Artisan Canoe Paddles from Norquay
At this rate, die-hard urbanites will be taking up camping in droves. The Montreal-based Norquay Co., “founded by a camping enthusiast obsessed with the great outdoors and equally for great design,” sells 100% cherry wood canoe paddles embellished with the kind of handsome, meticulously applied graphic details no design enthusiast would dare mar with an actual canoe ride.
The company’s caution against putting the paddles through “the rigors of extended wilderness trips,” is nicely suited to those who prefer their encounters with nature to be neat and brief. And the $200 price tag and bespoke leather hanging device speak volumes about each paddle as art piece more than canoe aid.