“The Color Libertator” Bulmat-Octavio Silva- is a Mexican visual Artist, born on February 1st, 1980, with innate skills for drawing and observation. From an early age he expressed his interests and feelings through art, with a successful career that progresses rapidly. Colors, shapes, vibration of things and observation have been the principal elements that characterizes his work. He is always seeking to focus on the approach of contemporary and tasteful ideas, that make the observer to … [Read more...] about Artist Spotlight: Octavio Silva
Local Artist Spotlight: Pamela Windeyer
At Industrial Revolution, we love to support local, because we ARE local. For our special 40th anniversary event, we are so excited to be partnering with Vancouver artist, Pamela Windeyer. She'll be showcasing some amazing pieces this weekend (June 12th-13th) and you don't want to miss the chance to see her incredible work in person. Check out her bio below to learn a bit more about Pamela! Artist's Bio: Pamela Windeyer currently resides in Vancouver, British Columbia, but spent her early … [Read more...] about Local Artist Spotlight: Pamela Windeyer
Happy 40th Birthday to us: The secret to our longevity as a small business in Vancouver
This year marks Industrial Revolution's 40th birthday. As a small, family run business that has never changed ownership or even location in the past four decades, we are aware that this is an incredibly special and rare milestone. Small business is essential to the local economy and to a community, as a whole. We are immensely proud to have served our Vancouver community of South Granville since 1981 and, after a particularly trying year, we hope to continue to do so for years to come. It … [Read more...] about Happy 40th Birthday to us: The secret to our longevity as a small business in Vancouver
Big Ideas for Small Spaces: How to maximize your living space with multi-functional furniture
We've all spent much more time at home this year than we're used to. For many of us city dwellers, this increased time has emphasized the space we actually lack. When you live in a small space it's important to maximize the square footage you have and multi-functional furniture is a simple and smart way to do this. 1. DELTA SLEEPER SOFA Sofa beds, pull-out couches and futons are probably the most well-known multi-functional furniture items. The Delta Sleeper Sofa is miles ahead of anything … [Read more...] about Big Ideas for Small Spaces: How to maximize your living space with multi-functional furniture
Find the Best Patio Furniture for Your Summer Staycation
Private outdoor space is a special kind of sanctuary. Whether you have a 50 square foot patio, or a sprawling lawn behind your home, there’s nothing like sitting in the summer morning sun, sipping your coffee in your PJ’s. These days, our own private spaces are even more essential than ever and building your ultimate space at home has never been more important. Travel options are limited, so this is the best year to finally spruce up that patio space. Vacations are out (at least for now) and … [Read more...] about Find the Best Patio Furniture for Your Summer Staycation
Earth Day at 50!
On Wednesday, April 22nd, the world will be celebrating Earth Day. This isn't just any Earth Day, but the 50th anniversary of Earth Day's beginning. The world and life as we know it has drastically changed in a short amount of time. At the forefront is the COVID-19 pandemic, which has led to mass shutdowns of businesses, the economy and even schools. This slower pace of life, however, can also be seen as an opportunity to appreciate our planet and the nature around us that we often take for … [Read more...] about Earth Day at 50!
Working from home? 5 tips for a successful work day.
As we figure out how to navigate unprecedented times, we're also having to navigate a new way to work. For many of us, our commute has shifted from a ride in the car to a roll out of bed situation. If working from home is both foreign and challenging, you are not alone. We wanted to share some tips and tricks we have discovered for remaining productive, organized and focussed during these strange circumstances. 1. KEEP TO A SCHEDULE One thing often reported when it comes to difficulty … [Read more...] about Working from home? 5 tips for a successful work day.
Best Sofa Fabrics for Pet Owners
If you have a dog or a cat, you know all too well that furniture needs to be resilient to withstand pet hair, paws or claws. When you have pets, buying a sofa or couch may need more consideration. How well will the materials hold up to muddy paws, shedding fur, or scratching claws? Delicate velvet may be out of the question but you have a host of options to keep your pet happy and your home looking and feeling its best. Here we’ll guide you through the best materials and fabrics for your … [Read more...] about Best Sofa Fabrics for Pet Owners
The Best Bed Frames in 2020
You spend 33% of your time in bed so why not invest in a good bed and mattress? A bed frame can change the look and feel of your bedroom. You can make your room appear bold and modern with a platform bed frames or give your abode a classic feel with a metal frame. Beyond the look and feel of your room, a bed frame also serves a functional purpose. Depending on the height, a frame can make it easier to get in and out of bed. Some frames also allow for handy storage space underneath or in the … [Read more...] about The Best Bed Frames in 2020