to get you in the holiday mood...

we just received some beautiful letterpress cards and they are all hand printed on an antique press

 and of course we have a much bigger seletion at the store and there is still more arriving!

fieldwork, product overview from these clever, clever kids.


Amanda Huynh
Based on traditional Japanese furoshiki cloths and wrapping techniques, Knot can be used as both a laptop case and as a scarf. A pattern of small felt triangles is sealed between a coloured cotton layer and a water-resistant nylon layer. This pattern in the material allows Knot to accommodate the corners of a laptop as well as provide interesting form as a garment.


Anna Gukov
In a jewelry box of ghosts and relics lay buried memories of what has passed between family, lovers and friends. Jewelry tells a story about its owner, however not all such stories need to be shared. This pendant can be worn on its own or to cover an object of personal significance. Resurface is constructed by hand from genuine leather and suspended on an oxidized silver chain.

Lock Light

Jeffrey Werner & Joshua Doherty
Do you put your U-lock in your back pocket? Lock Light was inspired by how we usually carry U-locks behind us while riding: bungeed to racks, strapped to bags, hung on belts, and of course tucked in back pockets. Attach the light to the lock to provide some posterior illumination. The light has a durable aluminum shell and red LEDs with solid and blinky settings. Fits most U-locks.

Party Lock

Jeffrey Werner & Joshua Doherty
Manufactured in Vancouver, Party Lock is an extended take on the traditional bicycle u-lock. At two-and-a-half feet of zinc-plated steel, it’s designed to secure your bike, your friend’s bike, or your family’s bikes—or anyone else you’re pedaling about with—because those who cycle together stay together.

Funeral for Objects

Joji Fukushima
Many things can be tossed into a garbage can, but not everything should be thrown out like everyday rubbish. This is a funeral kit for your important objects. It consists of the materials necessary for a ceremonial cremation of artifacts from your past. Maybe it is time to say farewell to those objects that no longer mean as much as they used to.

Three jars

Misha Olynyk
These jars are hand selected across different times and places and revived as a one of a kind collection. Each new lid is a precise replica of the original, now hand-turned in solid walnut and finished with a food-safe blend of mineral oil, bees and carnauba wax, produced in the Fraser Valley. Consider each set carefully, as no two are alike.
$159 / set

i wish you could all just reach in to touch and feel the quality of these thoughtfully designed pieces.  if you want something extra special...may we gently say that this is the way to go? 

canada post says there's still time to mail!

and we really do have heaps of things that are easy to post, but here are a few suggestions...

locally made wooden ornaments (lots of styles to choose from!)

locally made french press 'cozies' - really keeps your coffee nice and hot! (fits the 8 cup bodum)

felt punch out ornaments
wallets (leather ones in store too!)

locally knit wraps and scarves - love these! this saved me today, wrapped around my head and neck, didn't feel the cold (except for my feet)

light and lovely...
wine tags - fits around the neck of the bottle and you can write on them with a ball point pen. good hostess gift too.
silicone coasters
and let's not forget our woolly pockets. flat and light, these are excellent gifts to mail!

there is lots more in store, but hope this helps!

merci beaucoup.

FIELDWORK AT WALRUS from Fieldwork on Vimeo.

thank you to everyone, especially to Fieldwork for all your hard work, for making the night so great.

why thank you poppytalk!

(click on her logo to see her post!)

if you haven't seen her lovely site yet, please do.  a beautiful, thoughtful blog.... 

p.s. Janis of Pinecone Camp and Heather of Missing Goat are also frequent contributors!

a little taste of MoMa.

this is where i used to do the most damage, at the MoMa gift shop.  while we can't bring everything they have in, we have recently acquired a few things that we thought were lovely. 

this beautiful set of 3pieces (picture showing 2 sets) are made of natural beechwood and can be stacked... or not.

and i couldn't resist the classic eames 'house of cards'. the small house of cards is the original, made in 1952. the images are of what Eameses called "good stuff", chosen to celebrate "familiar and nostalgic objects from the animal, vegetable, and mineral kingdoms." the six slots on each card enable the player to interlock the cards so as to build structures of myriad shapes and sizes.
great for big and small people stocking stuffers.
each of these playful cufflinks appears to have been marked with a thumbprint. made of tin plated with white gold. set of two.

look what they did!

meet misha.

Walrus presents Fieldwork - session seven from caroline on Vimeo.

