CREATIVE CANADIAN

ADDRESS

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 photos by  Jo

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Last weekend was The Vancouver Interior design show, and I was curious to find out what west coast design scene looked like in person. There were loads of events that took place across the city and Address was one of them.

When I first heard about Address - ‘An assembly of designers and makers’ I knew I had to go. The show was started by Kate Duncan a Vancouver based furniture designer who felt like her work didn’t fit into the traditional craft or trade shows. Kate felt like her growing company was too small trade shows but too big for craft shows. Like a real problem solver, she decided to create her own show and invited a bunch of other designers to join her.

The vibe of the show is warm and welcoming you felt as if you were entering a large family gathering filled with beautiful, well-made goods. I highly recommend it! If you would like to find out more about the designers you can visit their site here.

KRISTINA CORRE

I met Kristina a few years ago when she emailed requesting an interview & studio visit for her blog. Kristina is an Ottawa based architect and image maker with a love for cutting & pasting the old fashioned way. It has been so wonderful to watch her grow and express herself as an artist. Lately she has been doing some really cool mixed media collages, she combines her physical space, shadows and found images to create these magical pieces.

Go check out her work here & visit her shop here 

LAMBERT AND FILS

Many people say now is the best time to be an artist because we are more connected now than before, I am inclined to agree. There are a few downsides to be connected and living in these times too. It can be hard to feel original because everything has already been done. I can honestly say that sometimes I struggle with that too. Here is a perfect example of how one Montreal based design studio took that issue and used it to their advantage.

Lambert et Fils is a Montreal-based lighting design studio founded in 2010 by Samuel Lambert. The studio’s original and custom lamps for residential and commercial settings take cues from mid-century Modernism, the Industrial Age, and Lambert’s own minimalist aesthetic. The studio revisits iconic motifs across the range of these influences to create its own distinctive collections.

Above you can see the perfect example of how they solved that problem. The  Bauhaus milk globe lighting   inspiration very clear but you can also see Lambert's own vision and process by the use of material and added shapes brought a fresh approach, truly inspiring.

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WARE LAMP

Lighting fixtures has always been one of my favourite things design and I can never walk by a well made one. This piece titled Ware Lamp was designed by a Toronto based studio by the name of MSDS.  Since they launched their company their list of clients have been pretty extensive and interesting. Some of their clients include Mjolk one my favourite stores of all time. They are also apart of the new Umbra  shift collection & also responsible for some of Shopify's cool interior space.

 I am so proud them and I cant wait to see what they come up with next. 

MERGANZER DESIGN

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We spent last weekend visiting Toronto it was such an amazing trip! we completely fell in love with the city. While we were there we went to the One of a kind show and found some really interesting artist and artisans. I thought that the Merganzer booth had some of the most beautiful pieces of furniture there. Merganzer design is a Toronto based studio that is run by Brett Lundy & Megan Tilston who focus on making hand made one of a kind pieces of furniture. You can see more of their work here.     

LISSY ELLE

So it's first day of spring and it feels good doesn't it? I've been super busy with a whole bunch of things and I'll share it all with you in a few days. Remember the show I was talking about? Well it's coming up in a few weeks and I also have a new product line coming out too so stay tuned!

When I came across these awesome picts by Lissy Elle a Canadian photographer living and working in New York I knew I had to share them. They remind me so much of the Maria Hassabi currently up at the Moma.  

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