Wednesday, December 18, 2013


Provide is now showcasing BARTER, a unique collection of hand-made accessories for the home and table.

Terracotta is simple in material, yet complex in history. Part of Barter's goal is to develop a local, sustainable material palette, while connecting to natural materials of our origin. Terracotta has been used to gather water, cook food and tell stories for tens of thousands of years, it tells a story of nourishment with human essentials at the center.

Designed by Kenneth Torrance, this collection is hand-made in Vancouver with clays harvested from North America. It is a collaboration of local people, materials and stories and we are happy to be showcasing the collection here at the store.

For more information, please visit our website

Posted by Megan

Tuesday, December 10, 2013


This week we had our first snowfall in Vancouver, it's official, the Christmas Season is in full swing! As I write this, the aroma of hot cider and fresh fir trees fill the store and it's hard to believe there are only two weeks left until Christmas. I'm thinking I should get cracking on my shopping and thought I'd share my top 10 personal favorite, and affordable, gift ideas with you all.

To describe a few...We recently received some extraordinary smelling candles from Missoni and I have to say, I'm obsessed with the 'Monterosa' candle, It smells of balsam, cypress and sandalwood, and in my opinion, is the perfect candle for the Holidays. Shereen De Rousseau's jewellery is a favorite of mine and these coin earrings would make a lovely addition to a special lady's jewellery collection. For the bar aficionado who prides himself in the cocktails he makes and the beer he serves, this bark wine opener and brass bottle opener are a few gifts he'll cheers to.

So Happy Holiday shopping everyone, be sure to pop in for  a cup of hot cider or a glass of eggnog!

Posted by Megan

Roost - Bark wine opener $25.00
Heath Ceramics - Vegetable bowl in avocado/olive $99.00
Saikai - Brass bottle opener $45.00
Missoni Home Americas - Monterosa candle $110.00
Daff - Felt star coaster $8.50
Shereen De Rousseau - Sterling silver earrings $90.00
Doug Johnston - Micro basket $45.00
Holmegaard - Pearl vase bloom $28.00
Fog Linen - Linen kitchen cloth $16.00
Heath Ceramics - Bud vase in cool lava $46.00

For more information, please visit our website

Monday, November 25, 2013


Provide is pleased to offer Tabula Rasa, a new home knit collection in our showroom and online.

Tabula Rasa was recently launched in New York City by Emily Diamandis, the former head sweater designer for fashion label Rag & Bone. With over a decade of experience working in knitwear, the brand Tabula Rasa was born from Diamandis's desire to amalgamate her extensive fashion expertise, love of interiors, travel and found objects.

The Tabula Rasa collection consists of luxurious knit pillows, throws, blankets and accessories for your home, with many that are also available in smaller, travel sizes. The brand is characterized by its graphic sensibility and highly textural quality – Italian yarns are looped into 3-D ditches, hand crochets and jacquard knits all come into play to create a distinctive and unique voice.

Bridging a gap between fashion and home decor, Tabula Rasa has already received impressive press attention from Vogue Magazine, Robb Report and Design Milk to name a few.

For these styles and to enquire about special orders, please contact us at Provide.

Posted by David.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013


Provide is anticipating the arrival of these ultra-luxe soy based Missoni candles. World-renowned brand, Missoni Home, has collaborated with the Los Angeles based fragrance company, Apothia, to create this modern, fresh and lavish line of candles that are unique in their scents as well as their style.

This Missoni Home collection, designed by Rosita Missoni, is known for its bright use of colour and creative and iconic use of pattern, in which a sense of warmth is combined with manufacturing skill. Her stimulation from fashion inspires her home collection and this candle collection is inspired by places in and around Italy. Notes of Tuscan soil, Mediterranean cypress and Florentine leather are a few of many of the scents found in these charming candles.

For more information please visit our website

Posted by Megan

Wednesday, November 13, 2013


Black and white monochromatic combinations are a staple in the design industry. The classic duo makes a bold statement in any space. The high contrast of deep rich blacks with the crisp clean whites give the impression of elegance and sophistication. The best way to indulge in this timeless combination is to have fun mixing different patterns and textures or to introduce a few key pieces into an already existent monochromatic room. Above are some of our favorite black and white pieces.

For more information, visit our website

Posted by Megan

Tuesday, October 22, 2013


Provide received the latest addition to our AKMD collection last week, these crisp white pieces are not only eye-catching but functional as well.

