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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

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

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?

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EVENT | akHOME + Kalu Interiors + LBDGala !!

AND, even as we're working on our re-branding, exciting things are already happening!

We're THRILLED to be joining the Little Black Dress Gala supportingHelp Change My City with fabrics designed in collaboration with Kalu Interiors / Joue Design!

As you will be able to read through soon, the ECO vibe is a journey. Well, this is a good start. Kalu Interiors' Aleem Kassam and Alison Kent of akHOME/Joue Design are donating 22yds of this original artwork printed fabric (by Design Your Fabric) - the GEMMA BLACK - to Designers at this seasons LBDGALA.

How perfectly do these pair?!

Stay tuned!

XO Alison / akHOME