Enhance your home office with local décor essentials
Working from home is a new reality for many people now that most offices and public spaces have closed their doors. Whether you’ve set up your laptop on the kitchen table, or created a space in your walk-in closet, feeling cozy and productive at home can be a challenge.
Given the impact the COVID-19 pandemic is having on the bottom line of small businesses across Winnipeg, it’s more important now than ever to shop local. We've curated a list of local must-haves when it comes to transforming your new work space into a comfortable, stress-free environment.
Cool, calm and collections
Spring has sprung and with it comes a new collection of hand-poured, wood wick candles from Coal and Canary, made right here in Winnipeg! Make your time in isolation a little cozier with scents like ‘Super Powers & Fresh Cut Flowers’ and ‘Sweet Perfumes & Lilac Blooms.’ Currently offering free shipping on all Canadian orders, these candles have a mood to match any room you decide to work in.
Bring the spirit of the '80s into your home… and we don’t just mean your basement furniture. Rox Textile Art has just released her 2020 Spring Collection with bright and bold colours, lines and textiles. Rox designs bags, quilts, cushions, coasters and home goods that make rooms feel more fun. She just launched her brand-new website this week and has flat rate delivery within Winnipeg (and ships anywhere in Canada, too).
Mother-daughter maker duo, Riley Grae, wants you to find inspiration with their collection of carefully curated prints, pins, stationery and accessories. They’re now offering free shipping and local delivery within Winnipeg, so you can continue writing with the smoothest pens on the coolest day planners.
Studies have shown that adding plants to your workspace can not only reduces stress, but also increase your productivity. Thankfully, Verde Plant Design is delivering a large selection of plants, pots and ‘Nice Things’ right to your door if you’re in Winnipeg, or curbside pickup at their Osborne location.
You can also send a plant to someone you’re rooting for in isolation via Ivie Plants, a local company that does all the dirty work and delivers healthy houseplants right to your door. These plants are curated by what’s currently in season, easy to care for, and every plant comes fully planted in your choice of pot, completely mess free.
Treat your plants to a new home, while you enhance yours with Brook Drabot Glass homewares + décor. These handmade glasses are inspired by nature and are perfect for repotting small succulents and air plants, or fill them with water and fresh cut flowers on your windowsill.
Just Brew It
Just because nobody likes the coffee at the office, doesn’t mean you shouldn’t brew your best at home! Not only can you buy bulk beans to last all quarantine, but Fools & Horses also has all the accessories you’ll need to for that perfect drip, delivered in under 48 hours. You can find on SkipTheDishes, shop their online store, or walk-up and receive contactless service.
If your work from home schedule includes a tea time (it should), then you’ll be needing special supplies from Cornelia Bean like The Wall, a glass mug designed in Winnipeg with a built-in strainer to hold back tea leaves and herbs. Stock up on all your loose leaf loves and take advantage of their free delivery within Winnipeg.
Every great cup of coffee deserves to be served in a great mug, which means it’s a great time to check out all the beautiful and functional mugs by lot.15. Their studio space is closed, but orders can still be placed online and you can even reach out to them for custom orders.
With an abundance of local makers in Winnipeg, it’s easy to indulge in a little retail therapy. Plus, if you’re looking to order lunch for you and your new work- from-home co-workers, we’ve created a brand-new page on our website with listings for all local takeout and delivery.
To support more small businesses during this time, check out our full list of local shopping here.