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Father’s Day Gift Guide 2014

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Six great designs guaranteed to make Dad’s day

Above: SMOOTH SHAVE

It’s all about the brush in this old-timey grooming kit. Designer Lovisa Wattman fills a concrete vessel with shaving soap and pairs it with a handsome, traditional beech brush with badger hair bristles. $100, at Mjölk, 2959 Dundas St W

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RAMBLE ON

Audiophiles rejoice. Pro-Ject’s updated Debut turntable comes with a carbon-fibre arm. The result is lighter and stiffer than its predecessor, allowing for smoother rotation. The table is available in seven glossy colours. $449, at Planet of Sound, 1020 Queen St W

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REFINED PALATE

This set of coasters will please any pint aficionado. Inspired by traditional shipping pallets, the coasters are made from recycled wood, coated with a matte lacquer for a spill-resistant finish. $25/5, at Up To You, 1483 Queen St E

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ART LEBEDEV
Quirky and witty creations anchor this firm’s work. This sleek palm-sized clock displays time with words instead of numbers – in five languages, including English, Spanish and French. $295, At Studio Brillantine, 1518 Queen St W

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PARK IT

Keep entrances and hallways cramp free with Cycloc. The wall-mounted, circular storage unit rotates to accommodate road bikes or folding versions, and it features a middle storage compartment for gloves and bicycle lights. $100, At Neat, 628 Queen St W

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DREAM SPACE

Get inspired with this compendium of 60 notable abodes that includes artists Carsten Höller and Marcel Odenbach’s palatial concrete home in Ghana; and Integral House, an 1,672-square-metre home in Rosedale by Shim-Sutcliffe Architects. $60, At Swipe, 401 Richmond St W

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