The unusual fogs of Newfoundland

Angus Rowe MacPherson Reader Find

By Angus Rowe MacPherson in New Photography on Thursday 1 November 2012

This summer, I went to Mars (it’s possible that it was actually Newfoundland’s Bonavista Peninsula and Fogo Island, I can’t remember). While there, I took advantage of the embarassingly rich supply of thundering fog-covered landscapes to make this unearthly little series. I enlisted the help of my awesome nephew and beautiful wife, who, despite the wind and rain, seemed eager to run around and set off smoke bombs. Good times.

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Crystal Head Vodka

The Urban Grocer Contributor

By The Urban Grocer in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 11 November 2010

We’re used to seeing celebrities hawk perfume, clothing, jewelry, and even luxury automobiles. But vodka bottled in a crystal head? That’s right. Dan Aykroyd is the celeb behind the new spirit Crystal Head Vodka, which is produced in St. Johns, Newfoundland. We know Aykroyd from his legendary Blues Brothers act on Saturday Night Live. But maybe he’s destined to be remembered by his new product. His inspiration is certainly intriguing.

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Colorful houses in Newfoundland

Casper Johansson Reader Find

By Casper Johansson in Architecture on Saturday 23 January 2010

Known more for its proximity to bountiful oil-fields than for its architecture, the town of St John’s, in Canada’s Newfoundland, has enjoyed a cultural revival in recent years based on a mini-economic boom and its quirky hilly terrain, upon which rows and rows of colorful houses have been built.

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