Rainbow Brights


This isn’t the first time I’ve written about the A.D.F.M. store, but I could resist treating you to another post after browsing through their summer collection. For those not in the know (yet), A.D.F.M. stands for Art, Design, Fashion & Music – the four tenets of this Vancouver-based shop’s urban-flavoured indie stock. I thought it’d be fun to jump into the saturated colours that are livening up the store’s virtual shelves, so today I present you with a few colourful gift choices.

DÜLLER LONG MEMO PADS – $4.99 each
Jot down phone messages, take notes at work, and write down a phone number to pass to an acquaintance the old-fashioned (non-cell phone) way with one of these cheery notepads. Available in five sorbet shades and two styles (long and skinny or short and stout), these make a great end-of-year gift to your kids’ favourite teachers, or a sweet congratulations present for a friend’s promotion at work.


COLADA BRASCO WATCH & CORNICHE CRONO WATCH – $105 each
Nothing quite marks a momentous occasion – like say, a birth, graduation, or anniversary – than a watch to note the passing of time. Instead of going for a fusty jewellery store option, inject a little summery colour into your giftee’s wardrobe with one of these punchy watches from Triwa. With Miami-inspired shades of lemon yellow, bright aqua, peppermint pink, and sunny peach, you won’t be able to resist smiling every time you look down.

BKR GLASS BOTTLE W/ SILICONE SLEEVE – $28
One of the things that stood out to me when reading up on these bottles was the idea you wouldn’t drink a fine wine out of metal or plastic, right? So why drink anything else out of ’em. These glass beverage bottles by BKR dishwasher safe, don’t leach chemicals into your drink of choice, and come with a colourful silicone sleeve to both protect your bottle, and keep your sip cooler for longer. Since most of us are pounding the pavement, going on road trips, or heading to the beach over the next few months, a good water bottle is essential – anyone you’d like to gift with a bon voyage or happy beach body pressie will definitely get a kick out of these lovely flacons.

NATIVE SHOES JERICHO & JEFFERSON SHOES – $55 each
Canadian brand Native Shoes has a strong showing on ADFM’s store, thanks to their uber-comfortable craftsmanship and street-smart style appeal. The ladies’ Jericho and men’s Jefferson models come in the most eye-popping shades of tropical brights like juicy watermelon, electric blue, and tangy mango, but for the more demure on your gift list, they also offer classic white and navy options. Buy a pair for your spouse’s birthday so they can slip into something that’s truly a little more comfortable after work.

DESIGN BOOKS – $10.99+
In the circles I travel in, these books would go over extremely well – and I’ll bet if you looked at your own friends and family, you’d find someone in your midst that would simply love to get lost in a world of colour, pattern, and beautiful design. ADFM has dozens of designer-oriented books, so whether you’re buying for someone in the profession, a niece or nephew about to start art school, or as a farewell gift to a favourite coworker, look no further for some inspiration.

Now’s your chance to get colourful – I’m giving away a $75 GC to A.D.F.M. to one lucky reader. All you gotta do to enter is:

1) Leave a comment below by June 27th with a link back to the item on A.D.F.M. you’d most like to gift (or get) with the help of your big win. 

2) Entries are limited to one per person / per email address / per household (or more if you score bonus entries). A random draw will be conducted on or around June 28th to select the winner, who will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen in their place.

3) Entries are limited to Canadians that have reached the age of majority in their province. Quebec is not eligible to participate in this promotion.

4) Bonus Entry: Go on and follow the A.D.F.M. folks on Twitter. Drop your handle in the comments and you’ll earn yourself a bonus entry. 

Comments
60 Responses to “Rainbow Brights”
  1. Hannah says:

    I know it won’t pay for the whole thing, but these bright blue gladiator sandals are to die for… http://www.theadfmstore.com/ida-gladiator-sandals-in-blue/ My sister would love as a birthday gift!

  2. Geraldine Durant says:

    I love love love the Doreen Trenchcoat. It’s awesome! http://www.theadfmstore.com/products/DOREEN-TRENCH-COAT.html. I definitely would love to buy that.

    I follow you on Twitter – @GingerGeri

  3. Ashley says:

    Bah awesome post ! love the brights ^_^

    Ashley
    Romanianbutterfly206.blogspot.ca (Come check out my Sappho Cosmetics and Lancome Giveaway!)

  4. leah leitch says:

    The dip dye shirt is awesome and so in right now. Lots of cool stuff to choose from. Thanks
    http://www.theadfmstore.com/latham-dip-dye-tee/

  5. Thank you for mentioning Native Shoes in your Rainbow Brights post! Keep it lite.

  6. John Crawley says:

    Design & its influences have always intrigued me.
    http://www.theadfmstore.com/categories/Design/Books/?sort=priceasc

  7. Jo says:

    I really like the Jewelry Tree!

