MYakHOME

Holiday, our SHOP

GIFT GUIDE | The Perfect Host/Hostess Gifts

It’s the Most WONDERFUL Time of the Year - for Giving <3

AND - we have the perfect gifts! Beautiful, artful objects for every personality - and budget. Check out all our latest goodies for those special people in your life - or find a treat to give yourself!

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With prices ranging from $24.00 - $240.00 CAD, there’s definitely something for everyone on your “Nice” list ;)

XO
ak

Feature, News

MEDIA | Spruce Magazine Editors Picks - akHOME Laguna Fabrics

Nothing is as thrilling as having someone approach you at the biggest event in town (ahem IDS Vancouver) to let you know you’ve been featured! Well, nothing except being told by the Editor, Athena, herself :)

Be sure to check out their latest issue (F/W 2018) on all things Design - it’s a beautiful magazine packed with tons of inspiration.

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Event, Launch

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

Event

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

Event, Feature, Food

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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Food, Product, Decor

INTRODUCING | Food Tables - Elevate your Dining!

While I get excited about pretty much everything I create, Food Tables have been a passion project from the very beginning. Dreamed up about two years ago, it took time to find *JUST* the right artisans to work with. I can’t even tell you how many times I had to slip “GEEZ, I’d love to find an artisan welder!” casually into conversations LOL!

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Even when you find the right people to work with, and you have a BRILLIANT idea (hah), you still have to work out what each material can and cannot do. Who knew FLAT ceramics would be such a puzzle?! Such is the manufacturing beast, even with a solid idea, even with the right people - it takes time, prototyping, money, and enduring failures as often as successes.   

I love it.  And I love our new Food Tables! Perfect as I’d imagined for creating levels of food to display or reach on a bustling, curated table top without having to resort - yet again - to the ubiquitous cake stand. For even greater variation, there are TWO - and they nestle lovingly along the way <3

Get a set while you can - manufacturing is often limited here at akHOME, as everything is locally made by select artisans. Don’t forget to tag #MYakHOME and @foodfurniture in your posting so we can add your beautiful displays to our Stories on Instagram! 

XO ak  

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Photos : Ally Fotografy Media Co

Product, our SHOP, Decor

PANTONE : Color of the Year 2018 Ultra Voilet

We're so excited for Pantone's #coloroftheyear, that we've REVAMPED our Fraser Pillow!! Now featuring 100% Silk SOLID front and a 50/50 Linen/Cotton back, it's definitely upped it's luxury factor! How are you incorporating Ultra Voilet this year?

While we don't always follow specific trends, once in awhile they serendipitously match up with colors you already know and love. Just as fortunate - our Laguna Violeta also matches!

We love "Painting Days" :)

We love "Painting Days" :)

Quality input, quality output! Silk, Linen/Cotton and satin tags - LOVE!

Quality input, quality output! Silk, Linen/Cotton and satin tags - LOVE!

Samples for a project with Becky R Designs. We love working with Interior Designers!

Samples for a project with Becky R Designs. We love working with Interior Designers!

Dreamy :) The reversible Fraser + the Laguna match up perfectly!&nbsp;

Dreamy :) The reversible Fraser + the Laguna match up perfectly! 

The re-vamped, reversible Fraser and one of our metallic Accent pillows!

The re-vamped, reversible Fraser and one of our metallic Accent pillows!

The Fraser SOLID (shown here) and STRIPE (reverse), as well as the Laguna prints are available as pillows in our online shop, or as fabrics, wallpapers - or even gift wrap - over at Spoonflower.ca. Be sure to tag #MYakHOME on your projects so we can see them! 

We love purples - this is one trend we can stand behind!

XO ak

 

News, Feature

BLOG by The EVERYGIRL with Healing Waters International

Photo : Tracey Ayton Photography

Photo : Tracey Ayton Photography

It's been an absolute pleasure to get to know the lovely Kayla Fruchtman at Healing Waters International and the HER Initiative down in Colorado. Her passion for providing struggling communities with fresh, clean water is contagious - so much so, we decided to donate proceeds of every 100% Linen "Laguna" pillow sold! 

Recently, Kayla and her gracious work were featured in a little blog by "The EVERYGIRL" (haha). Ok, they're huge. And - they mentioned us! Check it out, visit Healing Waters/the HER Initiative and help spread the love! 

Empowering Women: How Healing Waters is Bringing Clean Water to People Around The World [Quote excerpt below]

You must have some favorite pieces in your office. Tell us some of them and why.


Oh man, there are so many! My very favorite is a painting that my mom actually did — it’s the iconic photo from The Her Initiative website where myself and three other influencers were doing a “water walk” for the first time in the Dominican Republic. A few other favorite pieces are pillows from Alison Kent HOME — a textile designer who has a line of pillows that give back to us.
— The Every Girl Blog - Kayla Fruchtman

[Photography Credit : Healing Waters International]

Decor

DESIGNER Feature : Becky R Designs

WELL, that was so much fun, I think we'll do it again!
This past week we had local Interior Designer Becky Runacres in to match up all her samples with all our fabrics! Take a peek, get inspired - and join us for a glass of wine... ;)

P.S. Ignore the messy Studio backgrounds - it's a creative space!

Featuring Fraser Stripe and Fraser Solid Fabrics - a collaboration with Kendall Ansell Interiors.

Featuring Fraser Stripe and Fraser Solid Fabrics - a collaboration with Kendall Ansell Interiors.

Featuring Laguna Violeta Fabric and Wallpaper.

Featuring Laguna Violeta Fabric and Wallpaper.

Yeah, ok. This is just all messy, but I did get some great flatlay pic in between glasses of wine!

Yeah, ok. This is just all messy, but I did get some great flatlay pic in between glasses of wine!

Featuring Vintage Peony fabric in Black/White (also avail in Grey/White).

Featuring Vintage Peony fabric in Black/White (also avail in Grey/White).

Cheers! AND featuring Laguna fabric, wallpaper and - the 18" 100% Linen pillow, proceeds of which go to Healing Waters International / the HER Initiative.

Cheers! AND featuring Laguna fabric, wallpaper and - the 18" 100% Linen pillow, proceeds of which go to Healing Waters International / the HER Initiative.

Holiday

INSPIRATION | Maui Vacay + Art

I rarely go anywhere without a pen, and usually also paper. But for our recent VACAY in Maui I packed up all my watercolors, sketch books, calligraphy pens - the works! Hubby was less than impressed with my *overpacking* ;)

Whether working on a specific piece, or just stretching my hands, the tropical colors of Maui were truly inspirational.

Don't forget to check out our INSTAGRAM ak_alisonkent for some videos, too!!

 

XO ak