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SHOP TALK: Lost Marbles

Photo by Angela Gordon

Take a break from the typical and enter a world of pushing-the-line humour and cutting edge originality. Simply put, Lost Marbles is a toy store for adults who are looking for unusual gifts and a hit of pop culture déjà vu.  With items ranging from ninja shaped cookie cutters to giant microbe stuffed plushies, the store is a great place for those looking to get a little off-beat with this year’s Secret Santa gift.  If humorous gifts aren’t your thing, the store also carries a variety of art books, puzzles, and board games, products that are a little more low-key, but no less unique.  The loft store in the ByWard Market is stocked floor to ceiling with items sure to please the pickiest of stocking stuffers this holiday season.

PLUS: Fans of graphic art are in for a treat this week as Ottawa-born, San Francisco-based artist Dirty Donny comes to town for the Canadian launch of his new coffee table book, Monster Revolt!  A book signing and poster show is happening on Thursday, Dec. 2 at Babylon (317 Bank St.).  Come out for a night of unconventional fun and punk rock karaoke, featuring the talents of Remi Royale and Major Entertainer Mike H.

The Look: creatively quirky; tongue-in-cheek humour

Perfect for: someone who has everything

USP: designer vinyl toys you can’t get anywhere else

55 William St., 809 Bank St., 315 Richmond Rd.; www.lostmarbles.ca

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