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November 18, 2019

Cool Hunter: Branching Out

Beautiful finds that are made from wood, but are far from wooden.

Above: You’ll be making a lot more eye contact with strangers when you sport these frames by Gold & Wood Paris. The wood and titanium frames (top) are $781 and the wood and horn frames are $824 at Occhiali Eyewear. (8115 104 St., 780-433-6759)


Above: Designed by Ontario-based Peppermills.ca, you can find this peppermill named Cottage at Carbon Environmental Boutique for $72.25. (10184 104 St., 780-498-1900)


Above: The spalted maple bowl by B.C.’s Tourigny and Marce makes a naturally inspiring table centrepiece. It’s $150 at Posh at Home. (11235 Jasper Ave., 780-455-8863)


Above: Brittle yet bold, this metre-long, twisting Manzanita branch, native to California, can add dramatic effect to a room. It’s $95 at Posh at Home. (11235 Jasper Ave., 780-455-8863)


Above: Named for the Japanese word for “to see through,” the “to:ca” clock, designed by Kouji Iwasaki for I.D.E.A., projects time with LED lights behind a thin veneer. It’s $225 at 29 Armstrong. (10129 104 St., 780-758-4940)


Above: Lightweight collapsible Sontec headphones are $17.49 at Chapters/Indigo Books. (several locations)


Above: Smell like fresh birch and cedar with this cleansing and shaving bar by John Masters Organics. It’s $11.20 at Carbon Environmental Boutique. (10184 104 St., 780-498-1900)


Above: WeWood plants a tree for every watch sold. You can find several designs for $119 at yegwood.com.


Above: A set of four Pi walnut block refrigerator magnets, made locally by Oliver Apt., are $29 at 29 Armstrong. (10129 104 St., 780-758-4940)


Above: This is one USB stick you won’t lose at the copy shop. Hand carved and designed by Pronto Innovations, it’s $20.65 at Chapters/Indigo Books. (several locations)


Above: Made with reclaimed teak, this picture frame by All Things Asian is available at Carbon Environmental Boutique for $20.95. (10184 104 St., 780-498-1900)


Above: Springbank’s 16-year-old Rum Wood scotch, matured in old bourbon casks, then rum casks, has a smoky, spicy and fruity taste. It’s $144.99 at deVine Wines and Spirits. (10111 104 St., 780-421-9463)


Above: Learn about wood colours, grains, sustainability and proper storage. Get The Real Wood Bible: The Complete Illustrated Guide to Choosing and Using 100 Decorative Woods by Nick Gibbs (Firefly Books) at Audreys Books for $29.95. (10702 Jasper Ave., 780-423-3487).

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