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  • Interview with Paul Brodie The Man Behind Brodie Bikes

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    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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  • Experience Vancouver Handcrafted Home Decor this Month!

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    Oden Gallery invites you our pop-up shop! Presenting some of our finest Vancouver handcrafted home decor products at SwitzerCultCreative, a beautiful design showroom located just steps from Granville Island. Where: SwitzerCultCreative 1725 West 3rd Avenue, Vancouver. When: Now until August 30th, 2016. Open Monday to Saturday 11-4 Shop our online store for handcrafted home decor products by North American based artisans. […]

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

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      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!

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    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!

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    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

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    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!

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    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

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    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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