SALT. SAND. SURF.
Join us for an extended hours shopping event as we debut this year's Beach House collection of specially selected goods for the summer season, including new and exclusive pieces from our designer roster, vintage finds as well as swim and other beach essentials.
SOUVENIR Beach House runs until Labour Day.
Campaign photo by Lauren Kolyn.
Join SOUVENIR Owner + Creative Director Danielle Suppa as she leads a merchandising and visual marketing intensive with Craft Ontario at their Queen Street Education Centre. The workshop will delve into design principles, colour theory and how to use this foundation to build a thoughtful and unique brand identity through product display and visual design.
The evening will include hands-on activities, collaborative group discussion, and an informative presentation.
$25 FOR MEMBERS | $40 FOR NON-MEMBERS (Registration required)
CRAFT ONTARIO, CRAFT EDUCATION CENTRE
1106 QUEEN STREET WEST, TORONTO
For more information or to register, head to the Craft Smarts page here.
Site Lines is a solo exhibition of Layne Hinton’s new body of work at SOUVENIR curated by Sagan Editions from June 1 - 18, as part of Toronto Art Book Week. Please join us in celebration on Saturday June 17, 2:00pm - 5:00pm.
For more details on the exhibition and the artist, please see our Exhibitions page.
SATURDAY, MAY 20th | 11am - 6pm
SUNDAY MAY 21st | 12pm - 5pm
Founded by Sabine Spare, a Toronto-based textile designer and artist, Spare Label aims to contribute to a carefully curated lifestyle where every object and garment tells a story. Spare Melding art and design in fresh and unexpected ways, along with employing ethical and sustainable production practices, each piece is thoughtfully made in Toronto by a person who truly loves their work.
The premier, limited edition collection, 'Igneous & Id', was inspired by rocks and the subconscious. Each piece in the collection is unlike any other. Hand-printed marbled silks and cottons showcase patterns of stone and water. Just like every person is an individual, and if you look closely every piece of rock is an individual, no two pieces in the collection are exactly the same. Biomimicry is pushed beyond aesthetics, becoming a conceptual motivation for the limited edition collection.
ANY SPACE is a new dinner series brought to you by Floral based Art Director, Lauren Wilson (Timberlost) and chef Tonya Papanikolov (The Well Woman) whose plant based foods are known for their earthy, healing and sustainable qualities. Together they have joined forces to create a culinary experience that is paired with performances and installations for a truly awakening experience.
OUR OSTARA is the first of the series and is a celebration honouring the spring equinox and the five senses.
As we cleanse the past and welcome the bounty of spring, the evening will be filled with unexpected elemental interactions to expand your mind and palette. Join Lauren and Tonya as they transform SOUVENIR into an immersive sensory experience that will include:
Tonya's famous plant cheeses
Four course dinner
Food + plant installation
Take-home nature gift
Tickets $125 | Click here to purchase your seat at the table.
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A B O U T T H E H O S T S
LAUREN WILSON | Timberlost
Raised in a garden, Lauren grew up with Mother Nature as her guide and endless source of inspiration. Motivated by plants and flowers, she continually aims to capture the wild and unruly quality of nature itself. Her designs are unstructured, but intentional, romantic and classic. She specializes in floral styling, weddings, corporate events and large scale plant projects. She also co-owns the plant installation company, Wild Altar.
TONYA PAPANIKOLOV | The Well Woman
Tonya is the founder of The Well Woman, a project that celebrates women and encourages education on holistic health. Trained as a plant-based chef locally and in California, her food has been described as feminine, earthy and healing. She aims to create food experiences that nourish and educate. Her plant-based cheeses recently made it on to the menu of Nota Bene and she is currently working with international partners to share her recipes and spiritual, supportive philosophies relating to wellbeing through food, thought and action.
Welcoming FRANKIES SURF CLUB from their dockside Muskoka post for a weekend of beach vibes, shopping and cocktails at their Getaway Sale.
Shop Frankie's favourites including swimwear, coverups and accessories from Kiini, Mara Hoffman, Lem Lem, Bather, Coqui Coqui, Ryan Roche and more, with up to 80% off on select items.
