I had the pleasure of attending an opening last night for Vancouver Design Bureau’s latest show Some Assembly Required. The local organization hosts theme-based exhibitions to encourage the development and appreciation of local design. Previous shows include Made in Chinatown – a celebration of locally made design pieces, Ingrained – featuring wood based products, and Perched – showcasing a range of innovative birdhouses. Their exhibitions are always a treat for the eyes, and the latest does not disappoint; Some Assembly Required aims to redefine the meaning of coming together by creating products that facilitate the act of assembly. Ranging from illustrated recipe cards to scented clothes hangers (I want at least seven of them in my closet), the wide range of products are inventive and beautiful. Hosted at Walrus, a lovely little design shop on Cambie & 18th, the VDB exhibit will remain up for show and sale until January 2015. Be sure to check it out if you’re in the area, and you can keep up to date with future VDB events by following them on twitter or visiting their website.

Some Assembly Required
November 12-January 2015
Walrus, 3408 Cambie St.