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Toronto makers reveal their personal, long-term relationships with their craft in an artful book brimming with gorgeous photography.
Toronto makers reveal their personal, long-term relationships with their craft in an artful book brimming with gorgeous photography.
102 backers pledged CA$ 40,000 to help bring this project to life.

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When you support Toronto Makes, you support this collective of entrepreneurs, employees, families and local businesses. An exciting collective of Toronto makers reveal their long-term relationships with their craft in an artful coffee table book, brimming with gorgeous photography. Discover their personal stories through each unique entrepreneurial journey, process, and passion. Your support will help bring this project to life.

We have been working hard all year to bring you this ambitious project. We can't wait to share the insights, images and stories in a unique, 288+ page hardcover book and more.

The first step to make this book real is sharing the stories of these 50+ hand-picked makers. We're simply humbled to see talent and commitment of Toronto makers and what they offer the city! A lot of sweat and tears (of joy!) happen behind the scenes of book production - your support helps cover the cost of photography (50 profiles mean a lot of images), prop styling, writing, art direction, editing, printing, promotion and publishing.

There are so many stories to tell that we won't stop with only a book! We believe in old-fashioned communication: print, audio, and conversation. Once we get underway, backers can watch out for a candid podcast series (launching with the book) where makers will share the struggles and successes of creating their products. Inspiring stories of how they are building their businesses and channeling their creative talents. Interactive, expert maker panel discussions, a retail capsule collection and more are all part of what we are planning.


 

 

  

 

Susan + Melissa @atticgold
Susan + Melissa @atticgold

 

 

Peter @coolicanandcompany
Peter @coolicanandcompany

 

 

Keo @grinningfacegelato
Keo @grinningfacegelato

 

 

Kyle @bathertrunkco
Kyle @bathertrunkco

 

 

Devin + Natalie @rekindleyourlife
Devin + Natalie @rekindleyourlife

 

photography by saty + pratha 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

  

 

  

 

 

 

 

Featuring: 18 Waits | Hopper Hunter, Anony, Attic Gold, Bather Trunk Company, Biko, Brothers Dressler, CXBO – Chocolates by Brandon Olsen, Coolican and Company, Coup de Tête, Filo Timo, F. Miller Skincare, Grinning Face Gelato, Guild Eyewear, Hinkleville Handmade, hollis + morris, Hunt and Gather Floral, Kroft Light + Paper, Lori Harrison Designs, Mary Young, Mima Ceramics, Province Apothecary, Rekindle, Sloane Tea, Substance by Matter Company, Way of Will, Yongehurst Distillery

…and many more.

                                      

                                       

Together, if we can realize the cost of producing the Toronto Makes book, the Canadian publisher committed to the project, Figure 1 Publishing, will print books (at their own expense and risk) to distribute through Raincoast Books to booksellers like Indigo, Amazon and small, independent booksellers and retailers. The exposure that makers will hopefully as a collective will benefit their businesses and expand their customer base in ways not possible as single, entrepreneurial islands. 

C'mon! Let's help these folks make joy!

 

Risks and challenges

We will do our best to successfully deliver what we have promised to our backers. To ensure that our promises are kept to you, we chose to do the following:

- Partner with an established book publisher, Figure 1 Publishing based in Vancouver, Canada. Figure 1 has a number of years of experience in book manufacturing and are behind many popular titles.

- Vet all of the makers offering rewards. We have personally spoken to all of the makers offering rewards. They are fully committed to delivering their services and wares to thank you for backing this project.

We guarantee shipment during the fall 2019 or possibly earlier except in the case of an act of nature beyond control. You will receive the parcel in time for the holiday 2019 season.

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    Toronto Makes Book + Recipe card

    Save $5. Go deep into the Toronto maker scene and discover this book that you help make possible! An exciting collective of Toronto makers reveal their long-term relationships with their craft in this artful book, brimming with gorgeous photography. Discover their personal stories through each unique entrepreneurial journey, process and passion.

    Each book comes with a Smoked Tea Tomato Soup recipe card and 2 tbsp (30 mL) loose smoked tea (for those in the know, aka Lapsang Souchong)

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    Light & Paper Co. Ornaments + Book

    Each Light + Paper design first begins as a piece of hand-cut papercutting artwork.

    Ornaments come with red and white string to hang. Perfect for a gift exchange or stocking stuffer.

