IDSwest 2012 was great this year – so much talent in Vancouver. From Bocci, INFINITY Drain, Urban Barn, AYA & Kelly Deck, Brent Comber, BlancoCanada, and Living Space – to name a few. So many highlights – so much inspiration – such a great time.
Blend 2012 is an event that is put on by an amazing group of local bloggers – Canadian Design & Lifestyle Bloggers West – and this year it was at the lovely St. Regis Hotel and sponsored by Ikea Canada. It was such a pleasure getting to know them, and the other great people that belong to this awesome group. We were also graced with the presence of none other than Tommy Smythe (Sarah’s House), Suzanne Dimma and Mark Challen (from House&Home). What a great night – so thankful to be a part of it.
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I’m sure many of you are familiar with this beautiful design trend – The Juju Hat – the simply wonderful airy and lovely piece of art, that has found it’s way into many homes. Although you may have seen the Juju – do you know the background behind this incredibly unique hat? Non??? Then let me share what our local – The Cross Decor & Design – shop has to say about these dreamy decor pieces…
ABOUT JUJU HATS…
Home to a diversity of chiefdoms, kingdoms, and villages are the grasslands of the beautifully forested volcanic mountains of Cameroon. Some of the most important tribes include the Bamoun in the East, The Bamileke in the South and the Tikar east of the Bamoun. During royal court affairs, the celebrants of these kingdoms wear a spectacular headdress known as the Tyn or Juju Hat.
The hat is worn by the chiefs, senior dignitaries, prominent officials and important dancers. This large bright hat consists of multicoloured bird feathers. The feathers range in a wide variety of colours including white.
The feathers are carefully sewn onto a raffia finer base, covered with material on the outside that splays out into a huge circle. When not in use between festivities, the Tyn hat can be neatly folded in on itself for easy storage.
The feathers are utilized as rare objects of beauty, as a symbol of prosperity and for the wealth of positive qualities associated with birds.
Aren’t they dreamy??? Here is the really great part – a local blogger has posted a JuJu Hat Tutorial, so click away if you want to try this design trend in your home for a fraction of the price. But, if buying the real thing is more up your alley, click here to order your very own!
Do you love beautiful tile??? We sure do! Some of our projects are featured in a blog by Julian Tile. Check out their website and blog for a full range of the beautiful tile products they carry… And start dreaming up a new porcelain 12″x24″ tile floor layouts or a new 3″x6″ ceramic tile backsplash… Endless possibilities!
CCSR Interior Design and Julian’s Tile Marble Venatino Gioia
More Inspiration from CCSR Interior Design and Julian Tile Products
Have you been driving down West Georgia St. in the 1500 block lately???
If you have or if you are planning on being down in that area – take a quick look at 1575 West Georgia St. (on your right hand side if heading to the Park) and you will be able to see a wonderful colour from Benjamin Moore painted at the entryway of that building. A few months back CCSR ID had the opportunity to do some work for clients who are tenants in that building and one of the items in our scope of work was to select a new colour for the face of the building.
We selected the Benjamin Moore colour CC-810 Hudson Bay to compliment the grey concrete exterior, add a nice punch of great colour, and to remind the eye of amazing ocean views that the area has to offer.