The School of Life is here at Walrus! June 12 2017

In life, times of transition and times of comfortability, we are faced with obstacles that test who we are, what we want, as well as our relationships. We could all use a hand on the journey to a more fulfilled life. This brings me to introducing The (wonderful) School of Life.

Devoted to the development of emotional intelligence, The School of Life gifts us products that spark new ideas, help us therapeutically, and bring about various self reflections. Although headquartered in London, they work globally and want to share their information and knowledge all around the world. The School of Life teaches us things that aren't often taught in schools.. but if you are a fan of the classroom setting, they do offer classes, workshops, and conferences! For those unable to make it out there to, they are active on social media with lots of videos, articles, and more ways to get involved. 

We are so proud to have a selection of these awesome products in the shop! 

100 Questions // set of 100 cards with questions to spark conversation about anything, to get to know your family members better & increase communication among families, or help you look deeper in your relationships!

Key Word pencil sets // "we've chosen a selection of the most important words from these subjects and set them on some finely crafted pencils so that we hold them more clearly in our minds while we write..." includes set of six pencils with a booklet explaining each word & their importance

Should I Stay or Leave? // "contains a set of reflections and questions to help us clarify some of the core issues we should work through before quitting or committing." this game helps us really reflect and analyze what is important in our relationships and what is worth it to us!

Who Should I Be With? // game designed to "sharpen our sense of what we should be looking for in love." includes cards that describe leading habits and character traits in people, influencing us to reflect on what truly matters to us! 

Know Yourself // "60 prompt cards designed to help lead you through the important task of knowing yourself a little better in life. Each card carries an exercise on one side and a piece of analysis on the reverse to help you gain insight and clarity on that ever elusive subject: yourself."

What Should I Do With My Life? // "This is a game designed to help us determine what occupation could be most relevant to us. Each of the 52 cards details a highly distinctive and often fascinating profession with ratings for key factors, such as stress levels, salary and meaning, to bring our ambitions into focus." play this as a game with your friends seeing who can get the most points or use them to look deep into yourself!

Calm prompt cards // "set of prompt cards made up of a succession of eloquent and beautiful reminders of just how we should approach our frustrations. It powerfully summons up our best and calmest selves – at precisely the moments when we need them most."

Cool stuff, am I right?? No matter who you are or where you are in life, there is definitely something we could all learn from The School of Life. Excited to have you at walrus! 

Father's Day Gift Ideas June 20 2015

We're already halfway through June which means a very special day for all father figures is close by. It's the one day of the year that is fully dedicated to showing our appreciation for all these loved ones and for their hard work and love throughout the year. We've put together a few great gift ideas for these deserving men.



Teroforma Whiskey Stones- Set of 9

Use these stones to chill drinks instead of ice cubes to prevent your drinks from becoming diluted. Add three chilled stones to your next dram, let stand for 5 minutes and enjoy. Black or grey. $29


Cursor & Thread Bow Ties

Add some dapper-style into his closet with these adorable handmade (in Vancouver) ties! We have a variety of other colours and designs to choose from. Quote from the creators: "The greatest thing we ever learned about bow ties is that like a good marriage, once the knot is tied, the charm often lies in the imperfections" Start at $59


Le Baigneur Soaps & Landon Dix Shaving Brushes

These 100% natural and organic handmade soaps are the perfect gift for someone who seeks out the greatest product quality in their suds. We carry the three artisan soaps- tonifying, exfoliating, relaxing- as well as the shaving soap, available with a beautiful porcelain bowl. $15 & $59

The Landon Dix boar-hair shaving brush is also a great item to complete the package. $50


Fly At Risk Ties

Handmade in Vancouver, these ties are a lovely touch to add to an outfit this season. These also come in different colours and prints, inspired by travels, poetry, and all things floral. $40

 Wishing all fathers a lovely Father's Day!!