Souvenir-Inspired Housewares

Souvenir-Inspired Housewares

Jul 8, 2008

It's a staycation summer. More of us are staying home to save gas, cash, energy, resources - or just to purge those closets and see an afternoon movie.

Wherever summer finds you, stop by the Souvenir Shop. Great Canadian design minds put together a remarkable collection of souvenir-referencing wares that are truly collectible, often thought provoking, and miles away from those big giant pencils.

The Souvenir Shop manages to be sly and provocative yet remain in good taste and humor. Very Canadian. Many reinterpret iconic themes also seen on this side of the border – wildlife art, wood carvings – as well as some Canadian-specific (Trudeau doll, anyone?).

Stop in and consider a return visit. There are far too many worthy finds to post here, including apparel and toys.

A tray table made of an actual souvenir tray. Choose from many, including a show-stopping Mountie.
A new take on the wooden bowl: glass hand-blown and engraved with the intricate patterns of endangered tree species.
Making cute animal figurines powerful and poignant.
Still cute, but this bird bears the number of birds found in downtown Toronto by Fatal Light Awareness - each sale contributes $2.
Deer ceramics aren't just for sportsmen anymore.
A wired and working chandelier of delicate paper maple leaves.
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