Monday, March 14, 2016

One of a Kind Spring Show & Tickets Giveaway!

Even though it is not officially spring, it sure feels like it this week in Toronto. Speaking of spring, the One of a Kind Show returns for the Spring Season.

Canada's destination for all things handmade comes to Toronto this Easter weekend to showcase the best makers from across the country.

The One of a Kind Spring show and sale is happening from March 23 - 27, 2016 at the Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place in Toronto. For more info and to purchase tickets, visit their site here.

This year the show will include over 450 artisans and 105 new exhibitors displaying their unique and handmade goods. You'll be able to shop an array of categories from home decor and fashion to jewellery, art, artisanal food items and toys.

Look out for the follow feature sections:

Craft Community of Canada - Craft & Design Education
A feature exhibit at the Spring Show for the sixth season, the One of a Kind Show’s Craft Community of Canada showcases 10 finalists from award-winning schools and institutions across Canada with works in diverse categories and mediums, including: glass, wood,  and textile, to name a few.

Etsy (Forth season)
Etsy will return this spring with a line-up of 45 emerging sellers in a designated marketplace, making it easy to shop and navigate through the range of beautifully-crafted items, including: art, photography, clothing, jewellery, food, bath and beauty products, quilts and toys.

NOTE: Not sure if you knew - I have an Etsy shop! I created a line called Hello! Stuff. There are t-shirts, tote bags, ties and more! Click here to check out my stuff! : )

A new exhibit at the show this year, Launchpad highlights makers from Quebec and provides an entry level option for artisans entering the Show for the first time. A group of 12 talented emerging designers, artisans and makers from the French speaking province make up this space.

Now, who want to go check out this year's Spring One of a Kind Show & Sale? I will be giving away FIVE pairs of tickets! To enter, simply use the rafflecopter widget below. If you leave a comment, don't forget to include your email address. When you're visiting David Chiu's Stuff Facebook page, a LIKE to my page would greatly be appreciated. Five winners will be randomly chosen with and they will have 24 hours to reply back to my message/email. Please make sure that you will be able to attend the show happening in Toronto from Mar. 23 - Mar. 27, 2016. Transportation will not be included. Giveaway closes midnight Mar. 21, 2016. Good luck!

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Sunday, March 6, 2016

Converse Chuck II - Reflective Print Collection

How cool is this? Revolutionary Chuck ll unveiled with inventive light reflecting graphics! Following the successful Fall 2015 launch of Chuck ll sneakers, the latest incarnation launching in Spring is the Reflective Print Collection. Continuing the Chuck ll journey, but updated with a series of street-ready prints that bounce striking patterns when hit by bursts of light in low-light environments.

"When creating the latest version of our successful Chuck ll sneaker, we were inspired by our consumers and being able to further enhance their creative and active lifestyles" said Ryan Case, Converse Product Director. " With the Chuck ll Reflective Print, we've given our consumers a sneaker that provokes personal style while enhancing visibility in low light, enabling them to do more of what they enjoy throughout the day or night."

This latest Reflective Print Collection reimagines two of Converse's most iconic prints, Camouflage and Stars. They will be available in both hi-top and ox silhouettes. The camouflage is now available with the Stars print following in April.

What do you guys think of the new Converse Chuck Taylor All Star ll Reflective Print Collection? Definitely a cool idea! Below are some pics from the Spring launch media event in Toronto.