One weekend only! SATURDAY 11am - 6pm | SUNDAY 12pm - 5pm
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The former Port Carling Surf Club, a 1960’s speakeasy famous for it’s live music & penny arcade games was reincarnated in the Spring of 2015 under it’s longstanding nickname Frankies Surf Club.
Frankies is the brainchild of Toronto restaurateurs Ian McGrenaghan & Colin Tooke (Grand Electric + Electric Mud BBQ) alongside Micah Cameron (former women’s fashion director for the Hudson’s Bay Company.) When the trio decided to pool their talents together under one roof the end result became a hybrid between a super cool lakeside cocktail, coffee + juice bar and a multi-brand lifestyle boutique. Together they bring an impeccably curated selection of brands ranging from locally roasted coffee to some of the most sought after designer clothing lines in the world. All of which are carefully chosen with quality, sustainability and design aesthetic in mind.
For this year's edition of #makelovemonth, we're welcoming back our friend Timberlost to bring you a collection of feel good, lovingly crafted items for your love (or yourself!) to enjoy.
Each LOVE BUNDLE will contain a signature Timberlost bouquet along with your choice of SOUVENIR favourites, personalized to your love's tastes, alongside a handwritten love note. Choose from any of our available in store items/sets, including (but not limited to):
- Candles from Woodlot, Brennan Michael or Boy Smells
- Incense & Brass Holders from Province Apothecary
- Taper Candles & Candle Holders from Aubry/Levesque and SOUVENIR Vintage
Visit us at the shop to see all the selections or pick up a bouquet on the go.
Event Dates & Times
Sunday, February 12th | 12 - 5pm
Monday, February 13th | 12 - 5pm (opening especially for event)
Tuesday, February 14th | 12 - 6pm (regular shop hours)
To pre-order and reserve your Timberlost bouquet or personalized love bundle, email us at email@example.com. Quantities limited!
Keep updated on the latest via our Instagram @souvenirstudios
SOUVENIR presents its inaugural contribution to this year's Toronto Design Offsite Festival, Canada's largest cultural celebration of design.
‘Pairings’ creates a visual menu of contemporary Canadian design and explores the relationships between objects, art and space. The show strategically combines pieces from four of SOUVENIR’s current contributors – Xenia Taler, Akai Ceramic Studio, Coolican & Company and Oscar Kwong - through the use colour, shape and design motifs.
Like a good meal, the pairings will consider and play with ideas of contrast, proportion and balance, working to highlight or diminish elements and details where desired. Juxtapositions and combinations will be used as a vehicle for conversation.
With the concept of collaboration as a subtheme, ceramicists Xenia Taler and Akai Ceramic Studio will debut their ongoing collaborative project, mounting their entire collection of one of a kind art objects and vessels. With collaborative projects becoming commonplace in the current design landscape, both in Canada and the rest of the world, each designer will discuss how working with fellow creatives has shaped their current trajectory and added new and unexpected variety to their existing work.
Visit the show Thursday, January 19th until Sunday, January 22nd.
Opening Night Reception - Thursday, January 19th | 6 - 9pm
Welcoming ATTIC for a golden weekend in our space.
Shop their fine jewellery collection in person, or meet with an ATTIC designer to discuss your custom jewellery project. The Pop Up will take place during normal weekend shop hours - Saturday 11am - 6pm and Sunday 12pm - 5pm.
Preview their entire collection at www.atticgold.com.
To book a consultation, please RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org.
SOUVENIR Owner + Creative Director Danielle Suppa is honoured to be one of the facilitators at the upcoming Fall 2016 edition of Nurture Retreats. Founded in 2015 by Sonja Seiler, Nurture is a delicious weekend retreat in Lake Simcoe created and curated intentionally to gather entrepreneurial women in community to explore the relationship
between creativity & self care.
STILL LIFE - The Joy of Combination is an interiors styling workshop that explores the combination of objects and materials, with the belief that creating and evolving surfaces and spaces with curiosity and care can add joy and creativity to your everyday experiences.
