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Back To School // Kids Edition September 07 2015

Yes, summer has come to an end and the first day of school has officially arrived. Make sure your young ones are fully prepared for the coming year with these back-to-school essentials. 

Herschel Backpacks

This one is a given- Herschel has become every student's go-to school bag due to its durability, simple style, and practicality. They are available in kids and youth sizes to better suit children and their needs. Starting at $40

People Footwear

New in our store are these Vancouver-based, ultra-lightweight, slip-on children's shoes. We carry the Phillips and the Stanley styles in sizes C4 to C13 and in a variety of colours. $40

Abeego Resuable Beeswax Wraps

Ditch the plastic wrap and replace them with these natural beeswax wraps to keep your food as fresh as possible without the waste. Made from pure beeswax, jojoba oil, and tree resin infused into a fabric made of cotton and hemp, these wraps provide a breathable environment to keep your food from spoiling. Use them around your half-cut fruits or vegetables or as lids for your containers. They are available in three sizes. $18

Bavarian Gnome Crayons

Spice up your classic crayons with these fun gnome ones. They come in six colours so start spreading the magic! $15

Kikkerland Hot/Cold Packs 

Cute reusable gel packs to sooth aches and pains or to keep your lunches warm or cold. $8

 

Best of luck to all students for the coming year!

 


'Twas a Dark and Stormy Night... November 03 2014

The nights are getting longer everyone! I hope you were able to change your clocks back without getting "If I could turn back time" by Cher stuck in your head, or at least remembered before you had to leave for work this morning.

With the days being so short (and the weather being so wet), many of us are passing on the idea of going outside after work and opt for the warmth of a cozy living room, or kitchen, or an underground library if you're Batman. I find when the nights are long that it's a great time to get personal things done like art projects, organizing, cataloging your dog's extensive toy collection - things that you normally wouldn't have time for. For me, it's a great time to get writing done, but like any great writer I require the preliminary procrastination of setting up "my space" so I feel comfortable enough to stare at all the nice things around me when I get a block (which is quite often). It's a moody and contemplative kind of month, especially with Starbucks constantly reminding us that Christmas is two entire months away, and I like having a space that reflects that. I've taken a some of my favourite pieces from the store and have compiled a list of a current dream space, perfect for the month of November. 

 

Bronze Antler Candlesticks

Modern and rustic, these babies are the perfect accompaniment to a big glass of wine and the yellowed pages of a well-loved classic - or they'd make a great replacement candlestick in the boardgame Clue (they're heavy!). Cast from real whitetail deer antlers, they look strikingly beautiful in any room. 

 

Owl Lamp

The owl is an ancient symbol of wisdom and intuition, and if that's not enough to inspire you, they are known to be very cute as well. This ceramic light casts a warm glow and won't eat your trail mix like a real owl would. 

 

Workman's Lantern

Okay, so lighting is important to me. Nothing sets the mood to write like lots and lots and lots of candles. This lantern in particular has a nifty hinged door, allowing you to insert any candle you'd like. 

 

Batle Studio Graphite Sculptures

 
 
various shapes, click here for details

Now this is a writing utensil. Batle studios from San Francisco sculpts graphite and seals it in a way that never rubs off on your hands, only onto paper. The beautiful and intricate designs come in different sizes, and every box is signed by the artist who sculpted it. It's a great gift for someone who has everything, as each of these are one of kind. 

 

Midori Traveler's Notebook

No dream writing room would be complete without something to write on! Made in Japan, the Midori notebook has a vegetable-tanned leather cover, with replaceable and various notebook inserts. The leather is meant to last and take on character the more you use it. 

 

Ok, the scene is set. Now to get over this writer's block..

-Lauren

 

Bronze Antler Candlestick - $72-$85
Owl Lamp - $165
Workman's Lantern (round) - $65
Batle Studio Graphite Sculpture - $22-$82
Midori Traveler's Notebook - $59.90

If ever something is not available in our online shop, please email us any purchase inquiries. 


Botanically Bodacious! October 27 2014

If you were to step into our store right now, you'd probably wonder what smells so darn good. Well, don't worry, you won't need to ask because I'm about to tell you.

Walrus is now home to not one, but TWO new local lines of body care! Believe me, we're glowing over here.

After many years as a makeup artist and a lifetime of being a sister of six, Crystal Macleod acquired a love of simplistic skin care. Harlow's philosophy is based around simplicity, health and well-being. All of their products are handmade and small-batch, as well as being free of GMO’s, preservatives and other unnecessary additives. Plus, they smell really, really good. Harlow has quite the array of products, let me guide you through them. 

 

Harlow body butter 

spice market - musky and comfortable, reminiscent of a warm summer night or bundling up on a rainy day, spices and sandalwood
wild heart - like you've just come from laying in field of wild flowers, geranium, jasmine, neroli
bohemian - a deliciously exotic blanket of vanilla and grapefruit 

Harlow body butter nourishes, hydrates and protects. A little goes a long way for this luxuriously rich body butter. Scented with essential and fragrant oils, smooth all over for silky skin and a light, lingering scent. 