  8. Susan says:

    I love the colour and design of this watch! #CGG2
    http://www.theadfmstore.com/products/CORNICHE-CHRONO-WATCH.html

  9. Jennifer R says:

    I really love the corniche crono watch. The colours remind me of a swatch watch that I had as a teenager.

  10. Debbie B says:

    I follow A.D.F.M on twitter as @skeetersden

  11. Holly Sproule says:

    I need a watch and those watches look awesome!

  12. Vesper says:

    The aerial pullover sweater for my husband – http://www.theadfmstore.com/aerial-pullover-sweater/

  13. Vesper says:

    follow on twitter – vesper1931

  14. CAROL ODDY says:

    Really like the watches …cool colors! Thanks for the great contest.

  15. tennille says:

    Ummmm love it all! Liked the Crus tee in Charcol and 2 or 3 of the screenprints
    http://www.theadfmstore.com/crux-tee-in-dark-charcoal/

  16. tennille says:

    follow on twitter ciefsmommy

  17. prairiebelle says:

    I would love to get this stopper

    http://www.theadfmstore.com/products/DECANTING-VACUUM-STOPPER-VIGNON.html

    bluebelle0367(at)hotmail(dot)com

  18. prairiebelle says:

    I follow A.D.F.M on twitter as Prairiebelle

    bluebelle0367(at)hotmail(dot)com

  19. Leah M says:

    I follow Adfm on twitter : @leahmukai

  20. Dlyn A says:

    I love the design books! I want to read more about design!

    http://www.theadfmstore.com/categories/Design/Books/?sort=priceasc

  21. aly3360 says:

    I think this would make a great gift:

    http://www.theadfmstore.com/products/CARBON-CHRONO-WATCH.html

    ayoung3360 (at) hotmail (dot) com

  22. Katrina says:

    I know I could buy a LOT of them for $75, but I just love those notepads you picked out! http://www.theadfmstore.com/duller-long-memo-pad-in-orange/

  23. darci says:

    Being fathers day I have to think of my husband 🙂 He would LOVE LOVE LOVE this watch!
    http://www.theadfmstore.com/products/BLACK-ROSE-GOLD-MALIBU-CHAIN-WRAP-WATCH.html

  24. Emily E says:

    I would definitely go for the Triwa watches, they are gorgeous!

  25. Cathy Canton says:

    I like the crono watch
    COLADA BRASCO WATCH & CORNICHE CRONO WATCH – $105 each

    http://www.theadfmstore.com/products/COLADA-BRASCO-WATCH.html

  26. Sadie says:

    Lovin’ these lime hipster briefs: http://www.theadfmstore.com/hipster-in-lime/

  27. Sarah says:

    How did this super cute backpack not make the list? http://www.theadfmstore.com/acre-backpack-in-sage/

  28. intensev5 says:

    I really like the SCOOP NECK TANK DRESS in ASH ROSE
    Thanks for the chance to win
    http://www.theadfmstore.com/scoop-neck-tank-dress-in-ash-rose/

  29. I follow A.D.F.M. on Twitter @rebthecatsitter

  30. Eva Nguyen says:

    oh my goodness, this bag is to die for!

    http://www.theadfmstore.com/little-america-medium-rucksack-in-black/

    Perfect for school! C:

  31. Krista says:

    I really like these blue gladiator sandals by Dolce Vita (for myself!) http://www.theadfmstore.com/ida-gladiator-sandals-in-blue/

  32. ASHLEY O says:

    COBRA SIMPLE WRAP WATCH, DEWEY, EXTEND HOODIE in GREY, FEEL OK designed by STEFAN MARX …WOW could go on & on for HOURS!
    A.D.F.M. store IS UNIQUE & ROCKS!!!

  33. The glass bottles would be appreciate.

  34. Hayden says:

    Sticking with the colour theme, this wallet is sharp: http://www.theadfmstore.com/hank-wallet-in-cobalt/

  35. jess says:

    I love the pattern on these shorts,they would be so fun to style!
    http://www.theadfmstore.com/garden-shorts-in-navy-floral/

  36. Jennifer says:

    Following A.D.F.M on Twitter (@JenAMLewis)

  37. Dee b says:

    Following A.D.F.M. on Twitter (@Islandgal17)

  38. aimee p says:

    I love the colors of the watches

  39. Kevin B says:

    neat colors #CGG

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