earth's treasures

On Friday night Geoff and I went to the Royal Ontario Museum (the sexily-named “Best Value Fridays,” ha) and spent most of our time in the section full of gems and minerals. It was chill and I took a lot of pictures. That’s all!


holiday shipping deadlines

It’s that time of year again... if you are interested in giving one of our products as a Christmas gift, please order by the following dates to ensure that it’s below the tree in time!

As always, thank you for your continued support in 2014. xo


coco's frosting shop

Corey Moranis is one of those people who is never still, constantly buzzing with new ideas, whipping up fashion-inspired cakes that are completely bananas in scope and execution, making lights out of plastic fruits, selling both edible treats and wearable treats out of a tiny pink tollboth in an OCAD U parking lot... all the while having a total blast. I wish I could see the world through her eyes, since I love the glimpse I get of it through her work, which has such a playful, electric, and bold energy, full of colour and life.

I’m excited to share news of her latest endeavour, Coco’s Frosting Shack, the online shop, which launches today!

Earlier this year, Corey participated in OCAD U’s Small Space program and created a series of one-of-a-kind pieces of jewelry out of plastic. She has now made similar pieces available online. In her words:

Each wearable art piece is made by laser cutting acrylic plastic into geometric shapes that combine together into unique and colourful gems. Gestalt Magic! These architectural necklaces are elegant, sculptural, fun, kool, dazzling, crystaline, and one of a kind. All pieces are designed and assembled by me, in Toronto, Canada! Bonus* These pieces glow like crazy amazey under black lights on the dance floor.

These images are from the collection’s lookbook, which she styled, and you can see how Corey took a simple material like plastic and made it look like a million bucks.

Below are a few of my favourite pieces!

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Lookbook details:
Photographer: Katrina Cervoni
Stylist: Corey Moranis
Make-up: Christina Nguyen
Assistant: Avis Yu Han Ho
Model: Aza at Elite Toronto


bloom by raven bleskie

Raven Bleskie, a painter and zine-maker in Victoria, British Columbia, recently put on an installation show called Bloom at the Ministry of Casual Living. It’s up until tomorrow, if you have the chance to go take a look at her beautiful paintings of plant-haired people.

For Bloom, Raven painted directly onto the walls with acrylic paint (her first time painting with acrylics!). For her, the word “bloom” can “easily be described as a new chapter, something beautiful to come, or the beginning of flourishing.” Raven had reached out to me once during a difficult stage in my life (in both of our lives, actually), and it’s been so wonderful to see this project coming to life via Instagram over the past little while. It feels very healing and relaxing to look at her work!

To purchase Raven’s zines, click here.

The photos in the post were taken by Rachel Rilkoff and Lindsey Blane.


as above, so below

I have been a fan of the work of London-based wonderworker Louise Androlia for a while now (she made my wedding flower crown; for my birthday, I bought myself one of her astrology reports and referred to it often throughout the year; and I love her tarotscopes for The Numinous), and was excited when she started hinting at a jewelry line on Instagram. The line was released while I was in the hospital dealing with a medical emergency a few weeks ago, and I made a point to make sure to look at it in-depth once I was feeling better; pretty glad I didn’t file that one away in a medicated haze, because it’s beautiful!

The collection is called As Above, So Below, and is the result of a collaboration between Louise and jeweller Jessica de Lotz. Calling the pieces “modern-day talismans,” Louise writes:

A talisman is an object that is said to contain a magical element to bring good luck to the wearer. I like to believe that we are the co-creators of our own luck and that this collection brings the talisman to the present day – where you are your own magician. I believe in empowerment through self-awareness and self-knowledge and it is this message that I wanted our wearer to gain from their new treasure – Personal power and Embodiment.

As an Astrology enthusiast I was keen to bring my love for the stars to the pieces and so have designed from my heart artwork inspired by each sign. Astrology shows us that we are not victims of fate, but in fact, destiny is our partner in crime. I have also pulled in some of my favourite symbols to use and each piece comes with an empowerment sentiment and is set with a tiny crystal bringing unique gifts to the wearer.

The jewelry is made of plated or solid gold and silver, hand-stamped like a wax seal, and can be customized with astrological symbols and imagery. Some of the pieces have fun features, such as dancing hands, spinning seals, and winking eyes. Below are a few of my favourites.