Sunday, April 29, 2012


Just last week Provide held the debut event for Christian Woo's 2012 furniture collection – we are excited to say it was a tremendous success. Provide is honored to represent this exquisitely designed and made collection exclusively in Vancouver.

Acclaimed for his modernist furniture and living spaces, Christian Woo has emerged as one of his generation's leading designers and woodworkers. Woo's pieces speak to their creation process and inspire a lasting sense of ownership.

This new bespoke furniture collection is informed by the natural setting of the Pacific North West, crafted from sustainably harvested hardwoods and finished with hand rubbed oils. Christian is guided by a profound respect for craftsmanship and the nature of his chosen material.

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Monday, April 23, 2012


Charlene Mullen is an award-winning designer, creating beautifully executed textiles for residential and commercial interiors. Intricate embroidery creates a contemporary, yet deeply personal feel.

Mullen's unique aesthetic is born of her training in illustration and textiles combined with over 15 years of experience designing embroideries for leading fashion houses including Karl Lagerfeld, Dolce & Gabanna, Calvin Klein, Donna Karan and Givenchy.

In 2007, Matthew Hilton commissioned Mullen to produced two ranges of furnishings for the launch of his eponymous brand at 100% Design in London. This led Mullen to create her own collection for which she was shortlisted as Best Newcomer at 100% Design in 2008.

Designs vary from decorative and ordered recreations of scientific structures to figurative designs with an illustrative feel and humorous narrative. The contours of machine and traditional hand embroidery bring an added depth and warmth to Charlene Mullen textiles.

Provide is very pleased to offer the work of this both imaginative and innovative designer who's designs are made available through the leading interiors brand De La Espada.

Thursday, April 19, 2012


These beautiful new handblown (from lead free crystal) pieces by Caleb Siemon and Carmen Salazar have just arrived at Provide. Pictured from the top is the Tango Barrel from the Cumulo series, next is the Silver Chaos Wrap barrel vase from the Metals series and finally, at the bottom is the White and Grey Chaos Wrap Net bowl and vase from the Netted series.

The Cumulo use dollops of glass over a central core. The hot bits are blown out to diffuse the colour and create a bulbous cloud like shape. The bulbs are arranged so that each vase will sit in a way unique to itself.

The Metals use precious metals and wraps of clear crystal to create vessels that are reminiscent of modern era glass with a galactic edge. Silver pieces will Patina.

The Netted use a chaos wrap of white over a grey transparent core. The overlapping technique creates a pattern unique to each handblown piece.

Saturday, April 14, 2012


Designed by Kenneth Grange (one of the UK's most distinguished industrial and product designers), the Anglepoise Type 1228 is as functional as it is stylish. The two toned polycarbonate shade is available in a range of hues (all versions are white on the inside) that provide subtle colour and a pleasant ambience in any room. With two options: a wall mounted light and a table lamp, the Type 1228 does double duty in modern interiors.

Sunday, April 1, 2012


Provide has just been restocked with some great home accessories and tabletop items from Roost. Shown at the top are the beautiful olive wood bowls sold as a set of six. In middle are the Bronze Antler Candles Stick Hlders that are hugely popular and always seem to sell as soon as we unpack them. Shown at the bottom are the Silver Cherry Bark votives (also available in larger hurricane versions) – these work so well in such a wide range of home decor settings from modern to traditional.