|Victoria local, Tiffany Goebel, is the creative mind behind ANIMAUX designs. Her collections range from the delicately charmed to the intricately beaded, drawing attention to her preferred design mediums, chain, beads, and charms. |
She has spoken of her design process as one which is heavily influenced by the desire to create unique pieces of jewellery that blend femininity with edge. Many have said that her jewellery also seems inspired by the west coast. Her use of materials such as seed beads, feather charms and stone chips are suggestive of this association.
She reflects upon her style as one that is constantly changing. She feels it is greatly dependent on the happenings of her life. As a result, ANIMAUX design defies a singular description. Instead, it invokes an array of nuances unique to each piece.
|While their main focus is publishing limited edition art books is the main focus, collaborative projects and regular web-postings are part of what makes Anteism a mainstay in the Canadian art community. Ryan Thompson and his talented team have worked on books for shows like "the Natural Low", "Abracadabra", "theMake", "the Feast" and "Us Ones in Between". They have also published books for the likes of Luke Ramsey, Erik Volet and Dil Hildebrand (release pending). Working beyond the borders of the local community, Anteism can and will continue to provide a launching pad for artists in the world of books and creative collaboration.|
Big Tiny Smalls
|A local photographer and man-about-town in Victoria, his publications read like a Vice-style who's who of Victoria. He takes pictures of the good, the bad and the ugly using manual formats which create an effect that reminds you of nostalgia.|
|A one woman power-house, Ellen Box design, prints, sews and sells her fabulous creations from her lovely art deco home in a garry oak grove in Victoria. She is the kind of person who surprises you with the amount of interesting things she has tried, and her varied experience and areas of interest lend themselves to her eclectic collections. Working mainly with leather and screenprinting, Bonspiel has a sustained presence in the purses and wallets of folks all across the land. Recently she has made forays into the world of clothing, using fabulous linens and silks to make wearable yet completely un-comparable design.|
|Kirsten met Vanya McDonell at a dinner party a few years ago here in Victoria while she was pregnant with her son, and Kirsten's attention was caught immediately by the beautiful dress she was wearing, which Vanya mentioned having made herself. It was very exciting when she finally brought her designs to Regalia two years later! Vanya's immaculate craftsmanship and attention to detail make her clothing simulataneously appealing and classic. She sews only a few of each design in choice fabrics, so you can be assured that your piece is very much your own.|
Dirty Girl Clayworks
|Faro Sullivan was one of our first suppliers when we opened the shop at 16 1/2. Her playful dishes have become a signature product at Regalia, and a favorite of our regular customers. She is constantly re-inventing her simple designs with new graphics and stamped lettering. Faro can accomodate custom pieces, with 4 to 6 weeks notice.|
|Crafted by local musician Lily Fawn, Earth's Herbal products have been delighting Victorians since 1993. Using organic and wildcrafted herbs whenever available, and her adorable blends like Hot Apple Pie, Hangover or Study Buddy tea are delicious and original flavours and make fabulous gifts. We carry the line of teas and hot chocolates, and can order any of the other body products Lily crafts.|
|A temporary Victorian, she attends the Emily Carr Institute in Vancouver during the school year. |
Gabrielle has a beautiful collection of porcelain objects, including flatware, hand built pitchers and jewelry. She uses transfers to create delicate and modern pieces that are useful as well as beautiful.
|Georgina Baker jewellery is inspired by the trinkets and collectables of a by-gon era; a time of detail and femininity, costume jewellery and functionality. |
Growing up in a family of girls, Georgina learnt from a young age the need for women to surround themselves with objects that speak about identity and personality.
Georgina is a trained silversmith and has worked in fashion jewellery for seven years.
|Inflatable Eye is B.A. Lampman and David P. Smith, Victoria artistic-musical power couple extraordinaire.|
B.A.'s collages are the pillar of stationery at Regalia, cards for any occasion, and prints of her awesome artwork. She occasionally tosses us an original to drool over.
David's music is the best. Accordions, booze, day-job-hating, robots - he's got it all! Time spent with these folks and their work is time well spent.
|K.Kool represents the creative genius of Victoria native, Kaylea Reeve. Her pieces are a fusion of new and old making each creation an original. One of the signature looks that K.Kool offers is the traditional dreamcatcher with a contemporary spin. They are bright, bold and classic, yet still embody a feeling of true vintage. |
K.KOOL designs have been particularly centred around jewellery, offering an array of necklaces and earrings, but have also expanded into fashion apparel. Regardless of the selected media, the line is thematically unified by a fresh and innovative sense of using classic pieces and presenting them with an undeniably modern twist.
K.Kool is currently delving into the depths of fashion by exploring the possibilities of clothing design to be launched soon.
|Big chunky jewelry designs with the unexpected materials of supple, colourful leather and soft, shiny satin! Yum! Kate's creations are certainly inspired from her travels between the west coast of British Columbia and the tropical heat of South America. |
Born and raised in Tofino, BC, Kate began her love of jewelry design at a young age having been taught the art of traditional First Nations beadwork through family and friends. She has since spent much of her time juggling life between Tofino, where she spends her summers, and Chile.
This relaxed, colourful lifestyle emerges in her designs. Many of the leathers are sourced in Chile, where an assortment of texture and colours are plentiful.
She reflects upon the joy in creating her designs as doing "what [she] always dreamed of!"
Kill Devil Hills (record label)
|Dante Decaro's project, the label plays host to Victorian bands past and present: Daddy's Hands, Elfin Saddle, Listening Party and Dante's own project Johnny and the Moon. Just some of the music you hear when you stop in at Regalia.|
|If you need help cleaning out your spiritual closet, you might benefit from a visit with some of Rev's dolls. His hand-made friends of organic proportions dazzle some, and confuse others, but don't worry - they find you. Rev uses all re-purposed materials of fur, feathers, cotton, buttons and rusted metal to make unforgettable art.|
The Secret Nest
|A line of stationery created by artist Karina Kalvaitis. Sweet animal paintings and drawings have been reproduced and perfectly colour-matched within handbound journals. Karina also has created an impressive collection of felt sculptures and photographed them to the delight of any viewer.|