With less than one month until our SPUN GOODS event the studio is busy! Our latest Q&A is with Renee Elliot of Re: Creative
WHO are you?
I’m Renee Elliott, Creative Director of Re: Creative, a display styling studio in Toronto. I do event styling, prop styling and interior styling along with store window displays and merchandising. I also have a fashion, food and lifestyle blog and am a regular contributor on HGTV.ca.
WHAT is your favourite hand made goods?
I’m one of those people who really loves everything – fashion, home decor, food etc. I definitely have more than a few made to order bags from BRAVE LEATHER, I’m in love with all my BIKO necklaces and my most recent purchase a geometric wood planter by NIKKUU is my current fave piece in my home. I also recently came across custom hand painted plates by Jacqueline Poirier. that are on my wish list.
WHERE are your favourite local spots to get hand made goods and/or supplies?
I’m an avid supporter of the One of a Kind Show where I’m always in awe of the creative talent in this country. I’m a west end Toronto girl so for flowers I head to Coriander Girl, for accessories I go to Shopgirls, for a sweet treat it’s Gloryhole Doughnuts all the way and for quirky home decor pieces I love Drake General Store and Kid Icarus.
HOW do hand made goods play a role in your life, your blog and your business?
Hand made goods inspired a lot of what I do. I really enjoy making things whether it be a cool decor piece for my home or taking a vintage furniture piece and giving it new life or creating decor details for an event. It all started out as a hobby for me after being inspired by all the hand made talent I constantly came across and it slowly helped shape my business. I love heading to local art or craft shows, getting lost on blogs and spending too much time on Etsy to see all the creativity in this world. It really is a huge inspiration for me that gets my creative juices flowing.
WHY Spun Goods?
Sometimes work can consume my life so when this opportunity to collaborate with Spun Goods came up, I knew this was my chance to help give back. I was in absolute awe when I first paid a visit to Spun Studio. The loom and all the woven pieces that have been created by the women from the shelter were incredible. Spun Studio is a hidden gem in this city and more people need to know about it.