Live Edge Design News, June 2016

Friends and Traditions

For more than 20 years my wife Dorothy and I have been spending an adult-only “mystery weekend” away with our good friends George and Linda. Initially we were all broke and had small children, so we needed to stay close to home and the budget was whatever was in the spare change jar or what we could trade for furniture. Even though the budget has improved and the children are grown (allowing us to go a bit further afield) one fun factor has remained the same. 3 of the four of us have no idea where we are going until we get there because we take turns secretly planning the weekend.

I am telling you this partly because it is summer and I would love to inspire others to develop a tradition like this to keep in touch with old friends or to see how fun it can be to plan your own “mystery weekend”. My ulterior motive is that it is my turn to plan the get-away and I am hoping one of our readers may know of a cottage for this year’s adventure. I am trying to avoid a repeat of 16 years ago when I waited until the last minute and ended up in a condemned, rat infested hovel in Port Renfrew, setting the low bar against which all of our other accommodations have been measured. Thank God Botanical Beach was so cool, it saved the weekend.

Email if you know of an interesting place 2 couples could stay August 19-21, 2016. Willing to pay in cash or furniture.

John and Dorothy posing for a recent selfie
A card game during mystery weekend 2015

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Featured in-stock piece


Meet 'Blu-fin', one of our latest in-stock dining tables designed by John.

The Blu-fin Torpedo dining table features a book-matched pair of Big Leaf Western Maple slabs intersected with a blue steel centre piece. The simple base allows for flexible seating arrangements and features the same blue finish of the top. See the designer, John Lore talk about his creation and explain the story behind the design


Calling all artists.... 

We are calling for submissions from artists of all media. If you are interested in participating in the oneTree Exhibition 2017 you can find our more about the project here or you can download your copy of the submission form here.

The giant walnut tree that was salvaged from Victoria’s Rockland area is the inspiration for this second oneTree exhibit. It is currently air-drying at our workshop in Duncan.

Get your application in by July 15th to take part.


Meet Nick

Nick is the latest Live Edge Design recruit and he's our shipping shark. He's responsible for assembly, packaging and crating but most importantly for getting things out on time. Nicks cool, calm approach helps to get the job done without the need for Gordon Ramsey style theatrics.

Grain Stream

A deluge of interesting grain and detail shots for your perusal. See more, more often by following us on instagram or by liking us on facebook.

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