Gift Guide Part Four: For the Home

Here are some of our top picks of things to grace your live, work or play space!

 

Colourful, classic and hearty Bauer mixing bowls and butter dishes for the discerning baker or cook. Made in Los Angeles since 1910. $42.95 -$84.95

Colourful, classic and hearty Bauer mixing bowls and butter dishes for the discerning baker or cook. Made in Los Angeles since 1910. $42.95 -$84.95

 

Locally made rope storage trays and baskets from Coastal Craft are functional and aesthetically pleasing. $15 - $35.

Locally made rope storage trays and baskets from Coastal Craft are functional and aesthetically pleasing. $15 – $35.

 

Put together a sweet assortment of goodies to warm the home: giant latte mug from Eikcam Ceramics; napkins from Keephouse; single origin teas from Bee Raw; coaster set from James Steidle.

Put together a sweet assortment of goodies to warm the home: giant latte mug from Eikcam Ceramics $52; napkins from Keephouse $29 for a pair; single origin teas from Bee Raw $19.95 – $22.95; coaster set from James Steidle $30.

 

Simple and elegant hanging vase cast from an actual test tube. $48.95

Simple and elegant hanging vase cast from an actual test tube. $48.95

 

Brilliant storage jars made from recycled wine bottles with cork lids. $21 - $23

Brilliant storage jars made from recycled wine bottles with cork lids. $21 – $23

 

Simple subtle wall hanging of wooden feathers with cast bark detail. Handmade in Ontario by JB+DG. $148

Simple subtle wall hanging of wooden feathers with cast bark detail. Handmade in Ontario by JB+DG. $148

 

Polished brass trays in two sizes $22.95 - $36.95

Polished brass trays in two sizes $22.95 – $36.95

 

Gorgeous block print cotton rug (5'x8') $435

Gorgeous block print cotton rug (5’x8′) $435

 

Locally made porcelain jam jars (or planters or honey pots) from Eikcam ceramics. $52

Locally made porcelain jam jars (or planters or honey pots) from Eikcam ceramics. $52

 

Textured brass picture frames to capture your favourite images. $28.95 - $36.95

Textured brass picture frames to capture your favourite images. $28.95 – $36.95

 

Simple geometric hanging terrariums to house air plants or succulents make a beautiful statement in a window. Two sizes available. $62.95 - $76.95

Simple geometric hanging terrariums to house air plants or succulents make a beautiful statement in a window. Two sizes available. $62.95 – $76.95

 

Cosy and thick wool blanket /throw made in the USA by Faribault Woolen Mill. $225

Cosy and thick wool blanket /throw made in the USA by Faribault Woolen Mill. $225

 

Oven safe terracotta platters with subtle yet clever icons stamped in the sides. Beautiful as serving dishes or fruit/vegetable bowls. Handmade in the Pacific NW by Grain Design.

Oven safe terracotta platters with subtle yet clever icons stamped in the sides. Beautiful as serving dishes or fruit/vegetable bowls. Handmade in the Pacific NW by Grain Design. $54 – $110.

Colour and Texture

The first thing most people notice when they come into the shop are the rugs on the floor. We love textiles, and rugs in particular have a way of transforming a space, giving it warmth and character. We think of them as functional art. We’ve managed to source some beautiful kilims, many in smaller sizes that are perfect for tight spaces: entryways, at the foot of a bed, in a small den. They even work as wall hangings or as runners on a console table, cabinet or bench – basically anywhere you want colour and texture! (And what’s a kilim, anyway, you might ask? In short, it’s a handwoven, flat weave rug or tapestry. Ours come mostly from Iran or Afghanistan). Below is a selection of what we’ve just brought it, and there’s more in the shop!