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Nocturne Halifax - Image & Sound

Echo Location Inkwell Nocturne 2020

Nocturne will be a little different this year. Spanning October 12-17 within K'jipuktuk/Halifax and virtually everywhere, Nocturne: Art at Night is a free event that showcases and celebrates the visual arts scene in Halifax / Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Now in its 13th year, the festival brings art and energy to the streets.

For the past 10 years, Inkwell has been an exhibit location with a participatory component. This year with Covid-19 introduces new creative restraints. We're looking forward to presenting an audio visual display or our printmaking process. Here is our exhibit description:

Echolocation inspired printing project that will evolve daily over the five days of Nocturne. As echolocation can be defined as using sound rather than light to build an image, each day the project will be revealed online using sound only. On the last day (October 17th), the final art will be revealed and a free, limited edition print will be available at Inkwell (while quantity lasts).

Follow along daily from 10/13/20-10/17/20!

Keep your eyes peeled in the coming weeks for the guide to enjoy all of the projects. If you're a collector of our letterpress keepsakes, the limited edition prints will be available on October 17th while quantity lasts.

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Made in Nova Scotia Father's Day Gift Box

Made in Nova Scotia Father's Day Gift Box

Looking for a one-of-a-kind Father's Day gift? We've curated this Made in Nova Scotia Father's Day Gift Box that will treat your dad to local handmade products to make his day.

Included in the box is:

  • JAW Pottery Mug
  • Third Generation NS Preserves
  • King & North Chocolate
  • Small History Chapbook
  • Laughing Pear Soap
  • Inkwell Originals Glad Your My Dad letterpress printed card

Special price: $75 + tax (normally $90 + tax)

Ordering Instructions:
Available for free curbside pickup or porch drop delivery for $5 (within 15 km of our Halifax shop) only. Email hello@inkwellboutique.ca to place your order. Order by 12pm Friday, June 19th to ensure delivery or pickup on Saturday, June 20th. Supply is limited, and colours and flavours/scents may vary.

Looking for a different price range or interested in making your own gift box? Check out our Handmade Father's Day Gift Guide for inspiration!

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Made in NS Gift Box for Mom

Made in Nova Scotia Mother's Day Gift Box

Looking for a one-of-a-kind Mother's Day gift? We've curated this Made in Nova Scotia Mother's Day Gift Box that will treat your mom to handmade delights to make her day and surround her with love.

Included in the box is:

  • JAW Pottery Mug
  • Third Generation NS Jam
  • King & North Chocolate
  • Keephouse designed Swedish Dish Cloth
  • Hello Crow Handpainted stud earrings
  • Inkwell Originals Queen Bee letterpress printed card

Special price: $75 + tax (normally $90 + tax)

Ordering Instructions:
Available for free curbside pickup or porch drop delivery for $5 (within 15 km of our Halifax shop) only. Email hello@inkwellboutique.ca to place your order. Order by 12pm Friday, May 8th to ensure delivery or pickup on Saturday, May 9th. Supply is limited, and colours and flavours may vary.

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Free Rebuild NS Poster

Rebuild Nova Scotia Poster and Article
Paul MacKinnon, CEO of the Downtown Halifax Business Commission reading the Rebuild Nova Scotia insert.

The Halifax Chamber of Commerce has made the "Rebuild Nova Scotia" poster that appeared in the Saltwire.com flyer bundle across Nova Scotia available as PDF.

You're welcome to download and print one of your own posters to display with pride.

For those looking for a high quality, larger hand printed version, the 16x20 print is available for purchase here.

 

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Rose + Letterpress Valentine's Day Special

Valentine's Day Rose & Letterpress
We've teamed up with our brand new neighbours, Bloom24 for a Valentine's Day themed special!

Pre-order your single rose beautifully wrapped + true love always letterpress card. Choose rose colour from above options - Red, Pink, Yellow, White or Cream.

Get your order in by 3pm on Thursday, February 13th to pick up between 10-5pm on Friday, February 14th.

    Please note: Due to the delicate nature of the flowers, they are not available for shipping. Select local pickup at checkout.

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    Nocturne Halifax - Monumental Signage ✨

    Nocturne Halifax 2019

    Nocturne is Saturday, October 19th!

    Nocturne: Art at Night is a free event that showcases and celebrates the visual arts scene in Halifax / Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Now in its 12th year, the festival brings art and energy to the streets between 6pm - midnight on Saturday, October 19th.



    Come crank the wheel on our antique letterpress and print your own keepsake! This year’s theme is SCAFFOLD and we’ll reveal the design that visitors will be printing closer to the day of the event. This year’s project will truly commemorate the night and all ages are welcome!



    Here is our exhibit description:

    Downtown Halifax is in a state of flux. Almost everywhere you turn there is scaffolding staged to help build new or improve existing structures. Halifax once had illuminated scaffold signage in its downtown core too. For one night, participants can mix the old with the new and print by hand a Nocturne sign keepsake using a century-old letterpress.

    Keep your eyes peeled for the guide to plan your route. We look forward to seeing you out! Until then, check out the post that Nocturne has put together to Have the Best Nocturne Ever!

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    Best of Halifax 2019 Categories

    The Coast Best of Halifax 2019

    Thank you to all of you who nominated us in The Coast Readers' Choice Awards!

    We are pleased as punch to be listed in 2 categories and would be delighted if you'd vote Inkwell for:

    - Best Indie Gift Shop
    - Best Home Decor Store

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    Flora Flower Studio Pop-up ❤️ 💐

    flora flower popup

    With the impending snowstorm forecasted for Wednesday, we've rescheduled our pop-up with Flora Flower Studio! ❤️ 💐



    ✨NEW DATE!✨ Join us Thursday, February 14th from 2-6pm!



    Jessica Brannen's gorgeous Valentine's Day themed burlap-wrapped bouquets are available in 2 sizes:

    • Small (approx 10 stems) for $45.00
    • Large (approx 15 stems) for $65.00

    Pre-order is available if you want to ensure you get a bouquet or are short on time!

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    2018 Inkwell Holiday Gift Guide - Yogis

    2018 Inkwell Holiday Gift Guide - Yogis

    Top Row
    Revive Perfume Oil by Apt. 6 Skin Co $22.00 (various scents)
    Self Care Enamel Pin by ilootpaperie $15.00
    Magnesium Oil Spray by Apt. 6 Skin Co $14.00 - $28.00 (various sizes/scents)

    Bottom Row
    Oh Yoga Cards Deck by Oh Mother Care Kits $24.96
    Beeswax Wrap Set by Bee & Hive Wraps $25.00 - $30.00 (various sizes)
    Yoga Mat Refresher Spray by Mighty Oak Essentials $12.00

    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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    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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