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gift guide day 3

KITCHEN PLEASURES

a lovely collection of items to improve your kitchen lifestyle

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gift guide day 2

MUST-HAVE GIFTS FOR LOCAL FOODIES
edible gifts are often the greatest to give to pretty much anyone you know. Check out our selection online

filed under: food, gift ideas, kitchen

gift guide day 1

LVNEA

[lou – nay] – (n) the day of the moon

Lvnea offers botanical perfumes made from raw ingredients and strange olfactory desires. Authentic, all natural essences are juxtaposed with minimal design and packaging to provide for a more organic and luxury experience.

Each scent is blended in small batches by hand using essential oils, plant extracts, tree resins, absolutes and CO2s in Montreal, QC.

HAND MADE – ALL NATURAL – BOTANICAL – UNISEX

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meet the maker with vitruvi

WHAT’S HAPPENING
Meet the Maker x Vitruvi Design
December 5   1-3PM

Sara Panton, co-founder of Vitruvi Design will be here in the shop sharing her beautiful and thoughtful line of modern aromatherapy products with you.  Vitruvi produces complex blends with bottom, middle and top notes similar to that of a perfume, but rooted in the medicinal effect scents have on our limbic system.  The extensive line includes aromatherapy oil, massage oil, remedy oil and face + body mist and has recently introduced a home line of diffuser oil which will be available in the shop starting this weekend! Shop our selection hereVitruvi-ingredients

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Sara and her brother Sean launched Vitruvi in 2014 after a year and half of developing it’s product line.  The line is inspired by our emotional experiences with scent and the desire to harness its power through daily ritual and habit.  Vitruvi designs and creates unique blends using 100% pure essential oils sourced from over 20 different countries.  Each oil has it’s function.  All thoughtful and intentional, Vitruvi aromatherapy oils are meant to be used throughout the day.  Some you would keep close to you, like STILL which melds botanical properties known for easing insecurities, exhaustion, stress and balancing hormones delivered in a floral scent.  Or some you would use at certain times of the day, like WAKE, with invigorating properties of Juniper, Bergamot and Eucalyptus.

Join us this Saturday December 5 and learn how Vitruvi can help improve your day to day effective self!

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meet the maker with bare knitwear

WHAT’S HAPPENING
Meet the Maker x Bare Knitwear
November 28 1-5pm

Kelsey Adair from Vancouver company Bare Knitwear will be popping up in the shop this weekend with pieces from her 2015/16 Collection.  Made from natural shades of 100% Peruvian apalca wool, Kelsey has created a line that celebrates artisanal practices in combination with modern designs. The collection is designed in Vancouver, and made by a group of skilled women Kelsey has met and worked with while visiting Peru. Each piece is carefully hand crafted and celebrates the unique skill of the artisan who made it.

In addition to featuring Bare Knitwear 2015/16 collection, Kelsey is also the maker of our Everdeen throw, a chunky throw blanket knit here in Vancouver exclusively for Nineteen Ten.  Made from 100% lambs wool, the Everdeen throw is truly unique with a beautiful stitch that sets it apart from other throws.  Perfect for getting all cozy under, and will add texture and warmth to your overall room decor.  Each throw is made to order with 5 colour options. We invite you to come down to talk with Kelsey about custom ordering an Everdeen throw for that special someone this holiday season!

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What are some of your tools, materials and processes?
I design and sample the pieces and patterns in my Vancouver studio. After the design has been established, I collaborate with a family run alpaca farm in Peru and a group of female artisans for the production of the Bare Knitwear line. Working with the alpaca farm in Peru enables us to source the highest quality alpaca in a variety of natural shades. Each piece is hand crafted and can take up to 12 hours to produce; whether hand knit, hand crocheted or crafted on a machine. Using ancient artisan techniques allows us to produce one of a kind pieces that celebrate the unique skill of the artisan who made it. Through the production of knitwear, we are able to support and provide the ladies in Peru with a fair stable monthly income!

What is the goal behind your brand ?
The goal for Bare Knitwear is to combine heritage artisanship with modern design and a high quality fibres to create timeless pieces that communicate a story to the customer.

What do you love best about what you do?
The people! Through Bare Knitwear,  I have met so many inspiring people that I wouldn’t otherwise get the opportunity to meet. Whether that’s a customer, a store owner I have partnered with, one of the Bare Knitwear knitters or a fellow small business owner. I really feel as if there is a community of like minded individuals around me who share common goals.

What/Who inspires you?
Much of my design thoughts are sparked while out in nature on the north shore, spending time by the water and in the forest. I’m also inspired when I visit Peru, there is something about the warmth and serenity of the dry hills and cobblestone roads that plays into each collection. The thought and visualization of where I want Bare Knitwear to be in five years time, is constant inspiration and motivation for myself to keep going every day.

Next Meet the Maker: Dec 5 with Vitruvi Modern Aromatherapy  1-3PM

 

 

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In true Meet the Maker form, we will have fresh brewed hot apple cider and cookies to enjoy in the afternoon. AND let’s not forget the giveaway… come by and enter to win a Bare Knitwear grey MITCH HAT !

