Monday, February 27, 2012
"Foresight of design is our cornerstone: we recycle existing materials and upcycle interesting textiles create functional, one-of-a-kind pieces for toddlers and children from ages 0 to 5.Electropura’s entire line employs practical and durable recycled fabrics that will stand up to active kids and resulting wash cycles. Models range from crossover onesies to shirts and dresses for girls and boys".
Fashion Designer (and mom) Lynn van Gastel is the driving force behind Electropura. Lynn studied fashion design at the Artez Institute of Arts and worked in design studios across Europe. Now a mother of two young children in Toronto, Canada, van Gastel combines her passions for design, children and consumer-awareness to create fashion-forward, green clothing for conscientious parents around the world.
What a fab 100 Mile Find.
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Whiskey stones are cubes of solid soapstone that will chill liquor without diluting it, unlike ice. Whiskey stones are non-porous, odorless and tasteless, leaving you just your fabulous bevy to enjoy. Not just for whiskey, use them for any beverage you would like to chill without compromising the flavour or aroma. These stones are lovingly handcrafted and will not scratch your glasses.
Enjoy that pre-dinner cocktail even more with Polar Stones. And maybe wear your prettiest frock while you have a sip.
Monday, February 20, 2012
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
I love the colour in this multi-gemstone charm bracelet - jade, smokey quartz, garnet, onyx - interspersed with pewter leaves and berry beads on a metal rolo chain.
Or add your own custom touch and mix and match different styles of sterling silver rings on a chain. What a great way to personalize a gift.
RubyCat also welcomes custom work. Yet another 100 Mile Finds gem!
Monday, February 13, 2012
Scott will meet you by appointment. He also does watch repairs and custom jewellery. Welcome to 100 Mile Finds, Wilk Watchworks!
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Why join a CSA?
Stopping the large corporations taking over the food system.
Learning to explore the delights of eating seasonally.
Supporting a local farm helps to stimulate the local economy.
Giving you the security of knowing where your food has been grown and that it has been grown in an environmentally sustainable way using as little fossil fuels as possible.
Having a relationship with the farmer that grows your food. Rather than heading into a food store, picking up food that has been handled by many hands, wrapped in plastic, that has already been cleaned and prepared for you and may have already spent several weeks sitting on a shelf.
Monday, February 6, 2012
This pic at left features her 'work in progress'. The scarves are held by a frame and then thoughtfully painted by Jane.
Jane's uses salt to bring 'an explosion in colour and shape'. The sugar softens the colours. The scarves are made from Habotai silk and range in size from 8x54" to 11x60".
We are happy to feature Silk Design by Jane at 100 Mile Finds this month - her work brings a shot of colour to a sometimes grey season.
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
One of my favourites is this gorgeous Crystal Tile bracelet, featured in aquamarine and garnet , but available in hundreds of colours that Craig can customize for you. I think the garnet version is pretty 'Valentiny', but what fun to pick your favourite colour.
And this Spring Garden bracelet is a breath of fresh air - February is a long month (ironically). Maybe a little sparkle will perk you up.
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