Carmiclay is a small batch ceramic studio located in Worcester, Massachusetts.
Carmen Michel makes simple and minimal products out of clay for the everyday use. Her intent is to create something that has more than one purpose. Everything is handmade from a ball of clay to the finished product. And every piece is unique in its shape. Some look pretty damn close to one another though. She doesn’t make clones, she creates families.
Behind Helsinki mon amour, is the artist and illustrator Myriam Van Neste. Formally trained as a sculptor in Montreal, Canada, and then in environmental art in Finland, her work has slowly shifted towards illustration. Used to working with her two hands, every one of her projects starts with a pair a scissors, colored paper, and a playful collage session.
Huit Juin was born from Laurence and Marie-Andrée Mackrous, sisters, mothers, and best friends, and their love for the art of hosting.
The young company proposes reversible table linen and design, as well as a selection of objects for the table and the home. And why Huit Juin (June 8)? It’s the date of birth of their mother, a tribute to the simple happiness of being together.
Gabrielle and Élyse are passionate about food and design. They created Jarre in 2014 to combine their common concerns and interests about food waste and a healthier diet.
The Montreal duo is primarily inspired by ancestral methods of conservation, which they use to rethink the modern kitchen and adapt it to our current needs. Ceramics, corian, wood, and sunny days are their other main sources of inspiration.
Lithologie is the story of a man who’s crazy about the stones of Quebec, and a daring designer. Their encounter gave birth to high quality whiskey rocks. Made locally, the stones are carefully selected for their aesthetics, but also for their greater ability to retain the cold, than traditional whiskey rocks.
Lithologie relies on the properties of Gneiss and Hornblend granulite, and of Gabbro, extracted in Chibougamau and Trois-Rivière (cities in the Quebec province).
After 2 years on maternity leave, and a routine composed of diaper changes and shortened nights, Marie-Ève picked back up a hobby that she has always liked, and which fascinated her, painting. She still does not regret her decision, since she is now starting her fifth year as a painter.
The watercolors signed by Léolia are spontaneous, simple, and emotional works, hand-made on paper made in Quebec.
Ali Harrison is a papercutting artist from Toronto. Preferring a blade to a pen, Ali creates all her designs as hand-cut originals using just an X-Acto knife and paper. She likes using repeating patterns within recognizable shapes to create a twist on traditional images - as can be seen in her popular Anatomy Collection.
Ali sells her hand cut reproductions out of her studio in Toronto under her business name Light + Paper. When she isn't working away in the studio, Ali likes drinking beer and hanging out in the park with her grumpy dog Basil.
Erin Kelley is a Civil Engineer/artist from the Boston area. Erin has always loved the natural texture and weight that concrete evokes, along with the simplicity of geometric shapes. These principles inspired Mayhewn, and every object she casts. Her favorite method is to use colored dyes to create a marbled effect, making each piece totally unique.
When she’s not working as an engineer or casting concrete for Mayhewn, Erin enjoys traveling with her husband, John, and reading cozy mysteries with her dog, Gus.
Mpgmb is Marie-Pier Guilmain and Maud Beauchamp. They met a while ago while studying industrial design and haven’t stopped collaborating ever since.
They qualify their approach as intuitive and spontaneous.
Their curiosity leads them to cultivate various sources of inspiration from which they create amalgams that bear their distinctive signature. Through their projects, Marie-Pier and Maud hope to convey their enthusiasm for the design and the know-how of their collaborators.
Niho Kozuru is a sculptor, who has extended her artistic practice into sculptural beeswax to create NIHO Candles.
They are inspired by the architectural ornaments of New England. Kozuru’s interest in New England crafts stems from her family’s history, as she comes from generations of clay artists in Fukuoka, Japan. Raised by artists in a traditional Japanese home, Kozuru grew up with a love and respect for handmade objects and organic materials.
TRACE's products started in the form of a dream, that of combining three passions: interior design, art, and ready-to-wear.
It was at the age of 4 that its designer, Florence Hupin, flew with her family to permanently leave Zaire’s sun and scorching heat to settle in the Eastern Townships, Quebec.
Always encouraged for her artistic talents, Florence attended her first private drawing and painting classes at the age of 15. She continued her studies in Visual Arts in college and then at university. After working for four years in the interior design world and a year in textile printing, she chose the technique of silk screen printing on fabrics to express herself and be able to exhibit her art on interior design and fashion products.
TRACE products will dress your home with taste and refinement.