5 Cool Toronto Concepts That Should Be Brought to Vancouver

When Modern Mix Vancouver was recently in Toronto, we kept our eyes peeled for cool retail, dining and lifestyle concepts which we thought should be brought to Vancouver. Here are Modern Mix Vancouver’s picks of five cool Toronto concepts that would fit right into Vancouver!

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Vancouver Designer Spotlight: Studio K

Has your sense of city pride increased now that the Vancouver Olympics have come and gone? Check out some of these Vancouver map artwork pieces, available for purchase, by Karen O’leary of Studio K. Karen is an architectural designer with an interest in all aspects of design. Her tagline with Studio K is “aspiring to replace the common with something more beautiful”. For more information, check out her Etsy and Flickr.


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The Velvet Room Boutique – Design a Dress Contest


The Velvet Room Boutique (2248 West 41st Avenue) “Design A Dress” contest is open to aspiring designers who have less than two years trade or professional experience and are 18 years or older.

Choose one of the below events and submit a design for a dress that fits the criteria described. Participants may include sketches, pictures, flats and fabric selections in their submissions. Participants may submit designs for one or more of the categories for a maximum of three submitted designs.

  • Gala: Design a floor length dress for a black tie gala or awards night (size six)
  • Wedding: Design a dress that can be worn to a daytime wedding and evening reception (size eight)
  • Birthday: Design an age appropriate dress that the Birthday Gal can wear to her 40th or 50th Birthday Bash. (Curvy size eight)

Initial submissions are due at 6pm on Friday March 26, 2010. For more information, click here.

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