Entries from August 15th, 2013

Blogger’s Style: Tim from Design Maze

Aug 15, 2013


This month’s EQ3 Blogger of the Month is Toronto-based blogger Tim Lam of Design Maze. In addition to authoring his popular design blog, Tim has a busy career in the finance industry and runs his own decorating business. His work has been featured in Canadian publications like Style at Home and The National Post. Tim is known for his love of colourful spaces and graphic patterns, so when asked to choose a favourite EQ3 accessory, it’s no surprise that he selected iconic bedding from the EQ3+ Marimekko line.


Earlier this month, Tim told EQ3 Facebook readers why he was drawn to Marimekko’s Unikko duvet cover. And today, he’s showing us how he styled it in his own bedroom. You can find the latest duvet colours and styles here.








“Living in a condo right at the heart of downtown Toronto means I have limited access to my very own outdoor oasis. So I am always looking for ways to bring the outdoors into my interiors to reflect the beauty of our changing seasons. For this summer, I am delighted to have met the bright and cheerful Unikko Duvet Cover and Shams by Marimekko at EQ3.


The bedroom always has a special place in my heart, and I think you will agree with me. After all, it is the first room our eyes see when we wake up and the last space we enter for a good night sleep.


Poppies are one of my favourite summer flowers, and I love the graphic, modern interpretation of this delicate, yet proud symbolic bloom. The fabric is luxuriously soft and has a subtle sheen thanks to the 300-thread-count and 100% cotton percale. The bright canary yellow and soft dove grey palette of the Unikko duvet cover and shams works seamlessly in my off-white bedroom and with my wallpapered feature wall.


With hits of ocean blues and a hint of pale pink through decorative accessories and pillows, I am ready to jump into bed!”  – Tim Lam, Design Maze


Image Source: All photographs credited to Tim Lam

Insider’s Look: Mattress Testing

Aug 13, 2013


Some offices have mid-morning coffee breaks. Here at EQ3…we have nap time.


Or at least that’s what happened Friday morning when four new mattress samples arrived at our head office. The mattresses are part of a new program we’re launching this fall in stores and online at eq3.com, and we asked everyone to lend a hand with the inspection process. We literally stopped everything we were doing to test mattresses; and well, things got a little cozy. We had way too much fun trying them out and the resulting photos were just too hilarious (read: embarrassing) not to post. Enjoy!




Four on a bed. Creative Director Thom Fougere (shown 3rd in line) with graphic designers Heather, Paul and Alex.





Testing mattresses looks an awful lot like yoga, doesn’t it?  From top-left to bottom-right: Heather P. (Order Management Coordinator), Brenna (Merchandising & Store Planning Designer), Madi (Casegood Product Development Coordinator), Amy (that’s me)





Introducing EQ3’s Next Top Models.  From top-left to bottom-right: Jim (Vice President of Sales & Marketing), Bryan (Imports Operations Manager), Candy (Retail Customer Service Manager), Cliff (Visual Coordinator – Winnipeg)





Some serious thinking is going on, here.  From top-left to bottom-right: Carla (Product Development Coordinator), Allison (Marketing & Communications Coordinator), Thom (Creative Director), and that’s the Marketing Dept. again (Heather, Paul, Thom and Alex)





It’s a tough job, but someone’s got to do it.



And there you have it: Mattress Testing 101. Stay tuned for video footage documenting the fun, as well as more news about the new product launch.

Show and Tell Contest

Aug 9, 2013

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It’s that time of year again: summer’s in its final lag and students will soon be making their way back into the classroom. Even if your college days are over, you’ve likely felt the “back to school” shift at the office as the laid back days of summer give way to a more focused approach for fall. The shift can be felt at home too as you write out your to-do list for around the house. Maybe you’re coming up with design plans for that home office you’ve been wanting!




To help get you started, we’re running a photo/video contest and giving away a $1000 EQ3 gift card, plus other great prizes. To enter for a chance to win, visit the EQ3 Facebook Page, click on the Show & Tell tab (located near the top-right of the page) and submit a photo or short video of your home office or study space, along with a caption telling us why you love it (or don’t). Click here to enter now.


Shop this look:


Asterix Ladder Desk ($149.00) / Valentin Occasional Chair ($299.00) / Harvest Bench ($299.00) / Zach Area Rug, wool ($399.99) / Knitted Pouf ($129.00) / EQ3+ Urbio Happy Family Kit ($75.00) / Globe Desk Lamp ($34.99) / Maddy Alarm Clock ($19.99) / Cork Decorative Bowl ($39.99) / EQ3+ Sagaform Oval Oak Wine-Water Carafe ($29.95) / Bade Highball Glass ($4.99)


Note: Please review the Official Rules and Regulations here for complete details. Campaign ends August 25th, 2013.

Introducing: Lawrence Recliner

Aug 6, 2013

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Meet the Lawrence.




This guy combines clean modern lines with the functionality of a fully reclining chair.


The recliner’s foot rest and back rest function individually, offering multiple seating positions to suit your comfort. And, of course, thanks to our customization program, the Lawrence is available in all EQ3 fabrics and leathers to suit your style too. A brushed nickel steel sled base is an unexpected and elegant detail that enhances the chair’s design.




There’s a Lawrence for everyone. What’s yours?

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