Entries Tagged as 'Inspiration'

Simple Summer Cocktail

Aug 7, 2014

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Here’s a simple summer drink recipe that’s easy to make and only requires a cocktail shaker or a muddler. Instead of using a simple syrup of sugar and water, which needs to be brought to a simmer on the stove top, this drink uses an easy to make honey syrup. Simply boil some water in a kettle or on the stove and mix two parts honey to one part water.

 

In a cocktail shaker add:

– a hand full of ice
– 1oz honey syrup
– 1oz amber or spiced rum
– 10–12 mint leaves
– juice from half a lime

 

Shake and pour into a glass on top of fresh ice. The ice in the shaker will crush the mint to flavour the drink. I prefer to use a shaker instead of a muddler because it strains out the larger pieces of mint when you pour. Add soda water and stir to finish.

 

If you do not have a cocktail shaker, you can add the ingredients listed above, except for the ice, directly into a glass and use a muddler to crush the mint. Strain, if desired, and then add the ice and soda and stir. Enjoy!

Instagram: July 2014

Aug 1, 2014

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Here’s a roundup of some of our Instagram posts from July on @EQ3_Furniture.

Follow us at @EQ3_Furniture on Instagram for notices on promotions, new products, or for a look behind the scenes at EQ3.

 

 

 

Modern Classics Never Get Old

Jul 11, 2014

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Have you heard of S Style & Fashion Magazine?

 

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Inside the pages of their Summer 2014 issue, S Style explores the fresh perspective of florals in fashion and home design.

 

It’s perhaps an ironic and telling statement that the EQ3+ Marimekko Unikko Teapot made it into their botanical round-up. Having just recently celebrated its 50th Anniversary, the Unikko pattern is hardly new. Its graphic variation on nature’s poppy has been a design icon for decades (something that EQ3 Product Developer Enri touched on in this blog post on florals), and the design community continues to find new ways to bring the pattern into both their homes and their wardrobes.

 

It would seem, then, that Unikko’s newness lies in its longevity.

 

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And, couldn’t the same be said of other design classics?

 

Furniture from Mid-Century designers such as Eames, Nelson and Noguchi have been staples in the home since Herman Miller first released them back in the 1940s and 50s. They continue to be key elements in the modern interior to this day and, as part of the EQ3+ line, we’ve found they complete EQ3’s room settings with their classic design: a Marimekko Teapot adds the perfect pop of colour to EQ3’s Basics dinnerware collection, a set of Shell Chairs complement EQ3’s clean-lined dining tables, and an Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman live happily next to one of EQ3’s Canadian-made sofas.

 

Visit one of our stores for more inspiration on mixing classic and modern pieces. Or visit EQ3.com to browse EQ3’s handpicked selection of iconic designs.

 

Image Source: S Style & Fashion Magazine, Summer 2014 Issue

#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.

5 Tips for Designing With Urbio

Jun 24, 2014

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We first learned of NYC based designer and organizer, Audrey Sturdevant, during an interview with Urbio’s Co-founder Beau Oyler. When we asked Beau about interesting ways people were using Urbio products, he was quick to point out Audrey’s Instagram account.

 

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Urbio installations in the home of New York designer and organizer, Audrey Sturdevant.

 

And it’s no wonder why!

 

Audrey’s Instagram feed is chock full of Urbio. From attaching Urbio vessels to original brick, to nestling them into green “living” walls, Audrey has found creative ways to get clutter off of floors and tabletops and onto the wall.

 

“Living in a pre-war building in NYC, most of my walls are brick,” says Audrey. “My first ever Urbio project was on exposed brick using the wall pucks. With no green thumb, at the time, I instinctively used nearly weightless faux grass. Soon after, springtime came and I added fresh flowers. Our old brick walls became … a floating garden.”

 

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Audrey has used Urbio in every room in her home, and has learned plenty of lessons along the way. Here Audrey shares 5 Tips for Designing with Urbio:

 

01. Don’t be afraid of size. Those magnets are strong!

 

02. Absolutely every plant, flower, cactus or succulent will look amazing in white.

 

03. Greens are fabulous in every room of the house (try an Urbio herb garden in the kitchen).

 

04. Think outside the dirt. Urbio is a “container” after all, and it can hold just about anything. I have put Urbio to work in dozens of homes as an organizing tool. From nursery to dressing room vanities to home office – Urbio is ideal.

 

05. Paint it… the wall plate that is. I used myself as the guinea pig. I was transitioning my son’s room from baby to big boy and wanted to incorporate Urbio… of course! He was going on 3, and I told him he could choose the accent color. He chose gold. The plates took the spray paint perfectly. The ‘wide mouth’ Urbio vessel currently holds his favorite bedtime stories.

 

For more Urbio ideas, follow Audrey on Instagram @audieandthekid

 

Image Source: Audrey Sturdevant

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