Tuesday, May 31, 2011


Provide has just received some beautiful new home accessories in warm weather hues. Pictured are Italian leather boxes in ochre, orange and red from Oscar Maschera, the limited edition nesting bowls in yellow from Heath Ceramics and Martha Sturdy's new plum colour for her resin collection. Lovely!

Sunday, May 22, 2011


Robert and I are in Los Angeles for a bit of a weekend away visitings some friends, but of course we had to take some time out to see what was going on for home decor retail while we are down here. The Heath Ceramics Los Angeles shop was our first stop and our visit was perfectly timed for an "Open Studio" event.

It was great to finally see the shop in person – we have admired the design by Commune with its beautiful loft-like feel and multi-functional space. We were immediately drawn to the display of the House Industries and Heath Ceramics number tiles. These were just samples of what will be available for purchase next month. Robert and I are looking into the possibility of having these available at Provide, ask us if you are interested.

It was also thrilling to see some of the unique designs available at the shop including works by its Artistic Director Adam Silverman and by Japanese artist Akio Nukaga (we bought two pieces by both). In addition, the shop was well stocked with pieces from the Heath Ceramics collection and we were able to see product in the new colours Fawn and Coccoa.

The visit to the shop reaffirmed why we are so passionate about the Heath Ceramics and why we truly believe in the vision of the company – very inspiring!

Saturday, May 14, 2011


ICFF starts today in New York City and although Provide will not be attending this years event, we are up-to-date with what some of our suppliers are showcasing. Caleb Siemon and Carmen Salazar without a doubt will have one the most stunning collections on view at the show. New work featured are handblown pendants shaped in lead free crystal, all designed and made by this creative and highly skilled team in California.

The Chaos pendants (middle picture) use a chaos wrap over clear or metallic crystal. Differences in melting temperatures are exploited to create a textural and bulbous surface. The wraps create unique and dynamic shadows on the surrounding environment. The Silver pendants (bottom) will patina over time creating a beautifully textured surface.

Although, Caleb Siemon does have an extensive collection, Provide is currently working with them on several special commissions in both lighting and vessels. At Provide, we are able to suggest and arrange special one-off pieces with many of the designers we work with to create truly unique installations.

Look for more of Caleb Siemon's beautiful glassblown work arriving soon at Provide.

Saturday, May 7, 2011


Provide is excited to announce a BEND as a new addition to our growing furniture collection.

Bend is a furniture company from Los Angeles, California founded by designer and entrepreneur Gaurav Nanda. The Bend wire chairs and tables are made up of intricate arrangements of wires or lines through a hand crafted method of shaping and spot welding, a process they like to call "bending". Each bend is carefully arranged to ensure structural strength, while the angles of the back, the curves of the seat, and the closeness of the wires are designed to encourage relaxation and comfort.

Rust proofed and powder coated, Bend is suitable for indoor and outdoor use, and in various styles and colours (named Lucy, Ethel, Bunny and Drum). Look for them to arrive at Provide in the coming weeks.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011


Provide is thrilled to announce that Anglepoise (available at Provide) is featured in the beautiful new issue of Western Living Magazine. The Anglepoise Original 1227 task light is profiled in the "timeless design" section of the May issue with a quick look on how it originated over 75 years ago. Thank you to Michael Harris and Anicka Quin for this as well as featuring another timeless collection available at Provide by Nadia Pignatone in "the goods home & design section. Drop by Provide to pick-up a copy of Western Living Magazine.