The Return of our Sidewalk Sale

It’s been a while since we’ve had a Sidewalk Sale, but we think you’ll find it’s been worth the wait. It’s happening right outside our shop, inside the 401 Richmond building. Swing by this week and check out some of the biggest deals we’ve ever had on offer.




Make & Give: A Book Launch


Here at Swipe, we’ve always considered ourselves on the fringe of the craft movement. Steph Hung and Erin Jang are pretty well in the middle of it. Their mutual love of making gifts for friends and family resulted in their brand-new book, Make & Give: Simple and Modern Crafts to Brighten Every Day. Creative, fun, thoughtful, cute but not cutesy, and very nicely designed (which, let’s face it, we always like), it’s a bit of bright and cheery all wrapped up in nice and easy.

On Wednesday 22 October at 6 p.m. we’ll be launching Make & Give in the Urbanspace Gallery right next to Swipe. There’ll be cookies, craft demos with the authors, a Q&A, books to buy and more. (And did we mention cookies?)

Swing by and join us!

Urban Acupuncture:
A Book Launch

Visionary Brazilian architect, urbanist and politician Jaime Lerner has received substantial recognition for his environmental and transportation initiatives and his work relating to the improvement of human settlements. Former president of the International Union of Architects (UIA), three-term mayor of Curitiba, Brazil, and twice governor of Parana State, he played a leading role both in the urban reinvention that gave Brazil a name for urban planning, socio-environmental programs and public transportation, and in the social and economic transformation of Parana.

We’re excited to be hosting the launch of Urban Acupuncture, the first of Jaime Lerner’s books to be published in English, on October 20, 2014.


By examining “pinpricks” of change – small interventions that bring people together and spark interest and action among the citizenry – Lerner invites us to re-imagine the true building blocks of vibrant communities in a discussion of “urban acupuncture.”

An RSVP to this event buys your ticket to ‘An Evening with Jaime Lerner’ and your copy of the book Urban Acupuncture.

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Jaime Lerner will be available for book signing after the presentation.



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