    Ornaments are cut from 1/8" birch wood. Each individual ornament measures an approximate range of 2.5-3.5 inches. With packaging, measures 4 x 5.5 inches.

    To view the ornaments please visit: https://lightandpapershop.com

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    Guild eyewear lenses

    GUILD is Toronto's only purveyor of locally-designed, custom and bespoke eyewear - all made by hand in our west end studio.

    Backer enjoys $50 towards lenses.

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    Soul Chocolate Dark chocolate + Book

    After deciding to build their own business, Katie and Kyle launched Soul Chocolate. Their chocolate highlights the origin of the cacao itself (where the farmers worked so hard to produce an amazing product) alongside the unique subtleties added from both roasting and refining. Each chocolate is truly unique.

    Each backer will receive three hand painted dark chocolate bars from Soul Chocolate's Edible Art Series. Each bar represents a different origin of cacao (Madgascar, Venezuela and Ecuador).

    To view further details please visit:
    https://www.soulroasters.com

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    Soul Chocolate + Book (pick up only)

    After deciding to build their own business, Katie and Kyle launched Soul Chocolate. Their chocolate highlights the origin of the cacao itself (where the farmers worked so hard to produce an amazing product) alongside the unique subtleties added from both roasting and refining. Each chocolate is truly unique.

    Each backer will receive three hand painted dark chocolate bars from Soul Chocolate's Edible Art Series. Each bar represents a different origin of cacao (Madgascar, Venezuela and Ecuador).

    To view further details please visit:
    https://www.soulroasters.com

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    Glory Hole Doughnuts + Book

    Handmade doughnuts made fresh daily.

    Please note that due to the nature of this item, the reward is only available for pick up in Toronto from the Glory Hole doughnuts bakeshop.

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    • Half a dozen handmade doughnuts
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    Grinning Face gelato + Book

    Grinning Face makes non-dairy gelato from scratch. It cracks the coconuts, makes the milk and churns it into naturally rich, creamy gelato one small batch at a time. It’s free of artificial anything and contains no dairy, no nuts, no gluten, and no soy– just a whole lot of goodness.

    Backers will receive two pints of gelato in flavours of their choice, as available.

    Please note that due to the nature of the item, this reward is only available for pick up in Toronto from the Grinning Face shop.

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    wildcraft face serum + Book

    Wildcraft is a skincare company dedicated to creating high-quality, truly natural skin care products at accessible price points.

    The face serum is a concentrated, restorative formula rich in vitamins, proteins and minerals. Composed of active ingredients such as seabuckthorn, Ontario hemp seed and frankincense oil, this is a heavy hitter for skin renewal. It goes on light and absorbs quickly (even for an oil). The palmarosa balances your skin's sebum production, making this an ideal solution for all skin types.

    To view full details please visit:
    https://wildcraftcare.ca/collections/allproducts/products/face-serum

    Please note that shipping listed is only for the delivery of the book, backer will be responsible for final shipping costs of the serum.

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    OKAYOK tote + Book

    OKAYOK is a brand of creative playwear, designed to transition between your private and public realms.

    Follow your heart straight into a Polka Tote. Colours are randomly chosen and no two totes are the same. OKAYOK uses a multitude of vinyls- holographic, velvet, metallic and matte.

    Each tote will be customized with a Makers of Toronto logo.

    To view sample totes and further details please visit:
    https://okayok.ca/collections/accessories/products/polka-tote-natural

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    Way of Will Massage Oil + Book

    Way of Will is an aromatherapeutic care line catered towards people with active lifestyles.

    Way of Will Soothe and Cool Massage Oil. The oil provides a soothing and cooling sensation to affected areas. A base of sweet almond, apricot kernel oil and jojoba oil helps the skin retain moisture, soothe irritation and improve the protective barrier function of the skin.

    To view the full product description please visit:
    www.wayofwill.com

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    contrabotanic felt succulent + Book

    Contrabotanic is a collection of felt plants modeled after various types of succulents suitable for those without a green thumb.

    Please note that the felt succulent can be made available in December 2017, while the book will be delivered in August 2019.

    To view the succulents please visit:
    http://www.contrabotanic.com

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    • One small felt succulent in Jade or Mint
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    Matter Company Products + Book

    Matter Company builds upon an apprenticeship in Therapeutic Herbalism. Its extensive experience growing, wild crafting, harvesting and formulating herbal preparations has resulted in an intimate understanding of the medicinal power of herbs.