Like the other projects, Misha has been working hard, and the pieces are b-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l....

This is it folks, the last one. Hope you enjoyed and we look forward to seeing you tonight!
music: the twilight sad

meet amanda.

Walrus presents Fieldwork - session six from caroline on Vimeo.

Love this girl! Like the rest of the collective, Amanda is talented, sweet and thoughtful, in both life and her design. See her 'hook-ness' project:

enjoy! One more to go and tonight's the night...

meet emilie.

Emilie Madill has had her artwork up in our shop before. Her and her work are lovely! Check out the book she wrote and illustrated for the hook-ness show:

thanks for watching!

music: the black keys Walrus presents Fieldwork - session five from caroline on Vimeo.

meet ana.

Walrus presents Fieldwork - session four from caroline on Vimeo.

love the way she 'bounces' around in this one! 

meet jeff.

sorry i'm a day late with this, but technical difficulties wouldn't let me post yesterday...! stay tuned, you'll meet two of these fine folk today!

Walrus presents Fieldwork - session three from caroline on Vimeo.

this guy (like the rest of them!) is a real smarty pants. just check out his work from their hook-ness show:

thanks for stopping by!

meet joji.

Walrus presents Fieldwork from caroline on Vimeo.

it's not another christmas show...

but there will be pleasant surprises to be had! we're proud to bring you, FIELDWORK.

They will stir your imagination with their beautiful creations.
Join us, as we present six new pieces including jewelry, bicycle accessories, home goods and apparel.
Each piece is available in limited edition (translation: if you're at all interested in this, try not to miss it!).

“We observe behaviour, ask questions, share ideas, refine details, and shape materials. We obsess over: language, culinary exploits, objects, ideas and human activity.”

november 18th, 2010
6 -9 pm

Who Are They?
FIELDWORK is a collaborative group of designers in Vancouver making things and telling stories.

it's our last show of the year, so we hope to see you here to help make the last one a good one!

daniel and caroline

poketo X club mumble, curated by Mr. Bob Kronbauer

we're excited to finally be working with these guys out of L.A. - and what better time to bring them in, then when they released their Vancouver collab with Vancouver Is Awesome and Club Mumble's, Bob Kronbauer?  this is why this duo has been on our radar:

founded in 2003 by Ted Vadakan (filmaker) and Angie Myung (graphic designer), they were always curating shows for artist friends. "the shows were a lot of fun and brought tons of people together. but there was one problem. no one could afford to buy the art displayed. for this reason, ted and angie came up with an affordable solution to satisfy everyone’s art lust. they created limited-edition artist wallets that were accessible and well designed so that no one would be without a piece of art of their own."

good job guys, love it!

"The Poketo x Club Mumble series was conceived in collaboration with Bob Kronbauer, including the artwork of Andrew Pommier, Jeremyville, Tony Larson, and Travis Millard (click on names to see their sites!). These artists are prominent figures within the skateboarding community, but are also prolific self-publishers, product designers, gallery artists, and designers."

"It is the best of times and the worst of times in this Modern Life, according to Andrew Pommier."

"Welcome to the offbeat and exciting world of Jeremyville. The road to eternity is not as far as you think! We invite you to step into his world"

"Rock It with Tony Larson"

lots more wallets in store...

let's play!

winner of the 2010 Parent's Choice Awards! let your creativity run away with you...
this beautiful set of 25 hand printed wooden blocks are made of rubber trees and printed with non-toxic paint.

not only great to touch and feel, but beautiful to look at.

a little overdue! working format re-cap...

if you missed it, see what you missed...if you came, thank you for joining in the festivities.

giant installation of cat's cradle for the window..beautiful... 

perusing the diverse body of work 

the 2 Alcuin Award recipients; robert chaplin and grace patridge 
congrats you two!!

beautiful hand bound journals featuring the photography of julian hecht
 come see, feel and touch...

risograph notecards, sets of 8

vancouver's forecast; 'cloudy with a chance of sun' in men's and ladies

'the cheaper show' lithograph prints. limited number available and these are absolutely stunning.

we also have some more prints and photographs in store for sale.  come down and see their work in person...not only are they sweet, kind and thoughtful individuals, but they are so good at what they do and we are thrilled to share it with you.  they've just redone their site, so if you haven't done so already, check it out:

more photos of the event on facebook.