An interior design blog full of inspiration for your own projects. Mint Interiors is located at 1805 Fir St, Vancouver, B.C. All products featured on this blog can be ordered through Mint Interiors by calling 604-568-3430. Orders can be taken world-wide. Photographs are taken from projects done by Revamp Staging, from in-store scenes, or from various sources using products carried by Mint Interiors.

We are excited to announce the expansion of our retail operations. Opening August is the expansion of the Mint Showroom. We will be moving into an exciting new spacious area located right across the street at 3rd and fir.
But don't worry! Our current location isn't going anywhere. Located at 2nd and Fir, Mint's current location will be transformed into "Mint Gallery" focusing a lot more on artist's works and sculptural pieces.
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Whether you are going for classy or fun, Our new lines of handmade dinnerware will satisfy all of your cravings.

Seletti’s Hybrid Collection

The Hybrid dinnerware project reflects on the historical production of Chinese and European Bone China. The decorative pieces are sliced in half, creating hybrids that juxtapose scenes and themes interpreted in the respective cultural imaginary. 

Bone China is known for its high levels of whiteness and translucency, and very high mechanical strength and chip resistance. Contemporary forms to symbolize a complex past, when east meets west.

InkDish

Ink Dish and family and have been in the dinnerware design business for many years.  When Caroline graduated from art school she decided to join her family in the ceramic design business. 4 years ago, with just enough capital to produce one pattern they began a collaboration with tattoo artist Paul Timman. The collection was a hit and they have since collaborated with artists such as Austin artist Alyson Fox, Cleveland artist Dana Oldfather, and LA artist David Palmer.

Donna Wilson

Donna Wilson’s adorable illustrations will add conversation to any meal. Mainly known for her knitted creatures, Donna takes her characters and applies them in a new way. Her adorable and curious illustrations are an exciting introduction to the formal dining table

Just in at Mint (2nd and Fir st) A beautiful selection of blankets by British artist, Eleanor Pritchard. Many sizes, patterns and colours to choose from!

A love of pattern and colour runs through all of Eleanor Pritchard’s woven designs. The  aesthetic is fresh and contemporary, with a nod to English mid-century design.

The Fabrics draw inspiration from traditional British woven textiles, re-interpreting the vernacular for a contemporary audience.

The blankets are all designed and samples by Eleanor in her London studio and are woven at a small traditional mill in Wales. They are all produced in 100& pure new wool, with a blanket stitch edging.

Come by Mint Gallery to get yours today.

New at Mint Gallery - 1805 Fir St - we introduce Donna Wilson.

Exploring the art of illustration in design, Donna creates cushions, ceramics, creatures and more.

Donna Wilson set up her company in 2003, after making knitted creatures for her final show at the Royal College of Art. The creatures were in instant hit, and since then she has built her business designing and making collections of curious cushions, humourous ceramics, and so many more friendly pieces for the home.

Donna, born in Scotland, now runs a studio and workshop in London England. Passionate about making products that people can connect with, the studio is committed to making things customers will treasure for a life time.

In 2010 Donna won the coveted “Designer of the Year” award at Elle Decoration’s British Designer Awards.

Donna draws her inspiration from everything around her, including landscapes, music, dreams, magazines, ceramics, Scandinavian design, and of course people. 

She begins by sketching in her note book - “they look like little cartoons, tiny bodies with huge exaggerated heads.” she gets their look on paper first, and then starts knitting.

Bringing a general store feeling to Mint, we introduce Izola:

Inspired by the old world utilitarian ideal of making something that is “built to last,” IZOLA and Aesthetic Movement have curated a collection of whimsical objects with a masculine sense of antiquity. Made with great care and attention to detail, this series of functional every day staples is designed to be the perfect gifts for men. The products include flasks, soaps, candles, laundry bags, bamboo toothbrushes, handkerchiefs, shoe brushes, shower rings, ceramics and shower curtains.


While the collaboration with Aesthetic Movement began in 2009, IZOLA was originally founded in 2007 by Neil Rasmus and Richard Brandt as a company that produced innovative shower curtains for big box stores, such as Bed Bath and Beyond. In 2009 when Jesse James and Gus Anagnopoulos formed Aesthetic Movement, a design consultancy and showroom for upper echelon housewares and accessories brands, a partnership with IZOLA was formed. Since then, IZOLA has continued to evolve beyond the bathroom category into barware, desk, travel and other categories. 

