all the way from france, we welcome 'Y'AS PAS LE FEU AU LAC'

*sigh, the French....cette collection d'objets est simplement magnifique...

"I’ve always been fascinated by hot air balloons. I remember my delight in front of the gatherings which took place at the Royal Saltworks of Arc and Senans. Their sizes, shapes and colours are sources of inspiration. This collection of three containers is a nod to my memories."

'I like the idea to deface or to reinterpret existing objects. When I was student in London I used bricks as tidy or to collect my loose change. These objects are a coloured, warm and elegant version of the English bricks."

"The farms of Upper Jura abundant with rustic and weathered objects among which the aesthetic qualities, even if they are not quite obvious at once, are undeniable. "PERRETTE" is a collection of contemporary, practical and elegant containers, inspired by old buckets and wooden milk cans from this region."

"The angle of the wedge can be adjusted with the help of a big nylon wing screw to fit different size gaps. It actually works really well, especially if it's "jacked up" when already in the gap. While this is a simple, practical product, the prominent wing screw makes the object look odd, even slightly absurd. I enjoy this very much."

"It is the simple stacke which serves to bound the fields which inspired me this project. A simple cylinder which ended in cone and which extremity is, both thick and fine, aggressive and soft, solid and fragile. PIK: 3 soliflores as 3 small stakes which, together, stand slightly, delicately, elegantly."

*please note not all vases above available in store

"There is a huge knowledge and a know-how of wooden toys in Jura. Through this project, I wanted to speak to the the simple and childlike pleasure of stringing beads. Composed of 4 different shapes, each in duplicate, " THE PEARLS " offers the possibility to create and modify to suit his/her mood, the aesthetics of this candle holder"

"«Les Planchas» are chopping boards and display plates at the same time. They are available in four models:
«The mini» which, for example, allows you to place a glass as well as some peanuts.
«The simple», a real chopping board for the kitchen.
«The double» which will allow to display two types of amuse-gueule.
«The triple» "Y" for a homogeneous distribution of your varieties of amuse-gueule."

who are these French poets of design?

"Y’A PAS LE FEU AU LAC arose from the meeting between Grégory and Marie BODEL, tabletiers turners, and FX BALLÉRY, designer. Their passion for creation, their love of wood as well as their Jura origins gathered them around a common project: to create a French brand of wooden contemporary, useful and elegant objects and small pieces of furniture.
The name of the company, which is based on a French expression, means “no need to rush”. Created by designers around the world the YPLFL products are an invitation to take your time, to contemplate your environment and to share with friends.
Inspired by traditional know-how and current technology, these objects primarily use wood as a poetic, aesthetic and functional vector."

halloween in cambie village tomorrow!

join the family fun, come by say hello, and see some of our new things!

thank you for coming!

thank you again!  congratulations to SAHN for a successful launch.  here's to continued growth and success!

xo caroline and daniel

*helmets still available, although moving swiftly...

in the pages of WE Vancouver

"Just ask anyone if they know Walrus and if they do, you’ll surely get an enthusiastic, “Oooh, I love that store!"

It’s easy to love Walrus. Caroline Boquist and Daniel Kozlowski have created a warm and welcoming spot to browse, shop, get inspired and celebrate Vancouver’s talented artists and designers.

“We love Vancouver and want to share with our customers the amazing work of the designers and artists we have in our city,” says Caroline. The store shelves are arranged with well-crafted, playful and functional items from around the world, but the focus is on locally-made, with about 50 per cent of the stock from Canada and about 35 per cent of that from Vancouver.

Some products, like Herschel Supply Co. brand or Native Shoes are already well-known around the city, and the world, but discovering other well-curated treasures makes browsing a treat. Cathy Terepocki contemporary ceramics (of Nelson, BC) and Patch indoor planters (from Vancouver) are a couple of featured lines that are fun, functional, and well on their way to greater recognition.

Walrus opened four years ago, in the midst of a major economic downturn. Caroline and Daniel had left their careers in the design industry to open a retail shop in a not very trendy area of Vancouver.

“So many people thought we were crazy,” says Caroline. “Luckily we were surrounded by incredibly supportive friends and family who helped us the entire way.”

