Friday, May 31, 2013


Provide is excited to announce that we are now exclusively in Canada representing UK based designer Phil Cuttance and his Fracture collection in our showroom and online.

The Fracture series consists of handmade faceted vessels, light-shades and tables. Each object is produced individually by casting a water-based resin into a simple handmade mould. The mould is then manually manipulated to create the objet's form before each casting, making every piece utterly unique.

The Fracture mould is made by scoring and cutting a plastic sheet that his then folded, cut and tapped into the overall shape of the product that is to be cast. The mould's final shape is dictated by which triangular facets the designer pops in and out. He then mixes a coloured, water-based resin and pours it into the hollow mould – rolling it around to coat and encase the sides of the mould. The material soon sets creating a hollow, solid object. Then another, different coloured measure of resin is poured into the same mould and swirled around to coat the inside. When it has set, the mould is removed to reveal the solid cast piece. The object appears with sharp accurate lines and a digital quality which is a surprising considering its "low-tech", handmade process from which it was created.

Each vase is handmade, unique and numbered on the base. The vases are available in two standard sizes and are offered in charcoal, blue, yellow, pink and white.

For more information please visit our website.

Posted by David.

Saturday, May 25, 2013


ICFF and New York Design Week takes place every year in mid May and this year I had the pleasure of once again attending this inspiring and event filled week.

ICFF is the premier furniture and home decor show in North America where the latest from the world of design is presented. Of course it is always great to meet with our suppliers and have the opportunity to see first hand their latest offerings as well as discover new products to add to our edited mix.

At the show, Eskayel's (top photograph) booth was filled with beautiful textiles and designer Shannon Campanaro shared with me her thoughts and inspirations on their new "Lora" collection. We at Provide will be placing an order next week and look forward to receiving items from this unique collection soon.

Next I saw Caleb Siemon and Carmen Salazar, the glass artists and designers behind Siemon & Salazar (second photograph). This year they showcased stunning new lighting including pendants, table lights, a chandelier and a sophisticated brass fixture that features hand-crafted brass chain from which multiple glass pendants hang. In a word, amazing!

Teixidors (third photograph), whom we often get to see in Paris and Barcelona made the trip over to North America to display their luxurious pillows, throws and blankets made from 100% ecological merino wool, cashmere and linen. This collection has been a great success for us and we will be restocking our offering over the coming weeks.

During my stay in New York, I did my best to make a small dent in what else was going on around the city – some of the highlights were: Punk – Chaos to Couture, a fashion exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum; the Jeff Koons show at the Gagosian gallery in Chelsea and the exhibit of Doug Johnston's (last photograph) coiled lighting sculptures at the Mondo Cane gallery in Tribeca. Doug Johnston is a Brooklyn based artist and designer that makes baskets and bags from cotton and nylon cord and creates handmade and "one-off" lighting that are truly works of art. Look for a selection of Doug's baskets and bags to arrive in June at Provide.

I'm back at Provide and am looking forward to a hot summer filled with cool design!

Posted by David.

Monday, May 6, 2013


 Provide has just received our latest shipment of Judy Ross' cushion designs. With it feeling like summer lately, we are all getting a little anxious to add some colour into our lives. Provide is loving the brilliant peacock and marine blues that mimic the ocean and compliment the vibrant coral, reminding us of summer vacations sitting on the beach, enjoying the cool breeze off the water and basking in the beautiful sunshine.

Combining centuries-old chain stitching techniques with modern bold and geometric patterns, all of Judy Ross' cushions are hand embroidered using the finest 3-ply New Zealand wool. Embroidering small, dense stitches that give her designs movement, luster, texture and durability, these cushions are a great way to add that perfect punch of colour into the home.

To see more from Judy Ross, please visit our website

Posted by Megan