Super Grocer

See ya, plastic bags. These Market Bag inserts ($18) from APT’s Cuisine collection—a sweet lineup of Paris-inspired linen essentials by Flax Sleep and Jackie Kai Ellis—are the perfect zero-waste alternative to regular grocery bags. They can be used for shopping, storing bread or onions, or to keep items safe in their purse or gym bag.


Animal Crackers

It’s hard to get more adorable than a hippo-shaped bath bomb. The aptly named I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas bath bomb ($6) is the cutest raspberry-scented creature they’ll have the pleasure of destroying.

Table Topper

These playful vinyl placemats ($22) by Hidraulik are waterproof and thermal resistant, and come in several geometric patterns all inspired by original cement tiles from the 1900s modernist era.

Print It

Drab walls are no match for bold art prints by Studio Natoyaista, based in Mission, B.C. We’ve got our eye on the Dawn print (from $18, pictured above) but there’s a wide variety of people- and plant-centric prints in the lineup.

Triple Texture

Feed their plant habit with the 3-Piece White Loom planter set ($22). The chevron, diamond, and abstract basket weave patterns fit together without being too matchy; ideal for a sunny winter windowsill.



Required Reading

Thomas Kings’ Indians on Vacation: A Novel follows Bird and Mimi, an Indigenous couple, on a trip to Europe guided by postcards that Mimi’s long-lost Uncle Leroy sent almost a hundred years earlier. It’s poignant and critical, but also very funny (classic King).