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Ann Sacks Factory Tour

This past April, the IDS Vancouver team made a visit to the Ann Sacks tile factory in Portland, Oregon. From a humble beginning in 1980, Ann Sacks has steadily grown into a global brand with 17 showrooms across the globe. A lot has changed, but one thing remains constant: the company’s original principles – handcrafting, fine workmanship […]

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IDS Vancouver x Propellor at WantedDesign NYC

IDS Vancouver is heading East. We have partnered with Propellor, a Vancouver-based multi-disciplinary design studio, to bring the essence of the Pacific Northwest to Manhattan this May during WantedDesign. “Propellor’s work is deeply inspired by the landscape and materials native to our coastal BC home and we are looking forward to bringing our West Coast perspective to […]

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The Dogs of Design

Recently a new team member joined IDS Vancouver and along with this addition came our new office dog Martini. That got us thinking about all the great studio and shop dogs we have met over the years. Below is a gallery of just some of the dogs of design that we have met. One of our […]

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Livingspace Building History

   Left Image Source: City of Vancouver Archives, Photographer Stuart Thomson Right Image Source: AZURE Magazine From biscuit factory to Vancouver’s premier destination for European modern furniture, the building that Livingspace is located in has gone through quite the transformation over the last 85 years. The factory building located at 1706 West 1st Ave was built in […]

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Wood Week BC 2017

IDS Vancouver is excited to be co-presenting Wood Week BC 2017 with BC Wood from February 23 – March 6. BC Wood will host a dynamic discourse with some of the Pacific Northwest’s top design talents. In conjunction with the panel discussions curated and presented by GRAY Magazine, submissions from 4th year ECUAD industrial design students, under […]

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v2com: a passion for communicating about architecture and design

IDS Vancouver is happy to share the story of Julie Payette, co-founder of v2com newswire. Julie has dedicated her whole career to promoting architecture and design talents around the world. In 2008, she and business partner Pierre Bélanger created the first international newswire specializing in design, architecture and lifestyle – v2com. v2com is a distribution […]

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Pattern Play – 2016 Holiday Gift Guide

The IDS Vancouver 2016 holiday gift guide is your source for unique gifts for the design enthusiast in your life. If you have a question about any of the products please email us at info@idswest.com. Camille Walala x Alfa K Nail Decals ($15) – Available at camillewalala.com Mast Brothers Chocolate ($13) – Available at mastbrothers.com […]

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DDW 2016 Highlights

We have now returned to Vancouver after an inspiring few weeks in the Netherlands while attending and participating in Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven. The IDS Vancouver Offsite was featured at the Klokgebouw, where 5 designers from the Pacific Northwest presented their work. Some of the highlights from the week included the Envisions exhibit, the Design […]

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