CHANCE & FATE is a Toronto based online women's retail store focused on bringing independent, quality driven designers to the Canadian market. With a focus on luxe basics and minimalist staple pieces, the pop up brings their carefully curated online collection to a bricks and mortar setting.
LUCIA ROSE is a contemporary jewellery collection intertwining culturally impactful style with inspirations drawn from observations in art and fashion. Designed by Megan Greco in Toronto, the pop up will highlight pieces from her ready to wear and fine jewellery/custom work collections.
SOUVENIR will be open as usual during this time, offering a specially curated selection of lifestyle goods to compliment the Chance & Fate/Lucia Rose pieces.
POP UP DATES & HOURS
Friday, November 4th | 11am - 8pm
Saturday, November 5th | 11am - 7pm
Sunday, November 6th | 11am - 6pm
Welcoming the illustration stylings of Canadian illustrator slash current Brooklyn-ite Lauren Tamaki for her first official solo exhibition of her original work.
Join us from 7 - 10pm as we debut her collection of pieces pulled from her years living in New York.
NYC Sketchbook runs until Sunday, November 20th.
For more information, head to our Artist Exhibitions page here.
SOUVENIR welcomes Toquilla, a collection of handmade home accessories created in collaboration with Canadian and Peruvian designers and artisans. From hats to baskets to plant holders, Toquilla offers a thoughtfully designed and carefully crafted range of handmade products for those looking for authentic artisanal designs with a contemporary aesthetic.
ABOUT THE TOQUILLA COLLECTION
The Toquilla collection has been brought to life in the northern Peruvian community of Catacaos – home to one of the world’s most ancient and honoured weaving communities. For centuries, these expert weavers have devoted themselves to the art of weaving intricate goods from the fibres of the toquilla, a fine palm-like grass. The collection is a fusion between modern design and time honoured tradition.
The initiative is the work of Brand[Trade], a Canadian social enterprise bringing high-end artisanal products to market with the goal of contributing to ongoing, sustainable livelihoods for global artisan communities through branding and design. The Toquilla collaboration between Canadian designers, Peruvian designers and accomplished artisans, supported by the Governments of Canada and Peru, tells the stories of the communities, and celebrates their history and traditions through contemporary design collections aimed towards the international market.
For more information on the collection and its makers, visit the Brand[Trade] website here.
Our SOUVENIR Shop in Shop continues inside the new Uniqlo flagship location at the Eaton Centre. Shop our specially curated collection of SOUVENIR favourites, limited run collaborations and signature pieces available exclusively at the pop up.
Join us as we officially launch our Uniqlo Shop-in-Shop and welcome exciting new additions to our shelves for Fall from our designers. For those who couldn't make it out to opening weekend, we'll be open extended hours until 9pm. See you there!
H Y G G E
A Danish word that is a feeling or mood that comes taking genuine pleasure in making ordinary, every day things more meaningful, beautiful or special.
Whether it’s making coffee a verb by creating a ritual of making it then lingering over a cup to a cosy evening in with friends to the simple act of lighting a candle with every meal.
Hygge is being aware of a good moment whether it’s simple or special. Some refer to hygge as an “art of creating intimacy” (either with yourself, friends and your home). While there’s no one English word to describe hygge, several can be used to describe the idea such as coziness, charm, happiness, security, familiarity, comfort, reassurance, kinship, and simpleness.
The lovely Val from Lovefestjourney is back for her second Mama Dinner this year, centered around the concept of 'hygge' and highlighting and celebrating seasonal self care.
Please visit www.lovefestjourney.com for more details on LFJ Gatherings and to read more about Val's mamahood experiences and services.
**UPDATE: Tickets for this event are currently sold out.**
UNIQLO is coming to SOUVENIR!
Shop our SOUVENIR selects from the UNIQLO womenswear FW'16 collection before the flagship location officially opens at the Toronto Eaton Centre on September 30th. SOUVENIR will be the only spot in Canada to shop favourites such as cashmere and merino sweaters, alongside their signature Ultra Light Down packaway jackets and vests.
