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International Tabletop Games days

Do you love a good game of Scrabble? How about Cluedo, Monopoly, Snakes and Ladders? Or what about Dungeons and Dragons, Exit, or Suspects? 1 June is the day turn off the screens for an hour or three and celebrate National Tabletop Games Day.

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Artisan Profile: Lily from Drifting Spirits

You wouldn’t think you’d find serene, playful earth spirits gently lifting your mood as you browse through Drifting Spirits. Call us fanciful, but there’s something beautiful and peaceful about Lily’s ceramic sculptures. Oozing personality, each little sculpture has distinct expressions leaving you with the impression there’s more to them than their beauty.

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Virtual Cosplay and Players Emporium

Wander through eternal mists and discover cheerful slime beings. Tread carefully around the vampiric dice and the bewitching spooky gaze of a skull or two. You’ll past little-known gods and have a chance to gain new talismans and artifacts.

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10 Ways to Support Your Local Artisans

Ever wondered what you could do to help your favorite local artisan beyond telling them you love their stuff? This blog post details 10 ideas to get you started!

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Artisans Profile: Brent Joly of BJ Woven

Spotting one of Brent Joly’s woven sculptures (BJ Woven) twirling around outdoors is mesmerizing. Extrapolated from traditional dream catchers, these fantastical cedar and hemp pieces look like organically created portals.

Based in Canada, and using foraged material, Brent has been refining and redesigning the work, as he thinks of it, for more than a decade. We took the opportunity to ask him some questions about his journey into this world of wood, string and organic three-dimensionality.