While this collection of carefully curated objects is diverse, there are six consistent nostalgic themes that can be found within the collection:

• Scout; a campy salute to iconic Boy Scout imagery
• Maritime; a nautical motif
• Apothecary; a play on an old world medicine
• Sport; a throwback to the collegiate varsity trophy room
• Powder Room; a retro feminine sensibility
• Great Plains; a western and pioneer charm

                                

Thursday, September 27
Opening Night Event 6PM-10PM

Friday, September 28
4PM-9PM

Saturday, September 29
10AM-6PM

Sunday, September 30
10AM-5PM

If you haven’t already gotten your tickets to IDSwest, time is running out.

The Interior Design Show West (IDSwest) is Western Canada’s annual premiere residential design show featuring 200 exhibitors showcasing quality products and services to an audience of industry professionals, architects, designers, consumers and media.

The Mint Interiors booth is currently being assembled, and features some of the most unique pieces you can find in the Northwest.

Be sure to get your tickets today, and visit Mint at booth 539 / 638, as well as the other 300+ exhibitors at the show!

If you haven’t heard, Mint is expanding. Our new store will be opening August 31st, and our current location will transition into Mint Gallery

Experience sculptural beauty and other talented artist’s works

Gorgeous handblown glass like Donald Carlson’s vibrant cherries.

Andrew Madvin’s Elegant Thorn Vessels

Joe Cariati’s unique hand blown vases, bottles, and pie dishes.

Sophie Cook’s delicate ceramic vases.

Dinosaur Design’s unique resin platters and jewelry from Australia.

Crisp Plaster Busts by Kathy Dalwood of the UK

For more information about the new Mint,

Please contact our customer service team at 604 568 3430.

M I N T Interiors 

Unique Furniture + Beautiful Objects

1880 Fir Street, Vancouver, Canada

mintinteriors.ca 

MINT Gallery

1805 Fir Street, Vancouver, Canada

Upon the opening of the new MINT, A selection of Custom upholstered pieces from Jonathan Adler will be exclusively available in Vancouver through Mint.

A large selection of vibrant fabrics and brilliant patterns are available to choose from.

Choose between 5 different fabric grades, 50 fabrics and 8 different base finishes.

Pictured Above (clockwise):

Lampert Sofa, X-Bench, Mrs. Godfrey Chair, Lampert Lounger, Double X-Bench, Danner Chaise, Morrow Slipper Chair

Vipp was founded in 1939 by Holger Nielsen. Born in 1915 in the small Danish town of Randers, Holger trains as a metal spinner.  Holger Nielsen makes the leap into business at the age of only 17 and almost by coincidence. It all begins one spring Sunday in May 1931 when he makes his usual visit to the local stadium to support his favorite football team. Fate has it that his ticket is drawn in a raffle, and he wins a car. Holger loves cars, but as he has no driver’s license, he decides to sell the car and invest the money in a metal turning lathe.  This marks the birth of Holger Nielsen’s metal factory where, a few years later, he produces the very product that will go on to bring him fame: the Vipp pedal bin.


Not much has changed about the original design of the iconic Vipp Pedal Bin since Holger Nielsen made the first bin in his shop for his wife in 1939. That’s because, as Nielsen says himself, “good design never goes out of fashion” and Vipp’s long, enduring run as one of the most recognizable brands and styles for the kitchen and bath is living proof.

Original Vipp Bin:

It was 1939 when Holger Nielsen’s wife Marie opened a salon, asking him to help furnish it. Wanting to impress his wife, Nielsen spent hours in his shop, producing the very first Vipp pedal bin. Among Marie’s customers, the Vipp bin became an instant hit. Marie’s customers noticed that the Vipp Bin would be perfect for their husbands’ medical practices and the orders began rolling in, forcing Nielson to begin producing the bins on a larger scale. Soon, the bin that was meant to be a personal gift to his wife became a standard in Danish medical practices.

Vipp’s continued dedication to the original philosophy and integrity of design imagined by Holger Nielsen is carried on today thanks to the company remaining a family businesses for three generations. Today, Jette Egelund is joined by her two children – Sofie, who serves as art director, and Kasper, who serves as sales and marketing director.

After 70 years of development, dedication, and design - Vipp is an internationally respected brand. Still appearing in medical practices, but also throughout homes and businesses across the world. Vipp products are truly versatile, practical, and designed for life.

