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For Interior Designer, Janie Hungerford Charity, Like Design, Begins At Home

In Design, News by Laura Goldstein

A symphony of tropical bird calls and a very early morning Maui trade wind are kicking up a competition during an outdoor Facetime interview with Vancouver interior designer, Janie Hungerford. But she’s completely unfazed. The mother of four children is soaking up some R&R at her parents’ home on Maui but her creative and philanthropic passions are never static. “No, …

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Furniture Designer Hagit Pincovici – A Salute To The Glamorous Era Of Art Deco

In Design, News by Laura Goldstein

Acclaimed furniture designer, Hagit Pincovici is launching her newest collections and engage guests with a talk on the origins of her design inspiration. Her use of dramatic colour combinations continues to pervade her furniture and lighting creations, all hand-crafted in Italy. With her studio based in Brianza since 2014, Hagit Pincovici, a 3rd generation maker, has been on a whirlwind exhibition circuit from …

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Bali On The Bench, Inspiration From Their Exotic Travels And A Shared Love Of Wine Sent A Vancouver Couple On A Quest To Build A Balinese Dream Home In Naramata

In Culture & Style, Design, News by Laura Goldstein

We’ve all searched for that one perfect souvenir on holidays that when brought home, brings us endless pleasure reminiscing about the adventures surrounding its discovery (that’s assuming it arrived home in one piece.) Melding their love of wine with 30 years of exotic travel and collecting art and artifacts from their adventures throughout China and South-East Asia, a Vancouver couple …

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Former BMX Freestyle World Champion, Jay Miron Flips Over His Work As Bespoke Furniture Maker

In Design, News by Laura Goldstein

It may seem like a surprising dichotomy of interests, but Vancouver’s former Freestyle BMX World Champion (9 medals) Jay Miron explains that his métier designing and making furniture shares similar attributes to playing a professional sport. “You know, they both take an incredibly high level of attention to master, patience and a passion to succeed,” says Jay Miron from his …

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With an eye for contemporary graphics, Iván Meade’s Mexican heritage is at the heart of his prolific product designs

In Design, News by Laura Goldstein

“I remember playing with marbles on my grandparents’ tiled floor when I was a little boy in San Luis Potosi, a beautiful colonial silver mining town north of Mexico City,” reminisces textile designer, Iván Meade by phone from his eponymous interior design studio in Victoria. In fact, that memory had such a profound effect on the adult Meade that he …

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Bespoke furniture maker, Jason Klager is inspired by the simplicity of Japanese design

In Design, News by Laura Goldstein

Jason Klager has never visited Japan but it’s on his bucket list. The custom fine furniture and cabinet maker creates subtly elegant streamlined pieces in beautiful contrasting wood grains. Many designs have a distinct Asian influence: a pierced carving of tree branches resembling lace are all hand-made; brushstrokes emulate swimming koi and hidden compartments all inspire a Zen-like affinity with …

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Vancouver Artisans Make Small Production Pieces Unique

In Design, News by Laura Goldstein

Imaginative, playful, and a passion for hand-made craft with enduring design describes Vancouver artisans whose unique, small production pieces can be found in the Pop-Up Shop at SwitzerCultCreative and online at Oden Gallery. Their labours of love easily translate into your own conception of what makes a comfortable and luxurious living space in 2018. Ceramicist, Anyuta Gusakova expresses joy through clay …

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Celebrated Spanish Designer, Jaime Hayon “Transforms Spaces Into Experiences”

In Design, News by Laura Goldstein

If Jaime Hayon’s day job doesn’t work out, he can always be a stand-up comedian. The charismatic Spanish artist and designer whose international accolades include Time Magazine and Wallpaper naming him in their 100 most relevant and influential creators of our times, is sitting in his Arpa Armchair (for British company, Sé) at 2017 IDS-Vancouver. He’s a headline speaker sponsored …

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Spruce Up Your Home Gym With Star Wars Workout Gear or Frank Underwood’s WaterRower

In Design, News by Laura Goldstein

Outfitting the luxury home gym is the latest trend on the custom fitness landscape. Forget clunky weights relegated to the garage or basement. Today, equipment is as sculptural as it is functional. But sweating in luxury, as expected, comes with a hefty ticket price. If you’re a fan of Netflix’s diabolical, House of Cards, you’ll recognize Claire’s gift of the …