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Gift Guide: 5 Ideas by Toronto Designers

Great holiday goodies, straight from the studios of the city’s busiest elves

By Eric Mutrie


Rob Southcott and Sarah Cooper’s Shelter Bay offers pendant lights with industrial flair. Choose from hand-welded steel-wire cages and spun steel shades in a variety of shapes and finishes. We dig this dynamic trio. From $190, at Stylegarage


Inspired by the purity of Korean bathhouses, Karen Kim created a range of super-simple soaps. Each of Binu Binu’s brick-like bars is made from natural ingredients using a traditional cold-process technique. $25 ea, at Souvenir Studios

The mythical jackalope is fabled for its ferocity – making this porcelain jewellery holder designed by Ange-line Tetrault for Imm Living the perfect guardian of precious bling. Hang necklaces from the antlers and set rings in the base dish. $65, at Bergo Designs

Japanese design superstar Oji Masanori looked to the skies for inspiration for this made-in-TO carving platter. A small dish orbits a larger meat tray to provide a space for salty seasonings, while the surrounding grooves collect juices. $120, at Mjölk

Leave it to the design studio behind Parts and Labour to envision a kitchen tool fit for gourmands and rock stars alike. Castor’s mortar and pestle has a beechwood bowl for soft milling, as well as a marble dish for hard crushing. $100, at The Umbra Store

Originally published in Issue 4, 2016 as Stuff: Gifted Locals.

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