This Friday at Beggars Banquet #009, the design-focussed hunter-gatherers from Twenty-One Tonnes will have you thinking WHITE with all the beautiful natural, undyed, ecru and white collectible decor they’ve recently collected leading into spring & summer on the west coast.
This small artisanal decor and accessory importing agency sources beautiful pieces from around the world and brings them to Vancouver on their way to finding a home within your heart - new products available this weekend from Twenty-One Tonnes will include beautiful handmade Moroccan stools, ceramic bowls and market baskets - as well as some Twenty-One Tonnes classics like handblown glasses and Turkish hammam towels.
We always find lots of beautiful housewares at the Twenty-One Tonnes booth at Beggars Banquet, and since they missed out last time by being out of town, we’re thrilled to be welcoming them back into the fold this Friday as we return to Chinatown.
It’s officially springtime in Western Canada, time to clean up your act, and why not do it with an all natural product manufactured right here on the beautiful west coast of British Columbia?
Crafting pure, natural and clean soap and cosmetics by hand in small batches, Jordan River Soapworks has built up quite a following through their online business and appearances at pop-up events like Beggars Banquet. The philosophy is simple, they put the same care into what goes on their bodies as into what goes in them. Ingredients in Jordan River Soapworks are sourced and used based on quality, origin (local whenever popular) and organic wherever possible. Every ingredient used has a beneficial purpose - no artificial ingredients are added to stabilize, preserve, colour or add fragrance. In short, these soaps do their job and the people behind Jordan River Soapworks does a great job producing them.
Ark Industries create whatever they want and allow that creatitivty to take them in whatever direction they feel like. Their products reflect their effort to try and come up with vintage ant reto inspired products, with appropriate modern updates.
Beginning back in the dark ages of 1995 Ark Industires founder, appropriately named Noah, took his first steps into the clothing business through buying and selling second-hand/vintage clothing while he was still a poverty stricken university student. The first products created under the banner of Ark Industries included clothing made from second hand fabrics and re-worked vintage pieces he’d come across.
See more of the incredible re-worked and re-imagined products from Ark Industries on their website and come down to meet Noah and see the selection in person in Chinatown April 19th when Beggars Banquet #009 returns.
Wülf Work returns to #1 Cordova Street this December 16th to take part in our Holiday Edition of Beggars Banquet. The talented team behind the clean, cool leather accessories cut and handsewn right here in Vancouver has been busier than ever leading up to the holidays and we’re stoked they found time to swing down and take part in another Beggars Banquet.
This past year saw Wülf Work expand with collaborations with Wings + Horns and a feature on Coolhunting that raised the international recognition of the brand. They’re beautifully simple, laser cut and hand sewn leather accessories take simple leather gear a step further with innovative design tweaks and precision craftmanship.
Click through to read the Wülf Work feature on Coolhunting, or read up on the Wülf Work Website, and come down to Gastown on December 16th to pick up some stocking stuffers for those last few on your holiday list at Beggars Banquet Holiday Edition.
Twenty One Tonnes brings honest-to-goodness quality goods to the table at each and every Beggars Banquet. What started as a small trade project importing artisinal decor and accessories from around the world has evolved to be an incredible inspiring collection ever changing and pulling amazing treats from around the globe into one simple space.
Drawn to objects that are at once ancient and modern, function and aesthetic - every collection from Twenty One Tonnes reflects those ideals as well as a love of good design and global style.
Catch up on what Twenty One Tonnes has been up to lately in and around Vancouver on the official website, and come by early on December 16th to #1 Cordova Street in Gastown to get first dibs on their worldly treasures at Beggars Banquet Holiday Edition!
It’s our first time welcoming Lissu to Beggars Banquet and we have a feeling these Made in Vancouver, European Linen Towels will all find a great home for the holidays in Gastown on December 16th.
Lissu is the Finnish nickname for Lisa, our new Banquet friend who manufactures these easy little linen towels in Vancouver using only the finest European Linens. Available in a variety of muted seasonal colours, cotton printed loops contain simple care instructions and work well on hooks for display or utility.
How stoked are we to have Summer Moon Vintage on hand for Beggars Banquet in Gastown this weekend! Bringing quality, style and history to their lovingly curated selection of vintage and handmade clothing and accessories look for a rad selection of footwear, jewelry, handmade collars and vintage fashion at Beggars Banquet #007 from Summer Moon Vintage.
Follow along with Summer Moon Vintage on Facebook to get a sneak peek at what they’ve got planned, and head down to the old Boneta Space in Gastown, Vancouver this weekend November 16/17 for Beggars Banquet #007!
Macpherson Crate Co. was born in the spring of 2011 when Laurie Macpherson enlisted the help of her Dad to make a beautiful bike basket inspired from a classic milk crate design. While riding around Vancouver on her vintage cruiser with her new bike basket, the requests for orders flowed. So 25 more baskets were assembled in her Dad’s garage on the mossy slopes of North Vancouver. These were quickly sold by word of mouth over the course of a month.
From there Laurie realized the demand for this stylish and functional bike accessory. She decided to ramp up the production and began the search for a high quality and weather resistant wood, finally settling on teak. Teak is well know for it’s durability and is most often used in outdoor furniture. It holds it’s shape in differing and extreme weather conditions (perfect for Vancouver’s rainy climate!). The teak used for Macpherson Crate Co. is imported from a sustainable teak farm located on the island of Java in Indonesia. The garage still plays host to assembly and final touches on the lovely crates.
In late 2011 Laurie drafted her best friend Sara Wickham to join her in Macpherson Crate Co. The two girls find motivation and inspiration for their endeavors in seawall bike rides, wine soaked cabin vacations, and making new and sincere friends.
We are incredibly happy to welcome Macpherson Crate Co. to the Beggars Banquet family with their first showing coming up next week at Beggars Banquet #007! Visit them online to learn more and come down to meet them November 16-17 at Beggars Banquet.
Beggars Banquet #006 is TOMORROW! We are excited to welcome back so many familiar faces, including the wonderful & talented Beggars Banquet veteran Sarah Cameron.
Creating designs full of color, sparkle, strength, and femininity Sarah has recently started to work with semi precious stones such as Quartz, Corral, and Black Onyx to bring more sophistication as well as prettiness to her range of ultra-special bracelets. Leathers, hardwares, Swarovski Crystals, and rope are the roots of almost all of the pieces this collection and she’ll be debuting new designs this weekend!
Much thought of what the seasons latest color and design trends goes into each of her pieces and most materials are sourced from multiple local vendors right here in Vancouver. All are handmade out of her apartment which is slowly morphing into a live / work studio. New colors and designs will be featured at her booth this weekend that are not yet on her Etsy.
Visit Sarah Cameron on Etsy for a preview of some items available, and check in with her at The Old Boneta Space this weekend September 14/15 in Gastown at Beggars Banquet #006!