A change in atmosphere can go a long way in aiding creativity. While working at the office has its own set of perks, sometimes escape is necessary to find a fresh perspective, not to mention fresh air, and a little independence.

With this in mind, Northwood General Store (800 Bloor Street West, Toronto) is here to help you stay coordinated while meeting your goals outside the office environment.

Visit www.northwoodgeneral.ca and type in promo code ‘styledemocracy’ to receive 10% off of your online purchase.

At Home

Whether you’re waking up bright and early to meet a deadline or fighting the temptation to lie down for an afternoon snooze, making the best coffee at home is not an option — it’s a necessity.

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The pour-over technique is latest trend in the coffee world: and to make it extra simple, this drip decanter by Hario has all the parts you need: just add finely ground coffee and hot water! You’ll find your favourite roast is more flavourful, and you won’t miss a beat during your work day.

Your liberation from the office also means wearing whatever you want: this super comfy soft tee with a relaxed neck line made by Toronto designers Stay Home Club rebels against typical office attire dress codes, letting ideas flow freely.


When the winter weather finally lets up, soaking up vitamin D becomes a priority, and working from an outdoor spot can inspire productivity.

Delux Windy Hat

Keeping the sun from damaging your skin and reducing the glare of electronics can be tricky but this black Windy hat by Delux paired with modern matte/transparent sunnies by Komono certainly do the job.

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Not in the mood to type? A sturdy journal by Leuchtturm1917 will help keep your ideas organized, wherever the weather takes you. Keep your pooch by your side, too, with a leash by Found My Animal in natural shades and adorned with a brass clip.

At a cafe:

If you’re a freelancer, you know the value of a good wifi connection and being left to your own devices (literally). Rocking a tee by Aptemal Clothing, the fashion designers who brought us the Detroit Hustles Harder line, will let fellow cafe patrons know they can’t mess with your grind.

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Outfit your casual tee with a trendy new timepiece by Edwin Watches and you’ll be well ahead of the curve.

Northwood General Store carries men’s and women’s fashion, apothecary, pantry items, coffee and cocktail supplies, curiosities and accessories from independent suppliers and Canadian designers.

Visit www.northwoodgeneral.ca and type in promo code ‘styledemocracy’ to receive 10% off of your online purchase.

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