Shop Talk

Shop Talk — Sweet summertime finds

Strawberry Social
Sunny wallpapers by Prince Edward County-based pattern designer Kate Golding celebrate gardening, nature, and the landscapes around Lake Ontario. Her ‘Strawberry Social’ ($6 per square foot) makes it possible to live the joy of June year-round. Golding’s designs are also available as table linens and tea towels. Uproar Interiors, 1109 Wellington St. W.

Bowled Over
The cottage-chic look gets an update with this modern stoneware bowl designed to stimulate a touch of nostalgia. The series also includes mugs, plates, and side plates. Available in red, blue, and mint. $18. Drake General Store, Hudson’s Bay Rideau, 73 Rideau St.

Pot Luck
Sweden’s Aveva Design blends passions for colour and form, making hand-felted wool trivets in bold, beautiful shades. Functional, playful, and just plain fun. $30. Alteriors, 1158 Bank St.

Dry Run
Made from cotton and plant-based cellulose fibres, these compostable dishcloths come in a variety of summery patterns and are an environmentally friendly alternative to sponges and paper towels. $7. Terra20, 2685 Iris St.

Pillow Talk
Kailey Stewart of Cottage Cloth carves her stamps into linoleum and mixes her own non-toxic inks. She presses her intricate images, many of them nature-themed, onto canvas pillows (from $79). Custom table runners are also a popular choice. cottagecloth.com.