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Designers Collective Blog

Brooke’s European Adventures Continue

Our European adventures continue! We arrived mid afternoon after a near miss of having my luggage stolen on the train-luckily my partner, Randy noticed and confronted the fellow who easily relented but needless to say we were a little more cautious after that. We took the metro to our hotel and the very first sight we saw when getting off the metro was Gaudi’s Battlo house! I couldn’t wait to get started! Getting around Barcelona was fairly straight forward- we...

Brooke’s European Sojourn Part 1

I have been back from my European sojourn for about ten days now and thought I would share a bit about my adventures.A very good friend of mine moved to France last year and so it was a great opportunity for me and another friend to go visit her. First, let me stop here for a moment. She MOVED to FRANCE. A few years ago this friend decided she wanted to learn French so she took a year off of...

IDS Vancouver: A Well of Inspiration

Hello again!This year, September was absolutely full of design events and projects! Conveniently, this means we are immersed in inspiration before the holiday season takes off and we have lots of opportunities to include our favourite design elements in dining tables, new interiors, seasonal decoration, parties, the list goes on! Sometimes the hardest part is refining what you love and translating it from a showroom, magazine page (or blog!) to your own space.A standout on our calendars was the Interior...

No Throwaway Disposable Culture For Us: Meet Miele!

Brooke and I were delighted to be invited to see the new Miele Experience Centre showroom and meet the leadership team behind Miele. Besides getting a chance to see their beautiful products (and taste the treats made in the Miele test kitchen), we had a chance to learn about the goals and philosophy of the company which we are happy to share with you. Some of you may already be Miele fans, and we hope that for those new to...

Coming soon! LOCAL SPRING & LOCAL CHILD POPUP SHOP

Get excited! Mark you calendars!Designers Collective is excited to announce our third Curated Pop-up Shop, June 3-11, 2016, at 2885 West 33rd Avenue, Vancouver.Come meet our designers June 3 at noon for our opening reception.We have some new designers, artists and creative people to introduce you to. In addition, we present LOCAL Child, makers specializing in kids fun. Makers include: Botany Living, Cabyn, Jai Style, Mitani Designs, Lauren Morris, Nicole Durocher, Vera Harris, Barbara Tevarotto, and Domestic Objects.Designers Collective’s LOCAL...

Spring: Prepping the Deck

Prepping the DeckWhether you have a wood or concrete deck or patio it does take a little preparation and elbow grease to get it all ready for summer. The winter inevitably leaves its mark with algae and moss and we need to get rid of it in order to enjoy our time outdoors to the fullest AND to prolong the life of our deck.Contemporary Deck by Los Angeles Architects & Building Designers Hsu McCulloughContemporary Deck by Other Metro Landscape Architects...