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BRIKA’s Best: A tour of our brand new Toronto shop

BRIKA bricks BRIKA's best gifting Toronto

If you’ve been following along with us either here on this blog or on social media, you’re probably well aware (since we’ve been teasing it for some time now!) we recently opened up shop in Toronto’s Riverside/Leslieville neighborhood, expanding on the former half of bricks and clicks, both pillars of which are central to BRIKA. From even before we officially opened doors right down to our grand opening party and beyond, we’ve certainly felt the love from our new community in the city’s east end. If you’re not a Toronto resident, or you simply haven’t had the opportunity to stop...

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BRIKA's summer e-book is here!

BRIKA's best e-book Inspiration lifestyle summer

Despite what any back-to-school ads may have you believe, summer is still very much in full swing – and until jean cut-offs are no longer the seasonally appropriate go-to choice for weekend wear, we'll be soaking up every last drop. To celebrate our favorite season, we rounded up a collection of the most compelling tips, tricks and tidbits to help you make the most of what remains of our favorite time of year. What you'll find inside: Q+As with Makers and tastemakers 5 science-backed secrets to get happier today 9 ways to have a well-crafted summer Our go-to watermelon mojito recipe A Pinterest-worthy pony hair tutorial Some...

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39 tips to master the art of gift giving

BRIKA's best DIY gifting inspiration

It wouldn't be an overstatement to say that gifting is the bread and butter at BRIKA. From paper goods and accessories to jewelry and gifts for little ones, we take pride in the fact that our curated assortment of well-crafted goods is a go-to source for gifting for all occasions; from birthdays and holiday celebrations to baby showers and engagement parties (and that's just scratching the surface!). As such, it only makes sense that we've picked up a tip or two to ensure that giving gifts is a no-stress affair, and with a little planning, it can – and should – be fun. Behold,...

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BRIKA's Best: Guide to Austin

BRIKA's best Makers travel

It wouldn't be an overstatement to say that we adore our community of talented Makers for their authenticity, uniqueness and dedication to quality. In addition to the commitment they demonstrate toward their craft, we love that both individually and collectively, they are a storehouse of great information – from their tricks of the trade in our Behind the Goods series to even their thoughts on familial love. As part of our travel guide series, we mined Austin Makers Lizzi and Mary of colorful infinity scarf line Little Minnow for their take on the best of their city. Austin, Texas: Live music capital of the world,...

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Behind the Goods: Typography and design from Monorail

art Behind the Goods BRIKA's best crafting monorail prints process Q+A typography

In the Pinterest, Tumblr and Ello-saturated World Wide Web, it’s difficult to break through the clutter when it comes to great design and beautiful typography. Daniella Valerio and Sandrine Molnar of Austin-based Monorail, however, have managed to do just that – their line of inspirational and playful prints, shirts and tote bags are works of art that have a universal appeal, making them great gifts (both for yourself and others!). As part of our Behind the Goods series, we asked Daniella and Sandrine to share their tricks of the trade. Where do you find the inspiration for your design?  We’re...

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