SHOP IN SHOP DATES
Opens Saturday, September 10th | Runs until Sunday, September 25th
Japan based company UNIQLO creates clothing with a focus on comfort, colour and possibility, stemming from the values of simplicity, quality and longevity. Designed to be of the time and for the time - clothing for life.
SOUVENIR IS ON SALE!
We're making room for all the excitement coming in for the Fall & Holiday season, with discounts of 10 - 50% on select merchandise from current and past concepts, as well as a fresh roster of our vintage and travel finds. XENIA TALER will also be bringing a selection of ceramic samples and seconds just for the sale.
Our friends from THE FIX + CO and PRESSED POPS will be setting up a remote juice, freezie and popsicle bar on our outdoor patio space.
One weekend only! The shop will 11-6pm both Saturday and Sunday.
SALLY ZEPHYRSON by Omar Lalani
Join us for the opening night of Canadian artist Omar Lalani 's new show, Sally Zephyrson, kicking of our latest concept - CHROMA.
“Sally Zephyrson”, addresses forces beyond our initial view that guide and disrupt our lives. Things which are beyond our immediate focus, but are the drivers behind the decisions and experiences we face.
For more details on the artist and the exhibition, please head to our Artist Exhibitions page.
Meet the artist and creator of the Tiny Blades Project as we debut the entire collection of paper cuts by Annyen Lam.
For more information on the project, exhibition and the artist, head to our Exhibitions page here.
SOUVENIR is thrilled to welcome Brooklyn based/Aussie born weaver Maryanne Moodie for her incredibly popular weaving workshops.
Choose from 2 times and two levels (beginner or intermediate), as follows:
BEGINNER WEAVING WORKSHOP -Saturday, June 25th, 9:30am - 12pm
Learn the basic stitches of woven tapestry. While this workshop does not provide enough time to finish an entire piece, Maryanne will get you going on your sampler and beginning your weaving journey. You will take away your ethically sourced loom and enough yarn to complete your first piece at home as well as a carry home bag and a head full of new knowledge.
Sign up HERE for the Beginner Class.
INTERMEDIATE DESIGN WEAVING LOOM WORKSHOP Saturday, June 25th, 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Discuss divergent design activities, how to capture inspiration in everyday life, colour theory, shapes and stencils, weaving upside down and finishing techniques. This class is designed for weavers who know how to complete basic stitches and can warp up their own loom. The aim is for more experienced weavers to make their finished pieces more professional and unique. We have a open salon schedule so that we can also answer any personal weaving questions you have. You will need to bring your own loom, but all other materials are provided.
Sign up HERE for the Intermediate Class.
Refreshments provided for both workshops from SOUVENIR favourites!
Join us for our evening Beach Party to welcome in all the new product, art and good vibrations into our space!
We are thrilled to be bringing back the Beach House to SOUVENIR for the first time in our permanent home. Inspired by shades and textures of the sea and sand, we'll be bringing you a collection of vintage gems and limited run, beach inspired selections such as swimwear and coverups, ceramics, textiles and body care.
In addition, we will be welcoming a double exhibition on our walls, with photography from Lauren Kolyn and original ink tests by Jason Logan of The Toronto Ink Company.
SOUVENIR Beach House runs from June 10th - June 29th.
More details on the concept, brands and products here.
More details on our upcoming exhibitions and the artists here. (Event image by Lauren Kolyn, available for sale at the shop).
Atelier Jacob, a design studio for architecture and gardens, is happy to celebrate a community of creative plant lovers with P.S. Plant Swap - S/S 2016.
Swap plants, listen to vinyl records, take polaroids and sip on botanical cocktails while making new friends!
To participate in the swap, bring along your favourite plant (annual, perennial, houseplant), shoot or cutting, fill in our quick plant registration form and exchange it for another plant. It is as easy as that! You can bring as many as you wish!
We will be swapping plants on an hourly basis ( 3 p.m.| 4 p.m. | 5 p.m.)
Plants on display and for sale from our neighbours Stamen & Pistil Botanicals
For more information, please visit:
SOUVENIR welcomes a month long feature of Sagan Editions: a unique collection of fine art prints, objects, and multiples curated by Toronto’s Sagan MacIsaac. SOUVENIR hosts the debut of 5 new editions alongside the entire roster of works by Heather Goodchild, Layne Hinton, Darby Milbrath, Margaux Williamson and Naomi Yasui.
