Savi, as he’s known among friends, is a self-taught fashion designer trained in fashion management. Despite his physically tall demeanour, Savi struck me with his gentle and amicable personality. What began as a personal experiment to create the perfect tank top, resulted in a very unique product with a clear mission.
In a city that’s bursting with raw talent, Bambos Demetriou is no exception. His eclectic character embraces the unapologetic nature of a life worth living and a journey worth pursuing. Avoiding the use of titles to label his creative process, Bambos shares his sincere perspective on the art of photography.
A few months ago I had the great pleasure of sitting down with Luca Trevisani to discuss the topic of connection, namely related to his own work, amongst other things. As explained by the artist himself, Luca’s work explores the links between life, change and decay within the natural environment and the various species that occupy its parameters.
Amanda Hofman is the creative force behind Studio April, a small leather studio founded on the principles of recycling, reusing and reducing material waste. Amanda seeks to reconcile our love for leather with handmade, quality bags crafted from existing matter.
Husein Rahemtulla is the co-owner and co-founder of Fresh Prep, a meal delivery initiative based in Vancouver. Fresh Prep is built on the guiding principle of serving fresh, quality produce to customers who are seeking healthy alternatives to complement their busy lifestyles.
Karim Adduchi is a multi-disciplinary artist working with textile, paint, photography, and most recently, has shown intention of infusing sound into his future projects. Born in Morocco, raised in Barcelona, and currently splitting his time in artistic and cultural capitals Amsterdam and Paris, Karim prefers to keep his belongings humbly tucked away in his travel bag as he tends to take flight on very short notice.
Bonne van der Ree of BonBon Boutique is a modern day entrepreneur with an enviable life story to tell. Her boutique is located in the very heart of the niche upscale shopping district of Amsterdam, and is undeniably tempting from the very first glance through its coveted window display on the corner of Spuistraat and Rosmarijnsteeg.
Alison Munn is a Calgary native currently residing on the western coast of Canada. Her intuitive handcrafting nature is marked by her unique craftsmanship and skill for metalwork. Alison gives a softness that accentuates the durability of the metal pieces, endowing their natural strength with a sense of femininity suitable for women of many tastes.
Luca Fogale is born and raised in Vancouver BC and his west coast attitude hits close to home. For Luca, home is wherever his music is. Sitting on a sunny patio next to roaring midday traffic, we both opt for a dark roast brewed coffee, agreeing that a solid brew can satisfy one perfectly.
Blom&Blom is an independent initiative of brothers Kamiel & Martijn, who are as much alike as they are different. It all began with a few casual visits through abandoned East German factories, just for the fun of it, where the brothers discovered their passion for resurrecting material treasures of the past.