We are pleased to announce that Grace Design will be exhibiting at the inaugural edition of The Citizen's Collective market tomorrow - alongside a collection of some of our favourite Toronto brands. This show is beautifully curated with a collection of globally handmade products that are sure to delight - think beautiful African baskets, Moroccan blankets, bohemian jewelry and of course our own blend of globally inspired handbags. Saturday April 22nd from 11-6pm at 1446 Dundas St West. Toronto. See you there!
Happy Spring! If you live in a cooler place like I do, those first few days of warm weather can make you feel like a new woman. I wanted to create a mix that attempted to capture that euphoria of the first few warm days after a long winter. It's my favourite time of year, that first warm weekend when practically half of the city is out, sipping coffee's with no jacket and the magnolia's are just starting to blossom. It's the best. Enjoy! In on a Breeze | A Springtime Playlist
The weather is getting brighter and warmer here in Toronto and with that, our desire for softer colours; pastel pink, soft brown, pale yellow and grey. We've added some beautiful new pouch's to the shop, each one of a kind and made from vintage carpets. As always, each bag is made by hand in our studio while we carefully select our textiles from around the world. These kilim carpets were sourced from Turkey and no two are alike. We love the soft pastel palette in these ones, perfect for Spring. They are sold as wristlet pouch's but we also offer leather shoulder straps that can be added on to any clutch or pouch in our shop.
Our latest shipment from Morocco arrived last week and I've been having fun taking photos of all the beautiful textiles in tableau combined with some of my favourite things. One of my greatest pleasures in life is to pore over my favourite art and design books on Sunday mornings with a good cup of strong coffee. The second photo features a vintage Berber necklace and bag I found while traveling in Morocco last year. We are hard at work behind the scenes making new bags for the shop, expect new updates every few days in the coming weeks - If you'd like the most up to date info please join us on our Instagram, we update it daily. Enjoy your Sunday!
Over the past few months I've been looking everywhere for vintage African indigo. It is not easy to find and usually it's pretty pricey when I do. However, I managed to unearth a few pieces last Fall which sold out over Christmas and then just this month a few more. The pieces I have are from about 1950-1970 and all are with natural indigo tie-dye (stitch resist dyed) in a strip weave hand-spun cotton, from the Dogon tribes of Mali. I love the signs of deterioration and the natural indigo color that just gets better with age. Each panel is only about 10" wide and they are hand stitched together with many inconsistencies that add to their beauty. We added a few items to the shop...