The One of a Kind Spring Show happens this week and we’ve scoured the hundreds of artisans to discover what’s new and what we are lusting over for our at home entertainers and chefs. Our favourite ten can all be found at the show (March 25 to 29) in Toronto at the Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Grounds.
PEPPERMILL TREMBLAY: Artist Sylvain Tremblay’s line of hand crafted pepper mills were inspired by the world famous Faberge Eggs. Featuring unique patterns, the collection are crafted from rare woods and resin. Great for grinding peppercorns, salt, spices and herbs. The artist has created thousands of pepper mills since 1995.
3/4 OZ TONIC MAISON: Alexandrine Lemaire and Hannah Palmer are the dynamic duo behind the high end mixology syrup line 3/4 oz Tonic Maison. They’ve created high end alternative to commercial tonics – all-natural and made in small batches. Takes your gin and tonic to another level.
SALVAGE INK: Dish towel are like the accessories that finish off a kitchen’s look. I consider them a beautiful accent that can easily transform along with the change of seasons. For Spring, Salvage Ink brings their handmade textiles to the home with designs that are inspired by nature and everyday objects nd salvaged items. She draws photographs or block prints and then transfers to silkscreens for printing. she uses eco-friendly fabrics and inks are tinted and hand mixed with solvent free and organic pigments. Originally from BC where she earned her degree in Fine Arts, Shannon now lives in Toronto and had learned her skills at the Contemporary Textile Studio. You’ll find her kitchen and home decor line in the ETSY Zone at the show. Website: www.etsy.com
CUBIT’s Seed Company: These are rare heirloom organic seeds for the urban garden. Find seeds for edible vegetable and herbs that are organic and untreated. Seeds are carefully inspected and packed complete with planting instructions. Look for the sets like this Herloom Tomato variety.
TheImaginationSpot: These guys have adorable designer greeting cards and stationery great for a thoughtful follow up to any dinner party. Artists Ryan and Jasmine Wall’s block printed line is created by lino-cut techniques using an antique Vandercook proofing press. You’ll also want to stock up on their hand painted water colour products and digitally created designs. Find them in the ETSY section.
And if you can’t get to the show, there are a few of the artisans on the One Of A Kind online shop. Definitely worth checking out!
For full details on the show, visit the website: One of Kind Spring Show & Sale