Ten of the coolest ways to bring the cottage home this summer

Ten of the coolest ways to bring the cottage home this summer

Ten ways to invoke Kawarthan charm at an urban address

Best of Summer 2016: camping mug

Sipping a hot bevvy from a chic enamel camping mug is the next best thing to percolating coffee over the coals. $12. North Standard Trading Post, 1662 Queen St. W., 647-348-7060.


Best of Summer 2016: bulb

This cord-suspended bulb can be twisted into a simple windsor or figure eight. (For a sailing-themed chandelier, knot a few together.) $119. CB2, 651 Queen St. W., 416-366-2828.


Best of Summer 2016: wall hanging

The Indigenous wall hanging by Marybeth Earls uses more than 50,000 tiny beads and depicts a riverside gathering of teepees. $1,250. Latre Art and Style, 2988 Dundas St. W., 647-349-3503.


Best of Summer 2016: pennant

A pennant like this one announces cottage country pride anywhere—even your downtown condo. $20. Tuck Shop Trading Co., 1226 Yonge St., 416-859-3566.


Best of Summer 2016: floor pillows

Toronto textile artist Davina Nathan paints her giant floor pillows in watercolours before digitally enhancing the designs and printing them on cotton canvas and velveteen. From $250. Made to order, davinanathandesign.com.


Best of Summer 2016: woollen throw

Muttonhead’s made-in-Toronto woollen throw is woven with a bucolic scene of galloping horses. $110. Muttonhead Store, 337 Roncesvalles Ave., 647-341-4415.


Best of Summer 2016: soy wax candle

Infused with the smoky scent of a Muskoka campfire, this soy wax candle brings the outdoors in. $28. Smells-like-canada.com.


Best of Summer 2016: soy wax candle

Avid canoeist Natasha Wittke hand-paints and finishes these beautiful (and functional) Ontario cherrywood paddles in her west-end studio. Her company, Norquay Co., is named after a tiny island in Lake Huron. $385. Norquayco.com.


Best of Summer 2016: bottle openers

The bottle openers from local label 18 Waits are fashioned from shed antlers found on a Saskatoon farm and in its surrounding forests. $79. Northwood General, 800 Bloor St. W., 647-925-1834.


Best of Summer 2016: antlers

The Toronto-based couple behind the Hunt Collective turns rugged antlers foraged near Georgian Bay into pastel-hued pieces of art. $85. Thehuntcollective.ca, thehuntcollective@gmail.com.


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