MARBLE HAS BEEN USED FOR MILLENNIA, BUT CONTINUES TO INSPIRE DESIGNERS WITH ITS SWIRLING PATTERNS AND NATURAL, TIMELESS BEAUTY. 10
1 Designers Maurizio Galante and Tal Lancman channel French elegance with the Louis XV Goes to Sparta armchair (available through Livingspace in Vancouver, price upon request) 2 Seaworthy’s Cuate necklace features white howlite gemstones marbled with grey (Violette, $200) // 3 Martha Sturdy’s Pemberton Ink bowls are inspired by West Coast stones (marthasturdy.com, platter, $560; bowl, $290, line carried at Calla Design) 4 Designer Rebecca Atwood’s marble designs were created with the Japanese suminagashi technique (wallpaper, price upon request; pillow, US$224, both rebeccaatwood.com) 5 Thierry Lasry Advisory sunglasses, rock grey stone (Maycock Eyecare, $540) // 6 Renna Deluxe’s elegant cotton clutch carries all your essentials (etsy.com/.ca, $75) // 7 B.C.-based Stil Classics’ 18-month agenda is organized style (stilclassics.com, $82) // 8 S’well water bottle keeps it cool in marble (Type A Home, $49) // 9 Hey’s White Marble fashion spinner will stand out on the luggage carousel (Hudson’s Bay, $190) // 10 dconstruct’s marble concrete ring gets its sparkle from gold leaf (dconstruct.ca, $50, line carried at the AGGV gift store)
Kez Sherwood’s ceramics often reflect nature’s chaotic symmetry, as seen in her rock line votives (left) and planter (right), on which she replicates patterns from photographs of rocks she takes on her nature walks.
YAM MAGAZINE SEP/OCT 2017
Kez Sherwood, a multidisciplinary designer and artist, is inspired by the natural world and modern design. As co-founder of ox + monkey design & fabrication on the Sunshine Coast, Sherwood created SOAK, her minimalist and compact hot tub. Recently, Sherwood moved to Port Alberni to pursue a solo practice, which includes ceramic work in porcelain and black clay. As part of her craft, Sherwood goes “texture hunting” in nature, taking impressions in clay (of items such as cedar bark or barnacles) or photographing patterns (such as rock lines), then translating them into her unique pieces. kezsherwood.ca