New Sagan Editions prints and multiples by:
Danielle Suppa / SOUVENIR Studios
For more details on Sagan Editions and the artists, please visit www.saganeditions.com
Photo by Becca Gilgan | Featured Artwork: 'Women in the Woods' by Darby Milbrath
Join us for the third seasonal Mama Dinner hosted by LFJ Founder Valentina McCachren - celebrating a Full Moon and all the goodness that comes with it.
This is a dinner for all mamas. Whether you are on your fertility, pregnancy or mamahood journey this gathering will be a chance to relish in the goodness to come, to celebrate your belly or to talk about the little things.
It will be an evening to help reconnect us all to where we came from, of supporting one another around a table of local food, wine, beer and sweet treats.
With a focus on the moon and all it’s awesomeness we’ll touch on the relationship between the moon and our cycles, our pregnancies and living in rhythm with our natural world as well as a general round table chat about each part of the fertility, pregnancy and mamahood journey.
DETAILS: Saturday, April 23rd | 7 to 10pm | $50 per mama
Tickets available for purchase here.
Moon watercolour by Lauren Wilson of Timberlost.
by pseudonym' is a concept thrift pop-up store curated by Summer Ellis, focusing on a mix of womenswear, menswear and objects. Every item that in our collection is thoughtfully selected with style, image and quality kept in mind, The store is centred around creating an atmosphere that is reflective of design and authenticity, and an alternative and modern approach to thrift.
See the latest on Instagram @bypseudonym
Lauren Wilson of Timberlost Designs is a florist and visual artist based in Toronto. She is also the co-founder of Wild Altar, a plant based art direction company formed with artist Madison van Rijn. Lauren is particularly interested in the relationship between art and florals and this theme forms the backbone of her work.
This is the most extensive public exhibition of her original works to date, and her first to combine her two preferred mediums - watercolours and florals - in one space.
Exhibition dates: March 10th - April 3rd
For more details on the MOON + FLOWER exhibit and Lauren's work, see our ARTIST EXHIBITIONS page.
Lauren Wilson of Timberlost is back in our studios for her next workshop.
This is an all levels class where you will learn construction techniques while working with big blooms, lush greens and wild textures to create your own floral crown design.
DETAILS | Saturday, March 5th | 11:30 - 1:30pm
$75 per person | All materials and refreshments provided.
To register, please email Lauren Wilson at email@example.com
Photo by Laura Rowe
As part of our month love MAKE LOVE Concept, SOUVENIR will be hosting a daytime event for lovebirds of all ages. Pop by the shop/studio to sample, create and take home a variety of lovingly made treats just in time for Valentine's day.
PAPER | Print a love note with Snap + Tumble using an antique flatbed mini Showcard press. Choose from pre-made designs, set it in the press, ink it, and print! (12:30- 3pm)
PETALS | Pick up a specially created SOUVENIR bouquet from floral designer Timberlost.
SWEETS | We'll have freshly made caramels and other sweet things from local maker Sammi Smith, alongside homemade takeaway 'Conversational Cookies' created by SOUVENIR Studios.
NOTES | Our LOVE NOTE WALL will also be fully stocked and available to customers who are looking for an extra special handwritten touch to any of the above items as well as everything available in the shop.
Join us for our official debut of our HER. Lingerie // Ladies Lounge with an evening of sips, slips and (friend)ships. Shop the entire assortment from Fortnight, Mary Young and Negative alongside a specially curated selection of pieces from our SOUVENIR favourites.
SOUVENIR is teaming up with HER. Lingerie to create a dreamy ladies lounge for lovers everywhere.
Featuring select pieces from Toronto lingerie designers Mary Young and Fortnight and the exclusive Canadian debut of New York line Negative - alongside carefully selected items and treasures from Her. founder Talia Greenberg, the HER. shop features lingerie for every body combined with a personalized and highly enjoyable experience.
Come and find something to love.