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Last year’s poolside party was a such a hit that we decided to do it all over again! This year we took over the pool deck at the Sandman Hotel on Davie St. and it could not have been more perfect. The weather was stellar, the staff was amazing, our volunteers were working it, and […]


If you’re a regular at Designer Happy Hour you know that we are coming up on our annual ADDRESS Opening night party. This is a do-not-miss-under-any-circumstance event, so mark your calendars for Thursday May 5th! This part-gallery, part-pop-up shop, part-showroom is an annual event launched in 2014 by Vancouver-based furniture designer/maker Kate Duncan (you may […]

Designer Desk Miriam Aroeste

If you’ve never been to 1000 Parker St., you’re really missing out. I always meet amazingly talented people there. Come think of it, most of the talented people I meet anywhere turn out to have studios in this building. Miriam Aroeste is one of them.

DHH at the Edit

When I met Jamie Pryde, owner of The Edit, the first thing that caught my eye was his utterly perfect hair. He has mastered the modern-day swooping pompadour (picture Danny Zuko under the tutelage of Ralph Lauren). After being sucked in by this folicular tractor beam, we got to chatting about his showroom, online store, and design […]

Canadian Design

No longer should ‘Made in Canada’ conjure up visions of ornamental side tables made to look as if Beavers had carefully chewed them into existence.


Just picked the latest issue of Gray Magazine at my favourite little news stand*. Not because I happen to really like the magazine (because I do), or that they focus exclusively on design in the Pacific Northwest & support great local events (because they do). No, this month I had ulterior motives. I eagerly awaited […]


It’s always tough to draw a crowd in the summer months but I think we found the secret; a pool party! We connected with the Westin Grand (big thanks to my friends at Motive Communications for the hook up!) and their Pop-up Patio for the perfect summer session of Designer Happy Hour. Live DJ, poolside […]

Vancouver's Top Interior Designer

I’ve been listed as one of Vancouver’s top 15  Interior Designers!  There are some seriously talented people on this list, and I feel very lucky to be named among them.  Build Direct is behind this round-up of favourites and are looking for your input to name the winner(s).  You can see the entire list and cast your vote here. […]


In May we brought Designer Happy Hour back to ADDRESS, a part-gallery, part-pop-up shop, and part-showroom, of locally designed furniture and items for the home curated and produced by furniture Designer (and my buddy) Kate Duncan.   This year the show moved into the bright and airy Waterfall Building – the perfect venue to display gorgeous works by […]


It’s been way too long since I’ve posted a Designer Desk feature. Admittedly, this bums me out because meeting and shooting the work-spaces of local Vancouver designers, makers, and artists is something that I love to do! Few things re-charge my design batteries like talking with fellow creatives about what makes them tick.  I’ve done a […]