Surface Collective, Canada’s hottest purveyor of wall tattoos and peel-and-stick decals, has expanded its distribution network and its products are now available in a host of additional Canadian cities including Toronto (Latitude For Living, 2084 Queen Street East), Ottawa (Chick Pea Boutique, 1395 Wellington Street) and Kingston (Dwell, 207 Wellington Street).
Decals have been hotter than smoke for the last year or two and with their popularity has come a richer selection. Surface Collective is growing its line of kids’ offerings and will be bringing a new collection to market in 2009. Prices range from $60 – $280 depending on the size and complexity of the graphic. The decals are completely removable and won’t damage walls or other surfaces.
Founded in Vancouver in 2007 by designers Rod Tasaka and Michelle Foerster (above), Surface Collective has surfed the wave of interest in temporary wall coverings. “Our goal is to take over all the flat surfaces of the world,” jokes Terri Boidman, director of sales and marketing. In addition to walls, SC decals will adhere to computer monitors (now there’s an idea!), chrome, glass and mirror.
Surface Collective products are available in all 10 Canadian provinces and via online ordering. Christmas orders must be in by November 22 to guarantee under-the-tree delivery. Says Boidman: “Commissioning a wall mural would cost somewhere in the neighbourhood of $1,000, but our wall tattoos are closer to $100.”