 

Harlow body whip

spa day - refreshing and relaxing with the invigorating scents of eucalyptus, peppermint and spearmint.
daydream - sultry and calming, French lavender swirled within the energizing citrus of bergamot and blood orange. 

This whip is lightweight and full of antioxidants, natural skin emollients, omega 3 and 6, and vitamin E. Again, a little goes along way for this hydrating cream.

 

 Harlow body buff

coffee buzz - an exotic and stimulating blend of coffee, raw sugar, lime and coconut
lemon lemon - scents of Lemon verbena and lime with a hint of fresh floral  

Scrub away dull, lifeless skin with Harlow's body buffs. Coffee buzz uses raw sugar as an exfoliant and lemon lemon uses espom salts. Each melts away leaving your skin  smooth and moisturized. 

 

Harlow fire

bohemian - vanilla and grapefruit
orange flower - a mild hint of ginger and zesty orange
fresh morning - scents of french lavender and cucumber
in the air - cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, vanilla, pumpkin, cardamom (limited edition)
warm - all the spices of a warm apple cider (limited edition)

Okay, maybe you don't want to put this on your skin, but Harlow makes candles as well. 8oz hand poured, NON GMO eco-soy candle, approximate burn time 50 hours.

 

Josée Gordon has also spent a majority of her life behind a makeup brush. Her passion for natural products and the magic of alchemy brought her to Reassembly. In her beautiful studio off Powell St, she creates elixirs, soaps and fragrances with ancient oils and waxes such as black agar and powdered sandalwood. A true fountain of knowledge, Josée is like a modern day shaman of the senses, bringing you into a different realm with her mystical scents. Also, it doesn't hurt that she's a complete joy to be around. All products are natural, paraben free, ethically sourced and at least 80% organic ingredients. 

 

Reassembly roll-on fragrance

blackwood - black agar, bergamot, sandalwood, musk, ho wood, oud and cedar
whitewood - oud and himalayan cedarwood, citrus
mosscape - lavender, japanese mint, spanish sage, oakmoss, sandalwood
mountain milk - sandalwood, spruce hemlock, balsam fir, pine needle, red cedar, vanilla, musk, amber
tobaccosuite - tobacco, ylang ylang, coriander, katrafay, black pepper, vetiver
nyc - jasmine, rose, galbanum, muhuhu, musk, leather

These roll-on fragrances are completely intoxicating. Well, don't drink them, but the combinations of fragrances in each bottle are enough to get you dreaming. Each one is unisex and inspired by something different, such as a men's lavender recipe from the 1800's (mosscape) or David Hockney's pool series from the 70's (tobaccosuite). 

 

Reassembly lip balms

rose
peppermint

A simple balm made with organic illipe butter, castor oil and beeswax. 

 

Reassembly honey/sandalwood scrub

A combination of organic sugars, organic raw honey and powdered sandalwood, this scrub is made to expel toxins while gently removing dead skin. Powdered sandalwood soothes irritation, tones, and has astringent properties, while organic marula oil and sandalwood essential oil are known for balancing and soothing skin. A truly dreamy exfoliant!

 

Reassembly beardo

A soothing and moisturizing treat for facial skin and hair. With the invigorating scents of lime and bay, this can be used to tame beards and moisturize the irritated skin beneath them. For a special treat, keep in the fridge and use as a refreshing aftershave. 

 

Reassembly herbal rock salt body cleanser

Clarifying, detoxifying, anti-bacterial, promotes and improves circulation, keeps skin taut, refreshing - this body wash has it all! The soap itself is derived from olive and coconut oils, and contains essential oils of basil, juniper, eucalyptus and oregano. The inclusion of himalayan rock salt aids in drawing out toxins and supports skin regeneration as the salt has a very high content of minerals. 

 

Reassembly body serum luxury oil

Quick absorbing and glow inducing, this body oil is packed with skin-loving oils like sea buckthorn, avocado, safflower, and camellia seed. Geranium, yarrow, key lime, and frankincense essential oils are infused to promote the balancing and healing of skin. 

 

Reassembly black magic bath crystals

The solar salts in the black magic bath crystals help to draw out impurities from the skin and soothe on a muscular level. Scented with Blackwood botanical fragrance, these crystals create a spellbinding and sensual bathing experience. Just add two tablespoons to a warm bath and enjoy.

 

And that is the reason it smells so good in here! Come on in and get wrapped up in it.

 

-Lauren

 

Harlow
butter - $28
whip - $28
buff - $22
fire - $25

 

Reassembly
roll-on fragrance - $45
lip balm - $10
honey/sandalwood scrub - $24
beardo - $30
herbal rock salt body cleanser - $24
body serum luxury oil - $50
black magic bath crystals - $18
 
If ever something is not available in our online shop, please email us any purchase inquiries.