I love finding beautiful, handmade, one-of-a-kind things on Etsy, and I get an extra charge when I see they are made in Canada, especially when they are local to me.  These beautiful wood objects by Toronto craftsman Cameron MacLean fit the bill nicely - I am coveting the clocks, especially the walnut one above, but he also must just be a cool guy, because he makes wooden skate guards and bike fenders.  I don't think you can be boring and make those things... I just don't.  To add icing to the cake, they are made from the offcuts of other carpenters that would normally be thrown away - Cameron started woodworking by making things out of discarded furniture he found on the street.  You can see his Etsy shop here or visit him in the Distillery district.


  1. Very cool - love the practical but beautiful things like the bike fender and skate guards!


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