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This is a big step for my little business. I’m joining forces with more than a dozen Vancouver design and art businesses to do a pop-up shop for holiday shoppers, from November 20 to 29. 

You’ll find us in the refurbished Mint Interiors building, at the entrance to Granville Market.

LOCAL: A Curated Pop-Up Shop
Nov. 20 to 29
1805 Fir St. (at W. 2nd Ave.)
Mon-Fri: 12 p.m. – 5:30 p.m
Sat-Sun: 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

The shop is organized and curated by architect Tina Dhillon (L) and interior designer Brooke Hatfield, the duo behind Designers Collective, an interior design business with a twist. They also provide clients with design education through workshops and travel tours focusing on design. For a taste of what they do, here are their DIY videos.  

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I’m both excited and terrified. What if nobody comes? What if everybody comes and I don’t have enough stock? So I’m trying to breathe slowly and think of this as just a really, really long trunk show for which I need to design some new pieces. 

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THE LINE-UP

My partners in the pop-up shop include a range of Vancouver artists and artisans offering goods to decorate you and your home. They all do wonderful, original work or sell fine, high-quality goods that can be hard to come-by because small suppliers (like me) aren’t always easy to find.

With any luck, our 10-day pop-up shop will make it easier for you to discover new designers and artisans and find exactly what you’re looking for. 

In the meantime, here’s a list of the Vancouver businesses that will be part of LOCAL business, along with links to their websites.

THE ARTISTS

Lauren Morris paints acrylics of landscapes, fruit, and flowers are just so refreshingly beautiful.

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Ode to Summer, acrylic on canvas, 48 X 48, Lauren Morris

Tanja Gardner is an internationally trained artist who has been in Vancouver more than 20 years, and usually shows her paintings through the Ian Tan Gallery.

THE HOME LOVERS

Forest & Waves designs a host of home accessories with a local flair. I love their hand-printed linen tea towels, but I think they’re much too charming to dry dishes with. Better to hang them as kitchen art.

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Forest & Waves, $23

Landon Dix works in wood to provide beautiful home accessories for every day living.

Brett Riekert a local furniture designer whose sleek pieces combine walnut, steel, and leather into sophisticated seating  inspired by Danish mid-century modern design. 

Botany Living, which features locally-grown succulents in real life and on their gorgeous Instagram.

Gabriel Burke, who trained at Emily Carr, creates elegant ceramics for G Ceramic & Co. from her White Rock studio.

Joue Designs features pillows in luxurious linens and silks.

Milani brings organic cotton sheets, duvets, and accessories for children. 

THE FASHIONISTAS

Lana Betty‘s delicate geometric designs are young and fun. 

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Lana Betty’s Cube Theory: 3D printed jewellery in steel, brass, or silver. $88.51

Sass Designs creates wrap bracelets from leather and beads that are inspired by the designs of the Sami people of Scandinavia (also known as Laplanders).

Cabyn delivers stylish fleece clothing.

Jai Style sells pendants and ceramics with an Asian influence.

LoverFighter is bringing tote bags, wallets, belts… distinctive leather accessories of all sorts.

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