Design

Jan 22, 2021
It’s a Good Thing: A growing legion of “upcyclers” is turning trash into treasure
Matt O'Grady

Recycling, as an exercise in sustainability, has always been fraught. It’s been almost 40 years since the introduction of Canada’s first municipal recycling program, and yet much of what is produced as packaging, consumer or industrial goods still doesn’t get...

Dec 14, 2020
Choose Wisely

Created by BCBusiness in partnership with 34F Design Commercial design isn’t just about choosing the right colour palette, picking out the perfect light fixtures or planning the best traffic flow—it’s about creating highly functional interior spaces that reflect your brand, comply with (sometimes complex) regulations and codes, and influence the behaviour...

Nov 17, 2020
How Tracy Stewart turned surviving breast cancer into a business venture
Nathan Caddell

"Thrift stores are kind of my haven,” says Tracy Stewart. And it makes sense—she found solace in them after going through breast cancer treatment a dozen years ago. There was chemotherapy, radiation, surgery and then post-mastectomy reconstruction. But the implants...

Oct 26, 2020
Hashtags from the Future of Work

BCBusiness + Contemporary Office Interiors These hashtags guide conversation and spark dialogue about real change. They represent emerging themes we have discovered in our research on challenges people and organizations face amidst disruption. Our partner Herman Miller is a research and design company. It has created a scenario planning workshop to help...

Aug 19, 2020
Back to Basics

BCBusiness + 34F Design In the 1960s, a new style of office design debuted to accommodate a desire for increased flexibility and social interaction. The new interior design concept, known as burolanschaft, incorporated plants and other decorations into the office landscape...

Aug 13, 2020
Room to Move at G&F Financial Group
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + G&F Financial Group G&F Financial Group has reached an important milestone that will shape its working future, and it did so in the face of great odds. Imagine spending countless hours developing a new, open concept workspace that would showcase...

Aug 11, 2020
Young Guns: Caroline Bertrand founded Borderline Bodysuits off the side of her Shopify desk
Nathan Caddell

Some entrepreneurs create ideas; some ideas create entrepreneurs. In Caroline Bertrand’s case, it’s too early to tell, but her first endeavour seems to fall firmly in the latter category. Even at a young age, as a gymnast growing up in...

Jun 11, 2020
30 Under 30: Jennifer Zhang gives commercial spaces a makeover with Concrete Cashmere
Nick Rockel

Life Story: The daughter of an entrepreneur, Beijing-born Jennifer Zhang grew up in White Rock after moving to B.C. when she was 10. She had no interest in going into business with her engineer dad, who exports machinery from Europe...

Jun 11, 2020
30 Under 30: Sarah Henderson created housewares brand Hudson and Oak
Alyssa Hirose

Life Story: On her family’s farm in Abbotsford, Sarah Henderson grew up exploring the woods with her dogs and selling blueberries to farmers passing by on tractors. Henderson’s father is Indigenous; generations of systemic oppression, along with alcoholism on his...

Jun 10, 2020
Discovering the New Future
Jessica Kirby

BCBusiness + 34F Design As the workforce returns, employers face important decisions about workspaces and employee programs with consideration to the home-office workplace balance. “There is a huge number of people who need the social domain and the ideation of thoughts, and who thrive in a place where the process for taking...

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