We set up our studio in Vancouver for a few reasons… amongst these, we recognized that working in Vancouver would allow us to develop our own thinking independent of design culture, trend or local influence. Another reason is Vancouver’s close proximity to incredible wilderness.
We are now investing some time into the experience of this amazing place. We have taken up various pursuits as a way to further the experience. Snowboarding has taken us into the mountains. Every year we strive to go deeper – on snowshoe or split-board, rather than chairlift. Surfing has taken us into the ocean swell and lets us feel the full impact of a winter storm. We are discovering that these adventures give us more pause to consider and reconsider life’s essential comforts: eating, bathing, shelter and sleep.
We are preparing now for another adventure: an expedition to the northern-most coastal area of BC. For several days we will be exploring the coastal section of the Great Bear Rainforest – one of the largest remaining tracts of unspoiled temperate rainforest left in the world – on stand up paddle boards (surfing long boards.) We will be posting a daily journal of this once-in-a-lifetime experience in September!