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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...

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...

Valentine’s Day Gift List

Valentine's Day Gift ListGift giving is very personal. With Valentine’s Day next Sunday, we thought we would take this opportunity to give you a few gift ideas that we personally would love to receive.First off, we love everything we have had in our Local Love Pop Up shop for the past couple of days, so naturally our participating artists are on the top our our list...

LOCAL LOVE Launches

Local Love Launches and it's PartytimeWell! Last night we had the launch to our SECOND foray into the Pop Up market. We held a Pop Up in November of last year, (did you miss out on that? Click here to read about it) and it was such a success we decided to try our hand at another one in the lead up to Valentines Day.We approached Ian Tan of the Ian Tan Gallery to see if he might be interested...

LOCAL: Curated Pop Up Shop

LOCAL: A Curated Pop Up Shop - An updateWe told you about our plans for a pop up shop and it’s now we are well into it, and are excited to update you. Not only has the shop been busy but we were interviewed on Round House Radio to inform its large local audience on the concept of the Pop Up shop.Despite some construction setbacks we managed to complete just before opening. Our launch party started at 5 and Brooke...

LOCAL: A Collective

LOCAL: A Curated Pop Up ShopWe are so excited to announce our upcoming Curated Pop-Up Shop called LOCAL. We have an amazing collective of artists, designers and makers, that we are so pleased to be featuring! Come to 1805 Fir Street November 20-29. LOCAL will be open Monday-Friday: 12:00-5:30 pm and Saturday & Sunday: 10:00 am-5:30 pm. Be sure to come and have a look at the unique pieces from the designers in our collective. Here is a little bio on...