Parkwood is an autobaron’s home of inspiration & innovation located in Oshawa, Ontario.

Curious Curator: Composition of the Parkwood Bowling Balls

Being our “season”, meaning we see increased public visits and larger groups of guests at this time of year, we have a variety of differing questions that come our way. This week has been the query to the composition of the bowling balls along our bowling alley, “what’s it made of?” ( x 4 times […]

Curious Curator: Early Twentieth Century “Orientalism” in Material Culture, example Seated Bedouin Guard Lamp

Some of the décor at Parkwood, along with the decorative art pieces (material culture) are a wonderful example of the early 20th century love affair the west had with the Middle East, Asia and North Africa in what we can term in the Edward Said “School of Orientalism”. Everything from chinoiserie, to the persian carpets throughout the […]