Spring Martini

Apr 15, 2015

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Here’s a simple, refreshing martini recipe to celebrate the arrival of spring. You’ll need to make a simple syrup by bringing equal parts of sugar and water to a simmer on the stove top and allowing it to cool. Then, grab a martini shaker and add the following:

 

– Ice Cubes
– Fresh rosemary (strip the leaves directly into the shaker from a sprig about 10cm in length)
– 2oz freshly squeezed grapefruit juice
– 1oz simple syrup
– 1oz Canadian Rye whiskey

 

Shake vigorously to infuse the rosemary flavour and pour into a martini glass. Enjoy spring!

Freebie: Desktop Wallpaper – April

Apr 2, 2015

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Spring is finally here! Get in the spirit of the season with this month’s free desktop wallpaper, a floral illustration featuring our Covet Copper Vase.

 

3840 × 2400  |  2560 × 1440  |  1920 × 1200  |  1680 × 1051  |  1440 × 900  |  1280 × 800
iPhone 5 (s)  |  iPhone 6  |  iPhone 6 plus  |  iPad

 

Note: This wallpaper is intended for personal use only. Download it, enjoy it and share it with your friends! However, commercial use and distribution of this wallpaper for profit is strictly prohibited. Thanks for your cooperation.

Press Checks + EQ3 2015 Spring Catalogue Release

Mar 31, 2015

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Press Checks + EQ3 2015 Spring Catalogue Release

 

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John from The Prolific Group providing us with our colour corrected signatures. EQ3 Designers: Heather Zimmerman, Paul Buccini + Alex Workman press checking.

 

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Stacks on stacks on stacks of pages.

 

 

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Our cover for the EQ3 Spring 2015 Catalogue.

 

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Music Library: MELT

Mar 20, 2015

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PLAYLIST 03.24.2015

 

A playlist to ease us into spring thaw, as our icy landscape liquefies in the sun’s heat.

 

MELT

01. Subliminal Message – Happy Birthday Happy Birthday

02. She Heightened Everything – Pernice Brothers The World Won’t End

03. Beautiful – Alva Star Alligators in the Lobby

04. Change The Sheets – Kathleen Edwards Voyageur

05. Breaking The Ice – Mojave 3 Puzzles Like You

06. Daisy Glaze – Big Star #1 Record/Radio City

07. Feels Like We Only Go Backwards – Tame Impala Lonerism

08. Fire On The Mountain – Grateful Dead The Very Best Of Grateful Dead

09. Soft N Ez – Japancakes The Sleepy Strange

10. Claire – Rheostatics Introducing Happiness

11. Kill The Fun – Haley Bonar Last War

12. Start Again – Teenage Fanclub Songs From Northern Britain

13. Little Sparrows – The Handsome Family Honey Moon

14. Brighter! – Cass McCombs Big Wheel And Others

15. The New You – Jenny Lewis The Voyager

Copenhagen 2015

Mar 13, 2015

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Downtown Copenhagen

 

This past month I was lucky enough to visit a few colleagues over in Denmark and spend some time experiencing the culture, landscape and total buzz for design. I was smitten; the colours of the buildings, the patterns in the streets, the happy people. I always had high expectations for Denmark but it met and exceeded every one of them and I truly can’t wait to go back.

 

One of my colleagues took me through downtown which was flooded with cafes, local fashion and quaint design shops. We could’ve spent days browsing in this one area. We climbed The Round Tower, built in the 17th century, to gain the best view of the area and on the way up we stopped into the Library Hall which was exhibiting a collection of artwork from various artists – photographers, painters, graphic designers, textile designers, architects, poets, musicians, etc.. Below are a few photos I snapped, along with an excerpt from author and composer, Benedicte Nordin, who curated the exhibit The Game of Masks.

 

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The Game of Masks 

Or did you see the leaves of sage

Turn into wings against the sun of springtime

And fly away like butterflies

Like owls –

Or maybe like an angel –“

(From “Déguisements”. Benedicte Nordin. 2013)

 

The Library Hall in The Round Tower

 

“As human beings, being the directors of our lives, we experience moments of happiness forgetting ourselves. Working with understanding and being understood, with sharpening expression and impression. Blood seeping from our nails, we insist. We insist. And we forget ourselves. Trying to capture the translucent moment of transformation, the nano-second where the statement, the music, the poem, the picture rip off there masks. For a long time having been in the process of being replayed to a state of frenzy, deleted, rewritten, tumbled, seemingly immovable. In the blink of an eye we become time-travellers on the little miracle ship of revelation moving from one state of being to another. Smoothly.”

 

The Library Hall in The Round Tower

 

“It’s as simple as it’s complicated. No more disguises. The masks have fallen. The last piece of the puzzle has been put into place. But what happens now? A little angel from chaos passes by and in a jiffy turns the box upside-down. Think again!”

 

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“Off we go. Solving new riddles. Looking for the perfect. Once more, we must go out there meeting the mirrors. Once more we are participating in the game of the masks and its jolly, irresistible dangerous game. Do we know each other? Do we know ourselves? Is the man the mask? Is the mask the man? We know so little about each other. And we know so little about ourselves.”

 

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“The World is a Stage. True. A stage with innumerable possibilities.

Scary and redeeming.

Like the mask.

Copenhagen the 5. of December 2014.”

Benedicte Nordin.

 

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