Cool Hunter: Dr. Seuss-inspired

Looky look whose birthday it is – the creator of Green Eggs and Ham and the Grinch. So let’s go back to childlike times with whimsical, wonderful Dr. Seuss-like finds.

Photography by Peter Markiw

Above: Cover your feet in Happy Sock’s styles and run like a kid in the street for miles. $12 at gravitypope Tailored Goods. (8222 Gateway Blvd., 780-988-1637)

Above: These Converses are indeed All-Star shoes, but only the Grinch sneakers glow in the dark, too. $44 to $49 at gravitypope. (#2, 10442 82 Ave., 780-439-1637)

Above: Let your imagination grow wild with Zolo-a-go-go, a pile of creature parts so child-inspired. $40 at Shop AGA inside the Art Gallery of Alberta. (102 A Avenue and 99 Street, 780-392-2499)

Above: As whimsical as the world of Fox In Socks, the Umbra shrug frame is at Tin Box ($16). (10512 82 Ave., 780-436-2006, and 12433 102 Ave., 780-454-4474)

Above: The only thing that could make ramen noodles yummy for tots is a Grinch-coloured bowl with chopstick slots. Make in Canada and the United States by Flavour Design, it’s microwave- and dishwasher-safe and $30 at Shop AGA inside the Art Gallery of Alberta. (102 A Avenue and 99 Street, 780-392-2499)

Above: With offbeat designs, these George Nelson clocks tantalize you with time. Designed by Vitra, they are $475 (sunburst on left) and $535 (iclock on right) each at Dwell Modern. (10549 124 St., 780-488-6464)

Above: Unicorn lollipops wil twist you back to a childhood full of sugary snacks. $5.75 each at Carol’s Quality Sweets Ltd., where you can also find mouth-puckering sour poppers for $2.10 per 100 grams. (12519 102 Ave., 780-433-8650)

Above: Teach yourself Spanish with this Cat in the Hat and practise on a neighbourhood cat that won’t talk smack. The book ($13.99) is found at Princess & the Pea. (9654 142 St., 780-488-7748)

Above: Designed by Inga Semp for Ligne Rose, the Ruche sofa is a seat that simple yet neat. The cushion is made with Divina wool and the frame is wood. $6,345 at Dwell Modern. (10549 124 St., 780-488-6464)

Above: A little bit wonky, a little bit tacky, these cloud vases are anything but tacky. By Melissa Borrell Design, the come big and small ($95 and $75) and are available in red, yellow, sky blue and dark grey at The Artworks. (100 Street and 102 A Avenue, 780-420-6311)

Above: Engaged Octopi are bound by a heat and pin, and gold wedding bands crocheted righ in. Handmade and local, the cashmere creatures are available at The Artworks for $130. (100 Street and 102 A Avenue, 780-420-6311)

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