December 17, 2007

Old tech finds new life with Nathan Lee and Trevor Coghill of Contexture

Contexture brings new life to dying technologies, all the while, finding ways to accessorize your paper coffee cups.

The Vancouver designers behind Contexture, Trevor Coghill and Nathan Lee, have been getting the star treatment with a New York Times style magazine spotlight.

Here's VBD's visit with Lee and Coghill.

December 10, 2007

MEC secret design lab dedicated to wicking and such

It's either the snow or the rain. It just keeps coming.

That's why JJ met Jeff Crook and Spring Harrison of Mountain Equipment Co-op.

Jeff and Spring are responsible for the design and production of MEC's wet weather gear. They gave JJ tour and it started with a stop in front of a super-secret door boasting a "keep out" sign.


Recycled sweaters by Mod to Modern have a green chic

Some sweaters are ugly. Others are just too big. And then there are the ones that are simply out of style and doomed to hang on the racks of your local Sally Ann or Value Village for ETERNITY.

Unless, Michelle Bergon-Mok finds them. Michelle recycles and redesigns sweaters under her label, Mod to Modern. Based in Vancouver, she finds a way to give new life to old wool.

You'll find Mod to Modern's sweaters at the Green Christmas Market in Vancouver. It happens this Saturday at Blim.

JJ Lee visited Michelle's studio today and the first thing they talked about was German literary philosphy.

Listen to it through Google Video.