Canadian Design Brand EQ3 Turns 20 + Expands Across North America

High-quality furniture and home goods for design-minded individuals

Headquartered in Winnipeg, Canada, the design brand EQ3 (a reference to the emotional quotient of three-dimensional spaces) turned 20 this April—and to accompany the anniversary, they’ve reinforced their presence in the US. Known for premium furniture, home goods and accessories (many of which have been designed and manufactured in Canada) as well as a detailed customization platform, the vertically integrated brand’s reputation, repertoire and prices …

Keap’s Simple, Scented Candles

Melting coconut wax into affordable jars of joy in Brooklyn

We love a thoughtfully made candle here at CH, and newly launched Keap raises the bar even higher with their status as a public benefit corporation. A sustainable coconut wax blend (in lieu of paraffin, soy or beeswax) is hand-poured in their Brooklyn studio into made-in-USA recycled glass containers. Four proprietary scents were made with an NYC-based perfumer, and they range from the take-me-straight-to-the-Catskills Wood …

Norden Californian-Made Home Goods

Blending coastal vibes and modern design in their candles, hand soaps, incense and more

In the crowded home goods market, young Encinitas, CA-based brand Norden caught our eye with striking yet simple packaging, expressing dedication to quality and utility. It makes sense after learning that owner Pete Panciera’s background is in graphic design and art direction, and that he has plenty of experience working for other brands. Now he has his own, working with his wife, fiber artist Erika …