Archive for the ‘Arts + Culture’ Category

Return to Innocence

What happened to innocence? These hand-painted dolls will make you think twice about buying another doll at the store. In fact, you might just want to recreate one yourself.

If I Had A Name Like Rosie Fernandez

If I had a name like Rosie Fernandez

I would wear gardenias and orchids
in my hair.
I would buy some hot sauce
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From the Ground Up

By Andrew Harvey

Carpets are signature pieces that withstand the test of time, while accommodating our evolving lifestyles.

The artistic weaving of carpet dates back to 700 B.C. when West Asian artisans knotted intricate pieces for commerce across the orient.

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FanClub: From New Orleans to Old Vancouver

By Teena Legris

The historical remnants of a time when neon signs were alight and businesses were booming have long been a mainstay of Granville Street, Vancouver’s legendary entertainment strip.

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The Evolution of Graffiti

By Teena Legris

Beneath bridges and hidden in back alleys are the colourful, kinetic tags, resplendent murals and vibrant markings of graffiti and street artists. Should you go out of your way to see the bold display of artistry emblazoned on these urban galleries, your exploration into this incredible genre will have just begun.

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Vino Goes Vertical

By Julia Dilworth

Don’t say the words ‘wine rack’ around Jamie Kasza, if you know what’s good for you. That dated, clunky wine cage of the past could not be further from STACT’s intuitive, vino-vertical design. Kasza, founder of STACT, saw a solution to a common problem for wine connoisseurs living in spatially-challenging homes.

Vessel of Knowledge V

Roi Toia

(1966- )

Ngā Puhi
Medium: glass (blown and etched)
Size: 29.5 x 6 x 8.5 inches (incl. stand)
Price: $ 7,500.00 CAD
Ref: KX60506






The simple form of the hue (calabash) had many uses as a container, among them the ability to transport water with relative ease. Its function in domestic life was perhaps featureless; however, it still played a vital role in the day-to-day routines of village life. Here, the hue is interpreted as a vessel of knowledge. Knowledge is passed from one generation to another. Out of this knowledge wisdom is conceived, and then empowered by the spiritual connection that lies within the land and surrounds the ethos in which we humans reside.

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Object of Desire

It sits boldly, proudly perched on the stilled flatness of teak and cloth, silently calling to be noticed and adored. Its undulating shape and coloring suggesting the birthing from a creative parent, spilling with emotion and artistic individuality. Its form is smooth and seductive. The overall appearance unique and intriguing of personality, soul, and being.

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