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WORKSHOP | Baja 2019 Deets !!

We're gearing up for an amazing, immersive trip!

Need a few days away in the hot Baja sunshine (especially in that painful rainy gap between January and June) next April (2019)?

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Interested in learning about styling and photography from one of our BEST? Tracey Ayton-Edwards
Love hearing first-hand about a place and time from an insightful design mind? Designers Collective
Want to try your hand at sketching and eat some amazing food with MOI, Alison Kent HOME ?

You're our Gal!!!
Spaces are limited and booking up - sign up in the next week to catch the special discounted rate for a week you'll never forget.

UPDATED DEETS < here

See you there!!
XO ak

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LBDG | Feature Designers for akHOME + Kalu Interiors Fabric!!

As the world becomes more accessible, it’s important to also remember community. Once again, Fashion Designers are coming together this weekend at the Little Black Dress Gala to support struggling women and youth in our own locale through Help Change My City, and I’m grateful to be a small part of it with my main muse, Aleem Kassam of Kalu Interiors.

Meet the Designers who are using our Exclusive Golden Hummstooth fabric this year on the runway, and be sure to support them as they give so much time and energy to this Gala!


COUTURE THERAPY

Sarah at Couture Therapy makes Limited - Edition ethical and sustainable womenswear with a minimalistic edge. You can find the collection online, at most markets and local pop-ups around Vancouver, and at select retail stores on Vancouver Island. Her line has been shown down the runway for Eco - Fashion week, Luvngrace Events, LBDG (of course!) as well as showcased at many galleries. Couture Therapy is made locally using sustainable fabrics, and doesn’t mass produce their pieces, staying true to the brand being Limited-Edition.

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GHREN STUDIOS

Janine McAughren crafts contemporary, hand dyed clothing for an eco-conscious woman. Their style combines west coast aesthetics with traditional, natural printing methods to rejuvenate the historical roots of colour.  (from LBDG)
Indigo Shores, Ghren's debut collection is contemporary, hand-dyed clothing for eco-conscious women. West Coast aesthetics with traditional, natural printing methods are combined to rejuvenate the historical roots of colour.

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GIOVANNA RICCI DESIGNS

Joanne Ricci is creating timeless hand made pieces that transcend trends for the modern woman.  Her inspiration comes from her Italian roots and the years she spent working there in Italian fashion houses. Her pieces can be purchased on her website, and are featuring introductory pricing - so act fast!
She has shown her work at Vancouver Fashion Week, Little Black Dress Gala, SHINE, Promenades Sur L'Eau at the Vancouver Aquarium, and several other events around Vancouver for various fundraisers. Joanne offers sustainability through timeless styling, creating pieces that can enhance your wardrobe for many years to come. She, herself, continues to wear some of her earlier pieces from decades ago!

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KIM LEGLER

Kim is a triple threat - Artist, Fashion Designer and Model! And hair accessories, and tote bags - ok, she’s everything :) Ethically made in small batches in Vancouver, Canada, with sustainable fabrics sourced locally (some from our own akHOME Collections!). Made for those that appreciate the authenticity of handmade goods.

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JESSICA REDDITT DESIGN

HAND made with natural dyes?! Jessica designs from every thread and stitch. She grades each of her own patterns to cut and sew them at a local facility here in Vancouver, BC. After the cut and sew, she piece-dyes the garments by hand in natural dyes (made from plants!!!), at her studio in Vancouver. Each of the capsule items are available in their natural colour or botanical colour. How amazing is THAT?!

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TETYANA GOLOTA

Tetyana’s hats have been worn at Vancouver Fashion Week and the Deighton Cup, and her designs were on the Runways of Eco Fashion Week and Charity Galas around the City, featured in The Vogue. She is a designer, curvy model, speaker and reigning title holder of Mrs. Canada Globe. Tetyana believes that beauty brings just right amount of attention to change the world! She wants to inspire and empower women to create the world of positivity, possibilities and share her experiences, wisdom and happiness.

