Wednesday, October 31, 2012


A few weeks ago Robert and David returned from Spain and re-merchandised Provide. When I walked in the next day I immediately noticed the beautiful gold and black display wall which David had put together, instantly I fell in love with the elegance and warmth of the gold Martha Sturdy pieces and Judy Ross cushions paired together with the bold ebony blacks of the Pacific Connections lacquer trays and whimsical personality of 'The Black Guest' by Lladro. Grouped together you get an instant luxurious and sophisticated combination.

Images listed clockwise from left:
Caleb Siemon metals series vertical wrap vase
Caleb Siemon black cumulo barrel vase
Niche Modern bella pendant light in amber
Lladro's 'The Black Guest' 
Judy Ross tabla cushion
Charlene Mullen handlebar cushion
Cire Trudon candle
Saikai brass trivet
Shereen De Rousseau wrap bracelet 
Martha Sturdy square vase in new gold/clear
Pacific Connections black lacquer tray 

Posted by Megan

Tuesday, October 23, 2012


Living in Vancouver, we are fortunate enough to be surrounded by some of the most beautiful and inspiring landscapes in North America. Vancouver does tend to get rainy and chilly in the fall/winter months which leaves us looking for ways to bring the warmth and texture of nature into our homes. Some of Provide's favorite nature inspired home accessories are shown above.

Images listed clockwise from left:
Roost bronze antler candlesticks - Large $95.00 Medium $85.00
Christian Woo solid walnut cutting board - $210.00
Roost mother-of-pearl box - $45.00
Roost round salad servers - $66.00
Loyal Loot ochre bowl no.5 - $160.00
Saikai cast iron ornamental bird kiji - $140.00
Rina menardi small triangalo centre piece - $195.00
Stinson Studios bark edged maple salad bowl - $235.00
Catherine Regehr laser cut medium kelp cushion - $990.00

Tuesday, October 16, 2012


While in Barcelona, Robert and I made the journey out to Terressa to visit Teixidors, (one of our favourite suppliers) and we were thrilled to witness first hand some of their beautiful textiles being made entirely by hand.

As we entered the workroom, we were immediately stricken with the presence of the wood looms and the highly skilled craftspeople behind them. The physicality of weaving and the precision required by each individual is amazing. Teixidors was created on the philosophy of offering labor and social integration to people with learning difficulties through the manual loom – a versatile, complex and demanding tool that acts therapeutically.

Teixidors is without a doubt a benchmark for tradition and high-quality handicraft production, but it is also a cooperative enterprise that is vitally linked to the contemporary world. Driven by their forward-looking vision and making the most of its corporate personality, Teixidors explores materials and structures in beautiful combinations such as cashmere, linen, merino wool and silk. The outstanding results enable the company to create a sustainable and profitable business that also acts with social responsibility that is truly inspiring.

Look for more cushions, throws and blankets from Teixidors arriving soon at Provide.

Friday, October 12, 2012


Robert and I are enjoying a holiday in Spain and spent our first week on the island of Mallorca, located in the Mediterranean Sea. We drove from the main city of Palma, almost entirely around the island with memorable stops in Puigpunyent, Valldemossa, Deia and took a rather harrowing drive through the Mountains in the north west tip to the town of Pollenca. From there we continued on to the town of Capdepera where we stayed in a beautiful small resort named Cases Son Barbassa (pictured in these photos above). It was truly a wonderful experience with great food, a luxurious pool and amazing service. Being adventurous, we drove down a very long and bumpy road that rewarded us with some remote beaches (Cala Tarta and Cala Mitjana) with fine white sand, turquoise blue water and spectacular scenery. It was a perfect holiday that was both relaxing and stimulating. Next stop, Barcelona...