Anthony Frank Keeler
Award winning industrial designer Anthony Frank Keeler was born in Calgary and has contributed to a variety of work in Toronto as well as New York City. His pieces look to introduce unique forms with subtle emotional qualities. In all of his work, he strives to give character to mass produced objects while making sure they provide a useful function for the consumer. His Arc/Trapezoid Mirror is comprised of only three components – a nickel plated steel reflective surface, an oak support arm and brass fastener, truly simplifying the raw elements of form and function.
Zoë Mowat Design
Zoë Mowat Design, is a furniture and object design studio in Montreal, Quebec, founded by the talented designer Zoë Mowat. Her work has a strong sculptural component with emphasis on simple forms, bold colours and unusual material combinations. Her Dressing Table is designed to be a bright and colourful counterpart to any daily grooming ritual. The design explores geometric composition and takes its inspiration from the lines of Art Deco and the‘poudreuse’ of the past.
Winnipeg-based multidisciplinary artist Kenneth Lavallee has made his mark primarily by painting, drawing, and silk-screening, taking inspiration from his environment, his Metis culture andthe independent relationships formed therein. Like Lavallee’s Metis heritage, his Quilt design is a union of ideas, interpreting traditional Aboriginal philosophies through a modern lens.
Thom Fougere Studio
Founded in Winnipeg and long-time partner of EQ3, Thom Fougere Studio creates products that are characterized by investigations into how we live and interact with the objects in our homes, resulting in pieces that are both subtle and archetypal in form. His Assembly Stool is an exercise in reduction and ergonomics. Like any surface meant for seating, the necessity of comfort is of the highest importance.
Host the holidays with delicious Classic Sugar Cookies! They make the perfect homemade gift wrapped and packaged in our charming copper Baking Tins! Need more gift ideas? Find more classic holiday gifts like the Abila Measuring Set shown above on our website.
3/4 cup (175 ml) butter, softened
1 cup (250 ml) granulated sugar
1 tsp (5 ml) vanilla
2-1/2 cups (625 ml) all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp (2 ml) baking powder
1 pinch salt
1/4 cup (60 ml) walnuts
In large bowl, beat butter with sugar until light and fluffy; beat in egg and vanilla. Whisk together flour, baking powder and salt; stir into butter mixture in 3 additions.
Divide dough in half; shape into discs. Wrap each in plastic wrap; refrigerate for 1 hour. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate for up to 24 hours.) Let stand at room temperature until soft enough to roll out, about 15 minutes.
Between waxed paper or on lightly floured surface, roll out dough to 1/4-inch (5 mm) thickness. With metal Cookie Cutters, cut out classic holiday shapes. Using spatula, place cookies, 1 inch (2.5 cm) apart, on parchment paper–lined or greased baking sheets, add walnuts for a traditional decorative touch.
Bake, 1 sheet at a time, in 375°F (190°C) oven until pale golden on bottoms and edges, about 10 minutes. Let cool for 1 minute on pans on racks; transfer to racks and let cool completely. (Make-ahead: Store in our copper Baking Tins for up to 5 days or freeze for up to 2 weeks.)
Recipe from Canadian Living.