Thursday, September 18, 2014
With the days growing shorter and cooler, I figured it was time to bring my favourite icelandic sheepskins back. These are by far the fluffiest, coziest, most luxurious sheepskins I've come across. To make them even better these " Icelandic sheepskins meet strict EU directives concerning environmental preservation and protection. The tanning agents used are supplied by a company awarded full certification in accordance with DIN EN ISO 9001:2000."
They will be available in the shop this weekend and the online shop soon. Available in black, white and spots.
photographs | Klee and Janaki Larsen
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
I am pretty happy to announce that after 5 years of having a studio in a closet, backyard, garage and porch that I am moving into a real studio. I have enjoyed the various make shift arrangements and managed to get work done but the idea of having a kiln that is not under a tarp and a sink that is not a hose and bucket are thrilling.
We are also in the process of working on an online shop that will feature my ceramics, artwork from my family and handmade goods from Vancouver and abroad. I've been fortunate enough with the shop to have met many amazing artists and craftspeople all over the world. I look forward to being able to have the "space" to feature them all. Keep an eye on the blog for updates on this.
Friday, August 15, 2014
The beginning of the evening saw our kind neighbour, Sai, jump into Klee's kitchen and prepare green beans sourced from one of neighbours/urban farmers. Meanwhile, Klee happily prepared mushroom and goat cheese stuffed red peppers, and Melissa worked on her decadent coconut curry mussels. And just as the grill was fired, the backyard began to fill up with lovely sounds of inspired conversation and laughter that would prove to hold throughout the evening.
And when life spoils you with incredible food, drinks and company, it ought to be celebrated with vigour. And celebrate we did. Thank you, Kovic, for all your hard work and dedication in the kitchen, and for the joy that you brought to all of us with your superb cooking, warm personality and French charm. Good luck in your next adventure–we can't wait to visit!
Photographs and words by Luis Valdizon
Thursday, August 7, 2014
Sometimes I've wondered what would kind of plant I would be if I were to be a plant or tree. I am pretty sure I'd be a fig tree or an olive tree. As if I would actually get to choose.
Our neighbourhood has plenty of fig trees around. It seems anyone who arrived to the area from somewhere else planted fig, as a reminder of their home country. I have spent the past few days, stewing, poaching, caramelizing, canning, drying and eating them by the handful.
Above is the special in the shop this week. Caramelized figs with thyme, orange, brie and honey on buckwheat. Happy summer days!