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[Designer “Feature” Photo Trio:
1. Fashion Piece by Designer
2. Fashion Sketch by Designer for LBDG Exclusive Fabric
3. Professional Model photos (3rd in Designer sets) taken by Jessy Penelon]

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ANNOUNCING | Address Assembly Showcase 2018

YOU GUYS!!!
We’re thrilled to announce that we’ll be featuring our Food Tables in this years’ Address Assembly 2018 showcase of designers and makers!! BUT ALSO >  We'll be launching our NEWEST addition to the Food Furniture collection at Address Assembly - FOOD MATS! You heard it here first ;)

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Food Mats are a modern take on the formal 17thc “doily”, with laser cut acrylic taking over the story from crocheted linen. As an ornamental presentation piece, the Food Mat is setting it’s place in the Food Furniture collection, continuing a new tradition in elevating your Dining.

If you live anywhere near Vancouver, be sure to come out for this show - and to say HEY to yours truly. It’s a not-to-be-missed event that supports this great Pacific Northwest creative community.

Address Assembly has been lauded by Azure Magazine as "...the best furniture and home accessories the Pacific Northwest’s thriving maker culture has to offer..."; Gray Magazine labels the event as "a teeming crowd of design-world cool kids"; and the Globe and Mail describes it as "the annual design showcase highlights the work of leading and up-and-coming designer-makers from the Pacific Northwest". Needless to say, we're UBER honored to be a part of not only this event, but this Maker Community that gets so many opportunities to thrive right here on the Pacific Coast!

See you there?!
XO ak

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ANNOUNCING | Interior Design Show 2018 - Sep 20-23

Will you be in VANCOUVER next month? Save the dates - Sep 20-23 - and come by the Interior Design Show (Booth #1217) to say HI!! Can't wait to see you there.

IDS holds a special place in our hearts at akHOME - we launched our company there last year! It's always an amazing experience to meet the local - and national/international - design community through the show and it's associated events.

While I can't fully disclose what NEW AND EXCITING things we'll be launching this show, hopefully this sneak peek will do for now ;)

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We are proud to be supported this year by local artisan lighting experts, Karice Enterprises. Their OLO pendant will be a hi-light to our booth area. Their product lines and custom work shows their enormous passion for creating beautiful lighting products, pushing
creative boundaries to craft the unimaginable with their cutting-edge design. 

See you there!!
XO ak

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ANNOUNCING | SSICA Award Shortlist for our Food Tables!!

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We’re SO excited to have been shortlisted in this years’ Saltspring Island Ceramic’s Association awards for our Food Tables!! Our lovely ceramics artisan, Kristine Weber, submitted the tables on our behalf (in collaboration also with myself and Birdman the Welder) - and we couldn’t be more proud for this beautiful collaboration to have been selected to be featured in their October Exhibition!!

See you in October, SSI! 

XO ak  

 

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ANNOUNCING | WORKSHOP in Baja, Mexico

Hey Exhausted Mama's and Tired Work-a-holics out there! Who couldn't use a week away from it all this Fall?!

I've made it an annual practice the past number of years to have at least one week away without kids, hubbies, work, etc. to do something just for me, but my goal is always also to leave that week feeling both rested and inspired. I've spent time painting poolside in Palm Springs, designing couture in cafes in Paris, and absorbing the architecture in London.

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THIS trip couldn't be more perfect! A photography/design tour of the Baja (escape the onslaught of November rain? YES, please!), be guided and cared for, learn about photography and design, and perhaps indulge in the odd Margarita while you're at it ;) While I've traveled to other, more popular/touristy, areas of Mexico, but I'm thrilled to be exploring the design-rich Baja along with you all through the eyes of this tour!

