La Distributrice (The Dispenser) occupies the smallest retail space in Montreal. With a staircase above and the width of 2 espresso machines, the space is room for just one barista who will create your espresso drink of choice to go as you exit the very busy Mont Royal Metro Station in The Plateau neighborhood. They serve espresso from Detour Coffee Roasters out of Ontario and sell their beans by the bag as well. The visual identity for this travel-worthy coffee window was designed by Gabriel Lefebvre and Rachel Lecompte and you can view their project page here.




Was blessed to have been able to celebrate a friend’s birthday up in Portland last weekend. There was much eating and walking and shopping. It really is a great city. I was asked for a few things-to-do-in-portland suggestions by an old friend a few days later and promptly drew up the most amazing Portland travel guide. It might have taken me 3 hours … but it’s delightful. It may just have to be published someday!