Letterpressed Card Sets – Stay in Touch in 2016!

January 12, 2016Greeting Cards, Letterpress, Organization, Paper, Stationery

This year, lets resolve to keep in touch.

Important people in your life will feel very loved receiving any of these letter-pressed cards by EggPress, Darling Clementine, & Masako Kubo.

Each pictured card set comes with individual cards & envelopes that are blank inside, ready for your personalized messages!

Looking for a special way to say thanks for all your holiday well wishes? Look no further!

If you are in need of some fancy utensils to get going, check out our Delfonics pen & pencil selection!

All products pictured are available for purchase at our Kensington location, select items available at our Parkdale Outpost.


EggPress set of 6 – $20

Darling Clementine set of 10 – $25

Masako Kubo set of 10 – $25

Delfonics pencils & pens – $14 each



New in the Shop – Hoi Bo!

January 11, 2016Other Things Handmade, Paper

Kid Icarus is very eager and excited to announce that we are now carrying the beautiful bags by Sarra Tang of Hoi Bo! Sarra Tang is a Canadian designer actively making things with Hoi Bo since 2007. Her studio and flagship store can be found in Toronto’s hip distillery district.

These high quality bags and clutches are like no other, hand made from paper which is specially treated with a natural binding agent that is flexible making the bags durable and machine washable. You would never know that it was paper.

Hoi Bo bags and clutches are luxury pieces that will last for years.

Hoi bo is available at our Kensington and Parkdale locations! Get them while you can – they are going fast!


Small Paper Clutch – $26.00

Paper Clutch – $30.00

Paper Market Shopper – $ 58.00


Holiday Gift Guide #6 – THATS A WRAP!

December 18, 2015Holiday Season, Other Things Handmade, Paper

Hopefully your holiday shopping is nearing it’s end… So we thought we’d give you some wrapping ideas!

Here at Kid Icarus our wrapping paper is quite unique in the sense that every sheet is designed & screen printed by us!

We’ve got lots of adorable washi tape to spice up your gifts, and a variety of wrapping paper/ribbon colours to choose from.

All wrapping supplies are available in both our Kensington & Parkdale locations.

Happy wrapping!



Holiday Gift Guide #1 – Puzzles & Games!

December 11, 2015Do it yourself (DIY), Holiday Season, Paper

In this technological age sometimes it feels good to just get back to the basics… Let us help you and your family experience the good ol’ fashion fun of a board game!

This holiday season settle down with a hot drink and one of our many awesome boxed games!

We’ve got all of the pictured games at our Kensington location (and select games in Parkdale as well).

Dog Bingo ($38), DIY Board Games ($38), Paper Sumo ($20), Gradient Puzzles ($25), & Paper Chess Sets ($21) are sure to please your holiday crowd!

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Paper Kits

December 4, 2015Do it yourself (DIY), Paper, Storefront

paper_all_smPaper Sumo $20, Make Your Own Robot $33.50, Party Origami $17, Kimono Origami Paper $16, Robogami $19

Paper can be fun you say? Yes! It’s true! Check out these fun paper kits that we have at Kid Icarus. Learn how to fold and cut your own Sumo wrestlers, robots, flowers and more.

Paper_robot_smRobogami $19
Fold your own robots and battle your friends!

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Impress all of your friends at the next party with your origami skills.

20151115_142002_resized 20151115_142139_resizedKimono Origami Paper $16

Everything featured in this post is available at our Kensington Market location, to check if what you’re looking for is at our Parkdale outpost just call ahead 🙂

Fantastic Cities x 1000 Dot-to-Dot

September 10, 2015Do it yourself (DIY), Magazines & Books, Paper, Storefront

Hot town, summer in the city. As we ride out these last days of an Indian summer, why not mull over Torontonian Steve McDonald‘s ardently detailed colouring book, Fantastic Cities? Wildly accurate, and sure to take your mind off this heat. Or give Melbourne, Australia’s Thomas Pavitte‘s 1000 Dot-To-Dot Cities a try. Connect the dots and pretend you’re on vacation visiting one of the 2o landmarks found in the book. Whatever it takes to make this summer never-ending, right? Sigh.


c3  Fantastic Cities by Steve McDonald, 1000 Dot-To-Dot Cities by Thomas Pavitte -$22 each and both available at our Parkdale and Kensington locations.



Great Lakes Wrapping Paper

May 1, 2014Kid Icarus Line, Paper

The Great Lakes wrapping paper print is a combination of two old maps, a Canadian Map and a map of the US region. the northern portion of the map is populated with towns that were added after the merge to fill in the original lack of details. The light blue stripe pattern was added to highlight the lakes and give the screen print an even more vintage feel.

The Kid Icarus wrapping paper can be purchased as a single roll or in a pack of 3 with ribbon. You can find it in our Kensington Market storefront or on our webstore.