    Backer will have a choice between the Matter company collections with $60 going towards their purchase.

    To see full details please visit:
    https://www.mattercompany.com

    Please note that shipping listed is only for the delivery of the book, backer will be responsible for final shipping costs of their products.

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    Spare Label marble workshop + Book

    Spare Label consists of hand-marbled clothing and accessories which are part of a larger brand concept that includes classes, workshops and collaborations, in conjunction they express the importance of democratic, local design.

    In Fabric Marbling 101, students will learn about the fundamental materials and techniques for marbling on fabric, including how to set up a marbling bath, prepare fabrics, the best inks to use, and different patterning techniques. With a focus on western-style marbling, students will gain the technical understanding needed to make beautiful one-of-a-kind textiles. All necessary materials will be available at the workshop.

    Backers can choose from dates as available on the Spare Label website or will be contacted by Spare Label for dates.

    Please note that due to the nature of this reward, it can only be fulfilled at Spare Label's studio located in West-end of Toronto. The shipping costs listed are only for the delivery of the book in fall 2019.

    To view further details please visit:
    https://sparelabel.com/products/fabric-marbling-102

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    Bather Trunk Company swimwear + Book

    Launched in 2013, Bather began as a journey to create the perfect poolside compliment to a well-curated closet of essentials.

    To view colour options please visit:
    https://ca.bather.com

    Please note that shipping listed is only for the delivery of the book, backer will be responsible for final shipping costs of the trunks.

    Includes:
    • Your choice of a pair of solid swim trunks in colour and size
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    Hunt&Gather floral crown workshop + Book

    Hunt and Gather is a full service florist specializing in an unstructured garden inspired design style.

    In this two hour workshop, backers will learn the basics of flower crown design and assembly. Each backer will be provided with fresh flowers to make and take home a one-of-a-kind crown.

    Backers will be contacted to arrange for a specific date between January and April 2018. Two sessions will be held with 10 backers each. Please note that due to the nature of this reward, it can only be fulfilled at Hunt and Gather's studio located in west-end Toronto. The shipping costs listed are only for the delivery of the book in fall 2019.

    To view Hunt and Gather's portfolio please visit:
    http://huntandgatherfloral.com

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    Hinkleville Handmade pair of mugs + Book

    Janet Hinkle founded Hinkleville Handmade in 2015, focusing on small batch, handmade Canadian goods.

    A pair of two moon mugs in colours of your choice (pink, mint and white). Each mug is approximately 4 x 3.5", and is the perfect size for your morning cupa.

    To view the moon mug please visit:
    http://www.hinklevillehandmade.com/shop/moon-mug

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    Spare Label medium scarf + Book

    Spare Label consists of hand-marbled clothing and accessories which are part of a larger brand concept that includes classes, workshops and collaborations, in conjunction they express the importance of democratic, local design.

    Made from a luxurious medium-weight silk satin, the Medium Marbled Silk Scarf is a versatile piece has unlimited uses. The pale grey background is striated with blacks, greys and whites in the organic marbled print. An artwork in it's own right, each scarf is a monotype and no two pieces are the exact same

    Measures 27" by 27”

    To view the scarf please visit:
    https://sparelabel.com/products/marbled-silk-scarf-small

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    Spare Label medium scarf + Book

    Spare Label consists of hand-marbled clothing and accessories which are part of a larger brand concept that includes classes, workshops and collaborations, in conjunction they express the importance of democratic, local design.

    Made from a luxurious medium-weight silk satin, the Medium Marbled Silk Scarf is a versatile piece has unlimited uses. The pale grey background is striated with blacks, greys and whites in the organic marbled print. An artwork in it's own right, each scarf is a monotype and no two pieces are the exact same.

    Measures 27" by 27”

    To view the scarf please visit:
    https://sparelabel.com/products/marbled-silk-scarf-small

    Please note that shipping listed is only for the delivery of the book in Fall 2019, backer will be responsible for final shipping costs of the scarf.

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    F. MILLER face oil + Book

    In search of a deeper understanding of a natural, more holistic approach to living, Fran Miller spent two years developing and perfecting what came to be F. MILLER, a full line of body care that feels and smells incredibly luxurious yet is completely free of harmful elements. A timeless, refined and highly effective arsenal of essentials, each carefully blended and bottled by hand in small quantities.

