Muse Profile: espace d.
WTF: Are We Cool?
Between jetting-setting around the globe and bitching to my friends about what is missing in Vancouver, Canada got cool, I think? I’ve spent the last year of my education roaming the globe for a new home. My current home is beautiful Vancouver. Vancouver is a place to come to be healed, and I needed to be healed after high school–don’t we all. Vancouver is full of amazing wellness centers, yoga factories, yes factories, its high turnover, while organic products and eco-friendly living fill our heads.
With spring around the corner, I am prepping myself for spring cleaning, and I came across two great articles or profiles about Canada: Wallpaper and GQ. I am sure other magazines have covered Canada, but these two focused on the idea of “cool.” As always, geography is behind major highlights—Toronto and Montreal—because most publications are based on the East Coast. Vancouver did win a role in both magazines, due to our Olympic hosting and YouTube hockey riot antics. Little did we know to get noticed, all we had to do was act like rebellious teenagers.
The most talk about Vancouver is our industrialized design nature. This past weekend I made an effort to find some “cool” new spaces in my city, and I did. A new store in Yaletown, espace d., opened by Pierre Derreumaux this past Christmas. Derreumaux has crafted a world-class accessory boutique from his own travels and interior design experience. He has settled in Vancouver to bring us wonderful gifts of “coolness,” which is credible on a world scale, with decorative details for our life.
Vancouver is mixed of different cultures, and Derreumaux has encapsulated our Vancouver aesthetics into one unique space. His interior design background is utilized in each piece chosen in his boutique. He explained his design philosophy during our exclusive interview.
1108 Richards St