Colin’s Year in Review

My favourite image of 2011 had to be this one of Great Dunes National Park while I was in New Mexico this past October.  To see these seemingly endless mountains of sand as far as you could see was amazing.  I was lucky to get this shot of the sun hitting the dunes just right so you could see the contours of the sand along with a man walking in the distance. My favourite design of 2011 was definitely our ‘Summertime Sake’ design that was released as part of our ‘Summertime Spoiled’ collection this past August.  I really dug the simple straight-forward look of this tee. My favourite instagram shot from this past year has to be at the place where I’ve probably taken the most instagrams, La Taqueria of course!  With two locations here in Vancouver, La Taqueria is far and away the best taco shop in the city.  That reminds me, I should probably head over there for lunch tomorrow… I think that we made a huge step forward towards the end of 2011.... Read More

South X Southwest

Back after a week of adventure in New Mexico – from Earthships to Dunes to Cave Dwellings… here are a few more images from the great Southwest. Share Read More

Earthship

This past weekend I had the pleasure of staying at the Phoenix House at the Earthship Biotecture community in Taos, New Mexico.  What an awesome experience living in a home that is 100% self-sustaining and completely off-the-grid!  I mean the thing only costs about $100 per year in utilities!  Made out of 100% recycled and reclaimed materials, the Phoenix gets its electricity from solar and wind, it gets its water from rain and snow, its heat from the sun and earth, and food from it’s garden, fish pond, greenhouse inside the building, as well as some eggs from the chickens outside!  Architect Michael Reynolds began building these ‘Earthships’ in the early 70’s and has since built hundreds of them all over the world.  It was a truly amazing experience and wish I could’ve stayed longer. The windows are slanted at the perfect angle to create heat/energy for both the greenhouse and the home. As you can see, we were still able to live very comfortably in... Read More

ROWBOAT

My favourite gallery in Santa Fe… Share Read More

13 Assassins

Saw 13 Assassins last night, one of the best movies I’ve seen in a while and a definite recommendation if you feel like seeing an classic ‘good vs evil’ samurai movie. Share Read More

Portlandia

Just got back to Van after a few days in Portland, Oregon.  Worked the entire time but managed to sneak in a few shots: from Dragons to Super Mario to Bathroom Televisions, it’s all there. Share Read More

Portland Bound

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Naturally Spoiled

Took the dog for a walk through the UBC Forest earlier today… makes me feel lucky to live in Vancouver (at least when it’s not raining that is) …and speaking of trees, this weekend we laid out plans for something exciting that has to do with them for later this fall 🙂 stay tuned.   Share Read More

Flashing Lights

It was a busy weekend – making some important decisions about some of the upcoming Fall releases, but I had a few minutes time last night to walk down the street and take in the fireworks. Share Read More

Isn’t it almost March?

We got hit with an unusually late snow storm tonight (especially considering we don’t get all that much snow in Vancouver to begin with).  It was quite the drive home in my Mini Cooper from this conference I was at across town – let’s just say if I hadn’t taken a run at a couple uphill stretches, I may have been retrieving my car tomorrow morning :S -Colin Share Read More