The District is IDS Vancouver’s popular cash and carry neighbourhood that features fresh collections of design products for the home.
The District is the marketplace for designers to show and sell to discerning consumers and industry insiders. A unique, juried area, it is IDS Vancouver’s popular cash and carry neighbourhood where attendees can take home good design.
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Abeego is driven by common sense and a personal desire to help people change the way they think about their food. The company focuses on providing a versatile material that can be used multiple times, in many ways, for varying degrees of food storage; that people can feel good about whole-heartedly.
Borealis Manufactory is the handmade factory from the North. ‘Borealis’ means “to be of the north” and the word ‘manufactory’ was used at its peak during the Industrial Revolution in the 1800’s. It speaks to the light manufacturing that Borealis Manufactory does and supports their “handmade in Canada” mission. The studio has two brands, Minimoc and Sprig West, where you’ll find items like leather children’s shoes, leather bags and accessories, home decor, and office accessories.
Becki Chan creates handmade jewellery and art objects from her studio in Vancouver, British Columbia. Given Becki’s educational background in sculpture and architecture, she finds beauty and inspiration in structure and geometry. Each piece is developed out of Becki’s sculptural work and is defined by a stripped-down vocabulary of form. Cast in silver, elementary lines and simplified shapes combine and repeat, with slight variations and irregularities.
East Van Light builds vintage industrial lamps with engaging modern designs. Combining locally sourced premium hardwoods, high quality hardware, and antique reproduction Edison light bulbs, each lamp delivers warm ambient light and a refined old world aesthetic that inspires the work, repose, curiosity and conversation of those around it. East Van Light strives to design lamps that are subtle in support of the spaces they inhabit, while simultaneously engaging the audience that surrounds them.
Making pots is Hitomi Mckenzie’s art; she makes them for people to use. She believes that her pots would attract those who appreciate beauty and function working in harmony. It is important to her to create communication, a ‘conversation’ between form and surface. Her intimate relationship with each individual piece becomes an extension of how she responds to movement of the wheel and the clay.
KONZUK aspires to create jewelry that is more wearable architecture than simple accessory. The collections are inspired by designer Karen Konzuk’s personal observations of architecture and sculpture; notably the work of Donald Judd and Richard Serra. Minimal form, unique surface texture, and unorthodox materials each define the modernist aesthetic of KONZUK jewelry.
Geometric Desires by LanaBetty is a modern jewelry line uniting evolution and passion, combining beautiful materials and beautiful design. LanaBetty uses traditional jewelry making and the relatively new technique of 3D printing to create complex shapes and angular lines, balancing universal inspiration with on trend style. Designs are made using faceted semi-precious stones, sterling silver, brass, steel, and even gold.
London Fields Shoppe is a brick and mortar store specializing in the clever, the eclectic, and the nostalgic. Taking inspiration from the owners’ time living in the United Kingdom, London Fields Shoppe was created and named after the area where their favourite market, Broadway Market, takes place in London (UK). With an emphasis on handmade, London Fields Shoppe is a place to share some of the goods and vintage items that they discover during their travels.
Johnna Puusa is the designer behind Lumota (a Finnish word for ‘to mesmerize or enthrall’). When Johnna first became aware of the craft of himmeli, she found the designs so intriguing and mesmerizing that she had to find out more. Over the years, she has learned the methods and finessed the craft, producing traditional pieces as well as creating her own style along the way.
Maria Roth is a Vancouver-based designer making felted wool objects of uncommon beauty. The work is intended to delight as well as to be used for many years, and embodies a love of exuberant colours intertwined with the sombre greys of rainy West Coast winters.
Neon Mfg.’s goal is to offer the largest selection of cool, unique, and interesting neon signs and art available anywhere in the world. All of their neon signs and art are hand made by experienced craftsmen using the highest quality materials available.
Power of My People’s shirts are steadfast essentials for people to build their stories in. The brand’s goal is to provide options for uniform dressers – those who collect when they find their favourites. All of the shirt fits are constructed to allow the wearer the freedom to move and conquer the tasks of their every day.
Fiber artist Jolynn Vandam transforms the beauty of the nature surrounding her into one of a kind hand woven wall hangings. Each unique piece is woven on a loom and is made with natural fibres, including heavenly soft Merino wool roving to add lush texture. The pieces hang from hand picked drift wood from the southern BC coast or pure copper.
The Found and the Freed is the physical manifestation of a friendship, united by a love of old things, between three women. The concept for the shop is expressed through its name; the three women hunt for objects that can be given a new life, either by maintaining their original functions or through creative reuse.
Urbanwalls makes all kinds of removable wall decals and chalk decals for homes. With the appeal of wallpaper and a level of permanence that supports designer ADD, the company is continually creating decals that allow changes and swaps (without hurting any walls). From designers to those who claim no creativity, Urbanwalls enables customers to think outside of the box, inspiring them to fall in love with the spaces that surround them.
Vancouver Candle Co. was born out of Nick Rabuchin’s passion. His unique take on candle making, mixed with a dedication to artisanal craftmanship, has created a cult-like following for his luxury candles. Each candle is poured by hand in a small batch from his studio in Vancouver, British Columbia, with the utmost care and attention. A true artisanl product, each Vancouver Candle Co. candle is numbered and signed for quality control.
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