Thank You for Coming! Posted on June 19, 2014
Thank You for Coming! June 19 2014A huge thank you to everyone who came out to enjoy the opening of The Wood Show with us. It was a beautiful night, filled with great people and great talent....we really appreciate your support in celebrating Canadian design.
If you missed it, the show will be up through the summer. Please note, however, that some of the pieces are in Limited Editions/Production, therefore stock will vary.Congratulations to all the Designers for doing such a beautiful job and thank you for being part of our show. And a special shout out to my Mom, for making her cookies!
xoCaroline and Daniel
Introducing Turnco Wood Goods June 17 2014
What's their story?
"Turnco is a young family company that left Vancouver city life for slow living on Whidbey Island. Valuing to work and live in the same space and raise our family rurally, and retaining what has impacted and inspired us from life in the city.
We do not consider ourselves designers, crafters or artists. We are woodworkers and producers. A lot of thought goes into the style, quality and functionality of each product we make. It comes from our experience in working on custom projects, as well as honing our skills of efficiency and organization in making value added wood goods. All of our goods have a mix of simple modern design and warm nostalgia. We use FSC certified lumber, and local hardwood like Madrona, and softwoods like western Red Cedar, and Douglas Fir when we can get our hands on it, either by harvesting it ourselves or from our lumberjack contacts. Life in the country provides an opportunity to cut our waste considerably. Sawdust and shavings go for goat bedding and small hardwood scrap becomes kindling to start our home fires burning through the winter."
Check them out online: http://turncowoodgoods.com/index.html
On Instagram: http://instagram.com/turncowood
Introducing Misha Olynyk June 16 2014
We have been fans of Misha's work ever since we met him and his collective, Fieldwork. He has an excellent design aesthetic and attention to detail that makes his work easy for us to love. We're so excited to have him participate in our Show and trust that whatever he's made is going to be solid.What's his story?
"Born and raised in Vancouver BC, life has taken me from a westside boy to an eastside man, where I live, work and play up and down Main Street. Working in my father’s glass studio from an early age, I was surrounded and fascinated by creativity and innovation. This experience led me on a lifelong journey of materials exploration. To further develop my passion, I decided to pursue my education at Emily Carr University where I hold a degree in Industrial Design and a Diploma in Fine Arts, with a focus on ceramics and sculpture.
Following years of proficiently dabbling in a multitude of materials, wood is the one that stuck. I find enjoyment in the creative process and the simple pleasure of working with my hands. I often find myself purposefully breaking things simply to be able to fix them. I strive to take a beautiful and practical approach in my daily observations.
Since 2009 I’ve been working on custom projects, as well as collaborative ventures as a member of Fieldwork design collective. All of my pieces are conceived and produced by hand, by me, here in Vancouver."
He'll be joining us for Opening Night of our Wood Show and we hope to see you here!
The Wood Show
Tuesday. June 17th 6 - 9pm
Check him out online: http://www.mishaolynyk.com/
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