Interior Design Show West
Make yourself at home.
If you’re looking to rub shoulders with West Coast design elite, the annual Interior Design Show West (IDSwest) is the place to do it. Since its inaugural event in 2004, IDSwest has evolved every year into a greater spectacle of international and local contemporary design, drawing both industry professionals and the general public.
British Columbia’s Bountiful Beauty Resources
We’ve got some damn fine glacial clay here in British Columbia if you need a facial. Now, numerous B.C. companies are incorporating natural, local alternatives in lieu of the artificial and synthetic compounds that often make their way into our beauty regimes.
Food and Drink
British Columbia Artichokes
A delicious thistle.
There may not be a vegetable more intimidating than the artichoke, but John and Donna Plough have risen to that challenge, bringing this Mediterranean staple to the Canadian West Coast. Look for them at the Kitsilano Vancouver Farmers Market on Sundays throughout September.
Farmboy Fine Arts, International Art Consultants
Lobbying for art.
Farmboy Fine Arts culls, commissions and creates site-specific artworks for hospitality-, healthcare- and corporate-sector clients. As a sort of collector-cum-design agency to the brands, they recommend what fine art to acquire, or can provide their own in-house design services to create decorative art, ideally offering a blend of both.
Betty Hemmings Leathergoods
A case for cases.
Luggages and attachés are things an individual might purchase but a few times in their life. So, they should endure not only the trends and seasons, but also the rigorous wear and tear of a life well lived. Suitable it is, then, that the brands at Betty Hemmings Leathergoods have lasted the test of time.
A selection of literature.
Could it be that each genre of music gets the chronicler it deserves? If so, bluegrass, hip hop and heavy metal have certainly been doing something right.
Keeping it light.
Vancouver-based company, Native Shoes, has taken classic sneaker and loafer silhouettes and applied a bit of technology to how they are produced. The shoes are lightweight, waterproof, odour resistant, and animal bi-product free.
A women’s fashion editorial featuring clothing and accessories inspired by the season’s collections.
Bright lights, big sign.
As heritage buildings around him were met with the wrecking ball, Save-on-Meats owner Al DesLauriers felt like the last man standing. But, he held out hope for a buyer who would carry on the surviving vestiges of the old Hastings community.