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Join us for a holiday-themed kids’ fashion show this Sunday, Toronto

little ones Makers Meet BRIKA Toronto

Bundle up your little ones and join us for a day of festive cheer this Sunday, December 18 at BRIKA’s Yorkville Village pop-up. Featuring a live kids’ fashion show displaying the best of marQ, TV personality Melissa Grelo’s line of clothing (available at BRIKA), the afternoon will be capped off with a range of fun DIY crafting activities hosted by Designher Co. Guests of all ages are welcome to design handcrafted jewelry and accessories, and the BRIKA Café will be serving hot chocolates, marshmallows and other sweet treats available for purchase all afternoon. The fashion show will run from 11-11:30...

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Behind the Goods: Canadiana-inspired enamelware from Forest & Waves

Behind the Goods Makers Q+A

When we first came across Edward Juan of Forest & Waves’ designs, we were smitten by the nature-centric illustrations on his line of enamelware that is practical enough for camping but charming enough for home use. BRIKA chatted with Ed about how the ocean, mountains and trees have been his greatest muse in his journey as an artisan in home goods. Where do you find the inspiration for your design? Mostly nature, but also everywhere! I live in Vancouver, B.C., where the mountain meets the ocean. I get my inspiration from a hike or a jog through Stanley Park, which is right by...

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Gifting and receiving: Angie Reyes of Franny & Metal

Gifting and receiving Makers

Angie Reyes of Franny & Metal’s delicate jewelry pieces are pretty enough to warrant a second glance and timeless enough for everyday wear. As an Austin resident by way of having gone to school in Hawaii and grown up in the Middle East, her pieces are influenced by the process of transformation caused by the immense heat of the desert in which she was raised. With such a diverse background, it only made sense that we reached out to Angie as part of our Gifting and receiving series to gain further insight into her life. Turns out, a labor of...

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BIG news from BRIKA HQ!

design Makers news

Watch out, world: BRIKA is expanding into the furniture category. As one the biggest changes to take place since the company’s founding in 2012, BRIKA is acquiring online furniture marketplace Sonder Mill and will begin folding furniture into starting as early as next week.  Founded by Toronto-based entrepreneur Scott Miller, Sonder Mill offers a curated selection of beautifully designed, handmade products, an ethos that is core to the philosophy of both companies. When Jen Lee Koss and Kena Paranjape co-founded BRIKA, their vision for inspiring a well-crafted life started with housewares and accessories, but was never limited to bigger...

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Gifting and receiving: Missy McCullough of Golden Fox Goods

design gift ideas Gifting and receiving makers Q+A

Striking design, gorgeous watercolor washes and adorable illustrations are all elements that are archetypal of designer Missy McCullough of Golden Fox Goods' aesthetic, one that we developed emoji heart eyes over on the double. When we reached out to Missy for our Gifting and receiving series, we got to chatting about the importance of giving gifts that are as beautiful as the way they are presented. Enter her own line of gift wrap – which ticks off every box when it comes to dressing your gifts in packaging that is colorful, festive and fun – and which we knew we had to stock...

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