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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]

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

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, News

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

 

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

 

Event

#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

Event, Holiday

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

Launch, Event

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?

Product, Launch, News

akHOME - Launch at IDS Vancouver!

It's OFFICIAL!! akHOME is doing our premiere "artful elements" launch next week at Vancouver's Interior Design Show (IDS Vancouver)!! We are SO excited to show you all the things we've been working on over the past months.

This season, we love a home that remains light and white and airy for the dark, cold winter months - with accents of moody purples and, of course, black! It's all about bringing artwork off the walls and into every element of your home. We love the reaction when people visit our Studio and are suddenly surrounded by creative, artful, storied objects in every direction. Art, simply, touches the soul and we're happy to share it from our Studio to your HOME.

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From painted watercolors translated into fabrics, pillows or wallpapers (YES! Wallpaper!!) to gorgeous calligraphy linework, there is a touch of art in every piece we create.

Not located in Vancouver? Follow along by signing up for VIP events, previews - and sales!

Stay Tuned!
XO ak

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