Entries from July 31st, 2013

Instagram: July 2013

Jul 31, 2013


The latest glimpse into our personal lives via Instagram (July edition).




Top Row (left to right):


1. Waterfall braid. – Alex, Graphic Designer

2. UnderConsideration’s UC Quarterly magazine (2013 2nd quarter). Each issue’s cover is unique, as the UC “stamp” is printed on recycled make-readies and test sheets from various printers. – Alex

3. Norihiko Terayama’s installation – mounted and framed at Mjolk in Toronto. – Thom, Creative Director


Middle Row (left to right):


4. My new baby, I’m a proud mama. – Heather, Graphic Designer

5. Authentic Tuscan winery? Hello. – Allison, Marketing and Communications Coordinator

6. A cliffside view from Sorrento, Italy. – Allison


Bottom Row (left to right):


7. Colo(u)r Me Rad. – Heather

8. Industrial paper tray – can’t resist a good vintage find. – Amy, Social Media Associate

9. Playing tennis with an old friend, working up a good sweat, weathering a short shower and experiencing a classic prairie sky at dusk. – Charles, Marketing Photographer


Instagrams taken by members of our marketing and product design and development teams.

For more great Instagrams, follow our company account @EQ3_Furniture.

Introducing: Reclaimed Teak Bedroom

Jul 25, 2013


Reclaimed Teak is making its way into the bedroom.




Building on the industrial style of our Reclaimed Teak Coffee Table and Plasma TV Unit, we’ve designed a bedroom collection that highlights the natural beauty and history of reclaimed teak. Our in-house casegood designer pushed the boundaries of form and style, offering a new approach to bedroom design. The bed has been constructed out of solid reclaimed teak salvaged from the central Java region of Indonesia. Each is one-of-a-kind and bares its own number stamped into the underside of the rails and footboard – a tribute of sorts to the unique properties of each bed. A selection of dressers and nightstands, featuring a two-tone design, round out the collection.


It’s so gorgeous, you’ll never leave the bedroom.



108 Years of Herman Miller

Jul 23, 2013

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Iconic furniture design brand Herman Miller recently launched WHY, a digital platform exploring the stories behind Herman Miller and why they what they do. WHY will tell a different story each week, showcasing the talents of various writers, artists, illustrators, photographers and videographers. The new platform is fitting of the company, who’s been exploring and rethinking design practices for the past 108 years. For the first installation of WHY, Dutch animators Part of a Bigger Plan were asked to answer the question “Why has Herman Miller thrived for 108 years?”


The animators answered back with 108 Years in 108 Seconds – a short, animated video, illustrating a timeline of key moments in Herman Miller’s history.


Video by Part of a Bigger Plan for Herman Miller.


Coming Soon!

Some exciting news relating to Herman Miller is on it’s way, so stay tuned for the big announcement.

Trending: Relaxed Cottage

Jul 19, 2013


Summer is synonymous with casual style and just as our fashion statements get striped of their layers and take on a lighter, laid back look, so do our interiors. Cottage style is particularly fitting this time of year and recreating the relaxed look is as simple as its aesthetic.




1. Plaid throws are a cottage staple. Give this trad pattern a modern feel with a fresh palette and large scale motif.


2. Throw a selection of retro-inspired accessories into the mix to evoke a feeling of history.


3. Use white stoneware with simple, organic shapes to create a connection between the indoors and out.


4. Candlelight is essential to laid-back living. Lend this old stand-by current appeal with a modern style oil lamp.


5. Warm-up bare floors with lightweight, hand-woven accent rugs.



1. Tish Throw ($79.99) / 2. Maddy Alarm Clock in orange ($19.99) / 3. EQ3+ Sagaform Bird Feeder ($19.95) / 4. EQ3+ Sagaform Oil Lamp and Snuffer ($29.95) / 5. Daxi Accent Rug in blue, 100% cotton ($24.99) or Daxi Rug ($199.99)

Blogger’s Style: Christine from Just Bella

Jul 17, 2013


We kicked off a new project this month on our social media platforms – EQ3’s Blogger of the Month – as a way to connect with all of the fabulous design and style-minded folks out there in the blogosphere.


For the month of July, we chose Christine Shankowsky from the Just Bella blog. Christine is an Edmonton-based graphic designer with a flair for modern-elegant style and an eye for details. In a Facebook Exclusive, released earlier this month, Christine told readers what she liked about the Bliss Table Lamp, a favourite of hers from the EQ3 accessory line. You can read her quote here.


Today, she’s taking us inside her own home to show us how she styled the lamp in her master bedroom.








“I’m a sucker for accessories: fluffy pillows, pretty books, cozy blankets, and I think I can now add beautiful lamps to that list. The ‘Bliss Table Lamp’ won me over the moment I took it out of the box.


I’ll be honest, I had a hard time deciding where to put this lamp. It is so versatile I really thought it would look great in any of my rooms! In the end, it found a home on my night stand where I have been enjoying it every night since. I love the clean lines of this lamp, it’s bold yet subtle and makes such a great statement in the room. The height was perfect with my headboard and I loved how the translucent base tied in perfectly with the glass knobs on the dresser.


My night stand tends to be a place where things inevitably pile up – books, phone, glass(es) of water – the light and airy feel of the lamp helps things from feeling too busy when life gets a little cluttered. Plus, the switch is down on the cord so it’s easy to turn off after some late night reading! Bonus points in my book.”  – Christine Shankowsky, Just Bella


Image Source: All photographs credited to Christine Shankowsky

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