curious? is an eclectic gift shop in the beautiful village of Fenelon Falls on the Trent Severn Waterway. Our location makes us easily accessible from your boat or car, a few short steps away from Lock 34, and free parking facilities.
curious? is the creation of owner - operators Anne Kulmala and Tayla Hughes. The store opened in May, 2014 and has since expanded and moved to Water St. Across from Lock 34.
From her beginnings in fine art school in Toronto, Anne has continued on a creative path throughout her life. After 15 years as advertising designer/art director of an area newspaper, designing outerwear and accessories with fur, drawing, painting, fibre art and all manner of creative shenanigans, as well as several years in public service Anne decided to combine her accumulated skills and take on the new challenge of starting "curious?"
In doing so she looked to her daughter and partner in shenanigans, Tayla Hughes. Tayla's style, creativity, impeccable taste and interior design combined with her business savvy and attention to detail make her a driving force within the business. Tayla's ability with interior design has allowed her to create gorgeous displays, interweave colour and texture, co-ordinate and select products that flow. Her overall vision of curious? is elegant and comfortable. And curious now offers a design service for those who need a little guidance or an expert eye.
Tayla and Anne are a dynamic duo.
curious? accesses local talent with locally produced products such as goat's milk soap. The scents and ingredients are all natural and we has our own signature scent created exclusively for curious? Local original fine art has been carefully selected including pencil, watercolour, photography and fibre art.
Local potters, furniture makers and jewelry makers work is featured prominently in the store. Curious also has Canadian companies producing bath and body products.
Curious specializes is quality cotton quilts and bedding. With beautiful patterns, colours and styles our bedding is versatile and durable adding dimension and spark to any decor. Curious is the Kawartha's premier destination for high quality natural fibre quilts at affordable prices. Home accents and design consultancy offer the customers unique and diverse options to suit any style.
Here is a link to the first article which appeared in the "Fenelon Town Crier" when we opened the shop. http://www.fenelonfalls.info/WP/are-you-curious-may-2014/ Another article appeared when we began to expand. http://www.fenelonfalls.info/WP/curious-is-expanding