more than just nanaimo bars...

this team is serving up ceramic art.  when clients shared their love for these pieces with us, we had to take a closer look...

"Lilach’s first encounter with Clay was in 2000. Having studied Ceramics Design in Israel’s top academy for the Arts – the Bezalel Academy, after which she and her husband Ron have immigrated to Canada in 2003, and soon settled in the beautiful town of Ladysmith (and in 2007 - moved to Nanaimo), on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. A young and fresh spirit has been brought with them, and soon defined a Signature Mark onto the local pottery scene.

Lilach is a recipient of the 2009 BC Creative Achievement Award for Applied Art & Design, recognizing her innovation and design in Ceramics. She had also received the 2008 One of a kind Award for Excellence in all Craft Media, Western Canada. Furthermore, a THREE TIME recipient of the coveted 2010, 2007 & 2006 NICHE Award."

each piece is hand done and unique unto itself, and when lit....stunning. 

walrus in edelweiss air magazine?!

when i first met daniel, i was one of those bothersome individuals who thought he came from the land of 'the sound of music', and used to sing 'edelweiss' just to give him a hard time.

well wouldn't you know....

daniel's brother was on a flight from zurich to amsterdam on edelweiss air, and while flipping through their in-flight magazine - guess what he read? 

*double click to enlarge

i know right? pretty cool.  if any ones knows how this came to be, please share.

congratulations to edelweiss air on celebrating your 100 year anniversary and 'Merci vilmal' for finding us!


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this is our second shipment, the first one 'flew'out the door...

these beautifully handcrafted bird houses and feeders are made one at a time in their New York Studio.  they are self-professed dreamers and explorers who create products to fit in harmony with the environment. 

here at walrus, we're easily seduced by the aesthetic of a beautifully designed object, but functionality and quality also have to play a we ask, do they really work?  why yes, they do.  even Fortune Magazine awarded them '25 best products' back in 2004.   

easy to use - suspended by a vinyl coated wire, it holds eight cups of bird food. bird food dispenses from the egg into the base and birds eat from the base until the egg is empty.

beautiful & durable - the glossy ceramic earthenware egg and aluminum assembly are perfect for the extremes of outdoor weather. the aluminum base, poles and vinyl coated hanging wire are rust resistant. the base has four small drainage holes to prevent water accumulation in bird food.

gray squirrel proof - the egg shaped surface of the egg bird feeder deters gray squirrels. gray squirrels will not be able to eat from the feeder if it is hung at least three feet away from surrounding surfaces. squirrels simply can't hold onto the surface of the egg and the base is not large enough to support them.

easy to use - the houses have a 2" diameter clean out hole with an aluminum bottom that is easily removed for quick clean out. the aluminum bottom has four ventilation/drainage holes that provide birds fresh air and keep them dry.

beautiful & durable- same as the feeders!

predator proof - the glossy ceramic egg shaped surface of the egg bird house and its removable aluminum perch deter predators from entering during nesting season.

now this is good design.  thank you Jim. 

p.s. see them installed with other bird houses at the museum of vancouver for their exhibition 'Home Grown: Local Sustainable Food - opening night, august 25th

Cambie Village Summer Festival

please join us this saturday for some fun on cambie street. there will be live music, fashion shows, food and we will have a sidewalk sale as well.

you can find more information about it at:
come and see whats new on cambie street!

2 years with oliver & lilly's!

we're always excited to celebrate friends and families success and this is no exception! this thursday, leighann and darren of oliver & lilly's, have kindly asked us to celebrate with them.  they were a huge source of inspiration and encouragement while we were working on our plans for walrus, so to celebrate their anniversary with them is pretty special...
please be sure to rsvp, as this adorable shop is filling up fast!