50 km/hr

Birthday Card

For a girl with a goal to get her motorbike license by 50, from a girl who upcycles pre-fab cards with cool, personalized, doodle messages.


Tell no one!

Postcard Mail
From: Culebra, Puerto Rico
To: Toronto, Canada

Dear X,

I had a wonderful time camping here! A wonderful undestroyed little paradise – tell no one!


This card also came with a Caribbean recipe on the back.

Sun-Dried Tomato Cheese Spread
8 oz cream cheese
3 cloves garlic, minced
3 small jalapeno peppers, minced
1/3 cup sun-dried tomato paste
1/2 teaspoon cumin
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon Tabasco pepper sauce
1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
1/4 cup onion, minced

In a medium glass bowl, using a fork blend all ingredients well.
Chill for 2 hours.
Serve with Johnny Cakes or crackers.

Postcard Image: Printed by John Hinde Curteich, Photo R.C. Spenceley

Happy July 4th!

Postcard Mail
From: New York, USA
To: Kelowna, Canada

Dear X,

Here’s a new dance stop for us to try out. Looks fun hey! I smoke Camel-light – they’re wickedly good & wickedly cheap. It’s so fun so far. I’ve walked a million miles. [My friend] lives beside this park where there is good music and lots of rasta hair all day. One guy plays the bongos like crazy. I met a fire juggler that was out of this world. Today we’re going to the Bronx. Happy July 4th! It’s going to be a big party today.

Miss you,

Postcard Image: ©Per Lui, Paris, photograph by Pamela Hanson, 1986, © Fotofolio, NY, NY, USA

The Post Box

Journey into the heartwood of a well-traveled snail-mail collection that includes over 300 postcards spanning across 5 decades, 6 continents, and 40 countries between the 1970s and present day. Out of a lifelong love for art, adventure, and storytelling, I’ve cherished every postcard and handmade card ever mailed to me. I hope you’ll be inspired by reading through respectfully edited excerpts of them.


D *)

Surf Riders

Postcard Mail
From: Honolulu, Hawaii
To: Toronto, Canada

Dear X,

I started to write a letter to you and I hope I will be able to send it. I think the internet has made me slightly handicapped [with] pen and paper. They don’t come together too often. I am taking up surfing on Saturday [and] swimming 1 km at Ala Moana Beach Park. Missing you.



Postcard Image: Surf Riders, 1930

Vintage Guinness

Souvenir Postcard
Ireland, 1991

While traveling around Ireland I picked up this card from a tour of the Guinness Factory in Dublin, where I was more interested in the vintage ad artwork than their beer. Further along in my travels I recognized the doorway from the postcard in Galway and couldn’t resist striking a copycat pose.

Postcard Image: © Insight Cards Limited, Dublin, Ireland. Photography: Peter Zoller

Icky Digs

Postcard Mail
From: Seattle, USA
To: Calgary, Canada

Dear X,

Guess what? I’m back in an ‘oh my god don’t let your bare skin touch any surface if you can help it’ hostel. This one’s exactly like the Coffee Palace only a step up (albeit an infinitesimal one). I love this city, only it’s making me miss you because I feel like I’m out on the wayward road again and there’s a vacant spot by my side with your name on it. This city was made for me and you!


Postcard Image: © Split Screen, Dorothy Nevit, dot design, 1999