So Bad They’re Good

Aug 8, 2014

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Before all the controversy surrounding BADBADNOTGOOD and whether or not they are the “Futurists of Jazz” or “The Game Changers of Jazz“, there really hadn’t been much hype in the mainstream about jazz music. I hear jazz in all modern music and in my opinion the Toronto bred trio BBNG is not only modern but is the hype!


Here is a sample of their live performance I recorded at Union Sound Hall, a local venue in Winnipeg, a few days ago:


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.




Freebie: Printable August Planner

Aug 1, 2014

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August’s free printable planner features the fun and interactive Tai Stacker Box. Play with colours and textures to create desired configurations and colour schemes that will fit your home. Mix and match colours of frames and metal shelves and for more texture, add a marble shelf for that luxe aesthetic.


Click here to download and print the August Monthly Planner.




Feature Image: Tai Stacker Box. (Currently available in-store. Look for it online soon!)


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: 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.

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