We are not ashamed to wave the Canadian flag — especially when it come to bragging about our favourite illustrators and designers. And because our October issue of Covet Garden features the home of homegrown design boosters Shaun Moore and Todd Caldwell, we thought it fitting to highlight great pieces that reference maps, geography and a sense of place. And you don't have to be Canadian to love these objects.
Like this silk pocket square designed by the illustrator Gary Taxali for Harry Rosen. There five different designs (Montreal, Calgary, Toronto, Vancouver and Canada) and they will be availble in store and online November 2nd. Taxali will be at the Bloor Street store in T.O. tomorrow from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. to sign your scarf.
Canada is a big country and we love mapping all the places we've been too. One day, we will further commemorate our travels to the middle of the country with Gus Modern's Prairie accent tables.
The land gives back to us in so many ways. Toronto-based textile designer Bev Hisey honours our freshwater lakes and rivers ) and comments on the commodification of water) with Blue Gold, a carpet in which of the rivers, tributaries and the great lakes are marked out in hand-knotted in gold silk.
And finally, a sneak peek at an upcoming collaboration between celebrated Canadian Artist Charles Pachter and iconic Canadian retailer The Hudson's Bay Company. There are a whole series of goodies depicting the marriage of Pachter's signature moose standing in front of a landscape composed the Bay's iconic Queen Anne's Stripe. This cushion is our favourite.