Brains and Brawn.

"If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking" - Haruki Murakami. 

Same can be said with the decor items you put in your home.  We firmly believe that everything in your home should be a reflection of who you are.  Our constantly changing masculine decor items can make a bold statement and add sophistication and style to most room settings.  These resin bookends offer a dose of "manly" without over doing it.  They are strong enough to hold all your favorite reads.

Suns out, guns out.

Just in time to kick off Summer, the Local Laundry Apparel Tank-Tops, will keep you cool while looking cool. Currently available in heather grey, the tank is available with the CAN logo, as well as YYC, so go ahead, rep both your country and your city. #canada150

Feet on ground. Or not.

Edmonton based Good Luck Sock is always coming up with new designs for their collection of crew and active fit socks. Playful, graphic and bold, they can spice up your everyday wardrobe without being the focal point. Plus, they might just bring you some good luck. New patterns are in the shop.

First seating - 6:00pm.

The Totem Leatherette Dining Chair makes a great addition to a stylish dining area, or workspace. It's solid walnut base provides a great foundation for the black leatherette seat and 1950's car interior inspired channelled back. We think this fella is bound to be the most welcomed guest at your next dinner party. 

Skin deep.

When the seasons change, sometimes so do our skincare needs.  Our collection of Triumph & Disaster products from New Zealand are made with all natural ingredients that result in amazing fresh citrus aromas, medicinal notes and smoked wood fragrances. Their Old Fashioned Shave Cream softens and prepares your scruff, creates a good lather and delivers a smooth, close shave using any type of blade.  Follow up with the Gameface moisturizer and your skin will be left feeling toned, soft and refreshed.

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.