31 March 2008

Fluid Earth

I want a fruit bowl that reflects the landscape surrounding my home. At Fluid Earth I can design such a bowl.

Each part of the earth is unique in then design of her heights and depths. Fluidforms enables customers to have a piece of this singularity on a table at home. The different contour lines of a chosen area define the shape of the bowl. An expedition into landscapes and cities only known from hiking. The earth becomes a sensory experience, that can be filled with the fruits of the earth.

30 March 2008

Granville Island Shops

In addition to the superb public market on Granville Island, there are dozens of design shops featuring some of Vancouver's most talented artists. Here are a few of our favorites:

The Wood Co-Op

Gigi B. on Granville Island

24 March 2008

A Must See City

We're back from the most fabulous trip to Vancouver. Even in the rain it is incredibly beautiful, with limitless activities for the nature lover and the urban dweller. We never got to IDS West. Why be trapped in the convention center when the city was there to explore? I'll be putting together a complete design-oriented post when I get back from Minneapolis, but in the meantime check out the rest of the trip photos here. Oh, we did spend the last day in Seattle, most notably in the remarkable Seattle Public Library. I used to really like Seattle, but I must say now that it pales in comparison to Vancouver. If you haven't had the opportunity to visit, make your plans and get there!

17 March 2008


We're leaving now for a week in Vancouver. Yes, leaving sunny New Mexico in the 60's-70's and heading for cold and rainy Vancouver in the 30's! Still, the weather won't stop us from enjoying one of the most beautiful cities in the world. I'm back home for two days and then have to head to Minneapolis for the Public Library Association conference, but I hope to get in a post or two at some point.

10 March 2008

Here It Is

Well, here it is. The "bad garage" in all its glory. It is an eyesore on our property, but will soon be transformed into a fabulous office/studio with a half bath. Imagine a wall of south-facing windows, new Hardieplank siding, a nice deck on the side, a covered entryway and landscaped patio. No one will ever know it was a run-down garage.

09 March 2008


A little potted plant, a little sprout to remind us that spring is on the way. But does it remind you that it's time to clean the bathroom? These toilet brushes by Alessi will help make cleaning a more pleasant task.

Getting Woodsy

Not one to have alabaster antlers, squirrel serving platters or owl pillows in my house, I do like the nature-inspired Woody Wood Rug. Designed by Yvette Laduk these woodgrain infused rugs are made to last. The edges are burnt, cut and sprayed. I'm seeing this in the remodeled office/studio...

03 March 2008

Perfect Sunday Evening

Aaron is out hiking with his favorite pup Kyla, and I'm in the kitchen putting together a hearty vegetarian moussaka. I've already opened a 2004 Phantom to let it breathe before serving. Well, of course I'm having some myself before dinner, but I've got to make sure it's the perfect wine for the moussaka. I hope there will be some left for dinner!

Just Smashing

Even Aaron loves Studio Dror's Vase of Phases collection. The black one is especially striking.


When we remodel the bad garage to create our new office/studio, Aaron will need a partition for his music area. We don't want a wall blocking the light, and are looking for something light and flexible. Enter Parametre by 3Form. Available in four colors, three patterns and vertical or horizontal applications, these expandable polyester partitions are lightweight and clean. A UV coating allows them to be used either indoors or outdoors.

02 March 2008


The Spiral light by 101 is interesting, to say the least. The acrylic cord twists and turns up the table leg to form the lamp itself.