Sunday, 23 December 2012

Seasons Greetings

from our desk to yours! Today I tried my hand at a little chalkboard calligraphy (on a label sticker). I haven't held a chalk since elementary school, and I am proud to say that my handwriting skills seem to have greatly improved despite the lack of practice. 

Saturday, 15 December 2012

Welcoming 2013 with Emerald, Color of the Year!

Have you heard? Pantone, the color authority, has recently picked Emerald as Color of the Year 2013! Emerald is "lively, radiant, lush... a color of elegance and beauty that enhances our sense of well-being, balance and harmony." They always have such amazing description of colors. 

So, we made this special Pantone Bubble to welcome 2013 and celebrate the holidays. Let bringing joy to each other be one of our new year resolutions! 

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Display at Barefoot Contessa for Got Craft?

From fragrance to pretty floral dresses, the Barefoot Contessa boutique is full of flirty goodness. And they are also wonderful to provide a space to showcase works by artists participating the Got Craft? event. I checked out the display this afternoon and had to share some photos!


You can never go wrong with a pretty chandelier!

Monday, 19 November 2012

New Residents at Neighborly

So, you've probably seen those beautiful typographic city neighborhood maps by Ork Posters. Now, the talents behind Ork Posters, Jenny Beorkem and Mary Beth Kapp, have opened up a brand new store named Neighborly in Chicago. Every item is lovingly curated to provide thoughtful home goods & artwork for the modern midwesterner. I think our Bubbles fit right in! 

Saturday, 10 November 2012

It's Christmas time at Spruce Collective!

I just love this photo of Bubble lamp shades at Spruce Collective, now all decked up for Christmas.
I am really happy to discover this delightful store in Abbotsford, BC. Spruce Collective is the bricks + mortar collaboration between Elisa of Home Sweet Nest, Jessica of Trove Vintage Rentals & Handmade AffairsKevi of Twig Home, Monica of Red Wicker and Lily of Birch + Bird. How great is it to create and own beautiful things with your good friends?! Check out more of the beautiful store here or in person! I promise it is like entering into a magical world of vintage goodness.

Sunday, 21 October 2012

Got Craft? Yes, we do!

We are busy preparing for our first ever craft fair. I am a little nervous, but way more excited to be part of this festive holiday event!
Join me and many other artists on Saturday, December 8th and Sunday, December 9th, 2012 from 10-5pm at the Croatian Cultural Centre - 3250 Commercial Drive, Vancouver. For more information, please visit the official Got Craft? website: http://gotcraft.com/vancouver

Oh, did I mention that I made lots of colorful paper bracelets to give out?


Thursday, 27 September 2012

Dear Pumpkin

Dear Pumpkin,

Autumn is here again. I am so excited, because it usually means that I will be seeing much more of you. Do you remember how fun it was to hang out with Latte, Scone, Pie, and Pancake? I missed that. You really have a way about you that brings family and friends together. I feel so warm and cozy when you are here. Will you please stay around longer this year?

Love,
Fiber Lab

We love W.E.

I had been keeping a secret, the kind that glues a smile to my face. A couple of weeks ago, a buyer from West Elm contacted me:  there is going to be a new West Elm in Vancouver! And they would like to put some bubbles on the shelves! I thought, “Yes, please!” before I hit the reply button. While counting down to the opening day, I busily prepared the batch of bubbles for their debut. The first chance I got, which is the morning after the opening day (Sept 13, 2012), I went to check out the store with my mom. When I was there, I decided that I love West Elm.
Located in the posh South Granville, the store sits alongside its sister stores William Sonoma and Pottery Barn.
Now, why do I love West Elm? It’s not only because they are so impossibly hip and possibly have the most beautiful duvet covers; it’s also because they love handmade art (see proof no. 1).
West Elm partners with Etsy to discover emerging artists by featuring their work in catalog and online, and connects with the community by showcasing locally made art. Here is proof no. 2 found at the brand new Vancouver store.
/1/ bubbles from yours truly, Fiber Lab. /2/ dandelion + birch vases and barn owl ornaments fromEikcam by Grace Lee, for building your own ceramic garden (or an entire forest) /3/ photography fromWalter Helena Photography by Nadine Boyd. These were already all gone by the time I took this photo. Sold out, already? Perhaps! But my investigative googling revealed their approximate locations and their theme: boats/4/ herringbone + striped bottle vases from Dahlhaus Art by Heather Dahl. The colors are soft and pretty, and I have a thing for chevrons.
Thank you, West Elm! We love you back.