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Friday Features - 01/17/20

Happy Friday Everyone! We hope the new year has been treating you well! Here is a roundup of what Inkwell has featured on social media this week!

Letterpress Printed Local Card by Inkwell Boutique
It has been almost an entire year since Inkwell Originals has debuted this Halifax-Dartmouth card series and it is still growing in popularity! It’s the perfect card if you need to show some love to someone living across the harbour. Like all the cards by Inkwell Originals, it is letterpress printed by hand (and with love) here in Halifax! You can check out this card, and the rest of the Inkwell Original product line, in-store or online here.

screen printed handmade hankie by Rcboisjoli
These Canadian made screen printed hankies by Rcboisjoli are both fun & functional. They are a cheerful way of keeping a pop of colour with you as you venture through the drearier winter months! We have an assortment of patterns that include cats (seen above), raccoons, horses, anchors and a few more to choose from in-store now.

Hand Illustrated Unicorn Card by Saucy Face Studio
This super sweet card, by Saucy Face Studio, can be used for almost any quirky occasion. It, along with many of the other love cards we carry, is perfect for sending a message that is equal parts sassy and sweet. Available in-store and online here.

Letterpress Printed Hedgehog Card by ILee Letterpress
Whether you’re a lover of hedgehogs or not, this adorable letterpress printed hedgehog love card by ILee Letterpress has been capturing hearts for a while now. It’s small, heartwarming, beautifully detailed, and isn’t heavily directed towards any specific message. It’s the sort of card that can be kept on hand and used for any occasion. Available in-store and online here.

Hand Lettering Ocean Print by Kim Roach of Happy Sappy Mail
This nautical print is a great gift for someone looking to bring some maritime feeling with them wherever they are. Made by Kim Roach of Happy Sappy Mail, it is a beautiful example of flawless hand lettering in a clean circle composition. It is available in-store and online here. Continue reading

Friday Features - 01/10/20

Happy Friday, and New Year everyone! The holiday season has passed & everything has slowed down, but we still have been posting about a couple fun things that continue to catch our eye! Here’s what we have featured the past week or so!

Creative Journal by Doodle Lovely
creative journal by Melissa Lloyd

The 'Creative Mind Happy Soul' journal, by Melissa Lloyd of Doodle Lovely, is a fantastic way to welcome some new, and beneficial, habits to your lifestyle for 2020! The Journal includes a daily creative exercise designed to promote relaxation, creative thought, self-reflection & self-discovery. The exercises themselves are direct but not restrictive, they inspire routine but don’t have any set deadlines so everything can be done at your preferred pace. It is available in-store now!

Halifax Paper Collage Print by Andrea Crouse
Andrea Crouse’s colourful & incredibly detailed collage work is the perfect contrast to all the snow Halifax has received this week. Featured here is one of her most popular prints of the iconic houses on Agricola street. Andrea’s work can be found in-store and online. Continue reading

Friday Features 12/06/19

Happy Friday everyone! Here’s what we posted about this week on social media!

2020 Nova Scotia Desk Calendar by Emma FitzGerald

Emma Fitzgerald’s 2020 desk calendar has been restocked and makes the perfect present for the holidays!  The calendar features a mixture of some of Emma Fitzgerald’s iconic drawings from her heartwarming book “Hand Drawn Halifax” & some new additions from her sketchbook. Available in-store and online.

quilted handmade ornaments by Storm at Sea Quilting Co

We’re please to be carrying a beautiful selection of quilted hoops and knotted ornaments by Sarah Goodfellow of Storm at Sea Quilt Co! Sarah creates her intricate hoop ornaments using the English Paper Piecing technique, a process in which the quilter folds fabric over paper templates and sews them by hand, this ensures the blocks are accurate and makes it easier to piece together angles. A variety of designs of these wonderful ornaments are available in-store. 

Small History Nova Scotia book by Small History NS

The Small History Nova Scotia Chapbook has arrived to Inkwell and makes a fantastic addition to a care package or stocking stuffer! Based off the twitter project #SmallHistoryNS, the book shares daily news drawn directly from the pages of rural and small-town newspapers across Nova Scotia between 1880-1910. 

In 366 daily entries it features more than 300 unique places and communities, charting the season rhythms of labour and leisure, land and sea that shaped the lives of Nova Scotia more than a century ago. It’s available in-store and online now!

watercolour landscape prints by Asara Designs

We’re super excited to carry the minimal & serene watercolour prints of shorelines and vistas by Saskatchewan artist, Roberta of Asara Designs! The dreaminess of the watercolour, along with the delicate blends of colour in her work, makes these prints a great addition to any space that wants to focus on peacefulness. Come see the selection of prints we have in-store now!

