“Along the Hudson River, tucked away in a quiet corner of Wappingers Falls, NY, sits a converted 1907 fabric mill. As you walk through its doors, a world brimming with colour unravels in the all-white 12,000-square-foot loft. Soaring ceilings and large windows allow natural light to stream in, and open metal shelves and industrial racks display neatly folded fabrics and original artwork from famous fashion studios. This is the Design Library, a textile haven exclusively for the professional designer, and the surface design industry’s best-kept secret. “
Published by Edible Vancouver Magazine, Winter 2018.
“Farms are not my go-to vacation destination. When I was 11 years old, my family moved from bustling Mexico City to live on a small farm 300 kilometres away. For four years I witnessed the generosity of the land, but also its unpredictability and my parents’ struggles. My teenage self resented the uncertainties and the isolation that came with rural life, and when we finally moved back to town I vowed never to set foot on a farm again – until Foxglove Farm captured my heart.”
“A sketchbook can be many things: a journal to pour out thoughts and feelings, a tribute to a beloved one, a home for stray doodles, a space to document a creative journey or store secrets. In any case, it is something quite intimate and personal, rarely to be shared. But at the Sketchbook Project – a global initiative where collective creative energy is revered – a sketchbook is the ultimate archival documentation of collaborative creative output.”
East Van Bees
All About the Bees, published by Edible Vancouver Magazine, Summer 2018.
“I met Steve Sandve at a market where he and his wife, Larissa, were selling honey and beeswax products. Tasting their honey, I was immediately taken by its delicate taste and the array of flavours on offer, but most importantly, I was intrigued that all these varieties of honey came from Vancouver, each originating in a different neighbourhood. Wanting to hear more about the fascinating world of urban raw honey, I asked Steve for an interview.”
“I am. Two powerful words strong enough to define us, to forge our identity, yet often unsaid. I am is the meaning behind the Arabic word “Ana,” the carefully chosen name for a collection of intricately embroidered dolls telling the stories of Syrian refugee children.”
Little U, the offspring of UPPERCASE magazine, is an occasional magazine/book for the young at heart. With child-like wonder—but not a juvenile attitude—Little U explores making, designing, illustrating and living.
Bare Beauty published by Edible Vancouver magazine, high summer 2018.
“Nestled on the historic Telegraph Trail in Langley is Swallowfield Farm, home of a unique barn designed by architect Asher deGroot. Dressed casually in a white shirt, cargo pants and suspenders, Asher welcomes me and introduces me to his parents, Jenny and Dennis, owners of the farm. They are effortlessly warm and invite me into their kitchen overlooking the grassy fields of the five-acre hobby farm. “
Profile on David Shillinglaw published by Uppercase Magazine issue 36, 2017
“Intense yellow, lush pink, vivid red, rich blue – these are the components of London-based artist David Shillinglaw’s work. Here, colour and form attempt to communicate using a universal language exploring emotional connections in a dynamic yet simple way that is appealing to everybody. “I like to make things that are really accessible,” he says, emphasizing the simplicity of his work. “Things that can still be mysterious and ridiculous, surreal and obscure but that can be accessible by celebrating the idea of a universal language.” This language is often manifested in shapes that hold a different meaning in the eye of each beholder but collectively are still easy to identify: an umbrella, a key, a flower.”
With inspiration ranging from magazines such as Anorak and Uppercase to Icelandic singer-songwriter Björk, Vancouver-based artist Priscilla Yu favours bold colours, skewed perspectives and geometric shapes. Priscilla’s personality is as vibrant and fresh as her work, and she welcomes me to her table at a local café where we immediately begin chatting as if we were old friends. As we talk over coffee, Priscilla takes out her paint set and begins painting right at the table. It’s a delight to see her working; she is fully immersed in the colours of her gouache palette and traces thin lines with a delicate brush yet she doesn’t skip a bit in our conversation. It’s just me who is silent, mesmerized by the strokes of her hand.”
Published by Edible Vancouver Magazine, Almost Spring 2018
“Not everybody would take the risk of going into business with friends, but when opportunity knocks and you are surrounded by longtime pals, becoming entrepreneurs could be yet one more adventure to add to the list. That is the case for Kasama Chocolate, a bean-to-bar chocolate company made up of a group of four friends who found a new passion that brought them closer together.”
“Loredo Rucchin had one objective in mind when he founded Jukebox Print nine years ago: to provide exceptional business cards with a sense of innovation. The Vancouver-based company started with a very simple business model, focusing on one small item – letterpress cards. “A more unique service was lacking in the city back then. There was limited stock, so the thickest cards you could get were 12 points!” explains Loredo. Today, Jukebox is an industry leader, recognized internationally as a boutique printing company that specializes in creative projects and is not afraid of a challenge.”
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A Taste of Syria
Published by Edible Vancouver, Fall 2017
“Sharing a meal is an act of community, a timeless pleasure that transcendslanguage and borders. Food acts as a thread in close-knit communities and more often than not, it can also act as an icebreaker.
Such is the case for Tayybeh, a group of Syrian refugees that has brought to Vancouver the exquisite experience of Syrian cuisine and culture. It all started less than a year ago when Cairo-born Vancouver resident Nihal Elwan came up with the idea of creating an opportunity for the recently immigrated women to connect with their new home. With a background in international development and women’s issues in the Middle East, Elwan had closely followed the news about the conflict in Syria and the recent arrival of refugees to Canada. At the time, Nihal was serving as a volunteer for an organization helping new immigrants settle in Vancouver, giving her some familiarity with the issues refugees were facing. “While many of these challenges have now been resolved, such as housing,” explains Elwan, “the long-term settlement process is more complicated, especially when it comes to generating an income and being financially independent.” “
“A business that fulfills a creative drive often begins with a latent passion that is suddenly ignited. Sometimes these sparks are informed by a flavour, a texture, or a memory. For Scott DiGuistini and Merissa Myles,that spark came while living in France. As they were considering what the next step in their lives would be, they realized that they had always wanted to do something related to natural foods. “We were just eating yogurt,” recalls Merissa. “Artisan yogurt made with fresh whole milk, and we said, ‘Hey, we should make yogurt!’” That yogurt in France had a connection to the place it was made, to the farms where the dairy came from. The young couple realized that in British Columbia, yogurt was strictly a commodity product that lacked a connection to the farms on which the milk was produced. It was an opportunity to bring that idea back home—to use whole milk from BC and make a unique product that wasn’t available at the time.”
Antonia Natural is a Canadian bath and body brand.
They needed unique photography for their website and social media channels. Following their brand’s core values, we created images that convey their commitment to natural ingredients, in a romantic and elegant setting.
Styling and lifestyle photography for a variety of clients such as Paperblanks, Paper-Oh, Alusi, eXchange, Candy Fix, San Angel Foods and Ost Gourmet.