Monthly Archives: December 2012

presentsblog-cardTomorrow I leave on a road trip from Calgary back to Vancouver Island for the holidays. After today, Hopea purchases will resume shipment January 1st and I’ll be back in the new year with a bunch of new pieces which I’ve collected in the last couple weeks.

It has been such a great holidays season for Hopea. I really am overwhelmed by the positive response in this my second Christmas and I want to give a big THANK YOU to my customers for all the support!

Happy holidays, all!

(Holiday tags and cards above handmade by local Calgary artisan Branch and Olive.)

Guy Vidal Sculpture Bracelet

Guy Vidal Sculpture Bracelet

Guy Vidal Sculpture Bracelet

Guy Vidal Sculpture braceletVery excited to share the latest addition to the collection – a rare Guy Vidal sculpture bracelet. During the trunk show at Inform Interiors in Vancouver, this piece was the subject of much attention. It was incredible to see people’s faces light up upon witnessing how the sculpture is assembled and disassembled. It captures the imagination like only Guy Vidal can.  The piece is more than just novelty – the wearable bracelet component is just stunning.

1/ In its sculptural form, the piece stands upright with a rotating “fan” component in the center.

2/ The pieces detach from each other to form a second, smaller sculpture and a wearable bracelet.




Screen-shot-2012-12-08-at-6.15Today, I connected the Nordic impulse toward pure white spaces with lots of light and their notoriously short Winter days (that we share with them here in Canada). The bare trees outside actually look quite lovely against all those clean walls. Instead of counting down to Christmas, I find myself counting down to the solstice more and more. Just the idea of the days getting longer is immensely comforting.

1 / Coral hues from paint company Jotun. Via.

2/ Swedish apartment. Via.

3/ DIY Rope lights. Via.

4/ Little Dandelion knits. Via.

Hello again! Aside from having to neglect my blog, it was simply wonderful being in Vancouver for the past week. Hopea’s holiday trunk show at Inform Interiors was a decided success. Working from home has its downsides (including that creeping feeling of isolation) which is why it was incredibly energizing to meet so many great people over the course of the show. Now back in Calgary with my collection lightened, I will be working hard this week to make Hopea’s main site look like less of a sale rack! There are still some lovely new pieces available:

Alton Vintage Scandinavian Ring Coming soon – Alton ring. Sweden, c. 1972.

Anton Michelsen Enamel Scandinavian necklaceComing soon – Anton Michelsen necklace. Denmark, c. 1965.

Theresia Hvorslev Vintage Swedish Scandinavian Necklace

New: Theresia Hvorslev pendant. Sweden c. 1975.

With the Christmas shipping deadlines fast approaching I will be posting lots of new pieces this week. Our free shipping offer is happening now until December 15, but if you’re looking for a special gift, please take note of the following cut off dates for delivery before December 25:

Canada – Regular (free): December 10
Canada – Expedited: December 20

USA – Regular (free): December 10
USA – Expedited: December 20

Elsewhere – Expedited: December 15

As always, if you have any questions, just drop a line to info @