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Friday Features - 11/29/19

Happy Friday Everyone! With the store being a full on winter wonderland, we’ve continued to feature products with a more holiday focus. Here’s a roundup of the great gifts & decor that we shared on social media this week!

screenprinted pet plush ornament by Broderpress
Along with the food-focused screenprinted wood ornaments we featured last week, we were sure to bring in more of Broderpress’ always popular screenprinted plush animals ornaments as well. These ornaments are adorable on the tree and are also available in larger plush versions that are a more realistic size. In-store now, quantities & designs are limited.

Laser cut wood ornaments from Henderson Dry Goods
These charming laser cut ornaments are our newest arrival from Canada’s west coast. Alex of Henderson Dry Goods makes ornaments that are stunning, minimal & modern. Featured here are the classic (and Canadian themed!) designs of winter hats, fishing boats, Canada geese, and pinecones. Available in-store now.

Illustrated 2020 Tea Towel Calendar by Cara Rowlands
Inkwell is pleased to welcome Cara Rowlands from Carabara Designs to the shop! Cara is a multi-talented digital illustrator & designer who makes an assortment of cards, prints, and tea towels. Featured here is her eye-catching 2020 tea towel calendar that would be a fantastic fit for any baker/cupcake lover in your life. Available in-store now along with much more of her lovely work!

Screenprinted Purses by Shara Porter
New wallets, clutches and purses from Shara Porter have arrived! Colourful and screenprinted by hand, we have clutches and purses available in vegan leather and wallets in genuine leather. Available in an assortment of colours and designs while quantities last!

Pewter Baby's First Christmas Ornament by Beehive Handmade
This beautiful pewter ornament from Beehive Handmade is the perfect way to celebrate baby’s first Christmas! It is ready to hang with green ribbon & gift box. In-store now! Continue reading

Friday Features - 11/15/19

Happy Friday everyone! Here at Inkwell, we’ve been feeling the buildup to the holiday season. We’ve had plenty of new arrivals of holiday cards and calendars, not to mention a new artist to debut! Here’s what has been featured on our social media for the past week.

maritime slang screen printed tea towel by Far Far Away Shop
The newest design by local designer, Far Far Away Shop, has arrived at Inkwell! This Maritime slang tea towel contains 83 unique slang phrases from around the Maritimes, and includes 21 equally unique town names from Atlantic Canada. It’s a great way to spark some conversation about what interesting things we’ve said & heard in Eastern Canada. Available now in-store and online.

women who make 2020 calendar by Sarah Duggan
Waiting to see what Sarah Duggan releases for her calendar has become a bit of a holiday tradition for us here at Inkwell. Every year she continues to stun us with an assortment of carefully chosen illustrations to welcome the new year and her 2020 calendar is no exception to this! This 2020 Calendar titled “Women Who Make” celebrates women living creatively. Each month features a group of women gathered together to do handcrafts and creative projects. Each page is thoughtfully designed to be re-purposed into 5x7 postcards at the end of each month (or year).

Screenprinted Calendar Tea Towel by Keephouse
Another highly anticipated yearly release for us is this limited edition calendar tea towel from Keephouse Studio. The new 2020 design is bursting with bright colours and floral images. It is now available in-store and online but has been a quick seller every year we’ve carried it - it’s best to act sooner than later for this one.

Halifax crame Card by Bard Cards - Brad Hartman
Brad Hartman of Bard Cards features the infamous Halifax crane in his most recent popup card. If you’re looking for a quirky, Halifax-themed way to wish someone a “Merry Cranemas” this card is perfect for you! Available In-store and online!

handmade perfume by FieldHouse Handmade
Fieldhouse Handmade is one of the new artists we’re pleased to welcome this week! Lindsay makes an assortment of wonderfully scented bath salts and perfume blends. This week we’ve featured her zodiac scent series, in which she has created a custom scent for each astrological sign. Each perfume is delicately scented, so you and those close to you can uncover the layers of fragrance, while not leaving a heavily scented trail behind you. The convenient packaging allows you to pop this perfume in your purse or pocket so you can refresh and stay smelling beautiful all day!

food truck calendar
This lighthearted food truck 2020 calendar by Slightly Stationery is a perfect gift for any casual foodie in your life. Each month features a whimsically drawn food truck selling all sorts of different types of food & drink! It is available in-store now. 

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Friday Features - 11/08/19

Happy Friday everyone! Here’s what we featured this past week on social media.

