Giovane Café at the Fairmont Pacific Rim


Giovane Café at the Fairmont Pacific Rim is now open for all to visit. Designed by MGB Architecture and located at the southern base of the tower, the cafe serves up coffee and fresh baked pastries everyday. The Hay JW01 dining chairs/stools and Ray red lounge chairs from Denmark were provided by our Contract Sales department.


Visit Giovane Cafe’s webpage here

Visit MGB Architecture here

Hay Ray lounge and JW01 chair Vancouver | a curated guide of locally owned eating and shopping establishments


Still hunting for that perfect little gift for the Vancouverite who appreciates the small hidden gems this city has to offer? second edition is 189 pages of specialty and locally made gifts, clothing, food, furniture and floral wrapped up in a simple and easy-to-read paper cover that is just the right size for any tote or hand bag!

Whether you are buying it for someone special or using it as a guide to find local gifts and shops this holiday season, visit our bookstore at 50 Water Street and get your copy today!


Visit their site here

Vancouver 2010 Olympic Medals Revealed


On October 15th, VANOC released the first images of the medals to be used for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The design of the medals took two years and a collaborative effort between Canadian Aboriginal designer/artist, Corinne Hunt, internationally renowned industrial designer, Omer Arbel, the Royal Canadian Mint, Teck Resources Limited, and VANOC’s in-house design team.

Visit the official Olympic site here for more details

Omer Arbel was also the architect of the Inform Interiors 50 Water St location and you can see many of his designs in store.

The DIRTY APRON cooking school


With the work of Paul Sjaarda and the Contract sales of Inform Interiors we get to hear about exciting projects some time before they open. Recently we were able to provide the seating for the new cooking class room at The Dirty Apron Cooking School located south of Inform at 540 Beatty St (map).

A wide selection of classes are available from French cuisine to dessert and even knife skills. The Dirty Apron offers a hands on cooking experience with top class chefs in which the clients produce the the delicious meals they eat at the end of the evening. Satisfying and educational visit their site to see which class is right for you.

540 Beatty St.
Crosstown – Vancouver, BC
P: 604-879-8588

Contract Inquiries – Contact Paul Sjaarda here

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A recent addition to Gastown is the beautifully finished showroom of Bulthaup Kitchens. Located on the corner of Abbot and Cordova across from the Woodwards development site, a shining gem in the continued revitalization of the Gastown area.

Entering the showroom you get a sense of serene warmth with the natural woods and utility with the steel. The surfaces beg you to fulfill their intended use. The B1 system is inexpensive and simple, a great working kitchen that hides nothing. My favorite piece is the massive oak cabinet from the B2 system, I love how much storage is put on display in such a neat and tidy way. Offering a perfectly designed and executed product, a great line to work with Vancouver’s homes.


Elegantly showcasing each kitchen system Tuesday through Saturday; visit them to see which one is right for you.

Bulthaup Vancouver
93 Cordova St. W – on the corner of Abbott
Ph. 604-688-1881

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