The melting wax tea light, which is made of marble and cast bronze, simulates the flow of wax pouring out the slit along the side. The removable bronze base makes it easy to remove tea lights once they've burnt out and the semi translucent marble gives off a soft glow when a candle is lit inside.

The spines and low profile of the marble fruit tray allow air to circulate around the fruit, extending its freshness. This tray is hand-carved by traditional stone artisans in Rajasthan State, India.

For more information on AKMD, visit our website

Posted by Megan

Tuesday, October 15, 2013


Provide is very excited for the arrival of the latest Rina Menardi collection, any day now! We've included some pieces that are new to Provide as well as the classic Rina Menardi shapes we have loved for many years.

Rina Menardi chooses to use baked clay because she senses in this material the possibility to express herself through gaining possession of some sort of nature's secrets. Her collections are a fusion of art, design and craftsmanship where aesthetics and functionality come together to create something magnificently beautiful with heirloom qualities. Provide is pleased to be in collaboration with such a sophisticated and special line.

Keep and eye out on our Facebook page for updates on the collections arrival.

For more from Rina Menardi visit our website

Posted by Megan

Tuesday, October 8, 2013


The Fall season is in full swing and with Canadian Thanksgiving coming up this weekend it's time to start thinking about the perfect tools for the kitchen. Look no further as Edmonton's On Our Table does it again with their new Fall 2013 offerings.

The three oblong shaped solid walnut kitchen tools (second image from top), are perfect for stirring, scraping, mashing and mixing. The offset handle provides an improved position for your wrist while stirring large, full pots. These tools are finished with a natural oil/beeswax mixture and can uphold their beauty by simply applying mineral oil periodically.

The new solid end grain Aspen Butcher Blocks (third from top) are made from local Albertan hardwood. These stunning butcher blocks are the perfect addition to any kitchen, not only are they gorgeous but functional as well. Use as a serving platter for your favorite cheeses and meats, or simply chop up your meal in style.

Finally, there is a classic walnut flip cutting board (last image), with the deep groove around the edge to catch juices from pooling over the edge. This board is traditional in cutting board style and esthetically pleasing in On Our Table's staple, walnut wood.

For more from On Our Table, visit our website at

Posted by Megan

Monday, September 23, 2013


Every year we look forward to IDS West and to have the opportunity to view first hand what's new and exciting in our West Coast design community. The show kicked off on Thursday evening with an opening party where we had a wonderful time viewing all of the booths and bumping into familiar faces.

Above are some of our favorite displays at the show. Kelly Deck Designs' impressive Dinner by Design display was so intricate with the cross-stitch graphic installation; we were all wishing we had something similar in our dining rooms. Provide was happy to see that MTH woodworks had some new wood/resin stools on display in addition to their beautiful art pieces. Matthew Mate's 'Bowie' light was definitely a favorite of ours; it's beautiful rosewood CNCed ends were the perfect balance to the beams of light running through the middle of the fixture.

We finished off the show by viewing the Homes & Living Laneway Home, built in partnership with Alair Homes and IDS West. The home was auctioned off live at the show and all of the proceeds went to the Alzheimer Society of B.C. The home included Interior Design by Modern604 and Provide was pleased to be able to contribute to the project and this worthy cause.

Posted by Megan.

Sunday, September 15, 2013


Provide is excited to announce that we are know representing David Mellor cutlery in our showroom and online. This beautiful collection has been on our wish list for quite sometime and we feel it is the perfect compliment to our Heath Ceramics tableware line – in fact, Heath Ceramics has chosen this brand themselves to sell on their website and in their retail locations. We are showcasing three styles in stainless steel, Pride (third photograph) designed by David Mellor in 1953, Chelsea designed by Corin Mellor (David Mellor's son) and Embassy (not shown) which was originally commissioned for use in British embassies with the aim of demonstrating the best of British modern design.

David Mellor is the best known cutlery designer in the UK. Born in Sheffield, historic centre of cutlery making, he trained originally as a silversmith. His modern cutlery has a widespread reputation for it qualities of design and manufacture, and examples are in many international design collections.

