TOQUE 2012

Western Front Annual Craft Sale + Fundraiser

@ The Western Front
303 East 8th Avenue, Vancouver

December 7, 2012: 6pm-10pm
December 8, 2012: 11am-4pm

THANK YOU to everyone who came by TOQUE this weekend, and to all of our generous vendors and dedicated volunteers.  Thanks for supporting your local artisans and for supporting the Western Front!
Photos from TOQUE 2012 can be found on our Facebook page.
Be sure to visit us at www.front.bc.ca for updates on our ongoing programming and events.  We’d love to see you back again.
Thanks again, 
Western Front View high resolution

THANK YOU to everyone who came by TOQUE this weekend, and to all of our generous vendors and dedicated volunteers.  Thanks for supporting your local artisans and for supporting the Western Front!

Photos from TOQUE 2012 can be found on our Facebook page.

Be sure to visit us at www.front.bc.ca for updates on our ongoing programming and events.  We’d love to see you back again.

Thanks again, 

Western Front

TOQUE begins tomorrow!  Come out and support the Western Front and a great variety of local vendors, and be sure to visit the cocktail bar and sausage stand tomorrow night.  Plus come back on Saturday for baked treats and a kid’s craft table (and more great shopping).

TOQUE will take place, as always, in the Western Front’s legendary “Grand Luxe Hall”.  It’s looking especially grand these days.

See you tomorrow night!

 

Vancouver’s only sausage stand…will be at TOQUE!
Join us on Friday for bratwurst sausages grilled on the back deck by E.L.I Catering.
Find out more about Eli at http://www.eateli.com/ View high resolution

Vancouver’s only sausage stand…will be at TOQUE!

Join us on Friday for bratwurst sausages grilled on the back deck by E.L.I Catering.

Find out more about Eli at http://www.eateli.com/

For this year’s Toque at the Western Front, Tin Can Studio & theAssociation of Very Good Ideas presents: Champion Shop - offeringhand-crafted champion worthy goods and awards.Visit them outside the Western Front inside our mobile project space, an18ft silver trailer called Tin Can Studio, where they will be offering acustom award service, a scheduled program of participatory micro events,and impromptu awards ceremonies throughout the event.They’ll also have a variety of accessories, prints, and lovely things for sale.
See you at TOQUE on Friday and Saturday!  View high resolution

For this year’s Toque at the Western Front, Tin Can Studio & the
Association of Very Good Ideas presents: Champion Shop - offering
hand-crafted champion worthy goods and awards.

Visit them outside the Western Front inside our mobile project space, an
18ft silver trailer called Tin Can Studio, where they will be offering a
custom award service, a scheduled program of participatory micro events,
and impromptu awards ceremonies throughout the event.

They’ll also have a variety of accessories, prints, and lovely things for sale.

See you at TOQUE on Friday and Saturday!

 

Studio Bup joins TOQUE this year with a lovely assortment of handmade Christmas ornaments and gift boxes!

Find out more about the design partnership of Christine Huynh and Ryan Boechler on their website here.

See you at TOQUE this Friday and Saturday!

Vancouver-based artist Sylvain Sailly has designed this year’s Western Front tea towel.  Inspired by the artist’s memories of 90’s TV commercials for cleaning products which illustrate simplistic close-up animations of fabric being ‘magically cleaned’ by soap particles, the design plays with the irony of a diagram of fabric printed on fabric.
You can view some of Sylvain Sailly’s digital animation work on his website here.  He is also part of the artist collective WALLPAPERS.
Western Front tea towels will be available for purchase at TOQUE on December 7-8, 2012, and are also available for purchase online on the Western Front website. View high resolution

Vancouver-based artist Sylvain Sailly has designed this year’s Western Front tea towel.  Inspired by the artist’s memories of 90’s TV commercials for cleaning products which illustrate simplistic close-up animations of fabric being ‘magically cleaned’ by soap particles, the design plays with the irony of a diagram of fabric printed on fabric.

You can view some of Sylvain Sailly’s digital animation work on his website here.  He is also part of the artist collective WALLPAPERS.

Western Front tea towels will be available for purchase at TOQUE on December 7-8, 2012, and are also available for purchase online on the Western Front website.

Publication Studio Vancouver returns to Toque this year!

