Interior Design Show WEST


This past Friday was a very busy and day in downtown Vancouver. We started the day at a conference for small and medium sized business called SOHO where the day was filled a roundtable breakfast, networking and many great speakers. After spending the day at the conference we headed down the Interior Design Show West (IDS West) going on at The Vancouver Convention Centre. The show floor was filled with so many inspirational displays, products and ideas.

I love everything to do with interior design and as this is a direction Shibang is heading.


I took a few photos of different exhibitors at the show that I found interesting but there were many others as well that I didn’t photograph. This one above and below is SALARI. The textiles were the draw here and these colourful seats were so sturdy to sit on — not only fun to look at.

These sculptural pieces by COLLABORATION are beautiful up close and looked stunning displayed on top of and filled with moss.

MOLO had a big presence at the show with their soft wall structures and treehouse like display, beautiful lamps suspended and much more.

 

Here’s a shot of the dining area which was designed by Moooi.

This is only a small representation of what and who was there. I have put the links to the websites of the companies I mentioned and by looking through the IDS West website there is a directory of everyone. Marimekko was also there. I absolutely love them and have yet to visit their  Yaletown location.

Shibang at Home

My new line of wall pieces is officially ready to launch. I made a few of various sizes and colours which are now stretched onto canvas and ready for the wall.

To me these wall pieces shout summer because they’re fresh and add a shot of colour that is right in season. I took some photos of the pieces unframed as well as in a white floating frame. Today when I took went looking for frames I was happy to find the perfect one that compliments the piece by keeping it contemporary.

I have plenty of other ideas of more pieces to make and how I’d like to photograph them. Once I’ve got it all ready then I’ll set up a photo shoot and commit to all of the holes I plan to put in the walls.

One more thing that I wanted to share was the piece below. This is a giclee of a photograph that I took 7 years ago when I was in my first year of college and had a passion for photography.

My interest was in flowers (big surprise) and I developed a technique using my dad’s old SLR camera to take extreme macro shots that gave the photos a painterly look. In my second year of college when I decided to start a textile arts program my intention was to make interpretations of my photos with fabric.

Now here I am, quite a few years later, going full circle and making large floral pieces for the wall. Over the weekend I’m going to look for some of the photos I have taken so that I can share them because they have definitely had an influence in my work.

For the Wall

Shibang Designs for the wall. This is something that I’ve thought about and usually for large craft shows I have wall pieces for display. I’m now working on making smaller wall pieces that are easy to ship and can be combined to create larger wall displays.

These coral ones that I’ve just finished making are 8″ x 10″ and 10″ x 12″ in size. They’ll soon be available and can be customized with different fabric backgrounds and flowers.

Light & Bright


Last week I was mentioning some of the new shades of cream, grey and silver that would be coming. I prefer to use neutral coloured fabrics because they make the colours stand out the best. The look can completely change just by updating the shade of grey or beige. Here are some photos of this new look – bold black with bright colours. This cream is light and a good alternative to white for people who like the summer look but are cautious of having white.


More photos of the finished products are available on my new website, online shop and etsy. In the next couple of weeks more new fabrics and colour combinations will be coming out, in time for the Halifax Crafter’s Spring Fling happening April 30th & May 1st.