Tag: Designer Happy Hour


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 […]

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 […]


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 […]


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 funny how things work out sometimes. I met artist Jamie Smith when when I first moved to Vancouver, bonding at a business networking event over our collective confusion as to how each of us had ended up there (you can always tell another creative type in a crowd of suits). When Jamie recently came to a […]


Last month we capped off Buildex with a Designer Happy Hour event at the Heritage Ideas Centre, hosted by Heritage Furniture and MT Square Interiors.  I have to admit that i didn’t even make it to Buildex this year but I feel that I still deserved to acknowledge that it happened over some beverages with […]

Designer Happy Hour

Holy moly, I am way behind on my posts over here! January was a banner month for MãK Interiors so everything other than client work (including blog posts, household chores, and overall sanity) took a back seat. Now it’s February somehow, and I’m catching up. A huge THANK YOU to everyone who came out to […]


We kicked off the season of holiday parties with our final Designer Happy Hour event of the year. December 3rd we filled Chinatown’s This Open Space for the BEHOLDER Pop-up shop, hosted by Artist, Dana Mooney & Kelsey Adair of Bare Knitware. Other local designers & makers, including; DMR Ceramics, Greff Growler, and Christy Feaver Modern […]

Designer Happy Hour Portside Pub

It was a dark and stormy night but we were too warm and cozy at Gastown’s Portside Pub to notice. I, for one, was very happy grab a few pints and chow down on nachos with the Designer Happy Hour gang while the rain came down outside. Thanks to Max and the Portside team for […]