Thursday, May 04, 2006

Getting to know...Bittersweet Genevieve

Our goal at Headquarters is to seek out the most unique items possible, from wherever we can find them. We also really like supporting independent designers and artists, and along the way, supporting Canadian design as well. Genevieve's work stands up to all this criteria, and more! Personally, I am scarily in love with her vintage photo it weird to carry around a picture of someone you don't know? I think not! I also believe that her wood burned art has been heaven sent for my living room.... but I digress.

Genevieve Dionne lives and works in Vancouver. She spends her better days drawing, screen printing, sewing, eating vegetarian poutine, writing letters, and making art that looks like craft. Bittersweet Genevieve evolved out of a desire to combine art, craft, and the everyday. This micro business strives to set new parameters in the way people express themselves through apparel, while simultaneously incorporating remnants of a previous era in the form of ephemera and vintage fabrics.

Anyone who loves poutine as much as we do is just dandy fine in our books, and she also makes really great art and nifty pouches and wallets. See Genevieves art in person at our grand opening vernissage on July 8th, and come check out her designs in the boutique, opening June 1st.

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