Wednesday, February 17, 2010


With the world converging here in Vancouver for the 2010 games, Provide is proud to showcase some great Canadian talent (and most is local) in our store. We have just received a luxurious new bedding collection from CATHERINE REGEHR, stunning shimmer red resin pieces from MARTHA STURDY, beautifully hand-crafted wood bowls from DON STINSON and a huge selection of LOYAL LOOT bowls made from fallen trees. Watch for more posts to come featuring even more great Canadian art and design.

Monday, February 15, 2010


Pink Door Paper Company is a Vancouver based design studio which produces exquisite hand packaged note cards, journals and beautiful aromatherapy soaps. The range of patterns are such that you can pick a look that exactly reflects your taste and feelings - as expressively as the words that you write inside. From bold and masculine geometrics to feminine and soft florals, there's a pattern for every whim and sentiment. In a short period of time, The Pink Door Paper Company has garnered many international awards for their branding and product design.



Martha believes in the integrity of art and the essence of true form. She takes elemental shapes found in nature and combines them with global influences to create strong pieces that are dramatic yet minimal; sexy yet strong; aggressive yet soft.
Martha Sturdy's resin, brass and steel pieces are hand-crafted and finished in her Vancouver studio from the best and most pure materials possible. Although pieces may have the same style number, they are each one-of-a kind functional pieces.
Her artwork is a further extension of her life and innate desire to create. With life as her muse, she continues to push the boundaries of her art.
Martha is one of Canada's leading artists and designers working today and has gained an international reputation for her distinctive style that is sophisticated, minimal and bold.


Shereen de Rousseau is a Vancouver based jewelry designer that has quickly made a name for herself on the international stage. Her design philosophy juxtaposes a rock and roll attituted with modern glamour and features the mixture of vintage silver coins (which she finds on her travels and casts locally in sterling silver), beautiful stones and glossy pearls.

de Rousseau's work is all handmade at her studio and caters to a casually chic woman seeking out a statement accessory to give her understated look a dramatic edge. Shereen's jewelry has been featured in the 2009 Sports Illustrated Swim Suite edition, "I feel blessed being Canadian and having my work given that stage, it has opened a lot of doors" says de Rousseau.


Loyal Loot Collective involves the individual and collabrative design work of a group of Canadian women based in Edmonton, Alberta. As a collective, Loyal Loot strives to create designs with a natural qualtiy by staying true to materials. The inherent value of these designs is meant to last a lifetime ensuring that they retain a non-disposable presence and remain precious to their owner, becoming more and more meaningful as they age. Provide's favorite Loyal Loot design is their log bowls. The log bowls are made from fallen trees and feature a wide range of colours within there sculpted out core. Their work has gained much attention from the international design scene.


Friday, February 5, 2010

2010 Winter Games Road and Parking Restrictions

Remember, Beatty Street between Dunsmuir and Pender is still open to traffic and parking is available. Parking restrictions on this stretch don't begin until February 12th and are in affect until February 28th. You will still be able to drive down this stretch of Beatty at that time but you will not be able to park.There is a huge parking lot next to Provide so there will still be plenty of parking.