Posts tagged ‘vancouver’

March 28, 2011

Lisbeth Jewelry by Sophie Alden

I love the way I feel when I wear something that I know is made with love. It puts a little spring in my step to know that I have something special on that was made by somebody who actually puts care into their craft. A great example are the gorgeous creations handmade by Vancouver’s Lisbeth Jewelry. Designer Sophie Alden comes from a family of fashionistas and she is no exception. Alden’s endeavors began when she worked in retail and made jewelry as a hobby. Soon everyone was taking notice of her unique style and Lisbeth got off the ground. My experience with Lisbeth has been nothing less than perfect. Last summer, one of my necklaces had an unfortunate accident (I broke it to pieces and lost a part of it). I thought it was gone forever but Sophie to the rescue… She was more than happy to repair it. Another great reason to support our local designers. Please visit Lisbeth’s website to take a look at the whole line.

February 1, 2011

Fire

History lesson: June 13, 1885 – A blaze swallows all of the newly incorporated City of Vancouver in The Great Vancouver Fire. Only 4 short days later buildings began to appear again from the ground up, over $6000 was raised for new fire fighting equipment and a population of 1000 started to rebuild their Vancouver.

Put to practice during the Olympics on Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, artist  Isabelle Hayeur wanted to remind us of troubled times past and present with Fire to Fire. The photo above is a still shot of the video installation created with video projectors and blu-ray players. For more stills, please go here.