For the plant lover in your life, these gifts for the gardener bring the warmth of natural materials like brass, terracotta, oak and oxidized metals, into the home.
The long version of the Ang Vase is made from an oxidized brass. This series of vases is a re-imagining of a flower vase, it consists of an oxidized brass sleeve with a brass bracket insert that acts as a florist support. In Japan, these supports are called kenzen and allow for a landscape of plant material. Even very sparse arrangements using found materials like twigs and blades of grass can create beautiful results.
Dustpan – $20.00
This brush allows for the gentle removal of dust and other small debris from any surface. The brush is made of oil treated oak, and soft goat hair. Iris Hantverk employs visually impaired craftspeople to create beautiful handmade brushes. Each individual bundle of bristles are bound to hardwood handles, just like they were made in the 19th Century.
Made in Sweden.
With the holidays quickly approaching we wanted to let you know that we offer complimentary gift wrapping with any online purchases, just let us know in the ‘notes’! To get your items before December 24th, get your orders in early.
Regular Post: December 10
Xpress Post: December 21
Priority Post: December 22
United States Customers
Regular Post: December 8
Xpress Post: December 15
Priority Post: December 21
Kristina Stark Hommage Match Box $25-$55
Ihada Brass Tray - $440
Not on website:
Hallgeir chamber Light for Menu – $110
Renaud Sauve porcelain candle snuffs – $225
JWDA Concrete Lamp – $250 (available early December)
Klong Patina Oil Lamps in three sizes – $160 / $275 / $340
Renaud Sauve White Porcelain Container (not on website) – $500
We have a variety of Jurgen Lehl teas available – $15
Masanobu Ando White Large Tea Pot – $340
Masanobu Ando Shino Tea Bowl - $850
And if you’re really serious, we have two Masanobu Ando Tea Ceremony Kits available
We’ve been enjoying some unseasonably gorgeous weather this autumn in Toronto. The trees just became bare the other day, so I anticipate cooler days will be upon us soon. We have just received all of our blanket shipments for the season, and we’re excited to be working again with Røros Tweed from Norway.
Røros Tweed has been weaving high quality wool products since 1940, building on a local tradition that goes back centuries. Selected wool from Norwegian sheep and 100% Norwegian production, combined with collaboration with Scandinavia’s top designers and textile artists, has made Røros Tweed one of the most renowned wholly Norwegian quality brands.
Thick but not too heavy, cozy soft texture, 100% pure wool. Norwegian sheep graze on clean, fresh mountain pastures, making their wool pure and more environmentally-friendly than most textile fibres. In combination with the flexibility and insulation properties that are naturally developed in sheep that dwell in the cold Norwegian climate, this is a fundamental reason for the superior quality and functionality of Røros products.
Naturpledd Nøste by Kristine Five Melvær, 130cm x 200cm (not currently on the website)
Above: Lynild grey/natural by Anderssen & Voll, 120cm x 180cm (not currently on website)
Above: Lynild violet/orange by Anderssen & Voll, 120cm x 180cm - only one available
Above: Lynild red/blue by Anderssen & Voll, 120cm x 180cm (not currently on website) - only one available
Happy Monday! We got some R and R in thanks to help from the grandparents, who took the kids for the weekend. Every parent’s dream. We hope you enjoyed the beautiful weather too.
We’ve been tiptoeing back into selling rugs, with a limited selection of Kilims and Berbers. Adding texture via carpets is essential to bringing warmth and interest into a room.
Above: Another Rug, in our entryway at home. Absolutely love it!
Another Rug, by All The Way To Paris for &tradition
Manufactured using the ancient Kilim technique.
$650 – 90cm x 240cm runner version in stock, other sizes can be ordered. Unfortunately it’s not yet on our website but we are always available via email or phone.
Black and White Berber rugs, made in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco.
Made to order, prices vary accordingly.
In stock: Black with white, 400cm x 340cm $5440.00
Carpets by Jurgen Lehl
We are honoured to have acquired three from his exhibition back in October 2014. These are some of his last designs.
Handwoven wool rug.
Made in Tunisia.
Above: 84cm x 221cm $2000.00
51cm x 80cm $550
50cm x 102cm $600
Please join us and Kaori for the opening reception of Selected Solo: An exhibition of enamelware by Kaori Juzu.
Thursday, September 24th 2015 7:00pm – 9:00pm at Mjölk, 2959 Dundas Street West. Artist in attendance.
Kaori Juzus’ jewellery is a gentle and sophisticated blend of materials, techniques, texture and pattern.
Born in Fukuoka, Japan, Kaori moved to Bornholm, Denmark, to study art. She apprenticed with the Danish jewellery designer Per Suntum before establishing her own practice.
Each piece she creates is carefully crafted from copper, silver and gold and is hammered into their individual forms. Colour and texture is applied through multiple layers of enamel, a form of powdered glass, which is then fired at high temperatures to transform wearable objects into art.
Her process is laborious and time consuming. It is also conscientious of the interactions between forms and environment. Kaori Juzu seeks to enhance the expressive quality of an object by giving depth and texture to form, allowing form and surface to melt together.
Above three images are brooches.
Above two photos are necklace.
The enamelware and shapes echo natural forms.