Just in time for Mother's Day, two of Calgary's local design businesses, Interior Living and Gibson Fine Art will be opening the doors of its first-ever combined pop-up store in Suncor Energy Centre. Open from May 7th to June 1, 2018, the stand-alone retail store is designed to inspire visitors, offering a unique opportunity to experience Art through rotating exhibitions, the latest in Contemporary Interiors, Engaging Events, the Design Bar & Artful Local Gifts.
“We’re thrilled to host a unique and temporary brick-and-mortar experience for art lovers and design enthusiasts in downtown Calgary,” said Patti Dibski, owner at Gibson Fine Art and partner in Interior Living. “In keeping with the primary mission of Gibson Fine Art and Interior Living, we’ve created a space that enables our customers to discover and be inspired by the art and furniture they love.”
With Mother’s Day just a few days away, most of us are in the thick of the scramble to find that perfect gift to let Mom know how special she is. This year, rather than opting for the generic, we’ve rounded up six stellar locally sourced gifts that are as unique as your mom.
Calgary based cōchu Chocolatier, officially launched in February 2017, quickly gained popularity and attraction with their artful chocolates and unique flavorings. Dedicated to creating beautiful and amazing things to eat, founder Anne Sellmer has spent countless hours training, researching, testing and perfecting her one-of-a-kind artisanal chocolates in flavors like Gin & Tonic and Screwdriver.
Wrinkle & Crease creates luxury paper products for all your written messages, specializing in simple designs created with high quality letterpress and foil print. Their mission is to have you write more and type less, creating beautiful products to inspire a love letter, a thoughtful card, scribbled ideas and jotted down plans - the paper that you save, tuck away and unfold over and over again.
Beautifully scented soy candles with a natural wood wicks; free of paraffin wax, palm wax, and dyes. No lid to throw away and a jar that can be re-purposed or reused. It's nothing crazy, just clean burning. The way it should be. Milk Jar aims to bring affordable and clean burning candles to the local market.
Cultured Butter, started in 2016 by Kristie Lee, was born from the desire to make really good butter. Tried and tested by friends, this small batch butter company has stayed true to the passion, using fresh local grass fed butter, healthy bacterial culture and local farmed ingredients inspiring their seasonal flavours.
Lamb’s Soapworks was born out of a desire to create beautiful natural hand-crafted soap, bath and body products. Each product, made from the heart and soul, uses natural pure ingredients for the best possible product for your skin. "Because if our family wouldn’t use it, why would we expect you to?"
Hillberg & Berk creates beautiful jewellery not only to help women capture their unique sparkle, but also to support causes dedicated to women's empowerment. From its culture to its community engagement and partnerships, every facet of its business strives to help women live their best life.
DESIGN BAR | EVERY TUESDAY
Visit us on the main floor of Suncor Energy Centre (right across from Starbucks).
Open Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm.
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