Caroline and Daniel have worked to make Walrus accessible to all. The price points range and the products are great for gifts or a personal splurge. Every time a new art show goes up on the wall, they host an opening in the store. It gets transformed into an event space in the course of a day. Product launches provide the opportunity for shoppers to get to know the people who make the things they love, such as the SAHN Helmet launch, happening Oct. 17. Designers and artists appreciate the opportunity for instant feedback. It’s a win-win.

With a well-written business plan and a passion to create something of their own, not only did Walrus open in a trying time, but it is now thriving. Cambie Street has been a perfect place to become a part of a community.

“We have such great neighbours here. They might not typically go to galleries or design shops downtown, but they stop in for our events, to shop or just to say ‘hi’. We just love this area,” says Daniel.

Walrus is located at 3408 Cambie St. Visit for more."

thank you for sharing our story so well Jenn! such a pleasure to spend time with you. xo

and the winner is.....




congratulations Lara!  enjoy your new helmet.  

thank you to everyone who came to support another Vancouver launch of a great new company!  so great to celebrate our local Vancouverites in their endeavours. 

xo walrus

tonight is the launch of SAHN!


WEDNESDAY. OCT. 17th. 2012
6 - 9PM

Thank you to everyone who entered the SAHN helmet giveaway!  The winner will be announced tonight - good luck!

xo walrus

retail price $129

natural wool dryer balls by vancouver company, ulat.

decrease your drying time by up to 50%
decrease wrinkles and static with these eco friendly dryer balls
100% pure merino wool
made with 100% Canadian wool
a natural and safe alternative to using toxic commercial dryer sheets
add your favourite essential oil to naturally scent your clothes
handcrafted by a lovely Vancouver husband and wife duo

see what David Suzuki's Foundation has to say about them: david suzuki 

what an easy, fun way to green up your lifestyle, one small step at a time. 

set of 3, $30

new leather wallets by local company #LGFG

meet 'the skinny', 'the trendsetter' and 'the professional'

"Look Good Feel Good was founded in 2011, and launched in June of 2012. Our initial collection of slim-fitting wallets have been designed in Canada, using genuine Italian leather.

#LGFG was built surrounding a consistent problem, individuals wearing inappropriately large wallets. Our slender collection allows for a sleek design, with proper functionality to fit all aspects of your life."

these guys are so sweet and enthusiastic, we are so happy to have them here at the shop.  between that, the slim profile of their wallets, and the quality of their leather - we were sold.

prices start at $70

SAHN Classic: New Stylish Urban Cycling Helmet

“SAHN Helmets is about riding, not racing. The SAHN Classic has a universal appeal to those who have been searching for a stylish helmet that compliments their ride and destination."


The new Classic urban cycling helmet has a sleek, low profile design that is understated and modern. With an equestrian inspired silhouette and offering in a contemporary, muted colour palette, it looks great on both men and women.  Also available in a limited edition design,  SAHN Helmets has collaborated with internationally recognized artist Chairman Ting Industries to provide a helmet in an exclusive matte grey colour, featuring a new custom graphic.  SAHN's recent unveiling at the Interbike Show in Las Vegas, North America's largest cycling trade event, has been favoured by shops from New York to San Francisco - and they're from our very own city.  This is cause for celebration!  


WEDNESDAY. OCT. 17th. 2012
6 - 9PM


How to enter?
Send us a photo via email:
Post a photo to our facebook page:
Tweet it: twitter/walrus

*remember to hashtag #sahnhelmets for valid entry on facebook and twitter*
contest closes oct. 16th '12, winner announced oct 17th '12

xo walrus

fine millinery by claudia schulz

sometimes, you just never know what you're going to find here at the shop...but one thing we adore are forms that are beautifully crafted. this time, they happen to be in the form of hats.

'the charli'

'the claude'

'the capita'

'the ceres'

"Claudia Schulz grew up in Berlin, Germany and now lives and works between Berlin and Vancouver, Canada. Her hat designs are inspired by European 1920’s and 1930’s styles. Each of Claudia’s pieces are uniquely designed based upon classic minimalist design principles showing simple lines, striking colours and refined accent details, creating a wearable, modern-urban hats."

as seen on vitamin daily today:

all photography by Trevor Brady