Freebie: Printable April Planner

Apr 1, 2014

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The April printable planner is now available! This month’s free printable features a close up of EQ3′s Eve Sofa (you can learn more about Eve here).

 

Click here to download and print the April Monthly Planner.

 

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Feature Image: Eve Sofa detail

 

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.

Instagram: March 2014

Mar 31, 2014

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March went by in a flash. Can we all agree? We need help processing it all, and what better way than with an Instagram round-up from the EQ3 staff at our head office and retail stores! We’ve added a new slideshow feature to our Instagram series that we hope you’ll enjoy. Simply click the ‘Play Slideshow’ button below to view larger versions of each image.

 

Our favourite image this month is a selfie from Charles (see below), EQ3′s in-house photographer. In addition to getting the perfect shot, he’s usually busy moving furniture, hanging lighting, ironing sheets…and, anything else you can think of! Here he is prepping a new duvet cover for its close-up. Watch for it at EQ3 stores soon!

Other Instagram highlights include a work in progress shot from one of our graphic designers, travel photos (we had to, this winter’s just been too long!), Saint Patty’s Day fun, and other snippets from outside the office.

 

Instagrams taken by staff at our Head Office and EQ3 retail stores. For more great Instagrams, follow our company account @EQ3_Furniture.

#EQ3Spotted: Here, There and Everywhere

Mar 29, 2014

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Lazy Saturday mornings are best spent sipping coffee and scrolling through Instagram! Wouldn’t you agree?

 

The only thing better is spotting some EQ3 in the feed; and lately, we’ve been seeing a lot of it! Many thanks to all of the awesome Instagrammers out there who’ve been spreading the EQ3 love. Grab a refill and start scrolling: we’re sharing 6 recent #EQ3Spotted discoveries that have made our day. We hope they make yours too!

 

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That’s how he picked out what his mom and dad were going to buy.  - Instagram via EQ3 Calgary Customer

 

 

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She’s so pretty! I’ve never wanted to sew colorful pillows more. Off to fabric shop!  - Instagram via @elsielarson 

Reverie Sofa in Sahara Onyx leather

 

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Wine + design. It’s good medicine.  - Instagram via @meighann

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Let there finally be light. #minimalist #bulbous #EQ3   - Instagram via @jasmineq86

Tino Pendant Light

 

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Mellow yellow cuties got a swinging new sofa! #EQ3 #love  - Instagram via @Sistersiouxsie

Reverie Sofa in Klein Sunny fabric

 

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Playing with lamps. Best $19.99 purchase. So many possibilities… #EQ3  - Instagram via @lindseythomsen

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Do you love decorating with EQ3? Share your photos for a chance to be featured on the EQ3 blog and EQ3 Facebook Page. Upload photos on Instagram or Twitter, tagging your image with @EQ3_Furniture and the hashtag #EQ3Spotted. You can also send us your images in a private Facebook message or email them to blog@eq3.ca.

Wanderlust in NYC

Mar 27, 2014

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We’re in the final stretch of the EQ3NYC contest, and we’re feeling a little wanderlust over here!

 

Our Top 5 list of things to see and do in NYC this Spring barely scratched the surface of New York’s amazing culture scene, so we’re having another go at it. This time, we reached out to our well-traveled co-workers Jill (Director of Merchandising), Enri (Upholstery Product Developer) and Thom (Creative Director) to compile a list of their favourite NYC destinations.

 

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Things to See and Do in NYC…Take 2

 

01. If you’re visiting New York City during ICFF, like the EQ3NYC contest winner will be, check out WantedDesign, an off-show exhibition space located in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighbourhood in the landmark Terminal Stores building on 11th Avenue. Lower Manhattan’s SoHo neighbourhood offers more store events and off-show exhibitions during the day, and parties at night. Check out events hosted by furniture design companies such as Moroso, B&B Italia and Cassina.