Publication Studio publishes an innovative series of books produced on-demand and by hand in their studio. Founded by Keith Higgins and Kathy Slade in 2010, they are part of a network of Publication Studios in other cities including Portland, Berkeley, Boston, Los Angeles and Minneapolis. They mainly publish books by artists, including books by Myfanwy MacLeod, Mina Totino, Dan Graham, Michael Turner, and others.  They also have reclaimed out-of-print and under-appreciated books and given them new life, in series like the Everyday Library, which includes books like Hutchins Hapgood’s The Spirit of the Ghetto and Mayhew’s London Labour and the London Poor; and Apparitions, a series of volumes of literary tales of the fantastic which includes stories by Oscar Wilde, Sarah Coleridge, and E.T.A. Hoffmann. Publication Studio will be bringing these books, as well as a collection of distinctive notebooks and the popular “little bag of little books” to Toque again this year.

Wendy Oakman - book binder, book restorer and book maker.

Check out her blog for more information, and be sure to find her at Toque this year!

The talented Zoe Garred joins us this year at Toque 2012 with Fleet Objects. After receiving her degrees in industrial design from Emily Carr University and in painting from the University of Calgary, Zoe Garred started her Vancouver based design studio, Fleet Objects.
Fleet Objects focuses heavily on ceramic works. For Zoe, "the idea of turning earth into something beautiful and useful is amazing”. Aside from ceramics, Zoe also uses other natural materials such as wood and leather. Zoe’s work is fully considered; her products and packaging use a minimum of materials, all of which are either re-usable, recyclable or biodegradable. Her inspiration comes mostly from the ocean; one can sense the oceanic allusions through fluid lines and soft colors of her designs. Even the name of her company, Fleet Objects, is based on an idea of a fleet of ships. 
With Fleet Objects, Zoe aims to create objects one can cherish and connect with on a deeper level. To do so, Zoe skillfully combines artistry and functionality;  albeit their usefulness, Zoe’s objects remain abstract in form and application. By leaving the function of her pieces open to interpretation she invites the user to define the object’s significance. 
Zoe has exhibited all over the world including at the IDS West, Designboom mart in ICFF NYC and 100% Design Tokyo, Designboom’s “Handled with Care” in London. Fleet Objects has been featured in several publications such as House Beautiful, Elle Decor UK, House and Home and Western Living Magazine. She is currently a finalist for Western Living Magazine’s Designer of the Year award.  
Be sure to check out her website, Facebook and Twitter. You can also look for her on affluent Vancouver blogs, such as Poppytalk and Scout Magazine. 
With an elegant, fresh, and minimal look, it is hard not to appreciate Zoe’s ability to bring style to any space. Find her over at Toque 2012!

The talented Zoe Garred joins us this year at Toque 2012 with Fleet Objects. After receiving her degrees in industrial design from Emily Carr University and in painting from the University of Calgary, Zoe Garred started her Vancouver based design studio, Fleet Objects.

Fleet Objects focuses heavily on ceramic works. For Zoe, "the idea of turning earth into something beautiful and useful is amazing”. Aside from ceramics, Zoe also uses other natural materials such as wood and leather. Zoe’s work is fully considered; her products and packaging use a minimum of materials, all of which are either re-usable, recyclable or biodegradable. Her inspiration comes mostly from the ocean; one can sense the oceanic allusions through fluid lines and soft colors of her designs. Even the name of her company, Fleet Objects, is based on an idea of a fleet of ships. 

With Fleet Objects, Zoe aims to create objects one can cherish and connect with on a deeper level. To do so, Zoe skillfully combines artistry and functionality;  albeit their usefulness, Zoe’s objects remain abstract in form and application. By leaving the function of her pieces open to interpretation she invites the user to define the object’s significance. 

Zoe has exhibited all over the world including at the IDS West, Designboom mart in ICFF NYC and 100% Design Tokyo, Designboom’s “Handled with Care” in London. Fleet Objects has been featured in several publications such as House Beautiful, Elle Decor UK, House and Home and Western Living Magazine. She is currently a finalist for Western Living Magazine’s Designer of the Year award.  

Be sure to check out her websiteFacebook and Twitter. You can also look for her on affluent Vancouver blogs, such as Poppytalk and Scout Magazine

With an elegant, fresh, and minimal look, it is hard not to appreciate Zoe’s ability to bring style to any space. Find her over at Toque 2012!

Kids craft table on Saturday, courtesy of Collage Collage

As part of Toque on Saturday, December 8 between 11am and 4pm you can drop by with your kids for some arts and crafts, courtesy of Collage Collage.

Check out this behind-the-scenes feature on Collage Collage’s masquerade party at https://www.lmnop.com.au/2012/11/masquerade-collage-collage/, with some great photos of Draw Me A Lion's kid-inspired cards and colouring books.