    The face oil is a concentrated blend of 15 botanical oils and herbal extracts naturally packed with antioxidants and essential fatty acids leaving skin hydrated, nourished and luminous. Formulated to restore moisture, improve skin elasticity, reduce redness and uneven skin tone, diminish blemishes and scarring, and naturally heal, balance and regenerate.

    To view further details please visit:
    http://www.fmillerskincare.com/products/face-oil

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    Fitzy leather belt workshop + Book

    At Fitzy, we make modern leather goods with less but better approach to design so that our products stand the test of time.

    Backers are invited to learn how to make a leather belt at the Fitzy studio located in the west end of Toronto. Each workshop will last between 3 to 4 hours and backers will have the option of choosing between, nude, caramel and black leather. Each belt will be finished with a solid brass buckle. Backers will walk away with their own handmade belt.

    Backers will be contacted to arrange for a specific date, please note that two sessions will be offered between February to March 2018.

    Please note that due the nature of the reward it can only be fulfilled in Toronto. The shipping costs listed relate to the delivery of the book in fall 2019.

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    Soul Chocolate private tasting + Book

    After deciding to build their own business, Katie and Kyle launched Soul Chocolate. Their chocolate highlights the origin of the cacao itself (where the farmers worked so hard to produce an amazing product) alongside the unique subtleties added from both roasting and refining. Each chocolate is truly unique.

    Each backer and five of their friends will be taken on a private tasting to learn how Soul Chocolate makes chocolate from bean to bar. Everyone will taste multiple origins and walk home their favourite bar!

    Please note that due to the nature of this reward, it can only be fulfilled at Soul Chocolate's shop located in Toronto. Backers will be contacted to arrange for a specific date.

    To learn more about Soul Chocolate please visit:
    https://www.soulroasters.com

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    Victory Patterns + Book

    Victory Patterns is a DIY fashion line creating style savvy sewing patterns for ladies that love to make beautiful clothing for themselves.

    Backer has a choice of six Victory Patterns (to be delivered via print or digitally).

    To see patterns please visit: https://www.victorypatterns.com/products/

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    • Set of six sewing patterns of your choice from Victory Patterns
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    rekindle All Plates set + Book

    rekindle has three guiding principles for everything they do: create high quality goods meant to last, use materials that age gracefully, and support experiences that bring people together.

    The rekindle All Plate is so versatile they have to be called “All”! Great for food or a catch-all dish for keys and jewelry. Food safe finish which feels amazing in hand.

    Backer will receive a small, medium and large plate in either their choice of maple or walnut.

    Small: 3 x 3 x 3/4"
    Medium: 6 x 6 x 3/4"
    Large: 8 3/4 x 8 3/4 x 3/4"

    To view the All Plate set please visit:
    https://rekindleyourlife.ca/collections/shop/products/all-plate?variant=34799616910

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    • Set of three wooden plates (choice of walnut or maple in each)
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    MARY YOUNG lingerie + Book

    MARY YOUNG offers lifestyle lingerie and loungewear that features soft fabrics and elastics that encourage women to embrace their natural shape and challenge the industry's definition of sexy.

    To view the collection please visit:
    https://maryyoung.ca/collections/all

    Please note that shipping listed is only for the delivery of the book, backer will be responsible for final shipping costs of the lingerie.

    Includes:
    • Bra and panty set of your choice valued up to $125
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    Lori Harrison textile workshop + Book

    Lori Harrison Design is a Toronto art and design studio creating contemporary textiles and art.  The work is deeply rooted in a mindful practice of seeking beauty in the everyday and often overlooked to create unique, thoughtful and exquisitely crafted pieces.

    A workshop in Toronto will be held where each backer will learn three different techniques for textile/surface print design. Techniques include: screen printing, block printing and painting directly on fabric. Backers can experiment with all three techniques using both pre-made samples for those who might feel a bit intimidated by the process, and tools for those who wish to experiment with their own patterns/prints. Each backer has the choice of completing their project on a plain pillow cover or tote bag to take home.

    Backers will be contacted to arrange for a specific date.

    To see Lori's portfolio please visit:
    http://www.loriharrisondesign.com

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    Coyote Flowers workshop + Book

    From small sculptural pieces to large scale floral installations, from the boutique wedding to editorial shoots; Coyote Flowers is motivated to capture the emotional intention of the important moments we mark in life.

