Uppercase Magazine

June 19, 2017Magazines & Books

Been in a creative slump? Get some inspiration with Uppercase Magazine. We have current and past issues in stock, stop by the shop and grab your copy today!

Sold at $18 each

for the creative and curious!

New Workbooks & Colouring Books in Kensington!

April 4, 2016Magazines & Books

We have some awesome new activity books in Kensington filled with the best weekend projects.

Looking to do a paper cut project? Hoping to buff up your crochet skills? In the mood to chill out with a colouring book?

We’ve got you covered.

Check out the new selection of fun DIY books we’ve got in store, ranging in price from $12-$22.

Let’s get creative, people!






New in Kensington – Maker’s Magazine!

February 26, 2016Magazines & Books

We are very excited to have a new magazine in our Kensington shop from the Oakville, ON locals – Maker’s Movement!

From their website: “Maker’s Movement is an online platform and bi-annual print publication that celebrates creativity… Maker’s Movement exists to support and promote handmade and independent businesses. We strive to overcome the expectations that attempt to define us. We believe in taking accountability for our happiness and carving our own paths toward self-sustainability.”

Couldn’t have said it better ourselves! Their first issue themed around “Mother Nature” is in the shop now! Settle in with a cup of tea and get inspired by these Canadian makers!

Maker’s Movement Issue 1 is available for purchase at our Kensington location for $25.



Your “Most Excellent Adventure” ~ Travel Journals!

January 16, 2016Magazines & Books, Notebooks & Journals, Planners, Storefront

Looking to see the world? Get away from the cold weather? We have some great ideas to get you inspired!

Don’t know where to go or what to see? Browse through one of our many map-oriented reads! These amazingly illustrated books of various city’s maps and buildings make choosing places to see a total breeze.

Once you’ve decided where you’re headed, we’d like to help you always remember the amazing sights and favourite moments from your “most excellent adventure.”

Stop by today and peruse through one of our many travel journals that will help you keep your memories close!

All items pictured are available at our Kensington location.
Products may vary at our Parkdale store, so please call ahead!



Adult Colouring Books

November 19, 2015Magazines & Books, Storefront

The adult colouring book that started it all, Secret Garden – An Inky Treasure Hunt and Colouring Book. Lately I’m sure you have all noticed the craze that’s sweeping the nation: Colouring books for adults! A great way to wind down after a long day at work – don’t forget the cup of tea.


Secret Garden ($23)

After great success and popularity, artist Johanna Basford has created her second colouring book Enchanted Forest. This book is full of woodland creatures and scenery that looks like it’s straight from a fairy tale.



Enchanted Forest ($23)

The Artists Edition of Secret Garden has 20 illustrations from the original Secret Garden book but on thicker quality paper and is only illustrated on one side of the paper so that you can easily tear off and frame your finished piece.


Artists Edition ($30)


Artists Edition ($30)


Fantastic Cities
Another adult colouring book by a Canadian artist (Steve McDonald). Fantastic Cities features finely detailed perspective images of cities from all over the world. Amsterdam, New York, London, Tokyo, Paris, and many more.


Fantastic Cities ($22)

Fantastic Cities ($22)


All The Libraries Toronto
For All The Libraries Toronto, artist Daniel Rotztain visited and drew every single branch of the Toronto Public Library. He drew 100 libraries and even two “bookmobiles”, making 102 illustrations in total.


Toronto Libraries ($17) – 10″ x 10″ – 152 pages

Legendary Landscapes
Legendary Landscapes is a brand new colouring book featuring 85 beautifully illustrated pages of real and imaginary landscapes and cityscapes. You will find some familiar canadian landmarks within it’s pages, created by Canadian artists Witek Radomski and Carrie Wong. The book also features artwork made by artists from all over Canada. Legendary Landcapes started out as a Kickstarter campaign this August. They met then surpassed their goals making the book a reality.


Legendary Landscapes ($26) – 12″ x 12″ – 85 pages


The Tattoo Coloring Book
Full of 120 hand drawn tattoo inspired illustrations by UK artist MEGAMUNDEN. Each page has thick black lines on a white background for you to colour in, with small gold details. The book features lots of classic tattoo motifs such as skulls and roses.


Tattoo Colouring Book ($22)


Tattoo Colouring Book ($22)


Le Pen, $2.50 each

Also don’t forget to get something to colour all the pages of your new book with! We carry Le Pen’s at both locations in the following colours: black, dark grey, brown, orange, oriental blue, teal, amethyst, periwinkle, burgundy, red, olive green, and light green.


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.



Father’s Day Reminder!

