We are happy to welcome Michelle Hoogveld as one of our featured artists. "Michelle is best known for her distinctive use of mixed media, whose work explores the relational boundaries of mediums in a figurative yet abstract fashion. Her approach to painting is intuitive, yet intentional, utilizing mediums such as oil paint, spray, images and found objects to emphasize the realistic qualities of her subjects, but also to experiment with different methods of layering and abstraction. Drawing upon inspiration from a variety of sources, Michelle aims to tell a story, centring on personal interactions, habitual routines, the places we encounter and the connections we form with others." Come by and experience some of her amazing pieces we are now showing in the shop.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
When you are adding accents to your home they should reflect some of your personality to avoid a sterile and unfeeling environment. We are also a big believer in adding a bit of sense of humour with your decorative accessories. The wire Scully Sculpture is a fun decor piece that has a handmade yet industrial feel to it. It would also make a great home for your favorite hat.
Gold, burnished brass, and bronze; these are the three metals we can't get enough of. Arteriors is one of our suppliers that provides us with amazing lighting, and home accents in metals and finishes second to none. The sophistication and craftsmanship in their pieces is unmistakeable, while the designs cover a wide range of styles to suit almost any interior that is in need of a touch of class. We consider it the James Bond of lighting and interior accents - it's just that cool.
Kim Parrent is one of the local Calgary based artists that we feature in the shop. Kim specializes in portraits of famous faces - some more obscure than others. She has a knack for adding her own special twist to images that we may have seen in films, and photographs. Her pieces would make a great addition to almost any interior. Go ahead, add a bit of "edge" into the mix. We dare you.
Thanks to Daylight Saving Time you might now find yourself in the dark more than you would like. We have a carefully choosen collection of table lamps, floor lamps, pendants, and wall sconces to light up your home. If you have something specific in mind, let us know, since our suppliers offer a multitude of styles and finishes to suit most interiors. We just might save you from the darkness.