Here's a few pics of the random objects I like to surround myself with around the studio. I'm one of those people who enjoy taking their time to settle into a space rather than just dedicating an evening to organizing the entire space in one shot. Workspace is really important to how comfortable I feel when I work and if something is out of place, I also feel out of place.
1. An old Kodak Tourist II camera. I don't even know if it works, I just liked it's design.
2. A unopened set of Gibson guitar strings from the 50's or 60's. I love vintage guitars and am slowly building a collection of them.
3. An old subway roll sign that I bought off eBay.
4. A worn Samsonite suitcase. A perfect accent piece, or perfect place to keep my soul.
5. Random cigarette tin and few stray letterpress blocks.
6. I snagged the old lunch box from my Dad when I left for college 14 yrs ago. Dave Edwards is a childhood friend of my Dad's. They burned down a garage together once.
7. A friend carved this head for me years ago after I built a website for him. Good deal, imo.
8. I found the charcoal portrait this past weekend in Niagara-on-the-Lake and loved the stain on it. It was only $10 bucks and I'm seriously considering hanging it above the toilet.