June 19, 2015Art Prints for Sale, Do it yourself (DIY), Magazines & Books, Notebooks & Journals, Other Things Handmade, Stationery, Storefront

Father’s Day falls on Sunday June 21st this year – don’t forget! Not to worry, we still have some Father’s Day cards if you did forget. If you need any last minute gift ideas for dear old Dad check out some of the stuff below.

Knotted Nest bifold wallet, $30 each
These handmade wallets come in a cute box made from old maps! Knotted Nest “upcycles” vintage fabric and hand makes their products right here in Canada.
City and Colour in St. Catharines poster, $35.
Screen printed at our studio in Kensington Market.

Woodworking in a Weekend, $30 . Man Crafts, $17.
If your Dad has run out of things to fix, renovate, and restore, check out these two books full of hands-on projects.

“Devo” screen printed poster, $60.

Grids & Guides hardcover notebook, $22. Grids & Guides set of 3 notepads, $20. Needlepoint Horizon 0.7mm pens, $13 each.
“Ty Segall” screen printed poster by Steve Manale, $22.
Maybe he will enjoy this colourful comic strip style gig poster for Ty Segall designed by Canadian artist Steve Manale.

P1070789Alphabet Stencil Book, $25 . Low Tech Print, $37 . Drawing Type, $44 .
We have lots of books for the Dads who love to design and create.

Happy Father’s Day everyone!

Let’s Talk Print Books!

April 20, 2015Magazines & Books, Storefront

We’ve got a bunch of printmaking how-to books at our Kensington location that we’re super excited about!  Screen printing, relief, letterpress… and more! Pick up a new hobby or add to your existing print knowledge this spring with one of our many books about print making. Let us help you expand your library!



For someone starting out printing or for anyone looking to beef up their overall print knowledge, The Printmaking Bible is the book for you! ($66)


A brief history of screen printing and some techniques for beginners or those looking to perfect their practice, Little Book of Screen Printing might be the one! ($30)


Featuring over 200 examples of wide ranging letter pressed works, Adventures in Letterpress will be a fun read for letter press lovers! ($30)


Everything you need to know about printing your own beautiful fabrics with printing techniques including digital printing, screen printing, stenciling, block printing, and resist dyeing, Mastering the Art of Fabric Printing and Design is too cool to pass up! ($35)

Our newest edition to our collection of print making book, Ladies of Letter Press features the best work of the members of Ladies of Letterpress, an international organization that champions the work of women printers. ($54)

Holiday Gift Ideas…For the Craft Lover!

November 14, 2014Do it yourself (DIY), Holiday Season, Magazines & Books

We’ve got loads of super fun and creative gift ideas – sure to please the crafty person in your life!


The Tattoo Coloring Book – $20.00
Tattoo artist Megamunden shares some of his traditional designs in this colouring book.

Secret Garden Coloring Book – $20.00
An inky treasure hunt colouring book! With lots of tiny details, and hidden surprises.

Draw Paint Print Like the Great Artists – $27.00
A fun activity book that explores the techniques and styles of over 30 great artists.

World of Geekcraft – $25.00
This book contains 25 geeky themed crafting projects! Includes a variety of techniques such as cross-stitching, sewing, beading, and more.

DIY Board Games – $38.00
Includes 5 different classic games to make. Colour in game pieces to your liking, also includes tons of stickers to create your very own one of a kind board game.

The Button Factory and Indie Rock Button Factory – $24.00
Each kit includes materials to create 25 fabric covered buttons.

Making an Impression – $27.00
Illustrator Geninne Zlatkis shares 20 cool projects with a focus on print making with stamps.

Uppercase and Lowercase Stamp kits – $15 – from Apricot Morning


Modern Paper Crafts – $30.00
Margaret Van Sicklen uses her traditional origami skills to help you create 20 modern paper related projects. Some of the projects include making boxes, ornaments, and wall art.





A Handmade hot spot!

October 26, 2014Magazines & Books, News & Events

We just received the winter 2014 issue of Toronto’s design guide, ‘Designlines’ and we’re on page 109 as part of a DIY/hands-on workshop gift guide for the city!
Kid Icarus is in good company, alongside Paintlounge and The Shop.

“Fill your family’s mailboxes with custom seasonal greeting cards. This beginner class-taught by the pros behind KI’s much-loved line of stationery – covers everything you need to know to start your own Hallmark line ($150, materials included). Learn paper-stencil and photographic-emulsion methods for transferring designs to a screen, and practice your squeegee technique until you master the angles and pressure needed to make a perfect print.”

Be sure to come grab your free copy from our Kensington Market storefront.