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Anne Carson Design: A Tale of an Accidental Business

Today we are pleased to have our friend and collaborator Anne Carson join us on the blog! On October 27 we will be hosting Anne's pop-up shop at our Mackenzie Heights studio-- we cannot wait to see her latest collection and want to make sure you don't miss out! When I open my weekend pop-up shop at Designers Collective on October 27, it will mark the 15th anniversary of Anne Carson Design, or as I think of it: my accidental business. When...

The Palette Project #12: Science World

This is another edition of the palette project-- we're exploring inspiring places in Canada and the colours that make them beautiful. Expo '86. For the city of Vancouver, back then a moderate city with big aspirations, hosting Expo was the event that marked it's transformation into a modern and quickly developing metropolis. Science World is an iconic piece of architecture that is part of the Expo '86 legacy. Sitting on False Creek, the geodesic dome is lit up at night creating...

Lauren Morris, our Creative Therapist

Art plays a huge part in design-- it inspires and complements what we do as interior designers. From paintings, to sculptures, to photographs done by family members and professional artists, we love working with art in our client's homes (such a great way to add a personal touch!). Over the past few weeks we have been lucky to work with Lauren Morris, a local Vancouver painter, to host painting workshops at our studio in Mackenzie Heights. We first worked with Lauren...

Some Last-minute-no-problem Thanksgiving Touches

It’s only a few days away to Thanksgiving and we bet your fridge is filling with the makings of a hearty feast. It’s usually during this crunch time that a few last-minute things pop into our head and begin to stress us out… not enough plates?! What about an extra vegetable course?! I forgot Aunt Sara is gluten-free…! My table looks pretty blah…Deep breaths. Well, we may not be able to help you with all your decisions (but if you’re...

The Palette Project #10: The Point Blanket

This is another edition of the palette project-- we're exploring inspiring places in Canada and the colours that make them beautiful. This week we're changing gears slightly and looking at an object that is synonymous with Canadiana rather than a landscape. The Hudson's Bay point blanket  has been in production since 1780-- it's signature colour scheme of red, green, yellow, and indigo is used to this day.  The 'points' (black lines) on the wool blankets refer to the size of the...

Thanksgiving Prep Time!

It's time to celebrate the harvest and embrace the change of season. The last day of September is upon us and Thanksgiving is right around the corner! Lucky us we get our first major holiday dinner of the season earlier than our neighbours to the south—but this wouldn’t be the first time it snuck up on us a little bit! Also, as the first major holiday meal of the season this is a great opportunity to refresh or check your supplies...

The Palette Project #9: Maple Candy

This is another edition of the palette project-- we're exploring inspiring places in Canada and the colours that make them beautiful.  Soft Maple Candy ( or tire d'érable in French) is a classic Canadian treat popular in the wintertime. Boiled maple sap is slowly poured over snow and, when slightly hardened, gathered with a popsicle stick to form a sweet, sappy, and very Canadian dessert. Usually prepared over a pack of fresh snow, to accommodate tourists there are street vendors with very...