Zoomer Picks for the One of a Kind Spring Show & Sale 2014

It’s the season for renewal, and fresh and new is exactly what you’ll find the annual One of a Kind Spring Show & Sale running March 26 – 30 at the Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place in Toronto. Of the 450 Canadian crafters convening this year a record number of 150 are making their One of a Kind debut. Also new is the Thunderbird Marketplace featuring 12 Aboriginal creators with contemporary designs in mediums such as leather, gold and silver, basketry and sculpture. Plus, don’t miss Zoomer Fashion Director Derick Chetty’s very first show favourites presentation on Wednesday, Mar. 26 for Zoomer Day. Here’s a sneak peak of some wares and fare that caught our eye from new artisans and returning favourites.1_S14OOAK_ShellyWalsh_WellingtonMade_Syrup

 

 

Add a splash of new participant Shelly Walsh’s Wellington Made Elderberry syrup to your next round of cocktails or mocktails ($10-$20). Cheers to spring!

 

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These floral and trellis throw pillow covers from new artisan Senay Guler of Senay Studio are green thumb approved ($49).

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Send your best regards with greeting cards by Malika Pannek and Tomas Urbina, also new to OOAK, of Made in Brockton Village ($5).

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Go au naturel with C is for Clean products by Maggie McKeown ($10-$15).

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Top off your Sunday best with handcrafted hats and head pieces by Karyn Gingras of Lilliput Hats.

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Spruce up the deck or dock with circle back OTIS Muskoka chairs by new crafters. Jenn Mezei and Gavin Cond ($425).

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Indulge with Cocoa & Honey organic chocolate bars from East Coast chocolatier Heather Oliveira ($5 each).

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Pay homage to nature’s stalwarts with this handmade wooden bowl by artisans Don Stinson and Jesse Stinson of Stinson Studios Inc. ($165).

 

 

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Make it a statement piece with the Attica turquoise necklace by Biko’s Corrine Anestopoulos ($198).

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For the babes: Electrik Kid’s irreverent bibs like this bandana style care of Montreal’s Christian Simard and Ariane St-Pierre Cyr ($20).

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Carry it all in style with this silkscreen canvas bag by Montreal designers Catherine Cournover and Jinny Levesque of Noujica ($175).

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Freshen up a blazer or jacket for spring with Pomp & Ceremony pocket squares from debut designer Andrea Dixon ($28).