Gift Ideas

Algonquin Island Christmas Boutique — Toronto Islands

Algonquin Island Christmas Boutique — Toronto Islands
I love it when I get up early to make art. I especially like imagining the features of my city through line and colour. Reading about Toronto i...

Holiday Gift Ideas: for the foodie in your life

Holiday Gift Ideas: for the foodie in your life
New York food critic Gael Green first coined the term “foodie” in an article for New York Magazine in 1980. Our kitchens have never been the same. ...

Holiday Gift Ideas: For The Japan Lover

Holiday Gift Ideas: For The Japan Lover
A trip to Japan is rite of passage for so many people I know, from temple hopping to Studio Ghibli pilgrimages and hours spent in paper and pen sho...

A bit of Wes Anderson

A bit of Wes Anderson
I met my friend Sam for lunch last week. We caught up on work and life. Then he told me that walking into his living room and seeing the Watches...

Holiday Gift Ideas: For Your Mother-In-Law

Holiday Gift Ideas: For Your Mother-In-Law
HOLIDAY GIFT IDEAS - What to get your Mother-In-Law? Flowers all year round! My flower stall has Pink Peonies, Daisies, Cherry Blossoms, Hydr...

Holiday Gift Idea: Toronto Island Throw Pillow

Holiday Gift Idea: Toronto Island Throw Pillow
HOLIDAY GIFT IDEAS: For the Torontophile on your list. Streetcars are very us, but I’ll bet you haven’t thought of a Toronto Island Ferry throw pil...

Holiday Gift Idea: For The Treehugger

Holiday Gift Idea: For The Treehugger
HOLIDAY GIFT IDEAS: For the tree hugger, it’s my Spring Branches Throw Pillow from PenJarProductions.com. I now have it in 2 shades (winter white a...

Holiday Gift Ideas: Jane Jacobs Tote Bag and Tee

Holiday Gift Ideas: Jane Jacobs Tote Bag and Tee
HOLIDAY GIFT IDEAS: What to get the Urban Planner - The Jane Jacobs Tote Bag, of course!   Comes in 2 sizes, premium and standard (starting at $28...

HOLIDAY GIFT IDEAS: For Your Florida Condo

HOLIDAY GIFT IDEAS: For Your Florida Condo
HOLIDAY GIFT IDEAS: What to get a snowbird for their Florida condo: splashy floral throw pillows from PenJarProductions.com! This one-of-a-kind Pa...

HOLIDAY GIFT IDEAS: For A Little Girl's Bedroom

HOLIDAY GIFT IDEAS: For A Little Girl's Bedroom
HOLIDAY GIFT IDEAS: What to get the budding feminist in your life: a pillow emblazoned with Canada’s favourite feisty red head. The “October Pillow...

HOLIDAY GIFT IDEAS: What to get the watch lover?

HOLIDAY GIFT IDEAS: What to get the watch lover?
Why have one watch when you can have ten? ⏰ 🕰 ⌚️ The “Watches” Throw Pillow or Laptop Skin from PenJarProductions.com is my nod to the watch fan...

Meeting my customers

Meeting my customers
The best part of owning and operating  Pen Jar Productions, my online store, is creating the product and meeting my customers. Here is my interview...