Time to get your shop on.
The design group’s new Railtown location showcases a collection of West Coast inspired pieces: a beautiful woven ottoman that nods to the design of both crab traps and macramé, hand-dyed dowel benches with the colouring of sun-bleached driftwood, and modern lamps crafted from beach-scavenged branches. hinterlanddesign.com
One-Question Interview with Riley McFerrin, Hinterland founder
Q: How does the West Coast inspire your work?
"We want to tap into the wilderness of the West Coast and bring that natural inspiration into our design, from the mythology of the forest to stories of loggers and explorers. You can’t avoid the way that the environment and the proximity informs the work. It’s really amazing to be able to walk in the forest or be at the sawmill and have that material at your fingertips. It seems really rare and unique and special. And I think that uniqueness is crucial for handmade things."
4 More New Shops to Check Out
Interior designer Janice Long offers her services alongside a curated collection of luxe decor pieces in her Estevan Village shop: sleek sofas from Whittington and Co., sophisticated stools from Martha Sturdy and more. calla.design
The 20-plus-year-old company opens up its latest West Coast location at Park Royal. Stock up on luxurious (and eco-friendly) bamboo sheets from their vibrantly coloured Aruba collection. qehomelinens.com
Oil and Vinegar (Edmonton)
Though the store stocks plenty of Mediterranean pantry items like spices, jams and a wide selection of olives, the focus here is obviously oil and vinegar: more than 50 gourmet varieties are available on tap. oilvinegar.com
Lemonceillo Home (Calgary)
Inglewood’s latest addition brings some more traditionally luxurious offerings to the growing design neighbourhood as the exclusive source in the city for brands like Badash Crystal and Made Goods. lemonceillo.com