Archive for the ‘Ouno Design News’ Category

Happy New Year!

Thursday, December 31st, 2009

Who she was, and whether she was led astray that night, are lost to history, but I hope she was celebrating New Year’s in the way she thought best. Happy New Year, everyone.

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“Dear Custmers,” We’re Colsed

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

Thank you! You Have nice Holiday too, everyone!

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Ouno Design Snow Sale and Studio Open House

Thursday, December 10th, 2009

UPDATE: Thanks to everyone who came by the sale! We still have lots of great items/Christmas presents, and are open by appointment until December 21, including evenings. The fire’s on – come by! Just all in advance to make sure someone’s here: 604-216-1103. Thanks!

Sorry to inject something mercenary into our regular programming, but Ouno Design‘s holiday studio sale is this Sunday in Vancouver, for any of you who live around here.

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The Tresure Chest (sic) is empty

Thursday, September 10th, 2009

Apologies for my continuing semi-absence from this blog. I appreciate your patience and I thought you might enjoy this sign from one of the crafts stalls at the Ferry terminal between Vancouver and Victoria. It seems to represent the current state of the BC Arts Council thanks to the current corporate redneckery that prevails here in BC. 

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So you think you’d like to live in a church…

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

When I was a kid my parents had Arlo Guthrie’s record Alice’s Restaurant , a spoken folk song plus narrative set in a converted church in Massachusetts in the sixties, and I knew the full monologue off by heart. Despite that early exposure to the romance of living in a church, I never actually fantasized about doing it myself.

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Chan family house in 1950s Vancouver

Friday, January 30th, 2009

These photographs are from my husband grandparents’ house, a blue Edwardian two-storey that still stands in Strathcona, Vancouver’s oldest residential neighbourhood. The house is less than a block away from our studio and very close to where we both live. Strathcona was – and is – home to many of Vancouver’s early Chinese immigrants.

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