Q+A with Bare Knitwear

Who are you?
Kelsey Adair-designer and owner of Bare Knitwear.

What do you make?
I design specialty scarves, hats and throw blankets by combining ancient artisan techniques with 100% natural alpaca fibres. I work with a talented group of female artisans in the Peruvian Andes who hand craft each collection.

How did you learn to do what you are making?
Growing up I spent every weekend in Whistler at my grandparents cabin. After a day on the hill, my Nana would sit with me and teach me the basics of knitting. I used to pump out dish cloths! Later, in high school I expanded my skill set by learning to crochet by spending hours making hats. After learning the basic skills I watched lots of tutorials and there was (and still is) a lot of trial and error with any new design.

What were you doing before Bare Knitwear?  
I have always worked in apparel, more recently I worked as a wholesale sales rep for a jewelry line and as a store manager and accessories Buyer.

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meet the maker with cahoots

WHAT’S HAPPENING
Meet the Maker x Cahoots
November 21 2-4pm

We have a a very special treat for you this weekend! Ross and John from Cahoots will be serving up some hot toddys featuring their new Chai simple syrup in the shop! AND to sweeten the deal, there is an amazing giveaway you can enter to win during the event!

Launched in 2014, Cahoots is an amazing line of simple syrups that have become quick favourites in the shop.  They are made for mixing creative cocktails and also great for experimenting in the kitchen.  The ingredients are sourced as locally as possible and the flavours are exemplified through cold pressed brewing.  There are 5 flavours: Classic, Lemon, Hibiscus, Lavender and the just released Chai.  From its graphic packaging to its flavourful contents. Cahoots syrups will be a popular yet thoughtful gift this holiday season.

We hope you join us in the shop this Saturday between 2-4pm for a taste of what’s new with Cahoots, enter a giveaway and maybe pick up a bottle or two in preparation of the holidays! available online

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CAHOOTS Q&A

Who are you? How did the 2 of you meet ?
We’re Cahoots. More specifically, we’re John & Ross, two friends that met ages ago and spent far too long discussing ridiculous ideas for food products. When the idea for Cahoots came about, something clicked.

What do you make?
Cahoots makes simple syrups from a blend of whole, natural ingredients. We like to think of our syrups as collaborative flavours for cocktails and more.

How long have you been making and creating?
Cahoots launched in 2014 with the simple idea of creating and sharing great food and drinks.

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How did you learn to do what you are making?
Finding ourselves frustrated by the quality of cocktails we were mixing at home, we started making simple syrups and found our ability to mix drinks improved instantly. All of a sudden we understood a few basic ratios at the heart of classic drinks and things took off.

What were you doing before?
Neither of us come from the bar or cocktail world. We’re graphic designers who spend much of our day helping our clients tell their stories. Cahoots started from a desire to tell our own story.

What are some of your tools, materials and processes?
We use whole, natural ingredients and source raw goods directly from the source whenever possible. Our lavender comes from a farm in the Naramata area that grows 16 varietals of lavender. Ours is a specific blend of three. When they’re produced, Cahoots syrups are cold-steeped to extract only the essential flavours. It’s not the easiest or fastest method, but we’ve found it’s the best.

What are the goals behind your brand ?
We have a motto: Make better cocktails.

What do you love best about what you do?
As graphic designers, we work on the surface of a product and usually come into the process quite late. With Cahoots, we have complete control over every detail, from beginning to end.

What/Who inspires you?
Great design. Great products. Great food. (Not necessarily in that order.)

Thanks for reading! Be sure to check out our Meet the Makers schedule

 

mini lookbook, summer 2015

A summer inspired glimpse into some great gifts & home decor available at Nineteen Ten Home in Vancouver BC.
Photographed + styled by Lauren Kurc {Click through}

summer essentials

Summer is well underway here in Vancouver!  It really has been a glorious one so far with many perfect
opportunities to enjoy these favourite products Amy and I have selected for the shop this season.

The Beach People:  Australian makers of the original round beach towel.
Large enough to stretch out on or enjoy with a couple of friends. Beautiful enough to drape over a chair in your home. A perfect gift for the beach lover any time of year.  Available in 4 inspired patterns. 
100% cotton, machine washable, 5 ft diameter.

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Cahoots Simple Syrup:  The latest addition to the Cahoots line up is Lavender. We have tried
it in a few different drinks, including the recipe on that back of the bottle, Bees Knees. And most recently we
added it to a watermelon popsicle recipe. So delicious and refreshing, The Lavender simple syrup is really
perfect any summer celebration.  Made from three varieties of Lavender, cultivated and selected right from the
source in Naramata, BC.  Available for a limited time!  Made in Vancouver BC.

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 By Rosie Jane:  This amazing line is made with organic and natural ingredients.  The Essential
Cheek and Lip Gloss is hydrating and have the perfect amount of color & shine to your cheeks and lips.
  Tilly EDP is like Summer in a bottle. It is warm, sensual and delicate. With notes of grapefruit,
coconut and a hint of pineapple. Wear it all year long and summer will never be too far away.

 

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