A tad late, but Happy New Year!
2012 was an outstanding year for us at GLBW and 2013 looks even more promising.
Besides four new hulls for Kilcoo Camp, we'll be repairing the majority of its composite canoes, as well as repairs to the Algonquin War Canoe, "Leviathan."
We also plan on continuing repairs for YMCA Camp Queen Elizabeth, and we currently have two private repairs gearing up to be finished by late spring, a ninety year-old Canadian Canoe Company 17', and a beautiful Lakefield Cedar Strip 17'.
Hooking up with design collective M+Dc was both a critical and popular success. The project was featured in the National Post, and the M+Dc show during the Toronto Design Offsite Festival won a Herman Miller award for Best Exhibition, a Juror Object award, and two Designlines Love Tags. As such, it looks good that GLBW be doing a very exclusive limited run of Maïwenn Castellans's Ash-armed floor lamp and Derek McLeod's Ash armchair (check out the M+Dc website for more information). Congratulations to all the designers and manufacturers involved, and especially to founder Kate Tessier for making it all happen.
Okay. That's it for now. Thanks for checking in. Seeya soon.
GLBW has been invited to participate in the M+Dc Project, the aim of which is to unite local manufacturers and designers in a new way to produce goods for the local marketplace. M+Dc intends to encourage growth in local design and production in a sustainable process. Much more information on the M+Dc website.