• Early Scout Terrariums

    With the temperatures dropping I'm already noticing how much more time I'm spending indoors. People always talk about spring cleaning, but I prefer a big clean and redecorate this time of year. I try to make my space the coziest and warmest feeling to try and combat what's going on outside my door. Part of that is incorporating plants and flowers- as the more nature I can bring indoors the better I feel. That's why I was thrilled when I stumbled across the company Early Scout at the Post Market in Toronto.

    I was originally drawn to their table as the two lovely ladies who started the company were old friends from Ryerson. Sharon Langlotz, one half of the team, was on my floor in first-year residence and we had some pretty hilarious coming-of-age moments together. Brittani Wilcox, the other half of Early Scout, is from my hometown and had always been on my radar. I was so excited to see them that day and even more excited when I saw their products.

    These girls make the most lovely little terrariums! Filled with succulents, rocks and magic crystals, they're different than other terrariums I've seen. Each piece they design has a girly flair and combine all the elements so well. Plus, the maintenance is so easy- just pour about a shot glass of water into your terrarium every 3 weeks and you're good! Now that is the type of gardening I can handle!
    These gals are great and I love their product! We're starting out with the small pieces and they retail at $28. I'm thinking these would make an awesome Christmas gift. Because they are such low maintenance they can stay in their box until you're ready to give them as gifts.

    See you soon! Xo

  • Designer Spotlight: Xenia Taler

    We're excited about some new labels and designers we'll be carrying this fall and wanted to kick it off by introducing an artist that is unlike anything else we have in the shop. Xenia Taler makes beautiful ceramic tiles and much more!

    Based out of Toronto, Xenia and her partner Steven have been in business for almost 20 years and their pieces have been collector's items for appreciator's of handmade design. Each piece is designed by Xenia and then turned into a tile by Steven.

    Their beautiful tiles are works of art and can be hung on a wall, used as coasters or paperweights or be displayed amongst a collection of your favourite objects. They also make the perfect, unique gift. I was drawn to the pieces because of the beautiful illustrations and the way they're executed in simple blacks, creams with touches of metallic copper. $22-28 each.

    If you love Xenia's style we also have a collection of her greeting cards, that were originally designed as tiles, then printed. These can be given as gifts or framed as art pieces. $5 each