Designed by Andrew Madvin and his team of highly skilled professionals. Originally skilled as a jeweler, earning gold and silver scholastic awars on a national level for his art and designs, Andrew abandoned the delicate format of jewelry for the larger scale of sculpture. Once exposed to the medium of glass there was no doubt it was the beginning of a life long relationship. Andrew’s profound glass experiences resulted in the opening of Axioms Glass Studio in Detroit Michigan in 2000.

"The material holds an excitment I can feel. I see endless possibilities in form, technique, and physical attraction wanting to be discovered."

Currently, Andrew is producing all of his original glass works to the highest quality and craftsmanship. His limited edition of fine craft and fine art sculpture continue to evolve as his techniques flourish and his ideas expand.

Laura Zindel is an artist and designer who combines her passion for ceramics and naturalist illustration into unique housewares. Her work integrates techniques from the Arts & Crafts movement with modern industrial design practices and decorative arts inspired by the natural world.

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A ceramist by training, Laura has always loved to draw with a pencil. Her initial drawings on the surface of clay with a glaze pencil ultimately led her to the transfer process for creating commercial works; her drawings are now silkscreened and printed as enamel transfers. This process also lent itself to repetition, allowing Laura to create exquisite surface patterns from her drawings on a wide variety of homewares.

Laura Zindel Design, the collaboration of Laura and her husband, Thorsten Lauterbach, has been creating beautiful objects for the home since 1997. Laura and Thor, along with a small staff of artisans, create fine ceramics, dinnerware, and gift items from their studio just outside of Guilford, Vermont.

Laura Zindel’s interest in nature and design is rooted in the simplicity of forms and truth to materials advocated by the Arts and Crafts movement at the turn of the last century. Drawn by their use of imagery and pattern making, her interpretive approach seeks to celebrate and preserve these methods in their relevance to the world of decorative arts.

 

In contrast to the pragmatism of the Arts & Crafts movement, Laura is also drawn to Victorian “Cabinets of Curiosities” — these encyclopedic collections, filled with treasures of art and wonders of the natural world, began in 17th Century Europe. These eclectic profusions of objects placed into cabinets with obsessive devotion touch something unexplainable and primal in Laura’s response to her art.

 

Laura’s passion combines these distinctive influences — using handcrafted and industrial production methods in the creation of wares that reflect the beauty, curiosity, and variety of the natural world — to bring beautiful, daily-use objects to the homes and lives of all who enjoy her work


Please take a look at the collections currently on display at Mint: Here


Have you heard the exciting news?


Mint is moving into a brand new location, in the same lovely area known as the Armoury District.

On the corner of 3rd and Fir, across from our current location.

Sign up for our mailing list to receive updates regarding opening days, and monthly specials.

We are all very excited about the upgrade, and thank you all for your support.

Named the Giant Burlesque, this skulled candle holder will definitely add that “individual” look to your home.

Too shocking? why not try something just slightly more tame.

This smaller, Wise Chimpanzee Candleholder designed by Caleb for Seletti is my personal favourite. Burlesque and baroque, this 5 arm candlestick chandelier will make the perfect centre-piece for your dining table, front entrance, mantle, or well…really anywhere!

Constructed of coloured resin, measuring 45cm high, this piece will certainly add some humour to any interior that needs a kick.

At a grander scale is the “See no Evil, Hear no Evil, Speak no Evil” Candle holder - measuring 60cm high.

If Burlesque is your thing, you’ll certainly love “Le Sirene Sexy”

This gorgeous mermaid candleholder stands at 45cm, and is available in black or white.

Sometime’s I’m sure I hear her calling out my name, begging me to take her home.

This Wonderful Collection of colourful cushions shows the images of photographer Cécile Brulé. Capturing her travels from around the globe. These cushions are 100% designed and made in France, but will take you to a new destination with every cushion.

Cécile Brulé captures her images with her Holga and Polaroid, displaying them in a creative way, printing them on a soft, down filled cotton cushion.

Filled with 5% white goose down and 95% white goose feathers (washed and odour free) In a T255 100% cotton down proof shell. The down/feather inserts are made with new material only and sterilized down/feather filling.

Here are some of my favourite photographic cushions by Cécile Brulé:

The Montevideo Cushion

The Meadow Cushion

Come by Mint today to pick your favourite.

Remember, you can always take these cushions home to try out if you are unsure.

A NEW LOOK AT MINT. 

JONATHAN ADLER IS IN FOR SPRING