    Each backer will participate in a 3 hour session in Toronto to create an abstract floral installation led by Coyote Flowers. The completed installation will be shot by a professional photographer to create a lasting memory for backers. After the installation, contemporary dancers will come to perform among the installation and open up the later part of the evening for viewers.

    Backers will be contacted to arrange for a specific date. Please note that due to the nature of the reward, this can only be offered in Toronto.

    To view Coyote Flower's portfolio of floral installations please visit:
    http://www.coyoteflowers.com

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    Lori Harrison pillow + Book

    Lori Harrison Design is a Toronto art and design studio creating contemporary textiles and art. The work is deeply rooted in a mindful practice of seeking beauty in the everyday and often overlooked to create unique, thoughtful and exquisitely crafted pieces.

    Backer will have a choice of pillow pattern. Each pillow pattern is inspired by observing what might be overlooked as everyday or commonplace.

    Pillows are beautifully hand crafted. Screen printed on 100% linen. Brass zipper detail and leather tab.

    Please note that shipping cost listed is only for the delivery of the book, backer will be responsible for final shipping costs of the pillow.

    To view portfolio of pillows please visit:
    http://www.loriharrisondesign.com/all-pillows/

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    TALIA SILVA ceramic wares + books

    Talia Silva's work aims to illuminate the intricacies of our hidden world while confronting contemplation on the passage of time and the impermanence of being. Her approach to work is playful, pensive and eclectic.

    Backer will be eligible to select from a collection of mugs, tumblers and vases of their choosing.

    To view samples of Talia's work, please visit:
    http://www.taliasilva.com/gallery.html

    Please note that shipping listed is only for the delivery of the book in fall 2019, backer will be responsible for final shipping costs of the project.

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    Mima ceramics + Book

    Mima Ceramics brings craft and play into the same world, showcasing the beauty in simplistic design while exploring different textures, colors and patterns, all with the goal of creating beautiful everyday household objects.

    Backer will be eligible to select from a collection of mugs, tumblers, bowls, water carafes and vases of their choosing.

    To view samples of Mima's work, please visit:
    https://www.mimaceramics.com/work/ceramics/

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    Biko jewellery + Book

    Biko is a ‘modern nostalgic’ jewelry brand. Each piece is conceptualized and hand-crafted with love by a small team in Toronto, led by founder Corrine Anestopoulos. Born in 2005, Biko draws inspiration from global treasures and found curiosities that translate into wearable, contemporary silhouettes. Biko marries vintage inspiration with sleek mixed metals, hand-cast pendants and natural stones to create high-quality, versatile pieces that tell a story.

    Backer will have a choice between a selection of bracelets, necklaces, earrings, rings or a combination of jewellery.

    To view the Biko collection, please visit:
    https://www.ilovebiko.com/collections/the-latest

    Please note that shipping listed is only for the delivery of the book, backer will be responsible for final shipping costs of the jewellery.

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    • Copy of the book for $35 (regular price $40)
    • Biko jewellery of your choice up to a value of $150
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    Tania Love naturally dyed scarf + Book

    Tania Love is a Toronto based visual artist who takes the cues for her work from the natural and cultural environment.

    Tania’s textile collection combines her training in fine arts and drawing skills with natural dyes to create a series of nuanced scarves. Each piece is hand screen printed with inks, prepared largely from locally sourced plants. Backer will receive a scarf of their choice in print and colour.

    Please note that the shipping costs listed are only for the book, the backer is responsible for the final shipping costs for the scarf.

    To view Tania's collection please visit:
    http://tanialove.com/textiles/store/store-2/

    Includes:
    • Your choice of "breezy long" or "le cozy" scarf
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    Heidi McKenzie workshop + Book

    Heidi McKenzie is a ceramic artist whose functional and sculptural work engage issues of identity and belonging.

    Backer will participate in an intimate workshop for two people for two three-hour sessions. Class may feature beginning wheel and/or hand building. Wares will be fired by Heidi for backers to pick up finished.

    Please note that due to the nature of this reward, it can only be fulfilled at Heidi's studio located in Parkdale, Toronto.

    To view Heidi's portfolio please visit:
    http://heidimckenzie.ca

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    • Three ceramic workshop sessions
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    The Shop workshop + Book

    The Shop is a community-based ceramic and art studio located in Brockton Village.

