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LOCAL: Building a Creative Community

When we first put together the idea of Designers Collective, we wanted to fill a void in our local design community. We knew that there were (and still are!) so many talented makers just emerging into the market or trying to reach a wider audience. As designers, we felt a kinship with our fellow creatives and decided to organize a series of Pop Up shops to give these local makers a physical space to showcase their product lines.The ease of...

From the Archives: DIY Ombré Tea Towels

We have been looking back at our archives recently and decided to revisit our Happy Kitchen Project from 2015! For that project we collaborated with a blogger from Fort Lauderdale, FL to develop a 30-day challenge that transforms your kitchen into a place that exudes happiness with DIYs, tips, tricks, and recipes! Below we re-posted our DIY for Ombré Tea Towels. It's a great way to add some colour and fun into the kitchen and a great project to do...

Inspiration: India

My partner and I came up with a travel list-places we want to go in this crazy world-- from the most adventurous to the most relaxed.  India has been on the top of the list.  I also decided I wanted to do a big trip with each of my now adult kids and their partner.  We travelled a lot as a family when the kids were all still at home but now that they are all at university, traveling together...

Takashi Murakami: Entering another world

The city is a blanket of white this week (where DID that snow come from?). In times like these, we all need a little extra colour in our lives. Lucky for us in Vancouver we have the Vancouver Art Gallery's exhibition of Takashi Murakami: The Octopus Eats It's Own Leg. And wow did we get a little extra colour. It's the first Canadian retrospective of the Japanese artist's work and it spans his entire career-- from his student days studying classic Japanese...