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Refurbish and Refresh!

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Refurbish and Refresh!

During the month of January we decided to try something a little bit different at Katami Designs. We wanted to give people the opportunity to re-design their heirloom jewelry in order to keep it relevant to their own personal style, as well as today's fashion trends. Those interested could meet with Negar Khatami for a free custom jewellery consultation to help them transform their sentimental, old-fashioned jewellery into contemporary and unique pieces. I must say, we currently have  some truly one-of-a-kind pieces in the making! Here is a little sneak peak of a finished piece we re-designed for Vancouver personal stylist, Michelle Addison....

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A Holiday Celebration with Alistair MacRae!

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A Holiday Celebration with Alistair MacRae!

Last Thursday marked the opening of our latest exhibition, Material Narratives, a collection of vibrant and dynamic abstract paintings by local visual artist, Alistair MacRae. We celebrated the holiday season as one should, surrounded by art, wine, live music, and friends both new and old! What a great way to spend a cold December eve, surrounded by stunning local art and jewelry! Alistair MacRae has spent close to a decade developing his art practice through intensive studio-work and studies conducted in the UK and Europe. He has lived in many different cities until recently settling down in Vancouver, where he works...

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Hermès at Work: My Experience

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Hermès at Work: My Experience

On Sunday, September 25th, I was able to catch the last day of the travelling "Hermès at Work" exhibition at the Jack Pool Plaza in Coal Harbour Vancouver. The event, which allows the skilled craftspeople that have made this brand endure for over a century, gave me a chance to interact with some of these individuals and witness their elaborate methods of creation. "Hermès at Work" fulfilled all of my expectations and then some. It was so refreshing to see the extraordinary attention to detail involved in the creation of each and every piece. It became obvious to me very quickly that this brand has been...

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Jasem Qaisi - Heyday

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On July 28th we opened the doors of our gallery to a new found, hidden gem of an artist, Jasem Qaisi. Jasem is a painter from Iraq that I had the opportunity to meet a few weeks ago in our gallery during our second anniversary event on June 2nd.  Learning that he is from Iraq, ignited my curiosity as I had never met anyone from the country that we were in war with for nearly 8 years in the late 80's. Over the years, as a result of the war, I had created a big grudge and skewed perception of all...

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Creative Repairs!

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I have been wanting to introduce Luyi Wang to you for a while. Luyi is a jewellery artist who joined me about a year ago at my new studio location and I am so happy that I met her. She is one of the super talented artists from Vancouver who has an amazing creative mind. Her vision is out of this world and to be honest I rarely brag about artists' vision but on this one I can't stop! Luyi is an emerging jewelry artist living in Vancouver. She was born in Shanghai, China in 1986, and moved to Vancouver in...

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