Entries Tagged as 'Inspiration'

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas for 2015

May 7, 2015

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This Mother’s day  (Sunday, May 10th in case you forgot) stop by EQ3 to pick up that perfect gift.  We’ve put together a few gift ideas and our theme is brunch!

 

1. Coast Marble Bowl – Made from natural white matte marble with grey veining, display fruits, decorative objects, and other items in this decorative bowl.

 

2. Acre Napkins – 100% woven cotton, machine washable and available in light grey, green, blue, and white.

 

3. Marimekko Mugs – Select from a wide range of patterns, these mugs are made from microwave and dishwasher safe porcelain.

 

4Sagaform Accent Coffee Pot – Keep your coffee warm all morning in this carafe with a no-drip pour and ergonomic rubberized handle.

 

5. Mono Umbrella Stand – An elegant place to store your umbrella and the jewellery of any foyer.

 

6. Bruno Throw – This soft and chunky throw is hand knit in a neutral grey.

 

There are plenty more gift options available online and in store. Oh, and don’t forget to pick up flowers and a card!

 

Happy Mother’s Day!

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!

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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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.”

 

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“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.

 

View from The Round Tower

 

Rose Coloured World

Feb 27, 2015

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A lot of my time is spent roaming the Asia-Pacific region visiting quite a few countries and spending time with the talented individuals that construct many of our Casegoods and Accessory products. Aside from visiting all of my friends and overseas colleagues, I am the most excited when I have the chance to visit our ceramics supplier in Indonesia.

 

Ceramics are tricky to produce. Any small cracks or air bubbles in any one piece can wreak havoc (and cause a mini explosion!) when a large batch is fired. To help check for these imperfections the team we work with produces all of their pieces in shades of pink to highlight these potential imperfections. When speaking with the production manager he mentioned that as soon as they started leaving these pieces pink morale went up and productivity soon followed.

 

It’s hard to say for sure if this delicate hue was the sole cause of these heightened spirits but visiting this place it’s hard to see how it wouldn’t brighten anyone’s day. If Prada‘s f/w 15 collection is any indication –  all us girls might soon be traipsing around in two piece pink suits. I can’t wait.

 

Until then – here are some photo’s from my visit with our supplier earlier this month.

 

 

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