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Sid Dickens Memory Blocks

Who is Sid Dickens?

Born in Prince Rupert to a family of fishermen in the Pacific Coast of Canada, Sid Dickens always knew his destiny was to become an artist and this hardy coastal town in Northern British Columbia, provided a place to foster imagination in a rugged, natural world.

He studied at Vancouver’s prestigious Emily Carr University of Art and Design while working at his own studio and experimenting with unusual materials which ultimately became trademark of his distinctive style.

Internationally renowned for his historical, symbolic and sometimes gothic motifs, sensual dark tones, and sculpted tri-dimensional tiles, Sid Dickens has been adding fantasy and rebellion to each of his creations for over 20 years.  Describing himself as extremely motivated and a relentless beholder, Sid continues to take inspiration from his travels and constant research around the world. With numerous adoring fans and celebrity collectors like Sir Elton John, Liv Tyler, Dolce & Gabanna, Bono, Sting, Phil Collins and Hilary Duff, his name and unique Memory Blocks are recognized worldwide. (source:

What are Memory Blocks?

Sid Dickens are one of our favourite accessories at Endless Ideas! Handmade in Vancouver since 1995, Memory Blocks are the original collectible wall plaques.  Each 6″x 8″ block is carefully handcrafted, and has a unique meaning on the reverse.


Sid introduces new collections several times each year, and retires previous collections, making these true collectors’ items!

How can I display my Sid Dickens collection?

Sid Dickens have found a place in so many of our client’s homes and hearts. Whether it is the “Initial Tile” you received when you moved into your first home or the “Friendship Tile” you received for your last birthday, each tile will trigger a memory.

Sid Dickens look great hung on the wall in both small and large groupings.  Many avid collectors pick a prominent wall in their home and add to the grouping as their collection expands.



Just starting out your collection? The memory blocks also look great in small groupings of 3 or more.


Only have 1 block?  The memory blocks are a great accessory to add into your gallery wall or grouped on a bookshelf.

Where can I purchase Sid Dickens Tiles?


We stock over 150 memory blocks in the Endless Ideas showroom in historic Downtown Brooklin, Ontario.  Clients can also special order any tile from Sid’s active collection that we don’t have in stock. Endless Ideas is one of only a handful of Sid Dickens retailers in the GTA.

Please note that Sid Dickens Memory Blocks pricing is increasing this spring to $88 + hst.  We will honour the current price of $82+ hst on all special orders placed by May 27, 2017 and all in-store purchases until May 31, 2017.

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This Mother’s Day why not treat Mom to the gift of scent?  We carry a unique selection of scented home and body products that she can enjoy long after May 14th.

LAMPE BERGER: Lampe Berger is a decorative fragrance lamp made in France that cleanses the air in your home by truly destroying undesirable smells, while at the same time diffusing delicate indoor fragrances. It is the #1 tool for removing odors of all kinds, such as cooking odors, pet odors and cigarette odors. There are over 40 different fragrances available, and many decorative bottle styles.
CHALKBOARD CANDLES: Ignite your creativity! These chalkboard candles are the perfect way to write a special message – or erase it, then draw a masterpiece! Each perfectly scented candle comes with chalk so it can be used again and again. Available in a full 7oz ceramic pot and a 4oz sized tin, excellent as a dinner party favor or stocking stuffer! Pick your personalized gift in these fragrances: Kadota Leather, Lemongrass, Belgian Berry. Vanilla Fig, Azure Sea Salt, Blood Orange & Bourbon.
VANCOUVER CANDLES CO.: Every scent is blended to celebrate the richness and diversity of Toronto Neighbourhoods. Bring a luminous Vancouver Candle Co. candle into your home and find yourself transported through an olfactory experience, triggering nostalgia for a well-loved neighbourhood. These candles are handmade from premium soy wax, 100% cotton wicks and a combination of all-natural essential oils and cosmetic-grade fine fragrance oils. A true artisanal product, each candle is numbered and signed for quality control.
L’OTHANTIQUE: Selecting only the finest ingredients from the most elite areas of the world, L’othantique brings you the finest selection of luxurious bath, beauty and home fragrance products made in France. *All in-stock products are currently 40% off!
OPHELIA CANDLES: This beautifully made soy wax candle inspired by the French Riviera, embodying the Mediterranean Sea, its clear waters and never ending blue skies. It’s the perfect gift for someone looking for a delicately scented tranquil getaway.
SPONGELLE WILD FLOWER LOOFAH: These colorful Wild Flowers are designed to moisturize and rejuvenate the skin, from neck to toe. A unique surface changes instantly as you squeeze, from a sensual exfoliating massage texture to as soft as silk. Lasts for at least 14+ washes.


