Category Archives: Canadian

} New Consignment Shops

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Hey everyone! :)
I have had 4 new great consignment shops holding my jewelry in the recent weeks, so I thought I’d inform y’all, in case you live/visit nearby — go check it out! :)

Bonjour vous autres! :)
J’ai maintenant 4 nouvelles boutiques qui tiennent mes bijoux dans les dernières semaines, alors je voulais vous en informer, au cas où vous vivez/visitez dans le coin! Allez faire un tour! :)

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Jérôme
1520, rue Notre-Dame Ouest, Montréal

Artêria
625, rue Shefford, Bromont

Tribus
166, rue St-Amable, Vieux-Montréal
*De juin à septembre, boutique extérieure (fermé les jours de pluie)*
*From June to September, exterior store (closed on rainy days)*

JV Studios
103 Fourth Ave (2nd Floor), Ottawa

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} Think & Ink




Sometimes, all you need is a shape. Or 2 dozens of the same shape in a single item.

Think & Ink Studio back in Richmond (BC, Canada) does just that, creating mostly paper items filled with cool geometric designs and smart color combos. Prints, notepads, cards… THAT MOUSEPAD. Wow, I want it. :D

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} Jenna Rose






Jenna Rose‘s work is cute as a button! Each piece of cloth is hand screen printed in house using non-toxic waterbased pigments on natural and organic materials, all mastered in the country side, in Ontario (Canada). Adorned with cute patterns, fabrics are usually organic cotton or hemp or linen, or a blend of these.

She was an Etsy Featured Seller a year ago, an interesting read! :)

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} Patch

This weekend, I was looking at the Cargoh (a BC Canadian company) newsletter when I noticed the big banner on Patch (also a BC Canadian company).

How wonderful is this product, seriously! Patch is basically a year-round indoor herb gardening system. Obviously, other eatables can be grown in them (such as lettuce, for example), and obviously, you can also put them outside (everything is washable) on your small city balcony in the summer.

The system ” “self waters” by using a technique called sub irrigation, which allows the water to enter the soil through capillary action”, how practical!

Also eco-friendly, the “Patch herb planter body is made with Tyvek (a HDPE), which has all the properties of paper film and fabric. It’s fully recyclable, washable, and stain resistant. The interior components are made of PP #5. All of these components are fully recyclable.” They ship flat (simple assembly instructions are added to your package), so that is also cost and space efficient as far as shipping goes.

3 styles are offered, as well as a price for a 3-pack to make you save a little compared to a single planter purchase!

Also, customer service is totally top notch. I emailed a question, and within 4 hours, Kent Houston himself (the founder and CEO) replied to me with the info. How wonderfully great is that, right!?

Lightly said, I am in love with Patch already, hence, I will go order 3 right this second. ;)

(And I’ll make sure to update you guys on how it all unfolds in my actual home!)

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} I am a Food Blog




Sometimes the most perfect blog names are those who just tell it straight to your face. Just like I am a Food Blog, Sophie’s outlet for her love of food and photography, over in Vancouver.

A bold and crisp look, beautiful pictures and detailed recipes. You basically can’t ask for more. That is, after you realize you can’t just lick your screen to get a taste. :P

Via } Design Crush

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} La Firme




La Firme, based in Montreal, dables into anything from object to architecture.

I had seen that folding chair somewhere around the web before, but how AWESOME is that BBQ lamp huh!? And the custom wooden bike… I have no words! :)

Via } Design Milk

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} Ndustries




I have a love of the vintage. But I don’t have the tools (nor the skills) to modify and repurpose some. Yet, anyway.

Over at Ndustries (Toronto), Nigel does just that, and beautifully! As of now, he concentrate on lighting and stools/magazine racks, but oh, you can just feel the possibilities his talent has for so much more too! I will def be checking this shop often! ;)

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} Desperately Different



Desperately Different is a brand designed by Katya Revenko in the Toronto area. And the clothing is exactly that: wonderfully different!

Shapes and cuts are unique and stunning. Head turning! :)

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} Just Work



Recently, I found a gem. This shop is called Just Potters, and it is brought by Just Work, a social initiative based in Vancouver, Canada.

In their pottery shop, Just Potters employs people from the area who have barriers to traditional employment, for example homelessness, addiction or physical disabilities.

I am totally in love with the general rustic look of this shop! Reminds me of old vintage pottery pieces you can sometimes find in flea markets!

A great initiative, and great results! :)

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} Fabulous Mel





Oh YEAH! My fabulous friend Mélanie Favreau is Featured Seller (go read the interview!) on Etsy starting today! WOOHOO!!! I’m so proud of her and happy!!

‘Cause she ROCKS and her work ROCKS! I own several of her pieces and adore them!

Sterling silver jewelry, from geometric shapes to mustaches and chevrons, you’ll just fall in love with everything, I’m telling ya! :)

Now, go shop! :D

Je t’aime! <3

 

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} Liscious




Ok. It’s official. I fall in love everyday.

With something handmade, that is. ;)

Everything in Studio Luscious‘ shop (from Ontario, Canada) makes me weak in the knees. From the awesome awesome branch hooks, to the so cute birdfeeders, to inlayed walnut end tables.

Oh, did I say I love the hooks? I mean, I love the hooks… The hooks are awesome… Ok, ’nuff said! hehe

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} Jack


Today, NDP leader Jack Layton passed away from cancer. I am in choc. Truly.

I have been voting NPD since I can vote. He gave me (and so SO many people) true hope. And now…

I don’t have more words…

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s-t-i-t-c-h

The lovely Janine from Uppercase Gallery asked me to be part of the new exhibition called s-t-i-t-c-h featuring 10 artists (all ladies, I must add) from all over Canada on the theme of, well, you’ve guessed it, needlework (sewing, embroidery, crochet, knitting). Of course, I had to say yes!!

For the occasion, I decided to whip up 2 new embroidery pieces (you can have a glimpse below)! I should make some for the shop soon, they got quite a warm welcome on My Flickr when I uploaded them last week!

So if you’re lucky and live in the Calgary, Alberta, area (#204, 100 – 7th Ave SW), hop on over there on the evening of March 5!

More S-t-i-t-c-h

S-t-i-t-c-h Exhibition

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Never Enough Replicca

The Replicca shop is on fiyah! So many wonderful goodies, all of which makes you drool in want and envy.

Rebecca is one of my Quit Your Day Job Storque article buddies, so make sure to read hers here! :)

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Persian Garden

Persian Garden is a shop from Toronto that features wonderful digital illustrations by the artist, Afsaneh. Everything is delicate and feminine, detailed and colorful!

She also has a second shop, Joojoo, with polymer clay mini sculptures and jewelry, as well as a few more illustration prints. This one (below) would totally be perfect for a child’s room! SO cute!

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