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An online-only shop with a penchant for Nordic and Japanese design is finally giving us a chance to see their minimalist homewares in person.
We were pretty excited when Andy Meakin’s online Fjord Store (named after Howe Sound) started up in Squamish last year. And now the retailer of Scandinavian and Japanese design will be running an honest-to-goodness pop-up shop in Squamish! Can you tell we’re happy?For the entire month of June, Meakin will be hawking his modern minimalist wares at Nootka and Sea Apothecary in the Squamish Town Hub. “I’ve been wanting to do a physical store for awhile,” says Meakin. “It’s all well and good to look at photos online, but you don’t get a real sense of these objects’ quality until you get your hands on them.”The pop-up shop will only feature small homewares (furniture remains limited to online shopping for the moment)—many from designers that have never been sold in Canada before, including Studio Arhoj slurp cups from Copenhagen—but Meakin hopes that a successful pop-up will lead to opening a permanent retail store in Squamish; he thinks the city’s new day-tripper reputation will give him a chance to showcase these accessories to people all along the Sea-to-Sky corridor.
To give you a sense of what the pop-up shop will have to offer, we scoured Fjord Store’s online listings—cross your fingers that these three products make an appearance in Squamish.
It’s the kitchen tool we always overlook—but not anymore! This Danish-designed variant will make you think twice about using your electric food processor to make pesto. Plus it’s got an ingenious silicone lid that also fits the base—so it won’t slip when you’re crushing basil for dinner.
Because vanity can be understated. The mirror has a quiet elegance that’ll fade into the background of your desk landscape until you suddenly think “Who’s that beautiful person staring at me?” It’s you, just in a gorgeous German mirror.
There’s something so charmingly rustic about a stovetop espresso pot—they look like something straight out of a Tuscan kitchen. This sleek, modernized version from Stelton gives the low-tech percolator a contemporary style.
June 2 to July 2Nootka and Sea ApothecarySquamish Town Hub, 1861 Mamquam Rd., Squamishthefjordstore.com