One of the wonderful things about living in Toronto now is that they are so many opportunities to view and purchase unique pieces by some of the great artists living in the area. This past week I grabbed my friend Ash and headed over to the historic Gladstone Hotel for the Annual Holiday Sale for Speakeasy, a monthly gathering of Toronto’s creative community. Six times a year, people from the community come together to share ideas and keep in touch, while viewing what everyone else has been up to. The minute we walked in the door and saw all the displays, we knew we were in for a treat. Here are some snapshots of a few of the wonderfully creative artists that were there.
I’m always a sucker for handmade jewelery, so I made a beeline for Kathryn Rebecca’s table. I got talking with Kathryn and it turns out that she is always a small town girl (from Bala, Ontario!) who came to Toronto to further her career.
Her beautiful pieces reflect the nature that she grew up with in Muskoka, while still showing some urban flare of a live in the city. I love when an artists’ work shows so many aspects of their own personal growth.
Plus these little pouches just about did me in. so cute! Perfect for keeping your iPod cozy this winter!
The scents were heavenly, but not over impowering. Nothing like vitamins and pure essential oils to keep your skin revitalized over the winter!
You can’t deny the Canadian nostaliga of Offcut Studio’s unique pieces. The wooden skate guards reminded me of many winter nights spent as a child skating on the river behind our home.
Toronto furniture designer and cabin Cameron MacLean uses mostly offcut pieces of wood to create one of a kind, custom and limited edition pieces, such as these maple, walnut and oak clocks.
Soaked in vitamins and rich with natural ingredients, these cloths are a great natural makeup remover, that are ideal for people with sensitive skin.
Made by a local felt artist these whimsical and creative one-of-a-kind felted accessories are as not only unique by functional.
These photos do not to justice to the vibrant colours and creative textures.