Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Published and Recognized

In 1990 my brother, Robert Chaplin, challenged me to write something about Turnips. This story remained in a filing cabinet until April 9, 2007  when it was finally published as a work of fine art, by Robert Chaplin at the Nano Imaging Facility of Simon FraserUniversity. This book, complete with an International Standard Book Number (ISBN-978-1-894897-17-4), is entitled ‘Teeny Ted From Turnip Town’. It is a fable concerning the success of Teeny Ted, from Turnip Town, and his victory in the Turnip contest at the annual county fair.
It is at present the world’s smallest published book. 

Monday, June 11, 2012

Bugwood Bean

I had the opportunity to work on this wonderful new espresso bar in Smithers B.C. The building is a timber frame made with Mountain Pine Beetle (Dendroctonus Ponderosae) assaulted timbers. It has a cedar wrap around patio and the tastiest coffee in town. You can also get a yummy treat made by Rustica Bakery here too. You would be foolish to pass through Smithers without stopping here.