    Led by Michelle Organ, backers can choose between ceramic wheel intensive workshops that range from two to eight weeks. All workshops will include clay preparation, throwing, trimming. Glaze application is a possibility depending on the length of workshop chosen by the backer. Clay and firing is included for all of the workshops.

    Please note that due to the nature of this reward, it can only be fulfilled at the studio in Brockton Village (1139 College Street, Toronto, ON).

    To view a full offering of workshops from The Shop please visit:
    https://www.theshoptoronto.ca/browse-classes/

    Includes:
    • Ceramic workshop of your choice
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    Michelle Ross jewellery + Book

    Michelle Ross, fuses atypical design with nostalgic sensibility to create her collection of contemporary jewellery. Adorning a faithful following since 2003, Michelle uses semi-precious stones and metals juxtaposed with glass, ceramics and vintage findings to produce each unique piece.

    Backer will have $200 to spend towards a selection of bracelets, necklaces or earrings.

    To view the Michelle Ross collection, please visit:
    http://mnross.com/shop/

    Please note that shipping listed is only for the delivery of the book, backer will be responsible for final shipping costs of the jewellery.

    Includes:
    • Michelle Ross jewellery of your choice valued up to $200
    • Copy of the book for $35 (regular price $40)
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    18 Waits men's shirt + Book

    18 Waits features quality crafted menswear and accessories, meant to be worn well, enjoyed, loved and destroyed.

    To view the full of collections of men's shirts please visit:
    https://18waits.com/collections/shirts

    Please note that shipping cost listed is only for the delivery of the book, backer will be responsible for final shipping costs of the shirt.

    Includes:
    • Your choice of a men's shirt in your size and colour
    • Copy of the book for $35 (regular price $40)
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    GUILD eyewear frames + Book

    GUILD is Toronto's only purveyor of locally-designed, custom and bespoke eyewear - all made by hand in our west end studio.

    Backer can choose to receive a pair of frames or sunglasses from GUILD's catalogue.

    Please note that due to the nature of this item and the personal nature of fitting, the reward is only available in Toronto.

    To view the GUILD catalogue please visit:
    http://www.guildeyewear.com

    Please note that shipping cost listed is only for the delivery of the book.

    Includes:
    • One pair of sunglasses or eyewear frames of your choice
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    ATTIC gold jewellery + Book

    ATTIC is a fine jewellery company, built on principles of integrity, longevity and simplicity by design.

    To view earrings or ring options please visit:
    https://atticgold.com/collections

    Please note that shipping listed is only for the delivery of the book, backer will be responsible for final shipping costs of the jewellery.

    Includes:
    • ATTIC earrings or ring of your choice (valued at $300)
    • Copy of the book for $35 (regular price $40)
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    Eleven Thirty bag + Book

    Eleven Thirty is a collaborative storefront studio based in Toronto, Ontario. Founded by self-taught designers and creative partners Mariel Gonzalez and Alexa Schoorl. Eleven Thirty aspires to create handbags that will stand the test of time by making exceptional leather goods with longevity and uncommon beauty.

    Backer will have the choice between the Anni Mini Shoulder Bag or the Katie Mini Shoulder bag in their choice of colour and style.

    The Anni and Katie Mini are small shoulder bags with one handle and a removable, adjustable cross-body strap. Each bag is fully lined with black, woven cotton and has one interior slip pocket.

    To view the Anni Mini Shoulder bag and further details please visit:
    https://eleventhirtyshop.com/collections/anni-mini

    To view the Katie Mini Shoulder bag please visit:
    https://eleventhirtyshop.com/collections/katie-mini

    Please note that shipping listed is only for the delivery of the book, backer will be responsible for final shipping costs of the bag.

    Includes:
    • Anni or Katie mini shoulder bag
    • Copy of the book for $35 (regular price $40)
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    Coolican & Co. Abbott stool + Book

    Coolican & Company strives for an aesthetic that you won't tire of and craftsmanship that won't give out because they consider it their responsibility to create products that age well that are endlessly durable and purposefully made.

    The Abbott Stool is a stable three-legged stool that is crafted of solid white oak with a wedge through tenon joint and a round beveled top. The stool is great for occasional seating, as a small side table, or as a place to put your feet up.

