Kindred Shop + Studio is the latest creation of design partners Tamara Steinborn and Nathan Dubo and offers a carefully chosen selection of jewellery, clothing, gift, apothecary and greeting cards. The shop provides an opportunity to showcase not only their own work, but emerging and established local, national and international designers as well, while the studio creates space for their own creative projects to evolve. Their in-house studio brands have grown since 2000 to include Früg Jewellery, Tamara Steinborn Jewellery and Summon Design Studio, and their work can now be found in over 150 shops across Canada.
2000 Früg is founded in WInnipeg, MB and the jewellery line of the same name launches through national trade shows. After a 1 year stint in Toronto, Früg's studio is moved to Montreal in 2003.
2008 Rüsse launches as a more delicate, pared down sister jewellery line to Früg.
2011 After 8 years of working out of Montreal's Mile End, Nathan & Tamara move to Ottawa to pursue retail and open their first shop, Wunderkammer, in Ottawa's Byward Market area.
2015 Hand carved in wax and cast in sterling and bronze, Tamara's eponymous line, Tamara Steinborn Jewellery, puts Früg's lead designer in the spotlight with a more personal and idiosyncratic offering.
2016 Kindred Shop & Studio opens in Ottawa's vibrant Wellington West neighbourhood with an in-store studio added.
2017 Summon Design Studio launches as a vehicle to move into new product areas, including apothecary, home goods and more.
Over the years, we have donated to many great, Ottawa based organisations. Here are just a few. We encourage you to check out their good work and support them, too, if you can :)
High Jinx - a "humans helping humans" neighbourhood social enterprise.
Hopewell - community support for everybody effected by an eating disorder
Operation Come Home - preventing homeless youth from becoming homeless adults
Ten Oaks Project - an Ottawa based organisation that engages and connects children and youth from LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, two-spirit, queer) families, identities, and communities.