Toronto-based interior designer Erin Shearer launched her e-commerce shop, ERIN & CO., with one goal in mind: to bring together a range of “beautiful, functional essentials for living well.” The curated collection of lifestyle, kitchenware and decor products—which includes pieces sourced from artisanal suppliers around the world—is just that. Choose from melamine cups in an array of rainbow hues, organic soaps made in France and pocket-size notebooks straight from Copenhagen that any stationery lover will want to get their hands on.
From $3. erinandco.com
Say goodbye to the harsh-on- skin and aggressive-smelling sanitizers of yore and hello to PAUME, a brand-new Canadian-made sanitizing skincare brand. When founder Amy Welsman brought her newborn baby home for the first time over a year ago, she began using sanitizers more frequently and quickly realized how unpleasant and wasteful most of them are. She channelled her dislike into an elevated experience: Paume’s sanitizer is housed in a chic refillable vessel, and thanks to aloe vera, witch hazel and ethyl alcohol, the botanical-scented disinfectant manages to moisturize while killing 99.9 percent of bacteria.
From $16. mypaume.ca
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Take the nap-dress trend to another level with the new collab between Vancouver-based loungewear brand The Sleep Shirt and Montreal designer Eliza Faulkner. The Party Nightie is an ultra-feminine frock available in cotton, linen or flannel and was designed with the pandemic holiday season in mind: The flared fit is both modern and cozy, so it’s ideal for jumping from the Zoom party circuit straight to the couch for your annual Home Alone viewing.
From $225. thesleepshirt.com
“I wrote these songs for the sole purpose of making myself feel better,” says Newfoundland-born Meg Warren of her upcoming EP, A Thousand Ways (out on November 27). After leaving her award-winning indie-pop band, Repartee, a few years ago, the singer-songwriter intended to make a quick return to music as a solo artist but found herself going through a painful, difficult time after being diagnosed with a depressive disorder. “I used [music] as a coping mechanism and wrote these songs exactly how I wanted to,” she says. “It feels cathartic to be releasing them now. It’s a gift if anyone feels any sort of connection to them.”
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Vancouver-based fashion and lifestyle brand Obakki—beloved by celebs like Kate Hudson and Gwyneth Paltrow—is evolving from its ori- ginal 2005 vision. The brand has relaunched with a renewed focus on intentional living, slow design and sustainable consumption. New collections—like the elegant clay pieces from Oaxaca Pottery Collective—are made in partnership with top-tier artisans from around the globe while ensuring transparent produc- tion.
From $28. obakki.com
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It’s time to unwind, thanks to Canadian cannabis producer 48North’s new lifestyle and wellness brand, Latitude. The line is rolling out with two cannabis-infused bath salts: In Bloom, a soothing blend of lavender and chamomile with a high CBD content, and Night Shift, a stimulating combo of black charcoal, ylang-ylang and jasmine oils with equal parts THC and CBD. There’s also the THC-based intimacy oil, Sex Pot, to get you in the mood.
From $30. 48nrth.com
George Sully, beloved shoe designer and founder of the first-of-its-kind Black Designers of Canada Index, can now add “backpack designer” to his impressive resumé. The Torontonian—who just launched his accessories label Sully & Son Co.—has teamed up with LG Electronics Canada to create the Techpac, a bag inspired by the brand’s latest smartphone. Featuring a charging port and an anti-scratch pocket, the street-style-chic backpack aims to protect all of your devices while seamlessly uniting fashion and tech.
Tired of seeing the same old light fixtures in every interiors store? The makers at HUEY—a Toronto-based lighting company—were, and so they did something about it. Enter the Cherub, the brand’s very first style featuring a minimalist soft-curved silhouette that is available in six muted tones. Each porcelain flush mount is handcrafted and made-to-order in Canada with an artistically minded approach, making it truly unlike any other fixture you’ve seen.
Hibernating indoors doesn’t mean you can’t stay busy. Read Dearly, Margaret Atwood’s first collection of poems in over a decade—a playful and empathetic series of work that explores absences, endings, aging, renewal and retrospection.
Jingle Jangle, Netflix’s star-studded (the stacked cast includes Phylicia Rashad, Anika Noni Rose and Forest Whitaker and features songs from John Legend) soon-to-be-classic holiday musical about the granddaughter of a legendary toymaker who wants to revive the Christmas spirit.
BuzzFeed writer and frequent podcaster Elamin Abdelmahmoud breaks down the week’s biggest drama-making pop-culture headlines alongside some of your fave writers and critics in the new CBC podcast Pop Chat.
Add an edge to your seasonal decor with luxe fragrance brand Fvith’s holiday candle collection. The Los Angeles company’s jovial line features four hand-poured candles spiked with wintry notes like crisp peppermint and eucalyptus and warm clove and candied chestnut. Light one up, sit back and imagine you’re lounging in front of a crackling fireplace.
Our dreams of cleaning our homes with just the click of a button are finally a reality. The new Roomba I3 Robot vacuum cleaner brings some of the brand’s top-of-the-line features—like dirt-detecting tech that can scope out the grimiest spots and advanced personalization through a newly relaunched app—at a more affordable price point, while the chic woven-texture design allows it to seamlessly blend into any room while combating dust and fingerprints. Plus, if you have a little more in your budget, the i3+ comes with a self-cleaning base that will automatically empty out all the gunk your robot pal collected on its last cleaning escapade.
From $500. irobot.ca ®
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