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Dec7

 

GOT INSPIRATION? GET TO GOT CRAFT?

Got Craft? This holiday season, the answer is yes! Vancouver’s largest indie craft fair, Got Craft?, returns for its 12th show, bigger and better than ever at the Croatian Cultural Centre from December 8-9, 2012.

“Come shop for one-of-a-kind items in a casual environment,” invites Andrea Tucker, one half of the husband-wife production team. “The artists love chatting about their creative process and we have free workshops so everyone can go home with their own D.I.Y. project!”

The vendor list grew by 45% for the holiday show, now featuring 80 artists who make everything from chocolate to cards and clothes, so that shoppers can buy themselves a present or knockeverything...

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Dec5

Use your words... something we constantly hear parents reprimanding to their children. Well designer Alayna from Piano Bench Designs is taking that to a whole new level with her brilliant gold and silver cursive jewelry line. Make a statement, say whats on your mind or carry a little bit of inspiration around your neck to catch the eye of an onlooker. She also does custom lettering so if you want something extra special just ask!

We hope you love Piano Bench...

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Dec4

 

Chris Maynard has found his medium in bird feathers, oh yeah.... so cool! The sculptures he creates with handed down surgical tool from his father are nothing short of stunning! While keeping the found feathers in their three dimensional form he creates, sometimes by trial and error the most beautiful compositions of positive and negative space without a barb missing! All feathers from the different flocks are legal and from private aviaries and even some have to be approved by federal and state authorities. But don't worry Chris's work is about to take flight in a big way so stick around and see what happens next.

If you are in the Seattle area you can see his...

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Nov28

Still two of my favorite industrial designers from France, the Bouroullec brothers, Ronan and Erwan have a current exhibit at Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago now until January 20th, 2013. Curated by Chief Curator Michael Darling and organized by Centre Pompidou-Metz, the exhibition is a view the brothers last fifteen years of work that is articulated around six sequences in six distinct areas. Check out the video below on the latest installation and new works.

 

Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec: Bivouac from ...

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Nov23

Check out our gift guide collection of lovely items that can be found at Portobello West Market this weekend November 24th and 25th at the Creekside Community Centre in Olympic Village.  Here are some of our favourite picks!

 

1) Ugly Bunny Jewelry - Perfect for my three sisters.

2) Zenok Leather - For the writers in my life.

3) Firefly Notes - My Gran loves music and flowers, bingo!

4) Zenok Leather - This on might be for me.

5) Jordan River Soapworks - Perfect hostess gifts for all the holiday...

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Nov20

Tis the season friends, and we have a super special holiday surprise for you!  Remember this summer when your favourite photography community project launched their second book, This is East Van 2, well they have a package deal for the 1st and 2nd for an amazing price.  This little bundle of joy is only $65 (original price for the two was $80), now thats a deal!  

This is the perfect gift set of coffeetable books, for the photographer, East Van lover, neighbour, or best friend in your life and just in time for the holiday season, signed, sealed and delivered!  This limited offer is good until the books sell out so make sure to get yours before they are all gone.

You can also stop by Portobello West Holiday Market this weekend on Saturday & Sunday November 24th...

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Nov19

 

Starting today until Thursday November 29th you have the chance to win the "Christmas baby" personalized onesie and a beanie.  This is such a sweet gift for your favortie little person and something that will be one of kind and unique.  The best part is you can order them now and have them ready for Christmas presents.

Here's what you need to do!

 

1) Go by the Dylbug store HERE, and pick your favorite design in the store

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2) Go to the Dylbug Facebook page HERE, and post your answer on the wall!

 

That's it!  And of course make sure to...

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Nov11

 

 

Vito Selma is a devotee of wood from the Philippines, carving geometric, minimalist and undulating forms from what he refers to as his boyhood friend. He approaches his craft through art, seeking to display wood for what it is. The results are fresh and engaging and being only in his mid twenties he’s already much admired – Kish for example where his pieces are available in the Philippines speak of his recent developments and think this is just the start. We do too, as long as this furniture maker, photographer, interior designer, cook and eternal...

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Nov11

 

We are digging London based artist Ruben Ireland and his sexy cool illustrations.  You can see more of his work here, follow him on Facebook and Twitter for his latest creations.

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Nov8

Not only do we love taco’s here at Cargoh, we really love Taco Hat TV, and we know you will too.  Our friends Kim and Ben have an amazing idea on the go and they need our help raising funds through their Indiegogo campaign. There is only 6 days left to contribute and make this brilliant DIY tv channel come to life in full force.

We know you wanna help and get to know more about this talented taco, right?  Here’s the details, get ready to get excited, we can’t wait!

The Taco Lowdown... 

Taco Hat TV is a web show for curious people and makers. Where most DIY (do it yourself) shows try to cram instructions on how to make a particular project into a ridiculously short...

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