David Mellor cutlery is manufactured in a unique purpose built factory (second photograph above) designed by Sir Michael Hopkins. The circular factory has been described as a minor masterpiece of modern architecture and has received many important architectural rewards. The cutlery is made by a small specialist team of highly skilled craftsmen, some of whom have worked for decades with David Mellor, building up an exceptional expertise of metalwork. Though the factory is technologically advanced, a high degree of hand finishing is employed to give the cutlery its perfectionist quality.

For more information and to view more from David Mellor, please visit our website.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013


Shereen De Rousseau does it again with her new stunning Fall 2013 Jewellery Collection, now available at Provide.

Continuing the use of the ever-popular pyrite stone in her pieces and playing with layers of beads and coins, this new collection is positively gorgeous. We love her use of creamy moonstone beads, which match anything and everything, the perfect neutral jewellery addition to any wardrobe.

Once-piece imperticular we adore is her new name tag bracelet, the mix of typography and layers of labradorite beads creates an attractive combination and pairs beautifully with denim jeans and a plain white T-shirt.

Shereen's jewellery is so accessible for all kinds of women and we are pleased to showcase this fantastic collection here at Provide.

For more information, please visit our website

Posted by Megan

Wednesday, September 4, 2013


Provide has received our latest shipment from Edmonton based designers, Loyal Loot. The collaborative team of Doha Chebib Lindskoog, Anna Thomas, Carmen Douville and Dara Humniski, met during their years at the University of Alberta and formed a design team creating objects of integrity and timeless beauty. Best known for their Log Bowls that come in a large variety of colours and are completed by hand with a water-based, furniture grade finish. The wood used for these bowls is locally reclaimed and hand selected, no two log cuts will ever be the same. The bowls rustic exteriors merry with the sleek glossy interiors creating a stunning juxtaposition. Perfect as a gift for someone looking for something unique and beautiful.

We'd like to congratulate Loyal Loot for winning best Industrial Designer at this years Western Living Designer Of The Year Awards. We are proud to be carrying their product here at Provide.

For more information please visit our website

Posted by Megan

Tuesday, August 27, 2013


Provide will soon be showcasing two beautiful new styles for Fall 2013 from Chilewich in our showroom and online.

Pictured at top is the Knit Tablemat (in a round shape that is great for smaller tables) that mimics the warm, natural feel of knitwear but has the same functionality as the rest of the Chilewich collection. The Knit Tablemat has a 15 inch diameter and is available in Brown, Grey or Tan. The second image shows the new Tulle Tech style (creatively styled with Rina Menardi ceramics) that Sandy Chilewich describes as "The unexpected merging of material and process. The design is contemporary... the process (soutache) is ancient and the materials are functional". The Tulle Tech is available as rectangular tablemat and as a table runner. It features handwoven metallic thread in copper or silver on a black base.

These two new introductions are elegant and sophisticated solutions for dressing your table this fall.

For more from Chilewich, please visit our website at

Posted by David.

Saturday, August 17, 2013


Provide is thrilled to share with you one of our recently completed design interiors project for a wonderfully cool and stylish couple and their (now over 1 year old) beautiful boy. Located in downtown Vancouver, this town home features beautiful natural light (it faces a lush park) and an open living/dining/kitchen area that easily accommodates the couples' family and friends for social gatherings, allows them to work freely (via laptops), and promotes calm, relaxed living when on their own.

The base palette for the home is neutral, white ash was used in the custom wood dining table, coffee table and storage cabinets (all by Christian Woo) – the sectional sofa (also custom) and carpet (by Salari) are in two different shades of grey. Pops of colour come from the Saarinen Womb Chair in chartreuse, the turquoise wool poof (Salari), the Charalene Mullen cushions of their collection of masks (acquired on their travels) is given pride of place in the built-in shelving unit. Over the dining table, we used a trio of Niche Modern solitaire glass pendants in grey that provides elegant lighting for dinner parties and a dramatic focal point for the room.

Upstairs, the main bedroom acts as a calming retreat with it's serene and muted hues. The Bensen bed cleverly lifts up offering much needed storage for the owner's materials and crafts. The bed is upholstered in a light turquoise fabric and is accented with artistic cushions from Eskayel. Lighting is from Anglepoise and various accessories such as the Loyal Loot log bowl and the cast iron owls provide whimsical touches.

A warm, relaxed home for a cool, vibrant family – a perfect combination!

Photography by Janis Nicolay.
Posted by David.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013


Provide is proud to have the opportunity to be in collaboration with MTH Woodworks, a functional art and design company that focuses on creating beautiful one of a kind furniture and art pieces using salvaged wood from our stunning B.C. forests.

