The Big Don’t Argue

 

The Big Don’t Argue” is a piece of art created for the new Match Bar at Gateway Casinos in New Westminster. Throughout all our design work for Gateway we contribute, in addition to the interior design, ‘touch points’ based on local stories and iconography.

The Big Don’t Argue” was inspired by the “no holds barred” approach of longtime New Westminster Bruins hockey coach, and later owner, Ernie “Punch” McLean.

White Noise at Dinner By Design

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It’s been a busy past week getting ready for last night’s sold out Dinner By Design event.

We were invited to create an installation as part of the GEMonogram Dinner By Design, in partnership with IDSwest and benefitting the Dr. Peter Center.

The open ended brief was to come up with a ‘room’ to accommodate a dinner for ten. We decided to go the conceptual route of an all-white room, hence our “White Noise” concept.

“White Noise” represents a dining experience where all ambient distractions fade away, bringing the diners and meal into focus.

The recent trend of covering every surface with “found” objects in order to “curate” a room has diminished the importance of the diner. “White Noise”  is a reaction to that trend. Objects and table settings have been visually minimalized and conversations “cut up” and reassembled to form abstracted meanings.

Now, more than ever, there is a growing visual distraction in restaurant design where the patron has become secondary to the room concept. Add to this the constant “reportage” of the meal via social media, and the art of dinner conversation is vanishing.

As designers, and restaurant owners, we constantly remind ourselves that no matter how beautiful a room design may be, the dining experience is ultimately about the meal and human interaction. 

Thanks to the event organizers The Social Concierge, and to the amazing guests who joined us at our table.

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Light by ANDLight
Compas chairs by Patrick Norguet supplied by Inform Contract
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Thanks to Janis Nicolay for the photos

Chocolate and Pastries

Hands went up quickly in the office when our latest project walked through the door.

These design sketches show the soon-to-be “Temper Chocolate & Pastry” in West Vancouver. Utilizing vertical grain fir and Carrara marble, this 1,200 sq.ft. retail space is set to open later this year.

We’ll continue to update as construction begins as both the interiors and branding develop.

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PRESS: Meet The Minds Behind Restaurant Design

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The current online issue of Hospitality Design features an interview with Evoke regarding collaboration and restaurant design.

Full article > here.

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Getting Hip

Our tour poster for the upcoming 2013 Tragically Hip tour.

Blast Off!

Hot Off The Press is our new poster for Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros.

This is for next Tuesdays’ show in Calgary. If you’re in Vancouver you can catch the band tonight at Malkin Bowl in Stanley Park.

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14″ x 22″ 3 colour screenprint – Limited Edition of 150.

A big thanks to Erin at Sage for pulling the screens.

The Sight Of Sound

If you made it over to “Art On The Pier” a couple of weeks ago, you would’ve seen The Sight Of Sound exhibition, featuring some of our music posters & art created over the years for the likes of The Cure, Patti Smith, and The National, to name a few.

A big thanks to Donnelly Events and Dazed & Confucius for organising such a great event.

Thanks to Pennylane Shen of Dazed & Confucius for the photos.

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