2020 Calendar by IdleWild Co.
Perfect for any lover of literature, Idlewild’s beautifully illustrated “Ladies of Literature” features an iconic authoress for each month. The list includes Margaret Atwood, Sylvia Plath, Charlotte Bronte, Emily Dickinson, Beatrix Potter, Dorothy Parker, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Louisa May Alcott, Phyllis Wheatley, Judy Blume, Murasaki Shikibu & Alice Walker. Available now in-store. 

letterpresses birthday cards by pike street press
We have plenty of pop culture cards available in the store. Here are some new arrivals from the talented artists at Pike Street Press. These letterpress printed cards are the perfect way to light-heartedly wish someone a happy birthday!

Hand-lettered holiday cards by Hello Sweet Design
Local Hand Lettering artist Crystal Picard of Hello Sweetie Design has dropped off a bunch of new designs. We featured a few of the punny new cards from her holiday collection!

local milk chocolate by King & North
This week King & North chocolate released a new custom collaboration flavour with us! This Inkwell themed chocolate bar is a mixture of milk chocolate, crunchy toffee bits, and puffed rice. It is equally as delicious as it is beautiful!

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Friday Features - 10/25/19

Happy Friday everyone! Here’s what we featured this week on social media!

Bison Bookbinding Phoebe Wahl foil lunar calendar
2020 Calendars are now available! Featured here is a fantastic letterpress printed lunar calendar by Bison Book Binding & Phoebe Wahl! This colourful foil-accented wall calendar showcases so many amazing mermaids and sea creatures, along with all the moon phase information you’ll need for the upcoming year! It’s available in store and online here.

south shore handmade sea salts
The mother daughter duo of South Shore Sea Salt are one of our newest artists to sell at Inkwell! Rebecca & Marsha make their sea salts in small batches in Hubbards, Nova Scotia. These hand-harvested salts are available in 6 different flavours and packaged in earth-friendly reusable glass jars. Flavours available are original, chili lime, garlic, lemon, rosemary thyme, and red wine.

Letterpress Printed Christmas Card Inkwell Originals
So you have lots of time for signing & sending, we now have holiday cards available in the shop! In addition to this, we're debuting one of our newest card designs from our in-house brand Inkwell Originals! This letterpress printed “Ferry Christmas” card is now available in-store and online as both a single card or a boxset of 5. Continue reading

Friday Features - 09/27/19

Happy Friday Everyone! This week we’ve been feeling inspired by the autumn weather! Here are a few cozy items that we’ve featured on social media.

Marla Benton Fish Mugs
Local ceramic artist, Marla Benton, has dropped off her newest design of mug and we couldn’t be more enamoured with them! These beautiful handmade fish mugs are perfect for your favourite Autumn-themed hot beverage.

The Neighborgoods Autumn Tea Towel
Jodi Kostelnik of The Neighborgoods continues to make us laugh with her punny food themed tea towels. Her gourd family design is a fantastic way to welcome Autumn into your home! It also works well as an incredibly fitting gift for a Thanksgiving dinner host. All tea towels by The Neighborgoods are screen-printed by hand, machine washable, and made from 100% flour sack cotton.

Robin Jensen Hand-painted Earrings
Robin Jensen of HelloCrow Designs has brought in a wide variety of her stunning one of a kind jewelry. Each piece is hand painted on thin wood veneer, resulting in an end product that is both colourful and intricately detailed. Continue reading

Friday Features - 09/13/19

Happy Friday everyone! This week we decided to show off some new arrivals and new designs from a few of our longstanding artists!


true crime birthday card
Just arriving to the store, we have one of the many new cards from Yeppie Paper. We thought this card in particular would be a perfect fit for any true crime podcast listener in your life! We also have it available in our online store if you need it shipped!


pirate t-rex
We always welcome new designs of the ever growing T-Rex collection from local illustrator, Patrick Bezanson of Tyrannosaurus Press. New to our selection are T-Rex prints including trikes, roller skates, pirates, and even a T-Rex dressed as a unicorn ballet dancer!


lobster embroidery
Also super grateful to showcase the newest embroidery design by the talented Katiebette! Katie’s embroideries are a lovely addition to any wall, but also work well as a holiday tree ornament that highlights the Maritimes!

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2018 Inkwell Holiday Gift Guide - Teens

2018 Inkwell Holiday Gift Guide - Teens

Top Row
Laptop Case by The Yellow Boat $44.00 (various designs)
Sanddollar Earrings by Poptone $28.00 (various designs)
Mermaid in Spring Print by Union Street Studio $35.00 (unframed)

Bottom Row
Avocado Love Embroidery by Katiebette $25.00 (various designs)
2019 Moon Calendar by Boundlove $34.00
Smells Like: Christmas Candle by Campy Candles $22.00 (various scents)

This is just a taste of what we have in store. Don't forget we also have gift certificates available in our Halifax shop!

View all of our 2018 Gift Guides!

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