IDS Vancouver, the annual show for designophiles and trendspotters, is also where you'll spot these great new designs: think playful shapes, quirky finishes and always-modern design.

playdate1Game of Thrones

Handcrafted in East Vancouver from a single piece of B.C.-sourced wood, Shipway Design’s Ostra stool ($980) lengthens the tree’s story and brings a trace of West Coast forestry into your home.

playdate2Plugged In

Gorgeous and practical? Sign us up. The Baxter ($55) by Most Modest is organization at its prime. Leave it on your bedside table and you’ve got yourself a little storage area for valuables and a stylish cot for your iPhone.

playdate3-copyGlass Act

The impressive Bell Jar vase ($319) by Ontwerpduo acts as a treasure holder for your cutest possession, too—a single piece of glass doing double duty.

playdate4Flower Power

Hand-blown and custom-made, the frosted angular Rose Vessels flowerpots (from $440) by New York-based Egg Collective might just outshine the flowers they’re made to hold.


Lana Betty’s Globe rings ($65) are made of raw steel, but the bold geometric forms are pure polished design.

playdate6Pattern Fever

The eco oak Poppies cabinet doors ($326) from Semihandmade attach to Ikea vanities, turning off-the-shelf objects into one-of-a-kind statement pieces.