    To view the stool please visit:
    https://www.coolicanandcompany.com/abbot-stool/white-oak

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    • Abbott stool
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    Heidi McKenzie set of rice bowls + Book

    Heidi McKenzie is a ceramic artist whose functional and sculptural work engage issues of identity and belonging.

    Backer will have a choice of a set of 6 rice bowls from either the Fossil or Windswept series. The Fossil series are hand-crafted marbled porcelain functional ware (cups, bowls, mugs etc) and the Windswept series are wheel-thrown white and coloured porcelain vessels.

    To view each series please visit:
    http://heidimckenzie.ca

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    • Set of six rice bowls
    • Copy of the book for $35 (regular price $40)
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    Heidi McKenzie salad bowl set + Book

    Heidi McKenzie is a ceramic artist whose functional and sculptural work engage issues of identity and belonging.

    Backer will have a choice of a set of salad bowl and four serving bowls from the Windswept series. The Windswept series are wheel-thrown porcelain in either Lakeshore (blues) or the Sunset (reds/orange/blues)

    To view the Windswept series please visit:
    http://heidimckenzie.ca

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    • Salad bowl and four serving bowls
    • Copy of the book for $35 (regular price $40)
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    hollis+morris corktown stool + Book

    hollis+morris creates handmade furniture and lighting which carefully balances modern and honest designs.

    The corktown stool is an off-beat seating solution that leaps forward to rest as a cordial counter to your counter. Solid wood & cold-rolled steel.

    Backer has the choice between the following finishes:
    Base: Powder coated black or white
    Wood top: Walnut, W.Oak Natural, W.Oak White, and W.Oak Black

    Please note that due to the nature of the item, this reward is only available for pick up/delivery in Toronto. Shipping costs listed are only for the delivery of the book in fall 2019.

    To view stool and dimensions please visit: http://www.hollismorris.com/corktown-stool

    Includes:
    • CORKTOWN counter height stool
    • Copy of the book for $35 (regular price $40)
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    Coup de Tête custom hat + Book

    Coup de Tête focuses on one of a kind, handmade pieces that are made entirely in-house and built to last a lifetime.

    Backer will receive a full custom consultation for a one-a-kind Coup de Tête hat made from 50x beaver felt fur. The hat is made by hand and made to last.

    Custom consultations can be arranged in person in Toronto for head measurements and discussions with the Coup de Tête team. Otherwise, custom consultations are available over the phone.

    Please note that shipping listed is only for the delivery of the book, backer will be responsible for final shipping costs of the product.

    To view the hat portfolio please visit:
    https://www.instagram.com/coup_de_tete/

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    • Custom consultation for a one of a kind handmade hat
    • Copy of the book for $35 (regular price $40)
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    Brothers Dressler light + Book

    Brothers Dressler is a furniture design and manufacturing company that creates original heirloom quality furniture and lighting from responsibly sourced materials.

    The Twisted Light is a pendant that stems from steam bent solid wood. Its eight elements coil around the light and can be shaped into various configurations.

    Backer will have the option of selecting from a combination of the following materials: walnut, white oak, blackened oak and whitened oak.

    A 4.5W LED 2700K E26 Globe bulb is supplied.

    STANDARD DIMENSIONS
    27" tall x 10" to 14" wide
    Canopy: 5"
    Cable Length: 72" standard, may be customized.

    To view Brothers Dressler's portfolio please visit:
    http://brothersdressler.com/lighting/

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    • Twisted light pendant
    • Copy of the book for $35 (regular price $40)
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    Coolican & Company stool + Book

    Coolican & Company strives for an aesthetic that you won't tire of and craftsmanship that won't give out because they consider it their responsibility to create products that age well that are endlessly durable and purposefully made.

    With a classic turned leg, and a faceted top for comfort, the Palmerston counter height stool will stand the test of time - only to get better with age. Crafted by hand from solid Ontario white oak and with a no VOC - highly durable.

    Backer can choose from either white or blackened oak.

    Please note that shipping cost listed is only for the delivery of the book, backer will be responsible for final shipping costs of the stool. Final shipping costs for the stool will vary by location, pick up in Toronto is an option.

    To view a photo and further details of the white Palmerston stool please visit:
    https://www.coolicanandcompany.com/palmerston-stool/white-oak

    Blackened oak:
    https://www.coolicanandcompany.com/palmerston-stool/blackened-oak

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    • Palmerston counter height stool
    • Copy of the book for $35 (regular price $40)
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