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Decor Gifts for Mom this Mother’s Day

If your Mom loves all things design we have ‘Endless’ gift ideas in-store.  Here are a few of our most popular design gift ideas;

Dimensions: 6" W x 8" H
SID DICKENS: Handmade in Vancouver since 1995, Memory Blocks are the original collectible wall plaques. Each block is carefully handcrafted, and has a unique meaning on the reverse. New collections are brought out several times a year, and previous collections are retired, making these true collectors’ items. Visit us in-store to find your new favourite.


Dimensions: 24" W x 18" H
THE COMPENDIOUS COFFEE CHART: A compendium of the varied ways–from Chemex contraptions to French presses to the simple automatic drip–to produce wondrous, life-giving coffee, as well as the drinks one can concoct by combining coffee with mixers like steamed milk and chocolate.


Dimensions: 39" W x 27" H
THE GENEALOGY OF WINE: A genealogical investigation into the connections between every major variety of wine, this family tree of grapes decants and demystifies the ancestry of Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Riesling and many, many more. Whether you’re an inveterate viticulturalist or an armchair oenophile, this color-coded chart will help fill in the blancs, pinpointing countries of origin and tracing the long and winding roads between hundreds of varieties of vino. Aged to perfection over 18 months of painstaking research and charting, you’ll never find a more complete genealogy of wine whether you search high or merlot.


Finish: Silver, Goldplate, Oyster Enamel
LUNARES TABLEWARE: Inspired by California’s Manzanita tree, this beautiful and timeless tableware is sure to charm your dinner party guests. Invite glamour and soul into your home with Nima Oberoi Lunares’s enamel and silver dinnerware, and shop serveware that will add style and whimsy to your tablescape.


ENDLESS IDEAS GIFT CERTIFICATE: If you’re having a hard time finding that perfect gift for Mom why not treat her to an Endless Ideas gift certificate! Our gift certificate are available in any denomination and can be used towards any of our design services or merchandise.


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J.R. Watkins – Natural Cuticle Salve

Watkins Cuticle Salve

J.R. Watkins Hand & Cuticle Salve is formulated with a premium beeswax base and incorporates natural oils that moisturize, nourish and revitalize hardworking hands. Available in two great scents:

The clean, fresh scent of Aloe & Green Tea refreshes your mood and helps you focus. It’s like strolling through a sunny meadow at the first sign of spring.
Need a pick-me-up? Let the citrus, clean scent of Lemon bring summer to your senses any time of the year.



Father’s Day Gift Ideas!

Father’s Day is Sunday June 21st, the Endless Ideas team has made sure to have some great and unique gift ideas!

This framed poster of the 'Anatomy of Beer' is a great addition for any man cave!
This framed poster of the ‘Anatomy of Beer’ is a great addition for any man cave!

Stop by Endless Ideas to see these fabulous finds in person!


A few more gift ideas for Mom

Mothers Day is just over a week away, are you still looking for that perfect gift?

Here are a few more of our favourite gift ideas for Mom…


Mother’s Day is Just Around the Corner!

Stop in to Endless Ideas before May 10th to find your Mother a unique gift she will love!

Over the next few days make sure to keep an eye on our Facebook page as we showcase exclusive gift ideas for Mothers Day!


Exciting New Items at the Endless Ideas Showroom…

At Endless Ideas we are always on the hunt for great gift items and unique accessories, here are a few of our latest finds;

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We are now carrying a fantastic line of posters that have taken everyday items and turned them into works of art in chart form! Here are some of the other themes: The Many Varieties of Whiskey and Beer, The Visual Compendium of Guitars, and The Cocktail Chart of Film and Literature!

Add a bit of whimsy to your kitchen or cottage with these fantastic buoy shaped cutting boards! Color blocked with food safe milk paint these nautically inspired boards look great on any table. Use the front of this cutting board for food presentation or the back for a cutting surface. The leather strap makes this a great wall accessory for any kitchen.

We have also expanded our Lothantique Collection! We are now carrying hand creams in the most beautiful scents including Grapefruit, Milk, Lily Flower, and Lavender.

Be sure to stop by the Endless Ideas showroom for all of your home décor and gift giving needs!


Get Inspired!

Christmas is just around the corner, so it’s time to get inspired! Is there a better gift than a new room designed to suit your own personal style? Orders need to be in by Thanksgiving in order for Santa and his elves to have everything delivered before the Holidays!


Here are our favourite pieces to inspire you to write out your wish list…





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Hostess Gifts

Need a hostess gift? We can help!

Watkins tea opener
We have many items we can combine together to make a fantastic thank-you gift!

Table Topics
What a great way to start conversation around a camp fire! Our Table Topics are a collection of cards with interesting and unique questions that are sure to spark great conversation.

Dishcloth and wine
In a hurry? Grab one of our Swedish Dishcloths and wrap it around a bottle of wine. You can also add a descriptive wine tag and you will be all set!