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Sweet Cupping Cakes.

Got the heads up that Johnny Cupcakes will be at the Somerville Public Library in a week and a half.

Being put on by the good folks at Friends of the SPL (10engines being one of the closest friends) and sporting a rad letter pressed invite by none other than Mr. Epstein at Union Press.

If she weren't at 4pm on a school day, I'd make it over myself. But if any of y'all reading this are college-age...

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Open Studios.

If you're in Somerville tomorrow, awaiting the next foot of snow that will fall by evening, asking yourself where you could get some beers, pizza, maybe see some wood type, maybe see where Old Try gets their magic pulled together, well, you're in luck.

Union Pressis opening their doors and cabinets tomorrow for those who wonder what all goes on inside 440 Somerville Ave. Get there while you can....

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My buddy James Fox from 10 Engines brought in Aaron Draplin a few weeks ago to the Somerville Public Library. Draplin had been in town for the How Design Conference, and had extented his stay to bum around New England and speak to a sweaty room of 67 talented folks on the 28th of June.

I've not been so inspired in a long time.

Draplin is an honest man. A hard worker. A 'man of size.' A freaking top...

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A few weeks back I was puttering around the internet, and stumbled on Ampersand Vintage Modern.

Now, anything with an Ampersand is fine by me. (Side note, a buddy of mine out on the West Coast has an ampersand blog).

At any rate, these folks go searching for some of the finest, simplest old vintage goods, then sell them in their online shop. The coolest part is that they live over in Somerville....

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