Get Carried Away

Calgary based Mother Co. recently did some fine tuning to their messenger, briefcase, backpack and weekender (shown). Along with some design tweaks, they also upgraded their fabrics, making them waterproof and stain resistant. Pair that with their limited lifetime warranty and you will be able to hold onto their products just like you would with an old friend - damn near forever.

mmmm Chocolate.

Know someone with a sweet tooth? May we suggest something from our new collection of sugary confections?  How about these great Bourbon Truffle Cigars? Made with all natural ingredients in Toronto these are a great alternative to lighting up for a special occasion - maybe it's the birth of a new baby, someone's graduation, or the fact that it's a Tuesday and you just need your chocolate fix. 

High Standards.

New Spring/Summer arrivals from National Standards have hit our racks.  Based in Vancouver, the company never disappoints in its quality Japanese fabrics and superior tailoring, while maintaining an affordable price point.  Their shirts are perfect for day to day living - whether that's going to the office or heading out for the weekend, that's up to you. 

Raw Denim.

Vancouver based National Standards is one of our favorite Canadian based brands. Their designs consist of "classic tailoring and an understated aesthetic" which makes their clothing a favorite to help tackle everyday life while looking sharp. Their Atlanta jeans are made of red stripe selvedge raw denim with stretch, that will give you ease of movement, feel great on, and look great. We don't care if you put your pants on one leg at a time or not - these deserve a try.

Kokedama!

We are happy to welcome Caine and his cool Kokedama's to Stuff. His Secret Shop has taken up residence in our previously designated pop up space. What is a Kokedama? It is typically a single plant with its roots encased in a ball of moss-wrapped soil. Come in and check out Caine's constantly changing selection and add one of these great pieces of living Japanese art to you home.

Let us introduce you to Dean.

Vancouver based Baro Drywear is ready to keep you dry this spring. The Bomber style Dean, like the Demarco, comes with their signature waterproof 2-Layer fabric system that has a soft cotton look and feel while a technical inner layer keeps you dry and comfortable. Dean's sporty nature is the perfect partner for weekend excursions in and around town.

Light one up.

Spring is coming, yet it might still be a little too chilly to open all the windows and air out our winter dens, which is where Toronto based Brennan Michael comes in, with his uniquely masculine scented candles, and diffusers.  Aromas that have hints of spices, leather, metal and wood, with subtle touches of floral notes, will give your sense of smell a break from the winter doldrums. 

Masculine Style.

We believe that clean lines, simple details and sumptuous coverings are design elements that can make a room warm, rich, and sometimes even bold.  Our Berber chair in distressed black leather may be small in scale but it's definitely big on style.  It's unique linear quilting detail with metal frame, is sure to make it a classic that you will never want to get rid of.

Finnish for "Cool".

Finnish design company Magisso has a knack for adding a bit of extra oomph to the items we use every day.  New to the store, their collection of self-cooling ceramics, are designed to stay cool for hours after simply running water over their porous exterior.  You can also treat them as a canvas for personalization simply by using chalk.  We currently carry the Carafe and Wine Chiller, (pictured), as well as the Ice Bucket and of course, Dog Bowls.  After all, why should Fido have warm water on a hot summer day? 

Waterproof, Breathable, Stylish.

Vancouver based Baro Drywear is setting a new standard in Technical Outerwear.  The waterproof Demarco jacket is made for the outdoors and designed to stylishly blend into the urban environment.  The line includes classic silhouettes and styles for daily life - whether that means keeping up with your active lifestyle or you daily walk to work.  Baro offers functional and stylish goods for the evolution of the modern man. 

We're #1 (year old)

Back in January we officially became one year old.  It's been a year of learning, and growing.  Mistakes have been made, and successes were also celebrated.  We thank all of you for your dedication to supporting local businesses when you have so many options to choose from.  To celebrate and show our appreciation, we are having a Birthday Sale!  Come in and save on every category in the store.  Furniture, lighting, apparel, gift, tech, apothecary and stationery.  Thank you, Calgary!

Golden.

Spring is around the corner, (we hope), and with that always comes the urge to update a few things in the home.  We happen to love metal finishes.  Everything from bronze, and copper to gunmetal and gold can be used to add a bit of drama to an otherwise subdued interior.  These starburst home accent pieces would add a small explosion of gold to a side table, mantel, or bookshelf.  It's a permanent fireworks burst in your home.

Cleanse and Moisturize.

The drying elements of winter continue to take their toll on our skin, but the Algae Facial Cleanser from Anthony is designed to help hydrate, and moisturize while cleansing.  Hydrating Algae conditions and refreshes, Aloe moisturizes, while Azulene, Lavender Extracts and Rose Hip Oil provide soothing hydration.  Follow up with the Anthony All Purpose Moisturizer to finish the job.  This is a must for the winter months.

Another round, please!

Death & Co is an integral part of New York's cocktail culture, so it is fitting that the owners of the bar decided to put all they know into a cocktail encyclopedia of the same name.  This bartending classic, with its fabric covered book jacket, coloured photographs and 100's of recipes, is perfect for both craft cocktail enthusiasts and professional mixologists. Every bar needs this beauty. 

On Point.

Keep your shirt collars stiff and in place with these magnetic "Power Stays" from Wurkin Stiffs.  Slip the stay into your collar and attach the magnet on the inside of your shirt.  You can position your collar where you want it while keeping the point, well, on point.  2.5" in length to fit most collared shirts. 

Kink it up.

It's one week before Valentine's, and may we suggest a fun - and very adult - game of Truth or Dare as an after dinner Valentine's activity?  Over 100 dares that will have you confessing sexy secrets and desires with your partner.  This will definitely help end your evening with a bang, er ah, I mean, on a good note. 

Pull yourself up by your bootstraps.

Your boots work hard in the winter months, so don't they deserve a little more love?  All they might need is a new pair of laces, and a quick polish and shine.  Well, we can help you out with the laces part.  Fun colours, to perk up the well-worn leather you slip your feet into everyday will help you get through the end of winter.  Our boot laces come in 54" lengths, and work for boots with 6-8 eyelets. 

Going Places.

When you have to abide by the rules and wear a suit but you still want to show some personality, we recommend you pick up a pair of Cuff Links to add a personal touch to your look. This stainless steel and hand resined pair, entitled "going places" is a fun homage to the good ole pin up girls days. They could be just what your French Cuffs are begging for.

Hello, Sports Fans!

Are you, or is someone you know, a sports fanatic?  This great pocket book is filled with rules, stats, trivia and famous quotes from sports legends, on every sport imaginable.  Perfect for the know it all who just wants to show off how well versed he is, or for someone trying to learn what the hell is going on in basketball. There is even a section on "Lumberjacking". 

Standout in Camouflage

One of our favorite clothing brands we carry is none other than Vancouver based, National Standards.  Tailored clean lines, impeccable fits, and great fabrics make the line standout.  We offer shirting, t-shirts, sweaters and denim from the brand and hope to expand the line with the spring arrivals.  Come check it out, and try it on!