November 24, 2014

Christmas One of a Kind 2014

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Yes it is true we decided to take part in the Christmas One of a Kind show this year.  We are going to have all our home decor items there as well as Air Plant Brooches.  Unfortunatly no jewellery due to the OOAK catagory classifications but those goods will still be avaiable online and at other retailers.

Here are all the details you need to know about the show.

The show is open:
Thurs, November 27 – Sun, December 7
Weekdays and Saturdays: 10am – 9pm
Sunday:  10am – 6pm
Late Night Shopping
Thurs, December 410am – 11pm
Our booth is #C46

For tickets and more information about the show, please visit:

And here’s a link to get a whopping $3 off the price of admission (applicable to online ticket sales only, $1 off for tickets at the door)

Here’s some pics of studio prep gearing up to the show:


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June 6, 2014

Open House

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VéloColour turns 7 this year, it’s the first anniversary in our new space and it’s coming along nicely. Carl&Rose is on a roll, we have lots of new projects coming together and our showroom is nearing completion. It’s spring, there’s a barbeque, we want to see you and really do we need a reason to have a party? We think not.

Our doors are going to be open from three o’clock on. We’ll have some snacks, beverages and plenty to see. Come check out the space and say hi. Your little ones are welcome too.

If night time is more your style than come by a bit later. We’ll have something good cooking out front on the barbeque and a few beverages but feel free to bring something if you like. And hey bring along a friend or two as well.

We’re on Weston Rd. but set back from the street (everyone gets lost the first time). There is parking space for cars and limitless bicycle lock-ups

Bicycles or Driving: Keele turns into Weston Rd after St Clair. So cross over St.Clair and then turn right at the first drive way after ABC lumber, just past Gunns Rd. Then just follow the signs. We are the auto garage furthest north.

Transit: Take the Weston rd bus from Keele station it’s only about 6 minutes and get off at Gunns Rd. Again follow the balloons or turn right at the first drive way after ABC lumber, just past Gunns Rd. From there we should be hard to miss. We are the auto garage furthest north.


Saturday June 7th 3:00-11:00pm

and Sunday June 8th 12-5pm

Place: Velocolour 191 Weston Rd.


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November 6, 2013

Welcome to Carl&Rose

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Hi there, thanks for stopping in. For those of you that don’t know Carl&Rose is a new business venture between my partner Noah and I and we are super excited about it.

A few people have mentioned that Carl&Rose sounds a little old-timey. Perhaps they are an old couple who can be found resting in their rockers on a warm summer day or just out for a very slow stroll.  This is far from the truth and tells little of our youthful energy. The name is actually a mash-up, my last name is Carlsen and Noah’s is Rosen. Given the same endings of our names a true mash-up of our family names isn’t possible so we decided to do the next best thing. We dropped the ‘sen’ and there you go, I became Carl and Noah is Rose. We also loved the idea that me, a lady, being Carl and Noah, a man, being Rose is pretty great, don’t you agree? Coming soon, name tags for the both of us.

We do hope the twitter name carlandrose has been taken by a lovely older couple tweeting of their own rocking chair adventures.

A little more about us. For the past 5 years I have been doing a lot of different things like running Poka Bicycle  Accessories, showing jewellery under my own name, curating exhibitions and working on various collaborative projects with Noah. Noah was and continues to run his own business, Velocolour Bicycle Painting and so with all of my ventures we realized there were way to many parts to what we were doing separately and together .  We decided to merge the rest into one massive two-person design conglomerate. It brings together objects for the home that we have been working on together for the past few years, cycling accessories from Poka and my jewellery production lines that Noah was already a part of. Of course I am still making ‘art’ jewellery under my own name.

I know lots of people say (like Steamwhistle, a local Toronto brewery) do one thing really really well. I guess for both Noah and I that has never been something we were interested in. Throughout the past decade or two we have both experimented with tons of different materials and made lots and lots of stuff. Noah has done everything from ceramics, sculpture and metal work to custom contracting and I have worked in the event world, gallery installation and floral design along with making jewellery and curating exhibitions. With our collective skills, knowledge and experience we bring you Carl&Rose a company that wants to make a lot of things really well. Our products and projects will span many disciplines, mediums and demographics but they will all have a common thread. We make stuff for us and hope you are as excited about it as we are.

Carl&Rose is -Colour, Quality and Canadian Made.

Enjoy! We look forward to hearing from each and everyone of you in the next few weeks, months or years. Feel free to get in touch with any questions or comments.

– Suzanne and Noah.

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