Freebie: Printable July Planner

Jul 1, 2014

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Happy First of July, and happy Canada Day to all of our Canadian customers! Summer is synonymous with pared back living, and this month’s calendar celebrates simplicity with Anchler - EQ3′s newest entertainment and storage collection. The Anchler Coffee Table is designed with natural wood and only the essential details, making it the perfect addition to the modern home and cottage, alike. So whether you kick up your feet with a good book, or gather together your closest friends, we hope you make time this summer to enjoy the simple things in life.

 

Click here to download and print the July Monthly Planner.

 

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Feature Image: Anchler Coffee Table

 

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: June 2014

Jun 30, 2014

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We’re wrapping up June with an Instagram round-up from the staff at EQ3.

 

Our favourite photograph this month comes from Heather, one of EQ3′s talented in-house Graphic Designers. Heather recently treated herself to a new Fiberglass Eames Rocker from Herman Miller – lucky girl – and here it is in all its mid-century modern glory. We love how the iconic chair looks in Heather’s turn-of-the-century character apartment.

Other Instagram highlights include cabin life, shots of two of our favourite customers (one human, one furry friend), and of course, more Eames.

 

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

Blogger’s Style: Amy from Love on Sunday

Jun 27, 2014

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We are excited to introduce you to EQ3′s June Blogger of the Month, Amy Del Rosario! Based in Toronto, Amy currently works as a Graphic Designer for Joe Fresh Online. In addition to her full-time gig, Amy blogs over at Love On Sunday about vintage furniture, thrifting and photography, and also contributes regularly to Emma Reddington’s widely read design blog The Marion House Book.

 

Amy’s currently loving EQ3′s Micah Floor Lamp, and recently found a spot for it in her beautiful living room. Take a look…

 

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After 3 years of living in our condo, we finally decided on the the perfect wall treatment in our living room. We went from a mirror, to a large canvas painting and now have just finished our art wall. It’s the perfect spot to display our thrifted treasures (like the large mid-century clock on the wall), photos from our travels and different art we’ve collected throughout the years. It’s probably no surprise that this is my favourite spot in our home. I love to curl up on the sectional with a good book or magazine so it’s important to have options when it comes to lighting.

 

I chose the Micah Floor Lamp because of its colour and clean lines. I love the black shade and it’s the perfect size to illuminate the space and art wall. I also love the soft lighting it provides during the evening. The angled metal base is also great for small spaces since it can be tucked under the sofa and doesn’t take up much floor space. It really has made the space a lot more cozier for relaxing nights at home.  - Amy, Love On Sunday

 

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Image Source: Photographs credited to Amy Del Rosario

#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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