Inspired in Vancouver – Eastside Culture Crawl 2012

I’m so happy to have made it along to the Parker Street Studios as part of this year’s Eastside Culture Crawl.  I was blown away at the number of wonderful artists located here; it’s restored my faith in the other side of what the city has to offer. 

I’d hoped to catch a glimpse of Martina Voss’ studio and her reupholstered furniture.  She uses some gorgeous fabrics, as seen on the link and I was lucky enough to have a quick chat with whilst there.  She was happy to meet a ‘textiles’ person who could appreciate her wonderful choices, especially the Designers Guild fabric chosen for the sofa.  I can’t deny I’m a big fan of blues, turquoise to petrol blue and love what Martina’s about.

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Blim Community Market

Blim Community Market

It was great to have a table at the Blim community market today with lots of other creative folk and offer customized accessories, reusing bags and fabrics.  Here are a few pics; a big thank you to those who graciously modelled and my sis who got cards done super fast for me.ImageImage

Little Kaylie with new dino legs

ImageThe girls rocking the arm warmers!

Check out Blim and their fantastic art space available to anyone; .  Thank you Yuriko.

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Repaired Things

Repaired Things. Lots of fun ideas!


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Kuyichi – Company

Kuyichi – Company. An organic jeans company that mentions social standard SA8000!

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Fashion Tries on Zero Waste Design –

Fashion Tries on Zero Waste Design –  I was lucky enough to get along to one of Timo Rissanen’s inspirational talks on zero waste fashion in Vancouver.  Go Timo go!

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visvim.  Gorgeous image of a patchwork of worn denim and repairs.  I came across this website thanks to a Guardian article on Doc Martens … and got no further.  If only I could figure out how to copy and paste the image into this post!

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