October 9, 2015

In the news


Pottery Barn launches first-ever designer collaboration


San Francisco-based designer and lifestyle curator Ken Fulk has teamed with Pottery Barn to launch a playful collection of more than 60 new works, including furniture, tableware, rugs, lighting, art and accessories for the living room, bedroom and bar.

Known for his whimsical style, effortless grace and fabulous parties, Fulk infuses classic pieces with charm, humour and personality. Examples range from a Crocodile coffee table, made of cast bronze with croc skin texture, to barware including the Retriever ice bucket and gold-rimmed cocktail glasses, featuring illustrations of Fulk’s sweet golden retriever. The collection is destined to add a fanciful touch to fall living spaces.


First Robert Ledingham Scholarship winner announced


The Interior Designers of Canada (IDC) and the IDC Foundation recently announced that Anna Stranks of Ontario is the first recipient of the Robert Ledingham Scholarship. This new award honours the memory of Vancouver-based Robert Ledingham, one of Canada’s most celebrated interior designers and a leader in the development of interior design accreditation in North America.

Designed to assist Canadian interior designers and educators with graduate school at the masters or doctorate level, the $2,000 awards are drawn from memorial donations and a matching grant from the Ledingham estate. Stranks will apply her scholarship to a two-year master of design program at OCAD University in Toronto. Nominations for the next awards open in spring 2016.


West Coast designer debuts sleek outdoor soaking tub


Just in time for autumn evenings, SOAK is a newly released wood-fired outdoor soaking tub inspired by the tranquil Japanese Ofuro baths as well as Bauhaus form. The two-person hot tub is heated by wood fire with propane as an alternate fuel option.

Designed by the Sunshine Coast’s Kez Sherwood of ox + monkey design, SOAK offers an intimate and restorative way to connect to nature while experiencing the soothing properties of warm water. Sleek and minimal in appearance, SOAK features small-batch fabrication with red cedar, stainless steel and aluminum. A compact design allows for ease of integration into the landscape and uses less water than traditional hot tubs. It’s priced at $5,600; allow six to 10 weeks for construction.


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