So excited to share this special collaboration between ourselves and the oh-so very talented Sunja Link. I already want to wear everything she makes, so when she makes a dress out of our special hand-screened in Canada, 100% linen (scattered with palmistry Hands or Dancing Wild Men and their fig leaves), you know it's going to be awesome.
Join us tomorrow and Saturday for a glass of champagne in celebrating FIVE YEARS of making magic. Featuring select Banquet goods including new linens and an exclusive Banquet & Sunja Link collaboration. Plus 20% off Banquet, Sunja Link and Dace beauty.
Friday May 8th, 5 to 8
Saturday May 9th, 12 to 3
725 East Hastings, Vancouver
How thrilled are we for our friends at Eugene Choo and the launch of their new in-house collection. Beautiful linen dresses, shirts and of course this snappy number: the super chic "perfect" skirt in our own Banquet linen lip print.
I was in Los Angeles two years ago and managed to snag an invite for a Russian Orthodox Easter (Pascha)* brunch -
We drank aquavit and ate pashka and kulich with tea from a samovar, and made these quite fantastic eggs by wrapping them in bits of vintage silk ties, then tying them up in rags and boiling. I don't have any better instructions than that (once wrapped the eggs were whisked away and returned to us after their soak), but un-wrapping them all was truly magical.
*Celebrated later in the month but the tie-dye trick is worth trying this weekend!
They may say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but it still bites when you realize you've been ripped off.
Ink drawing on the left? Mine. Painted in 2012, and posted to this very blog on July 7th 2012.
This pillow on the right? Not mine. Nothing to do with me. And yet Ideccor on Etsy is happily selling them, shipping direct to your door from China.
I'll have more to say on this soon, but oh! where to begin!
To quote my nine year old, our journey into textiles has been "epic."*
But we did it, and we love it. 100% linen napkins, tea towels, and throw pillows in three different prints, all available in the online shop today. And all produced in Canada, from conception to screen printing to sewing: the lip print scrawled on a scrap of paper on tiny Gambier Island BC with the fir trees looking on; the palmistry hands after comparing our hand lumps and realizing our paths are written in the stars.
Best part is there's more to come. Stay-tuned for canvas tote bags and zippered pouches (the "Mabel" and the "Doris"), lip print skirts and wild dancing men gowns.
*... but I don't think I'm using it the right way.