Author Archives: Jonathan Knodell

Coming Soon…

Hello everyone. (Everyone meaning, the two or three people that run across this blog…plus our beloved family)

As Jen and I start making plans toward our ultimate goals, we’re taking an initial step with a new form of online expression for us.

Starting hopefully sometime soon, maybe, we hope…perhaps in the not too distant future, we will be launching a new blog!!

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Over React Much?

Hold on tight - We're in for a bumpy ride [Métro Mont-Royal]

Just to show everyone that Montreal isn’t QUITE the land of rainbows and butterflies that we sometimes portray it as…I read this disturbing article on one of my favorite Montreal blogs “Spacing Montreal”.

A 38-year old law student and mother of two was briefly arrested (read, handcuffed) and fined for not using the handrail on an escalator in the Metro.

Wow.  That’s all I can say.

To the uber-strict officer’s credit, it turns out it IS technically illegal to not use the handrail, which seems like another strange matter all it’s own.  But really…?  I guess from now on I’m never going to walk around with my shoe untied, since I certainly can’t afford a 500 dollar fine!

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Wow, it’s been YEARS it seems since I’ve posted anything, so in order to avoid my account being deactivated or something I figured I would send out a brief update. Jen and I have been frantically working on the finishing touches of our apartment. We made much progress over this past three-day weekend (Victoria Day, for all you non-Canadians) and we’re as excited as EVER about our home.

We purchased a small herb garden and even a raspberry bush, and we got our fancy library set up and our guest room just about finished.

We’ll hopefully get some pictures up soon.

In other news Beauregard is still misbehaving, but certainly has enough good points to make it worth the trouble.

We will be heading back to Ohio in a few weeks for my younger sister’s high school graduation.

That’s all for now. If anyone is interested in understanding a bit more about why we have relocated to Montreal, I ran across this great little post this morning.

Scroll down for the English version.

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Catching Up


Okay, sorry everyone for the lapse in action here at the blog.  Our schedules have been pretty crazy since Christmas.  We promise some updates soon as news develops.  The biggest news to date is the acquisition of a new apartment!

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Winter Wonderland


Today, Jen and I headed out into the frozen tundra of Montreal to do some sight-seeing and stop by a local indie craft fair, which I’m sure Jen will post about later. Click here for some great pictures that we captured along the way.

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From Trash to Treasure!


During Canada’s Thanksgiving, Jen and I took a trip down into the White Mountains of New Hampshire and Vermont.  During a stop in this amazing town of White River Junction, we stumbled upon this fun furniture and antique/thrift shop.  We emerged a while later with a handful of stuff for about 10 dollars including this rickety chair which was two dollars.

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The Big Idea!


This is a concept I came up with last week and hope to execute sometime soon *crosses fingers*.

I call it the “Big Idea Light”, and it is a simple mix of steampunk-vintage and modern styling.  A sleek white box holds a reproduction vintage “squirrel-cage” lightbulb circa 1912 sourced from the most amazing of period- inspired lighting websites  The lamp is controlled by a primative industrial electrical switch and features a reproduction gold nylon woven cord.

Check back for (hopefully) updates on the status of it’s production.

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