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Friday Features - 11/22/19

Friday Features - 11/22/19

Happy Friday everyone! The holiday season has arrived and we’ve been busy welcoming new artists and products to the store! Here’s what we’ve featured on social media this past week!

silkscreened taco ornament by Broderpress
We couldn’t let Halifax’s first-ever taco week go by without featuring Broderpress’ fantastic silkscreened wooden ornaments! Their taco ornament took the spotlight this week; however, we have their ornaments in many other designs such as hamburgers and chickens. These ornaments are custom laser-cut from 3/16” basswood and then hand printed in vibrant colours. These incredible eye-catching ornaments are a great addition to any tree!

Handmade Porcelain Mugs by Rachel De Conde
We had the pleasure of welcoming the ceramic artist Rachel De Conde to the store this week! Rachel’s pieces are unique, beautiful, and expansive in terms of texture & aesthetic. She has developed a variety of glazes resulting in a wide range of colourful pieces completely different from one another! While we featured the mugs from her hand-drawn floral series, we also have pieces with blue tones, metallic accents and honeycomb designs!

Hand-Embroidered Art Hoops by All The Pretty Things
We also welcomed another new artist! We now carry a large selection of beautiful hand-embroidered hoop art by Emily of All The Pretty Things NS. Whether it is lettering or illustrations, Emily’s work is incredibly detailed and carefully designed. Designs made to be displayed year-long, or specifically for the holiday season, are in-store now.

Animal Swimsuit Calendar by Paper Wilderness
We had to mention Jenna Puente’s, of Paper Wilderness, heartwarming 2020 calendar of Swimsuit Animal illustrations. This calendar features 12 adorable critters modeling an assortment of swimsuit fashion. These watercolour illustrations are incredibly pleasant, family-friendly, and formatted to be framed easily after the year is over!

Laser-cut wood wreath by Paper + Light
If you’re looking for a stylish (and long-lasting!) wreath to welcome the holiday season, this fantastic laser-cut art piece (from Ali of Light + Paper) does the trick! Starting from a paper-cutting, this beautiful wreath is laser-cut from 1/8" birch wood and measures approximately 15” x 13.5”. It is a perfect addition to a door, window or feature wall!

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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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Friday Features - 08/23/19

We’re going to start to release a weekly blog post to highlight what we’ve been featuring on our social media platforms. Hopefully, it will serve as a quick way for those who don’t always see our daily posts to still be able to see what has been catching our eye!

This week we’ve featured three local artists - Marla Benton, Andrea Crouse, and Alex MacAskill of Midnight Oil Print & Design.

polka dot mug by marla benton
We’ve been super smitten with Marla Benton’s fun & functional polka dot mugs this week. They’re a great choice if you’re looking for a new favourite mug for yourself, or their complementary colours also work well paired up as a fantastic wedding gift!

Cornwall St Halifax Paper Collage Andrea Crouse
It’s easy to see the amount of work and time that goes into each of Andrea Crouse’s paper collage designs, and her newest addition of the Cornwallis Street Row-house is no exception to this! Andrea’s work is a great way to highlight some of the memorable architecture of Halifax. It works well as a subtle souvenir of a trip to the Maritimes, or to send some nostalgia to a Haligonian who now lives elsewhere. Inkwell carries her work in 8x10” prints and 5x7” cards and a selection are available in our online store.

House Hippo Screenprint by Alex MacAskill
Alex MacAskill of Midnight Oil has returned with his Nova Scotia Map Print & his iconic house hippo print, available in-store and online. He also has brought in his new print that showcases the stunning visual history of the sneaker! All three featured prints are 16x20” in size.

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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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2018 Holiday Gift Guides

2018 Inkwell Holiday Gift Guide

We've put together our annual Inkwell Holiday Gift Guide to assist you in your holiday shopping for your family, friends or even your own wish list!

Don't forget we also have gift certificates available in our Halifax shop.



Shop in person at Inkwell - 2011 Brunswick Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia and shop a selection of featured items online.



Living away and see something you like that’s not in our online store? We Ship!

Order by phone (902) 405-8309 or email!



Gifts are available while quantities last.

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Sarah Duggan Tote!

Sarah Duggan Inkwell Limited Edition Tote Bag

We're so excited to announce the 2016 Inkwell limited edition artist series tote bag by local Dartmouth illustrator, Sarah Duggan!

Update: Please note that the tote is now sold out.

As well, it pleases us to say the tote was assembled and printed by hand in Halifax by Atlantic Bag Manufacturers, a local social enterprise!

See the previous artist series tote bags: 2015, 20142013 and 2012.

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