Sunday, December 16, 2007

Fishs Eddie

A friend of mine and fellow creative visits this shop every time she travels to New York. With her rave reviews and one visit to their website it didn’t take much to turn me into an equally fanatical fan. Their 212 New York Skyline original pattern is a perfect mix of sophistication and charm. And classic black on white—you can’t go wrong. I try to make a habit of visiting New York once every few years and Fishs Eddie is definitely at the top of my perpetual I-heart-NY to-do list!

Photo credit: Fishs Eddie, New York

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Last Stop to Shop

As promised, last night’s Christmas party at The Beaumont was brimming with merriment! Clearly, a well managed event, the building was packed with holiday shoppers happily checking items off their list. Exhibitors included tenants of The Beaumont as well as local artists from around the lower mainland. One of my faves was Irit Sorokin Designs. Her handmade jewellery was exquisitely diverse with beads, stones and metals hand selected from all corners of the globe.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Apartment Therapy

If this is therapy - sign me up! Friend and fellow designer, Courtenay Webber has dedicated her life and career to uncompromising style. Check out her first-round entry into Apartment Therapy’s, I’ve Got Color!, fall colors contest.

Photo credit: Courtenay Webber

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Bona Fide

The search for studio space for the letterpress if finally over – hooray! It will be taking up residence on West 5th Avenue in The Beaumont Studios. A hidden gem, the two story building is home to a talented group of local artists and a small theatre. The press is still in pieces but feel free to drop by this weekend to say hello and check out the Beaumont's annual Christmas sale. Opening festivities start at 5 PM on Friday with the sale running through 6 PM on Sunday.

Above: Last Stop to Shop craft sale and Christmas party at the Beaumont Studios.