The trip is organized by Tina Dhillon of Designers Collective - an Architect and Interior Designer who is passionate about bringing people and design together, as well as oft-published photography expert Tracey Ayton. If you don't follow these two ladies on Instagram, YOU SHOULD. They constantly inspire me. I'm excited to contribute some new recipes to the group snack times - served on Food Tables, of course ;) - as well as a sketching workshop for those guests interested!

UPDATED - April 3-8, 2019 !!!
Details > Designers Collective
WORKSHOP DETAILS

Can't wait to see you there!
XO ak

 

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EVENT | Daffodil Ball 2018

INTRODUCING > Happy Hour at HOME!⠀

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I'm SO excited to once again be curating a vignette for auction at @cancersociety's Daffodil Ball 2018, gathering local Designers, Makers + Businesses together to #FIGHTCANCER!!⠀

This years' theme centers around a GORGEOUS bar cart designed by Interiors and Cabinet designer, Jamie Banfield Design ♥⠀Jamie's beautiful line of cabinetry, The Banfield, features a minimalist look with clean lines. You can definitely see the beauty of them in the custom bar cart, a collaboration he's created specifically for the Daffodil Ball with local creative master Birdman the Welder.

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And to top it off? SO. MANY. THINGS. !
From candles and feature lighting to set the mood, to vintage crystal to decant those fine wines, from hand-crafted snack bowls to a custom set of bitters, the lucky bid winner of this vignette will not only have a stocked bar, but an amazing conversation piece!

Here's the whole gang supporting this years efforts to #kickcancersass 
The Banfield Birdman the Welder Karice Enterprises LTDMiriam Aroeste WALRUS Heather Ross natural eclectic Three Corners Artisan French Seventy SixAlison Kent Born to Shake West Coast Liquor Company Odd Society Spirits :)⠀

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Stay tuned on our Insta Stories for more info!

XO ak

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#TBT LBDG F/W 2017 Photoshoot at Suquet Interiors!

Don't mind us, just reminiscing about the fabulous Designers using our fabrics, donated along with Kalu Interiors, at last seasons Little Black Dress Gala!! How amazing was this shoot at Suquet Interiors?!

Follow along as we prepare for the S/S18 season!! We're so excited to have an all-new, original artwork fabric print this year to support a feature RUNWAY for 6 uber-talented local Fashion Designers! 

Stay tuned...

 Designed by: Jules Blaney

Designed by: Jules Blaney

 Designed by : Shyanj Couture

Designed by : Shyanj Couture

 Designed by : Giovanne Ricci Designs

Designed by : Giovanne Ricci Designs

 Designed by : Jules Blaney

Designed by : Jules Blaney

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Want to MEET?!

US, too!
Can't wait to see all Vancouverites in person at one of our upcoming Pop-Ups!

We'll be debuting our newest paper goods - gift wrap and note cards - as well as our latest in Art Prints. And, of course, our re-stock of Aprons and a few of our cuddly decorative pillows <3

For more info, head to the following Facebook Home Pages:
Mompreneurs, Canada's Business Resource for Women 
Fall for Local 
VanCity Business Babes

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Happy Holidays!
XO ak

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THANKS from IDS Vancouver!

A huge THANK YOU to all who visited akHOME at IDS 2017 and/or followed us online this past weekend - it was an absolute pleasure meeting you!

It was exciting to introduce akHOME's newest textiles, WALLPAPERS!, art prints and pillows and your response was amazing - you all touched our hearts. Stay tuned on our website for updates as our latest designs go up online. 

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We had lots of lovely people sign up on site and online to follow our journey and WIN an Art Print, and Apron AND TWO tickets to Oct 20th Little Black Dress Gala --- Congratulations Ashley! We'll be emailing you shortly!

If you didn't win this round and you live in the Vancouver area, don't miss the Little Black Dress Gala! Not only does the amazing Help Change My City run a good show full of music, dance, art and fashion - but it's all to benefit women in need in our community. PLUS - you'll get to see the latest from local Fashion designers using our designer fabrics! See you there?