxqWt6