Matej Rodela @toktokhomes Matej is a designer. Just think about this for a second, the phone you are holding in your hands. The keypad you are typing on. The car you drive. Everything everyday you utilize or engage with is designed. Right now the finishing touches on a project are in works and the first product should be available within March for toktokhome.ca furniture ! Designed and manufactured right here in Thunder Bay! Again think about that. “Affordable furniture that makes homes better and more functional for generations to come.” YES! Also! Matej does 6000 meters of rowing in 20 minutes when he was in peak training. Correct me if I am mistaken Matej but I am impressed! Also the story about Munich and the van waiting for the team to perform while some other team walks by is the best. And let’s just mention Rain! Matej does cold showers and enjoys ice baths. I am kinda intrigued now. Its on the bucket list. Matej, I love your inspiration and the connection you make with designs so beautiful. I liked how you said that good design, you don’t even notice. It’s just works.
On his Birthday Chris sat down with me and we talked FUEL. Hooligan Fuel Hotsauce. Well I always wanted to do a birthday episode and today was the day! I am honoured Chris talked to me today. From his metal band days and Celtic inspiration, to the perfection of design with fonts and marketing. As well as his appearance on the one and only Pandemic Variety Show by Mr. Gee. Yes Mr. Gee actually made into the introduction! Chris’s experience with voice acting and his play and ease of performing put me in shame. I was met today by a brilliant man who has come to realize that friends, family and memories are the world. Happy Birthday Chris! And thank you!
Ashley’s is a Designer! Her company is called Ashley the happy hooker and she is a crochet artisan, designer and instructor. She’s quite into meditation and one of her goals is to be feature in NYC on the walkway with one of her creations. While recording we were joined up with one of her cats “oh Hi!”. While we got to know how Ashley grew her business to what it is today we also got to know something big about DC! YES its happening, listen to Ashley to find out what it is! Thank you Ashley for being on the podcast!
Bill told me what he thinks of this years budget, the handling of the pandemic from the city’s perspective and explained the soccer complex situation. Bill elaborated also on council size as well the time that invested by each council member. I like Bill’s perspective on the future of Thunder Bay and I am kind of excited to see what choices he will make next in his political career. Thank you Bill for being on the podcast!
Hilary grew up in Alberta and stayed once in the same little Iceland town where Ben Stiller long boarded. Just those spaghettis though that you had! Hilary let’s us be part of her journey and I can see her drive in sustainability be at home or apparel -> Juniper Brand Goods. Thunder Bay is home now. Sometimes we can still hear the mountains call.
Boy Roland! #100birdclub ! 50th Anniversary Art Bus ! Tattoo Design ! Design that you recognize by his signature art style – Boy Roland. That’s Boy Roland for you. From the University to today. From favourite ice cream to white chocolate. Life as an artist is not always what you think.
Shelby Ch’ng, Thunder Bay City Councillor. Shelby has joined the podcast for a number of episodes to talk about topics such as the City of Thunder Bay, 2021 Thunder Bay city budget, mental health and a number of other topics. Thank you Shelby for joining thamichaelated show!
Jack Murphy on thamichaelated show! Jack rowed once 100 miles in one sitting! Jack plans to bike 510 miles for his next birthday. Jack likes that kind of stuff. Jack also served for 26 years in the Canadian Military. Jack is motivation and inspiration and there is no stop to his drive. Jack has overcome many challenges and he wants you to unleash your potential. Listen to episode #65!
Marielle Orr is a mixed media abstract expressionist right here in Thunder Bay, tonight we talked how she got into the art, touched briefly on some New Zealand hiking and then journey of 2020 to 2021 with meditations and the wonderful nameless collective.
Steve is the executive Chef at Picaro, a Latin Local restaurant in Saskatoon. Born and raised in Thunder Bay Steve has competed in many competitions and has partaken even in national competitions. From playing bass in his band to Chef life and now managing through the pandemic, Steve told me how it’s done.
Ren Marino is a Tattoo Artist, Tattooer at Red River Trading company and obviously we talked Tattoos today!! Ren did my head tattoo too and he let me know how I handled it of course after I asked him. Thank you Ren for being on the show!