Western Living Magazine
This Stunning Whistler Home Embraces Nature at Every Turn
Home Tour: Inside a Beachy and Beautiful Eagle Island Getaway
Home Tour: Inside Former NHL Player Dan Hamuis’s Stunning Modern Home in Northern B.C.
Recipe: Tomato Bruschetta alla Pepino’s
Recipe: Make Your Own Cheddar Jalapeno Chicken Sausages This Summer
5 BC Wines Under $25 That Will Win Your Next BBQ
The Perfect Southern Alberta Getaway (If You’re Obsessed With Yellowstone)
Visiting San Juan Island? Consider a Yurt
How to Keep Your Pet Cool in a Heat Wave
‘West Coast North’ is a Love Letter to Western Canadian Architecture and Interiors
Design Obsession: This Roll-Up Drying Rack Is Maybe My Favourite Thing in the Kitchen
10 of the Hottest Homewares for Summer 2022
Announcing the 2022 Designers of the Year Finalists
You’re Invited to the Design Party of the Year!
DotY 2022: Our Judges for the Maker Category Can’t Wait to See What You’ve Got
Fair-trade textiles, the perfect gift wrap and more designers' picks.
“We don’t typically exchange gifts but rather focus on the gift of time, which is generally a vacation or adventure somewhere in another country. That’s all I could really as for…besides that Chloé saddlebag I have my eye on.”—Amanda Hamilton, Amanda Hamilton Design, Calgary
“I think journals are a great gift. They can be used both at work or for personal use. One of my favourites is getting custom reusable leather cases that are engraved.”—Aly Velji, Alykhan Velji Designs, Calgary
“A good gift should not try too hard. Simplicity is best. The tastes of the giver should not be imposed on the receiver. Best advice: give ’em what they want! And maybe more important: take time to wrap it and present it well.”—Bruce Wilkin, Bruce Wilkin Inc., Victoria
“Our family usually just does donations in each other’s name for the holidays. But I think this pitcher and matching glasses from Black Rooster Decor are pretty sweet and would be happily received.”—Nam Dang-Mitchell, Nam Dang-Mitchell Design, Calgary
“I would love to receive some coffee mugs from Mud Australia. They make the most beautiful porcelain dishes in gorgeous colours.”—Sophie Burke, Sophie Burke Design, Vancouver
“I am quite smitten by the latest Palm Springs collection of pottery by Jonathan Adler. While one would be a lovely gift, they look so much better in multiples! And so starts another collection…”—Nyla Free, Nyla Free Designs, Calgary
“This year I would like to give friends and family gifts that have a positive impact on the people who made them. I’ve recently started purchasing fair-trade textiles from Mexico through Hecho Shop—I love their hand towels and woven bags.”—Kelly Deck, Kelly Deck Design, Vancouver