Wednesday, June 30, 2010


Tomorrow we are hosting the first Gallery Spin of the summer!! Come and enjoy bikes and art together at last!!

Expect Canada Day costume, fireworks and mayhem as we visit
+ Empire of Dreams at MOCCA www.mocca.ca/
+ Bamako and That's So Gay at The Gladstone
+ Earnest Reverie Graffiti in the Alley featuring RCADE and WYSPER
with Simon Cole

69 Vintage Collective will be at The Drake for a post-spin Pop-Up shop in the lounge! Marilyn from Rozaneh, Lost and Found, Stacked, Tomorrow Never Knows and Ransack the Universe will be there with their best accessories!

Also the garden will be open which is AMAZING - The Drake has never opened it to the general public this way before! It's lovely and we can drink there....

Meeting point: Trinity-Bellwoods Park @ the Queen & Strachan gate beteen 6:30 - 7 pm

Tour starts @ 7 pm and ends around 9:30

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

SURPRISE!!! Namtron showed up in New York...


Have you ever been so super-awesomely surprised by something that you almost fell off your chair? Yeah? Well I bet it was not even HALF as awesome as the surprise I got this weekend when Namtron showed up unexpectedly in New York for the Bicycle Film Festival... I was so TOTALLY floored when I realized that the two shiny, seafoam arms hugging me on Friday night were attached to Namtrons head that I screamed as loud as I could for about a full minute. And so there were 6 Nightshades on the loose in NYC this weekend which means that we have about a zillion funny stories involving The Coyote Ugly, Sombreros, All-Night bike rides through Central Park and (see above) pink limosines!

Stay tuned for amazing bike videos, pics and interviews from the NYC BFF - I promise it will make Gossip Girl look as lame as watching the grass grow.

Monday, June 14, 2010


Hey! I'm exhibiting at the bicycle film fest's art show JOYRIDE in New York!

a) there's going to be a ton of amazing artists. (click on the flyer for a full line up)
b) the entire festival is so ridiculously fabulous.... so you should probably come to everything. but especially this!

Opening -


nyc get ready....

Friday, June 11, 2010

The Nightshades are cleaning out their closets!!!

Saturday June 12th
1pm - 5pm
1207 Bloor St. W, in the garden
Please bring a minimum of 5 items to swap. Items must be in good condition.

Spring is here and we've found some awesome stuff that we're looking to swap! Books, fabric, clothes - you name it, we've got it. From piles of party dresses to fabulous fabric and all kinds of crafty goodies - you're sure to find something you have to have!

You're welcome to come and have a look this Saturday between 1-5pm, in the garden at 69 Vintage Collective.

Please bring a minimum of 5 items to swap. Items can be clothing, books, craft supplies or furniture. Please don't bring anything ripped (unless it's supposed to be) or in bad shape.
Alterations will be available in The Make Den, downstairs!!!

Cover is only $5~ and will help us send Laura's art to NYC for the Bicycle Film Festival!

It's been a long time since we've held a swap, and we've got a tonne of great scores - don't miss out on this one!!!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010



It seems like every year my birthdays get better and better... maybe it's the great people, maybe it's the Bambino.... but I just wanted to thanks everyone for coming out and making it GREAT!

If you would like to participate in this spectacular annual event, it happens on May 23rd, somewhere near a body of water... I suggest following the bikes!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

DIY Divas and Home-Ec Honeys!

Ever wanted to hem your own dresses? Skinny your flares and bubble your skirts?! This is your chance to brush up where mom left off with a 6 week beginner sewing class!

Start off with the basics (hems, elastic, gathers and more!) and then move on to a simple bag or pillow case. Once you've mastered the basics, it's time to make a summer dress or romper!

Classes start this Sunday June 6th, and run 12-3pm!
1207 Bloor St. W at Lansdown subway station
Class fee is $220~ for 6 weeks, including all materials
Email irenestickney at hotmail.com to register!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010


I am having one of those days, and on those days my go-to is EatLiver.com to waste my brain away with random funny photos, like this one:

God I love the internet.

Bananas for Batavus!

'Oh, who is this looking so lovely and virginal in their long pretty white dresses and this incredible Batavus carrier bicycle?!? This couldn't possibly be the badass biker mamas Snow White and Big Red, best known for causing trouble and making a scene?!' Well yes, it's true that this is a bit of a departure from their usual look:
...but get used to it. Cat and Kirsten are becoming Mormons. PSYCHE!
No they're not. They just got dressed up for the Go Green, Go Dutch, Go Bike fashion show with Curbside Cycle and 69 Vintage Collective as sponsors. We had some awesome girls come and help us out at the show...
Like the totally awesome Lauren Harris:
And the amazing Miss Kendra...
And many many thanks to the newest unofficial 'junior' Nightshade, Megan Campagnolo:
Okay so that last picture isn't from the fashion show - but don't you love Megans hair??!?