I have just returned from the IDS west show in Vancouver and feel inspired by all the fantastic and modern furniture, decor, artwork, and even a modular home, that was exhibited there. The energy at the show was really quite electric, with many local designers showcasing their lines, as well as some of the big names right alongside. I feel grateful for this opportunity, and have posted some of my favourites from the show just below. AND, on Saturday afternoon the most incredible thing happened....I got to meet a famous designer! She came by my booth to say hello and we had a quick visit. Check back tomorrow to find out who....;)
Saltspring artist Nicholas Hunt, with some amazing sculptural pieces, as well as these wood/resin stools. I would love to have one of these for my own home one day.
These amazing poufs come in various sizes and are knit from wool.
Always a favourite of mine, Marimekko from Finland with a bright, eye-catching booth.
Too hard to resist, I treated myself to a low serving bowl and coffee mug at the show...
The Cross had a stunning set up at the show. I think they actually had 2 setups.
A fantastic idea, these felt modules can be used to grow herbs in on balconies. A creative way to create privacy and have fresh herbs. Mubi.ca
A landscape installation made by Green over Grey.
I love these plant capsules, they remind me of the bubble chair made by Eero Aarnio in the 60's. These cute glass pieces can be found at Homewerx in Vancouver.
Martha Sturdy with many fabulous pieces made from resin.
Inform Interiors had a colourful, and creative setup. They used neon tape to create the london underground throughout their space. It was certainly eyecatching.
Those famous swedes from Ikea had a dream kitchen set up in the centre of the hall.
Featured in the same issue of House & Home with LUprints this past June were the nice folks from Parliament in Vancouver.
My neighbour at the show Dina Gonzalez Mascaro, had a stunning display of jewellery and artwork. Her store was just voted one of the top 10 boutiques in Canada to visit by Canada tourism. Congrats Dina! It is located at 2408 Main st. in Vancouver.
A 1000sf modular home was set up inside the hall made by Preform Construction.