Michael and Tanja draw their inspiration from the great outdoors and the serenity that trees and nature give them every day. With a focus on sustainability, MTH insures that all of the tree bases used have fallen naturally or have washed up on our West Coast shores. No two pieces will ever be the same.

The newest edition to their Bloom Collection includes stunning headboards and wall art where the wood face peaks through the natural resin surface, exposing us to the natural beauty of the cedar stumps and the many rings of grain that define the long life lived by these giants that dominant our coastal forests.

Posted by Megan

Tuesday, August 6, 2013


The bathroom may be the smallest room in the home but that doesn't mean it can't have large style. Bathrooms should be a place to retreat to after a long day at work, a place where you can close the door and forget about   the world outside.

The easiest way to achieve a calming relaxing look in your bathroom is to introduce some beautiful accessories. One of our favorite bath collections includes Martha Sturdy's in Sea, which has the feeling of sea glass due to its transparent quality. This beautiful teal blue is accented in the colours in Missoni's Giacomo bath towels to create a cohesive look. Add a lovely recycled glass carafe by Roost and some fantastic skin care items from Triumph & Disaster, and you are sure to obtain a beautiful bathroom oasis you can't wait to come home to.

Posted by Megan

Tuesday, July 30, 2013


Provide is excited to introduce AKMD Collection – a new addition to our already strong roster of home design brands. Based in Chicago, AKMD is the result of a collaboration between designers Ayush Kasliwal and Mike Dreeben who share a mutual interest in fine traditional craft practices and how they can inform contemporary design.

Currently Provide is offering their Link Candle Holder, sculptural Wave Candlesticks in two sizes and the Origami Brass Bowls. We are also able to accommodate special orders from their extensive collection of accessories and furniture.

The Link Candle Holder (top photo) is a modular system that can be expanded to any size and is available in cast iron or cast brass. Sold as a set of five, additional sets can be added on to create long and impactful centre pieces for dining room tables.

The Origami Bowls (middle photo) are cast metal vessels indebted to origami forms. They are available in brass or aluminum and are sold as a set of three.

The Wave Candlesticks are hand-turned from sustainably harvested Mango wood – draws its form from sinusoidal waves. The candlesticks rich, dark colour is a result of their burned and oiled finish. Available in short (12 inches) and tall (16 inches). Multiples in various sizes create visual interest and are a stunning addition to any interior.

Visit for more details.

Posted by David.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013


As designers, we are always looking for inspiration in anything and everything in life. When we came across this beautiful Missoni cushion (shown above), it was hard not to be stimulated by its elegant hues and luxurious luster.

Dreaming of a possible living room setting, we've put this cushion with a few items that we felt reflected the cushion's elegance and sophistication. These accessories, paired with a simple modern couch and crisp white walls would create a classy living room we'd all love to sit back and relax in.

1. Missoni Orly Cushion
2. Niche Modern Bell Jar Pendant in Smoke 
3. AKMD Brass Bowls
4. Martha Sturdy Brass Wire Sphere Lamp
5. Rina Menardi Giara N.1 in Green Lagoon
6. Pacific Connections Breakfast Tray 

Posted by Megan

Monday, July 1, 2013


Doug Johnston is a Brooklyn based artist and designer who creates minimal, yet highly detailed bowls, baskets and bags from cotton cord and nylon thread. Each piece is made without the use of forms or moulds. The process involves coiling cord and stitching it onto itself using a zigzag stitch on a vintage, industrial sewing machine. The technique used is based on some of the oldest methods of ceramic pottery and basket weaving, with each piece created being unique in its slight variations of shape and stitching.

Doug Johnston comes from a background in architecture and fine arts and began making his own bags several years ago from an interest in dimensional forms and the materials he uses. The technique he eventually perfected follows after his experiments in large-scale weaving and knitting, and he thinks of the pieces architecturally – like small studies for spaces and shapes.

The pieces are modern and simple, created to celebrate their materiality and hand-formed construction. The colour blocks come from changing the thread colour that binds the cotton cord together. The thread serves as both the structure and the decoration of each piece. Functional for storage and carrying – these  pieces are unique, stylish accessories for your home and lifestyle.

View more from Doug Johnston on our website at:

Posted by David.