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Gift Guide: 5 Ideas by Toronto Designers

Great holiday goodies, straight from the studios of the city’s busiest elves

By Eric Mutrie

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ALL IS BRIGHT
Rob Southcott and Sarah Cooper’s Shelter Bay offers pendant lights with industrial flair. Choose from hand-welded steel-wire cages and spun steel shades in a variety of shapes and finishes. We dig this dynamic trio. From $190, at Stylegarage

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MODERN MONOLITHS
Inspired by the purity of Korean bathhouses, Karen Kim created a range of super-simple soaps. Each of Binu Binu’s brick-like bars is made from natural ingredients using a traditional cold-process technique. $25 ea, at Souvenir Studios

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JACKED UP
The mythical jackalope is fabled for its ferocity – making this porcelain jewellery holder designed by Ange-line Tetrault for Imm Living the perfect guardian of precious bling. Hang necklaces from the antlers and set rings in the base dish. $65, at Bergo Designs

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CELESTIAL BODIES
Japanese design superstar Oji Masanori looked to the skies for inspiration for this made-in-TO carving platter. A small dish orbits a larger meat tray to provide a space for salty seasonings, while the surrounding grooves collect juices. $120, at Mjölk

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ROCK BOTTOM
Leave it to the design studio behind Parts and Labour to envision a kitchen tool fit for gourmands and rock stars alike. Castor’s mortar and pestle has a beechwood bowl for soft milling, as well as a marble dish for hard crushing. $100, at The Umbra Store

Originally published in Issue 4, 2016 as Stuff: Gifted Locals.


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