Thrown Camera Photographs by Iain Baxter
R TR179.5.B399 T47 1979
“This publication was produced on the occasion of an exhibition of photo-art by Iain Baxter/N.E. Thing Co. at the Southern Alberta Art Gallery, Lethbridge . March 11 – April 8, 1979.”[ICP library copy is signed by Iain Baxter& - Iain Baxter changed his name to Iain Baxter& in 2005]. Thrown Camera Photographs is part of a series which includes: Vancouver Beauty Spots, Reflections Lethbridge and Ever Ready.
If your personality could be turned into a scent, what would it smell like? Lilacs and cheerfulness, mixed with a dash of fresh-from-the shower? Rain on hot cement in July, with just a hint of rose? Or perhaps the clean laundry, mixed with freshly mown grass and vanilla frosting? Fragrance speaks to us and the people around us every day, so it’s fun to imagine what the ultimate “you” scent might be like.
Now there just might be a way to find out. The renowned London department store Selfridges recently ran a temporary pop-up called The Fragrance Lab—a first-of-its-kind way to skip the intimidating, confusing perfume counters and find exactly what you want and like in a perfume. Go custom or go home, y’all! In this era of bespoke suits and custom-built everything, scent is the natural next-big-thing on the personalized shopping horizon.
The Fragrance Lab was a collaboration between Selfridges, the London design studio Campaign, and the UK trend consultancy The Future Laboratory. Chris Sanderson, co-founder of The Future Laboratory said: “Fragrance Lab was designed to do two things; to help you explore the outer reaches of scent, and to offer a product tailored to your personality, behavior and mindset—your essence distilled into a scent. The future of retailing will be less about choice, and more about selection. In Fragrance Lab, we’re inviting each visitor to be part of an experiment, putting this to the test.”
And oh my lord, it sounds like it was seriously cool. Visitors started off by taking a simple-seeming personality test on Selfridges’ main perfume floor, and chose images that appealed to them from a set. Then, they went on a private, audio-guided trip through a strange warren of four rooms, some light, some darkened, and all filled with random-seeming objects to touch, smell, and think about. (Does the room with the scented books remind you of anything? Is there a scent in the mirrored room that triggers a memory you love?)
After the 15-minute journey, an assistant asked shoppers about their experiences, taking the time to talk and actually listen (omg what next, weird shopping experience?!) and then worked out an individual personality profile. With the profile, scent likes and dislikes, and memories noted, a perfumer from Givaudan (the people behind Angel, Lola, Armani Code, and Obsession) then went to work crafting a “prescription” of the custom fragrance, before handing over a fancy 1.7 ounce bottle of it. The whole experience—including the lab visit, tour, assessment, and the resulting scent, went for $110.
The Fragrance Lab officially closed its doors on June 30, but I’m absolutely dying to know what my personality smells like. What fragrance notes do “bossy” yet “lazy on a house-cat level” translate to? Is it actually possible that “usually pretty happy” and “shockingly bad at basic math” could turn into the perfume that speaks volumes about me without saying a word? We’re hoping the folks at Selfridges and their cohorts bring back the lab permanently, because we’re all buying plane tickets to London. For now, enjoy these awe-inspiring photos of the project!
All photos by ©Hufton+Crow
Late May 2012 - The day I bought Ophelia. The 1948 Chevy bus I found on craigslist that was described as, “Runs, Drives, Stops, Registered.” That was all I had to know.
He spent 2012 and 2013 refurbishing Ophelia. He added an upstair “bedroom pod,” an antique stove, and plenty of other details. Now it’s a self-contained rolling home!
ME GETTING POOL ACCESS.
KIA is running a World Cup-themed "Final Save" sale with financing as low as 0% and a cash bonus of up to $5000 on select models. Previously, the promotion allowed for either 0% financing or a cash bonus, so this is a pretty nice offer. Here's a look at some of the models on sale:
The offer expires July 13, so you'll want to hurry up and schedule a test drive if you're thinking about a purchase.
It's Tuesday, which means it's time for another round of Discount Tuesday deals from VIA Rail!
Here are the trips you'll be able to save on this week:
These prices are live until the end of the day. Travel must be from Wednesday, June 25th through Tuesday, July 1, 2014.
Earlier this week, Bath & Body Works issued a coupon that would allow you to save $10 on any $40 purchase! That coupon was intended to expire on Tuesday, but Bath & Body Works has now extended that coupon until the end of the day on Sunday!
Don't forget that they've got their semi-annual sale live now where you can save up to 75% storewide! You'll be able to use the $10 off $40 coupon on items already on sale. Notable promotions include:
The semi-annual sale is live for a limited time only. Coupon expires June 15th.
Little Golden Manga, Matt Reedy
Because we can never resist a freebie, especially when video games are involved, we're glad to bring you this deal from Origin. Until May 28, you can download a copy of Plants vs. Zombies: Game of the Year Edition for absolutely zero dollars. That's right -- one of the most fun tower defense-like games available with bonus content for the low, low price of free. Retail price is about $10 so you'll want to get on this while you can.
You can either check the download link above or search the Origin client for the game once you get a chance. Just a heads up, once you download the game, or 'purchase' it from the store, you'll have access to it forever.
The freebie is live now but ends on May 28.
Thanks to zentro for sharing this one with us!
I just bought two pairs for $25!?
Here's a great deal from Shoppers Drug Mart -- but fair warning, it's available on Friday for three hours only! Just use this printable coupon and all Vitamins or Natural Health Products are buy one, get one free from 5-8 PM on Friday, May 9! This excludes prescriptions, items merchandised behind the pharmacy counter and any other product as prescribed by rules and regulations.
Again, this offer is valid on Friday, May 9, from 5-8 PM only.