 

02. Marimekko’s flagship store in New York City is located in the Flatiron District at the corner of 5th Avenue and Broadway. EQ3 shop in shops have a great selection of Marimekko product, but it’s worth a trip to see the full Marimekko product offering, including clothing, bags and accessories. After shopping, head next door to Eataly, the Italian marketplace that’s truly an innovative food and beverage experience. You can shop traditional Italian food and beverages along with local artisanal products, and try one of seven eateries on site. Grab an espresso, check out the fruit carts that are covered in Marimekko fabrics, and then head upstairs to Birreria for the rooftop restaurant and brewery. The roof is retractable so it’s open in all seasons, rain or shine.

 

03. And, while you’re in the Flatiron District, make a trip to ABC Carpet & Home. The 6-level retail institution is like a high-end thrift store, showcasing a rather eclectic range of furnishings and accessories. Keep track of where you’re going though. It’s easy to get lost in this store!

 

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04. Before heading out each day, fuel-up with a nice breakfast at The Jane, a boutique hotel located right on the Hudson River, adjacent to NYC’s Meatpacking District. This historic landmark was originally built as a hotel for sailors. Also try Le Pain Cortidien Bakery & Communal Table for the freshest foods and ingredients (Enri always has breakfast here), and Miss Lily’s Restaurant on Houston Street for great cuisine and a lively atmosphere.

 

05. The Noguchi Museum in Queens was designed and established by the famed artist and designer Isamu Noguchi. See the most extensive collection of Noguchi’s sculptures, drawings, models and designs, including his eponymous coffee table. All work on display was chosen by Noguchi himself as representative examples of his life’s work.

 

06. Stick around the Queens area long enough to check out MoMA PSI, an exhibition space displaying the most experimental, contemporary art in the world. MoMA PSI is affiliated with The Museum of Modern Art, which you’ll of course want to visit once you’re back in Manhattan.

 

07. Finally, do as all wanderlust stricken folk would do and make time in your schedule to just, well…wander. Take a stroll along the High Line, a 1-mile linear park built on the elevated former New York Central Railroad spur. Walk in the direction of The Standard Hotel to admire the area’s great architecture, and when the High Line ends, reward yourself with a drink at the beer garden and restaurant located just around the corner. Head to Midtown Manhattan to enjoy Bryant Park, a city park nestled among skyscrapers and urban amenities that’s enjoyed by New Yorkers year-round. Greenwich Village is also a must with its wonderful array of shops and cafés.

 

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Feeling the wanderlust? Enter to win a 5 day 4 night trip for two to New York City.

The winner will also receive $1,000 spending money, tickets to the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) and entry into the Museum of Modern Arts (MOMA). There are 3 ways to enter. Increase your chances to win by entering through all three!

 

1. @EQ3_Furniture with #EQ3NYC

‘Follow’ @EQ3_Furniture on Twitter and Tweet at us what you love about the city or why you want to go.

Include “@EQ3_Furniture” and “#EQ3NYC” in your Tweet.

 

2. EQ3.Furniture

‘Like’ us on Facebook and enter to win.

 

3. In-Store

Visit us in store and fill out a ballot.

 

Note: Please review the Official Rules and Regulations here for complete details. Campaign ends April 13th, 2014. Open to Canadian and U.S. residents only.

 

Image source: All photographs credited to Thom Fougere

It’s Here! Browse EQ3′s 2014 Spring Supplement

Mar 25, 2014

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The 2014 Spring Supplement has arrived, and with it comes seasonal inspiration and beautiful new products for the home!

 

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This season, we’ve incorporated a selection of natural materials like felt, handwoven wool, undyed linen, solid wood and raw marble. Together they create a sense of modern comfort for the home. Our favourite new product is a relaxed sofa meant for those lazy Sundays. Slipcovered in natural linen, the Blanche is something entirely new and unlike anything you’ve seen in our product range. Find it gracing the front cover and throughout the 32 page supplement.

 

Other highlights include new dining tables and chairs and new entryway pieces, as well as a fun selection of area rugs, lighting and tableware accessories. But don’t just take our word for it. Have a look for yourself! You can flip through an online version of the spring supplement here (or download a copy here). You can also pick up a printed copy at your local store.

 

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Insider’s Look: Get a behind the scenes look at the Spring Photoshoot.

 

Share the new publication with your friends:

Mention us on Twitter and Instagram @EQ3_Furniture with the hashtag #EQ3Spotted. We’ll select our favourite Tweets and ‘grams to share with our Followers!

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