While Black Friday kicks off holiday buying south of the border, I like to get my Christmas applaud in gear at Toronto’s one of a Kind Show. running from November 22nd to December 2nd at the direct energy Centre in exhibition Place, it’s a excellent location to discover special gifts, cost effective art, stationery as well as fashion jewelry (Biko is my go-to). Plus, you can fuel up on yummy samples from the food booths as you shop as well as satisfy the artisans who make each piece, which always make a purchase a lot more personal.
Yesterday, H&H editors Morgan Michener, Margot Austin as well as I walked the aisles trying to find finds. right here are a few of our favourites:
1. Maple syrup jugs by Marianne Chénard
Morgan: Oooh, I like these!
Margot: The peachy colour is gorgeous.
Me: The snowshoes in icy blue truly state snow day — time for a pancake breakfast.
Morgan: It’s the best cottage or friends-of-your-parents gift.
Me: They’re so incredibly Canadian. I want to gift one to myself.
Tip: Chénard likewise offers the jugs pre-packaged with a tin of maple syrup.
2. Limited-edition prints by Ja Teuber of Ilee
Me: This whale print is adorable. It would look incredibly adorable in a kid’s room.
Margot: I like the ones without any type of composing on them. This Bambi print is quite dreamy.
Me: You can’t truly go wrong for $18.
Morgan: The cards are nice, too. Oh, I requirement to get a birthday card! (She gotten one.)
3. Ceramic tableware by Melanie Mena of Mena Dragonfly
Morgan: These blue rimmed pieces are lovely.
Me: The bit honey pots are such a wonderful scale. They make me believe of Winnie the Pooh. I bet my daddy would fill them with mustard. It’s his trick ingredient. (Mena had a indication next to them saying: It’s adorable & it’s useful, what would you put inside?)
Margot: I like the sugar as well as creamer set for teatime. (Margot signed as much as win a mug!)
4. Charcoal drawings by Laurie Sponagle
Margot: This is my much-loved thing I’ve seen so far.
Morgan: I like the big clouds as well as the landscape with grasses. Up close it looks nearly three-dimensional.
Margot: I just like exactly how basic they are.
Tip: Laurie is only at the show for the very first five days.
5. Concrete accessories by Nicole Mireault as well as Tommy Ferfuson of FMC Design
Me: I like the architectural look of these pieces.
Margot: The white bowls are stunning.
Morgan: The trays are likewise great.
6. Paintings by Sarah Hillock
Me: holy cow, these are amazing. (I’m the only one giggling.)
Morgan: I desire I had a wall for one of these. The bit brown person is fantastic.
Me: The blue, black as well as white one would look excellent in my bedroom. exactly how would you frame these? You’d want to see the paint dripping off the bottom of the Mylar.
Morgan: You’d requirement to float it in a gigantic frame.
Me: Yes, so you might see all the edges. Hmm… perhaps it would be odd to get up with him staring at me.
7. ornaments as well as objects by Grace Eunmi Lee
Me: I always make sure to inspect out the Rising stars section. You never understand what you’re going to find.
Morgan: look at these goofy creatures.
Me: They’re so weird… as well as wonderful.
Margot: It’s like she’s built a whole fantasy world.
Morgan: The artichoke salt as well as pepper shakers are nice, too.
Me: They remind me of a few of Takashi Murakami’s crazy creations. (Grace told me she’s commonly influenced by plant life.)
Remember, the show is only on up until December 2nd, so if you’re in the Toronto area, be sure to capture it in — it’s an simple method to deal with Christmas buying in one day. Plus, the H&H booth in row R is selling back problems of the magazine for $2 each, or three for $5.
Photo credits:1-15. Kimberley Brown