Monday, August 8, 2011
(First image borrowed from here)
There is a neat venue here in Vancouver that has been providing locals with the opportunity to curate monthly pop-up shops. I found out about the Caste Projects Pop-up Shop through a Herriot Grace email that mentioned the shop was selling some of her highly coveted products (I was thrilled as I had been wanting a cloud cookie cutter since they first premiered).
Amidst all the end-of-term hustle, I was fortunate enough to stop by Caste this past Saturday to take a look! The shop is self-described as having 'hand-crafted design objects for the home, from local and international designers'. I was not disappointed. Not only was I able to pick up my cloud cookie cutter, I drooled over the Herriot Grace spoons, ooed over the Tannis Hegan canvas bags and Henderson Dry Goods mirrors (a long-time favourite) and was in awe over the tierkunde needle felted bears (made by co-curator Hanahlie Biese).
I had an excellent time chatting with Hanahlie and her husband Caleb about their design studio Caste Projects. I highly recommend you visit their site to see more of their work (I'll have to post more about them later).
The Caste Projects Pop-up Shop is open for all of August, everyday 11am - 5pm (Sundays 12am - 5pm). Find them at 196 Kingsway (at 10th Ave). If you're in Vancouver, it is a must visit.