If you live in a major Canadian city, there is still time to order on-line for the holidays. The final posting date is Friday 19th December to receive you order in time for December 24th, unless you live in Toronto (deadline Monday 22nd December) or special arrangements are made.
The shop will close at 4:00 pm Wednesday 24th December 2014 and will re-open at 11 am on Friday 9th January 2015.
Any orders placed on-line during this period will be posted after Friday 9th January.
Have a very merry Christmas!
We (and you) had so much fun doing it last year that we've decided to repeat our CO Advent calendar this year. Starting on December 1, the first person each day to spend $100 (before taxes) will be given a present from our over-sized Advent calendar.
The website may look very similar to the old website, and it is. However, we have updated our platform to make some changes to the shopping cart. You will now be able to select the shipping option that suits you best, choosing among several services offered by Canada Post and Fed Ex. You can also pay securely using either a major credit card or your Pay Pal account. The choice is clear in the checkout.
With respect to the presentation of our products, you won't see much of a change. We are reworking some of our collections, so you may notice that some collections are missing. In some cases, they will be re-loaded in the coming days. In other cases, we are making room for exciting new collections.
You might also notice that a new zoom function has been added to each product allowing you to examine details of the object close up. While all new arrivals and several existing products now employ larger images, not all the images on the site have yet been upgraded. The process of upgrading the images across the website will continue over the coming days and weeks.
In the meantime, enjoy browsing through the 2014 Holiday Gift Guide. We have loaded a large selection of seasonal items. And to help you find the perfect gift for a friend of loved one, we have put together a carefully selected collection of superb items in a range of prices starting with sustainable stocking stuffers.
Keep checking back as new pieces are arriving all the time and will be incorporated into the Gift Guide.
We've received our samples of two new wallpaper patterns from Dutch design studio, Studio Ditte. The "Dutch tiles" pattern is a balanced mix of worn white Frisian tiles and old Dutch blue tiles that provides a beautifully light decoration of antique tiles for your wall bringing a touch of the 17th century into your interior. Most recently, Studio Ditte released their "Work vehicles" pattern. Not just for kids, the work vehilcles wallpaper exudes a cool and retro feel showcasing well-loved vintage toys.
And expanding their line of products, the ladies at Studio Ditte have just released some of their most popular wallpaper designs printed on 100% cotton cushion covers. We've just received our fist order that includes "Robots", "Cars" and "Dutch tiles" designs. They're whimsical and fresh and each is stuffed with feathers creating big beautiful cushions.
Our summer sale starts on July 2nd. Lots of items have been marked down on the website, but for the best selection and the biggest bargains, visit us at 5235 Blvd. St-Laurent if you can.
We wish you all a wonderful summer!
Launching in North America this weekend at the New York International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF): a new wallpaper collection by NLXL in collaboration with Studio Job -- "Archives by Studio Job".
This bold collection of seven expressive designs had its European debut last month to critical acclaim at the Salone del Mobile in Milan. NLXL has meticulously combed through the archives at Studio Job and created intricate patterns from their library of icons and images. The references are traditional and topical, organic and artificial, conveying a narrative that is highly expressive, ornamental and sophisticated.
Available now at Galerie CO.
We're pleased to welcome Claire Madill and heyday design to Galerie CO. Claire, who lives and works in Vancouver, British Columbia, uses moulds of vintage mason jars to make exquisite porcelain vases. She transforms an authentic, utilitarian yet handsome piece into a functional object in a completely different medium where the old and the new and the solid and the delicate coexist in beautiful juxtaposition.