happy new year!

wishing you a year of joy, health, love and laughter.  xox

please note our shop hours for new year's will be:

new year's eve. 10am - 2pm
jan. 1st closed
jan. 2nd closed
jan. 3rd 10am - 7pm - back to regular hours

as seen in gizmodo

Kristen Philipkoski did a great review of our French Press above: http://gizmo.do/uUmZjt

The large size (4-5 cups) is $125 CAD and the small (1-2 cups) is $95 CAD. 

thank you Kristen!  glad you're loving it...xo

merry christmas

we have so much to be grateful for.   thank you for a wonderful season.  now that we've been here for 3 holidays, we can say that it is truly our pleasure getting to know you, your families and friends.  we wish you and yours much joy and health today and always...thank you.  xo

p.s. the photos above were taken at what's become our family tradition holiday tree lot.  family run, excellent service and a beautiful way to get into the holiday spirit.   http://www.handmchristmastreefarm.com/

spining tops - a solid reflection of how we're feeling these days...

available in a set of 6 or in singles, these tops are based on the above geometric shapes.  handcrafted by one of our favourite local designers, JOji Fukushima, these pieces are something to be truly treasured by young and old.

"drawn into somehow
since the time of children
not sure why
but they are delightful
and soft..."

holiday hours

we're open late this thursday and friday!

thursday. december. 22nd 10am - 8pm
friday. december. 23 10am - 8pm
christmas eve. december 24. 10 - 2pm
chrstmas day. december 25th. closed
boxing day. december 26th. closed

tuesday. december 27th. 10am - 7pm

ok really? this sweater mug makes me feel warm and fuzzy.

also just in are the new shot glasses/egg cups/paper weights - made of pewter and ceramic
we have all the styles except for the elephant.

something shiny?

mantra bracelets and the spike stud bracelets by local woman shelley hilliard

i know there are a few of you looking for these and they just arrived today!  limited quantities..

restock of some of our favourites...just in time!

both size of the french press and tea ball are back - beautiful....

2 sizes of the boards 

and basil, lavender and the cactus

peace, love and friendship

the peaceful bomb vase, only flower explosions here.

only future and prosperity with this love grenade.

translate ideas and words into images with this friendly tank pencil sharpener.

spread the love this season, we could always do with a more of it.

well aren't you handsome.

meet U/C/K - Utility, Camp, Kitchen.

"Utility, camp, kitchen. This little knife is made to be a do-all companion; at the picnic table cutting cheese, making shavings to start a campfire, sharpening a pencil, or in the kitchen chopping garlic.

The U.C.K. comes with a sheath that can be worn on your belt, hung on your kitchen wall, or snapped closed and tucked in your pack. The stainless steel blade will hold a beautiful edge and is made here at Hawthorne."

who is the brainchild behind this beautiful piece?

"Hawthorne is dedicated to designing and sourcing long wearing goods, tools and accessories for outdoors enthusiasts and semi-nomadic urbanites. We hope to provide products that are equally at home on your commute to work as on your next hike along a wind blasted rocky coastline." - designed and made in vancouver by our very own Joshua Doherty.


perfect for that bartender/chef

sold separately, these apron belt buckles are available in a variety of colours and are so functional.   both made in germany, the tea towels are a heavyweight cotton on top - ideal for drying dishes or glasses and a terry cloth bottom - ideal for drying your hands!

it's the hot thing in europe...

not that that should matter too much, but you know, they kind of know what they're doing when it comes to a lot of things cool. 

"This is the first model to be introduced from the editions line of headphones. The quilted plattan features a padded headband and comfortable ear cushions wrapped in an all-over quilted stitching, just like the kind you’d find on your favorite jacket."

just as last year, these headsets are moving swiftly in all 3 styles, come on down to avoid disappointment. 
you can be the cool parent/grandparent/uncle/aunt/friend/husband/wife/partner/girlfriend/boyfriend - and take credit for getting them the coolest gift yet.

a lovely little smokehouse.

this company has a 100 year old history of a traditional family business.  beautifully crafted of beech and made in germany. 

it sits on a stainless steel base and comes with 3 cones of incense.  if you weren't an incense person before, this kinda makes you want to start, non? 

something about a fresh crisp new calendar

we've got some great local options.  i'd say there's one for everyone & mailable too...

tall & lean and desktop options by harmony cheung

3 sizes of simple contemporary calendars by carlo brito

Based on the predictions of the Mayans, 2012 is the last year on record*. Make it count by adorning your walls—or fallout shelters—with this beautiful Apocalypse themed Risograph print calendar.
Vancouver-based Graphic Designers Jennifer Griffiths and Cameron McKague have brought together a host of illustrators and designers from across Canada—and as far away as the Czech Republic—to offer their take on the end of the world.
*Our year ends December 21, based on the same predictions.

something for everyone, wouldn't you say?