5 New Shops to Get Pumped About in October
Look out for these new openings across the West.
The concept shop, dedicated to organic and ethically sourced bath and beauty products with a chic aesthetic, is helping keep Inglewood squeaky clean. freshlaundry.co
One Question Interview with Fresh Laundry co-founder Ian Davis
How do you design the perfect bathroom?
“You want to keep things clean and minimal, with an accent wall or great piece—we have used a moss wall in our space. And great bath, body and beauty products are important too, of course. As graphic designers by trade, we like products that also take the time to focus on all aspects of design whether that’s the packaging they come in, how they are made or how they work. That shows they spent the time thinking about all aspects of the product and that it’s going to be great quality. It’s also really great to look at well-designed products—they’re like pieces of art for everyday.”
The Market Garden
Ryan Townsend, urban farmer and seed connoisseur, offers 213 varieties of organic seeds (including purple-stemmed broccoli and tiny, watermelon-striped cucumbers) alongside fresh produce and gardening goodies. themarketgarden.ca
Tout de Sweet
We hope you’ve got a sweet tooth: find handcrafted caramel corn, toasted coconut covered marshmallows, fruit chews and lollipops at this artisanal confectioner. toutdesweet.ca
The beloved Quebec fashion and home retailer comes to the West Coast, and the Park Royal shop celebrates a sense of place with installations from local artists like Douglas Coupland. simons.ca
We don’t know for sure if flotation therapy is the cure-all some claim it to be—but the tranquil, faux-starlit rooms offer a moment of zen either way. moderngravity.ca