Paine’s All Natural Pinon Pine Incense | 32 Cones + 1 Burner per box | $7.95 | Old Faithful
We’ve never been big fans of incense, but the stuff you can get from Cordova’s Old Faithful is usually two kinds of awesome: Cedar or Balsam Fir. Both smell like mid-summer beach fires on a Gulf Island, which is to say deliriously good. And now there’s a third – Paine’s All Natural Pinon Pine – and it smells of a snowed-in log cabin with a big fireplace and a winter’s supply of wood. It’s holy shit transportative, and you should get some.
And just how beautiful are these babies?
Wolverine 1000 Mile Blixen Boot in Dark Tan | Charlie & Lee on Union Street | $375
Vancouverites Carlo Brito, Wayne Gonzalez and Dennis Cruz are launching the first pieces of their Mt. Pleasant Athletic Club line of clothing this week (the full line should be released in the Spring of 2013). That’s some neighbourhood pride right there on your belly! Wear it with a smile.
You know those times when you’re going for a walk on the seawall, but you don’t want to take a purse and you don’t have pockets so you make the call to leave your iPhone at home and then something amazing happens, like a parakeet lands on your head or Lady Gaga and Owen Wilson walk by you holding hands and you’re totally pissed that you don’t have your iPhone for its camera function? Problem solved, and in a fashionable way: Vancouver designer Erin Templeton has just shelved her Fall 2012 iPhone leather carry cases, just in time for the arrival of the 5. Pick yours up for $32 at her eponymous shop at 511 Carrall Street, just east of the Millennium Gate in Chinatown.
STACT is new, modular wine rack system developed right here in Vancouver by Jamie Kasza with help from San Francisco designer Eric Pheiffer. It’s versatile, inexpensive, and straight up ingenious. They’ve already exceeded their Kickstarter fundraising target of $20,000 by over $38,000 to date, and there’s probably a lot more where that came from. Expect it to start showing up in local homes and restaurants this Fall.
We’re digging the hell out of this “Sunflower Chair” designed by Shanghai University students He Mu and Zhang Qian. The sunflower-inspired chair incorporates a bookcase that fans around its cushioned center, providing petals of awesomeness in 360 degrees (via).
(via) Dig this masterful chart, made in Red Hook, Brooklyn. The size is 18″ x 24″, and the paper is 100 lb. archival recycled stock (certified by The Forest Stewardship Council) that has been imprinted using an offset lithographic press with vegetable-based inks.
A boozy chart of every variety of alcohol, from fermented concoctions such as beer and wine to distilled delights such as a gin and rum, this print features everything from favorites like wine and vodka to less lauded tipples such as caium and arrack, all pressed in copper metal inks.
We came across these lovely French linen aprons at The Window (just to the east of Save On Meats) on Hastings yesterday. They’re $40 a pop and made right in the back of the shop. The makers are looking for retailers, so if you’re in the trade and dig locally made goods, it’s time to pounce.
It would suit our office rather nicely, don’t you think? | Scott Landon Antiques | Afraid to ask how much
We’re digging the rock song pictogram posters by Swedish artist Viktor Hertz. He’s also got The Rolling Stones, Johnny Cash, The Beatles and more. He’s funding the project now on Funded By Me. Get on it.