Thursday, February 5, 2009

Circle the date – 1 week until the One Year Countdown to Vancouver, 2010!

Alder stools measure approximately 19" - 38" diameter and 12" - 28" high.
Photography by Jon Benjamin

The most famous of circles, as well as most well traveled, the Olympic rings are coming to Vancouver on February 12, 2010, celebrating the winter Olympics.

I see circles in design everywhere these days, and it makes perfect sense for recognition. Circles represent unity, collaboration, and friendliness- think globes and discussion roundtables. Circles show up in many places in nature, and are a design classic commonly used in corporate logos, as well as many Vancouver landmarks, like the BC Place Stadium and TELUS World of Science, which we can see outside our studio windows.

Here are a few of my favorite circles in Vancouver/Whistler:

  • Created from fallen or previously harvested alder trees, the tables shown above are a contemporary west coast accessory perfect for a home, office, or your hospitality suite.
  • When in Whistler, I am always guaranteed a good work out with my friend Monique. Perhaps not a perfect circle but a good run around the Valley Loop Trail in Whistler, Old Mill Road around Lost Lake Loop then out Upper and Lower Panorama is an absolutely breathtaking example of our west coast beauty. Click here for more information on Whistler’s great winter Cross Country trails.

  • TELUS World of Science and Science World – the iconic geodesic dome at the east end of False Creek - get dirty, messy in this ‘please touch’ environment that is awesome for kids and adults alike. For current exhibition click here.

  • The Vancouver 2010 site is essential for what is happening and upcoming in our city and province.

  • Globes, globe awards, and round awards are full of symbolism for corporate events and are a unique alternative to standard awards and plaques. Contact us about commissioned globes in corporate colours and hand blown custom pieces.

To circles,


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