Generation Art Launch Event

Oct 9, 2014

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Now in its second round, EQ3 has developed a limited edition product line in support of the Michaëlle Jean Foundation, Generation Art, featuring winning artwork submitted by seven emerging Canadian artists of all ages. The winning pieces were selected from hundreds of entries that reflected on the theme Celebrating Canadian Diversity.

 

Winners clockwise from top left: James Culleton, Andrew Lee,  Johanne Laventure, Tristen West, Selina Wong, Andrew Dick, Melanie Kane.

Winners clockwise from top left: James Culleton, Andrew Lee, Johanne Laventure, Tristen West, Selina Wong, Andrew Dick, Melanie Kane.

Just a few weeks ago on September 23rd, EQ3 launched Generation Art with a special event that took place at EQ3’s Flagship location in Toronto’s Liberty Village. EQ3 flew in all winning artists from all corners of Canada to Toronto for a 4-day trip for two to attend the launch event and enjoy the local sites.

 

All seven Generation Art contributing artists

All seven Generation Art contributing artists

 

Artists got the chance to meet one another and check out how EQ3 reinterpreted their work for the new product line.

 

 

 

FMJF Director of Communications and Programs Peter Flegel with Generation Art winning artist James Culleton

FMJF Director of Communications and Programs Peter Flegel with Generation Art winning artist James Culleton

 

EQ3 President and CEO Peter Teilmann with FMJF Co-Founder Jean Daniel Lafond

EQ3 President and CEO Peter Tielmann with FMJF Co-Founder and Co-Chair Jean-Daniel Lafond.

 

EQ3’s Peter Tielmann and FMJF’s Jean-Daniel Lafond addressed media, winners and special guests with a warm welcome and encouraged those in attendance to purchase a Generation Art gift that gives back this holiday season.

 

 

 

This year, Generation Art is made up of pillows, ottomans, beanbags, paper napkins, ceramics mugs and serving platters.

 

 


 

Generation Art is available now at the EQ3 flagship location in Toronto’s Liberty Village – 3-51 Hanna Avenue. Look for the line at all Canadian locations and online at EQ3.com December 1, 2014.

 

All proceeds raised from the sale of the product line will be reinvested into FMJF’s programs for underserved youth. Learn more about Generation Art and EQ3’s commitment to the Michaëlle Jean Foundation here.

 

Freebie: Printable October Calendar

Oct 2, 2014

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October’s free printable planner showcases the newest member of the EQ3 upholstery family. Oskar is classic yet modern, with a removable slipcover for easy cleaning. Available in both fabric and leather, choose from over 130 cover options for a look to suit your space.

 

Click here to download and print the October Monthly Planner.

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Feature Image: Oskar Loveseat in leather

 

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

 

 

Work Crush: Stephanie Martin

Aug 27, 2014

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Employee: Stephanie Martin

Store: EQ3 ByWard Market, Ottawa

Job Title: Assistant Manager

Years at EQ3:  2

 

Stephanie's Work Crush

 

About Stephanie:

Stephanie was born in Richmond Hill and moved to Ottawa five years ago to become an interior decorator. She’s secretly (but not any more) a science nerd. “I am addicted to researching the latest news on astrophysics and watching the new series The Cosmos.”

 

Stephanie’s Work Crush:

 “Blanche! What could be better than feather filled cushions and an all natural linen slip cover? All I want to do is take a nap on this beautiful sofa and cuddle up with my puppy to watch a movie. Clean lines and comfort – this is my version of modern living.”

 

Like the Blanche? Buy it here!

Work Crush: Sam Benda

Jul 29, 2014

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We’re loving our new Work Crush series dedicated to EQ3 retail staff and their favourite products. Today we introduce Sam from Toronto.

 

Employee: Sam Benda

Store: EQ3 King Street East, Toronto

Job Title: Sales Manger

Years at EQ3:  4

 

 

About Sam:

 

Born in Whitehorse and raised on Vancouver Island, Sam loves the outdoors and nature. She graduated from OCAD in Toronto from the Environmental Design program. An avid cyclist, Sam once rode from Vancouver to Seattle. To date she’s competed in two triathlons and one duathlon.

 

Sam’s Work Crush:

 

“I’ve chosen the product for its simplistic design, solid wood construction, and the fact I holds a significant amount of weight. I also like the idea of it not having a back so it could be used as a room divider.” - Sam

 

The Reclaimed Teak Shelving unit is part of a large, cohesive collection made with solid reclaimed teak planks from Indonesia. Learn more about the reclaiming process here.

#KindnessBomb Flashmob: 1000 Acts of Kindness

Jun 26, 2014

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Last summer, in conjunction with Marimekko North America, EQ3 Marimekko shop-in-shops took part in the World Karma Project’s “1000 Acts of Kindness” campaign. Each shop in shop featured a temporary art installation of 108 origami cranes, and customers were encouraged to write an act of kindness on a crane, and then to go out and do that act within 48 hours.

 

This weekend, the 1000 Acts of Kindness Origami Installation will be in London, UK for the Southbank Centre Festival of Love. Over 8 million people are expected to attend the event, and World Karma Project is inviting people from across the globe to join them on Twitter for a Kindness Bomb Flashmob!

 

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On Saturday, June 28 @WorldKarmaProj will send out 3 Tweets and a Facebook update: “Unleash #KindnessBomb #1000actsofkindness.” In true flashmob fashion, World Karma Project is encouraging everyone to complete each of their 3 kindness acts within 15 minutes of  the #KindnessBomb Tweets.

 

Of course, no good deed goes to waste, so you may complete your 3 acts of kindness anytime throughout Saturday’s event!

 

Help start the kindness ripple effect:

 

– Take photographs and feed Twitter and Facebook with the hashtag #KindnessBomb #1000actsofkindness

– Engage across muliple platforms (Reddit, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr and Twitter)

– And, of course, if you’re lucky enough to be in London, UK this Saturday, stop by the South Bank Centre Festival of Love to see the 1000 Acts of Kindnress Art Installation, and to take part in the live launch of the Kindness Bomb!

 

Follow @WorldKarmaproj on Twitter and visit the Kindness Bomb Event Page on Facebook for more details.

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