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  • Interview with Paul Brodie The Man Behind Brodie Bikes


    Paul Brodie is a renaissance man. He is a self-taught engineer, fabricator, designer, painter, artist and now add in writer with his newly released book Paul Brodie The Man Behind Brodie Bikes about his fascinating life journey and the making of his former company Brodie Bikes. Paul helped to put Vancouver on the map by inventing […]

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  • Exclusive Interview with Renee Switzer & Invitation to a Pop-Up!


      This post is a doozy! It is my story about how I met and became friends with someone I admire, Renee Switzer, a special interview with her and your invitation to Oden Gallery’s Artisan pop-up at the new SwitzerCultCreative showroom. It’s intimate, inspired and behind the scenes. Enjoy!  Renee Switzer contacted me 2 years […]

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  • HANDWEAVING IN THE 21st CENTURY | Hippy to Hip!


    HANDWEAVING IN THE 21st CENTURY | Hippy to Hip! When I was studying textile design I clearly remember being more than a little skeptical about the hand weaving classes that were part of our curriculum. What could be the use in learning to hand weave when the process of making the cloth that I wore […]

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  • Kate Duncan’s ADDRESS is this Weekends Must See Event!


    I will never forget the day when I first met Kate Duncan. It was 3 years ago when I made my way to Vancouver’s China Town to check out her pop-up event called ADDRESS. I opened the door and before I fully stepped into the room, I was greeted with a giant smile and unabashedly […]

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  • TOP 3 INTERIOR TEXTILE TRENDS Spring / Summer 2016


    We are in for a treat! This comprehensive and creatively charged post is brought to you by one of Vancouver’s leading textile artisans and trend setting gal Stephanie Symns of Antipod Workshop. Enjoy the read! xoxo Meredith Nicole ANTIPOD’S TOP 3 INTERIOR DESIGN TRENDS FOR TEXTILES Spring/Summer 2016 Ok so here’s the thing, I have to […]

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  • Your Guide to Working With Creatives!


    Last year I was speaking at Interior Design Show Vancouver (IDS Vancouver) on how to work with artisans. The IDS team and I thought it would be useful to create a checklist of what to consider when you want to work with someone to craft a one-of-a-kind item just for you.  Bookmark this one as […]

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  • What is Textile Design? Artisanal Yoga Pants to Arty Slips…

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    I’m always interested in deepening my knowledge of other people’s professions and have often wondered about the seemingly complex world of textile design. I have invited textile designer and artisan Stephanie Symns to share her knowledge and help us to better understand the handcrafted textile industry. Stephanie’s textile design studio Antipod Worksop, is located in Vancouver […]

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  • How a Travelling Tool Chest Fostered Community

    Anne Briggs

    I recently spotted the Instagram account of Seattle based woodworker Anne Briggs. I noted her 26,000 followers and became curious. After poking around her blog I discovered Anne is someone who is passionate about woodworking and good ol’ fashioned life preservation skills. In her blog she writes about purchasing a small farm with her husband, […]

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  • The Art of Collecting

    Carol Arnston Cliff Launch: Scattered Red Oil on Canvas

    Trudy Van Dop is the owner of Van Dop Gallery and is celebrating 20yrs of providing exceptional art and services to B.C. and beyond. Her in-home gallery provides a unique backdrop for her ever changing and curated collection of sculptural fine art and paintings. She is also responsible for creating the BC Guide to Arts […]

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