new and growing
line of gifts.
STYLE: Soothing white walls set off
the verdant hues and organic shapes of
Eyolfson's living art, while 20-foot-
wide windows bathe potted succulents,
flowering air plants and tall orchids
with sunshine. Eyolfson, a Saskatoon
native, attributes her affection for
simple modern design to the sparse
landscape of Canada’s flatlands and
her leaning towards a minimalist
Japanese aesthetic. Her penchant for
East meets West also influenced the
gallery’s name: the Kermode is a rare
white spirit bear found in B.C., but
Eyolfson spells it with an “i” for a
BEST BUYS: An egg-shaped vessel
hatches fuchsia tillandsia in Kermodi’s
signature Whirly Girl arrangement
($49), while Green Tea ($22) is a froth
of baby’s tear in a terracotta mug.
WHAT TO WATCH FOR: A limited-edition artist series of plants and
planters, plus a line of modern
gardening accessories (stainless steel
watering cans and custom aprons).
— BROOKE LOCKYER
ABOVE AND BELOW: Sized for tabletops or
floors, pots with multiple plants or single stems
have minimalist yet scene-stealing allure. Pots
with single or multiple plants, $24 to $900
each; single small succulents, $24 to $45 each.
Kermodi sends each plant
to its new home with
individualized care instructions.
Oasis, echeveria harmsii, $58.
FIND IT: Kermodi Living Art, 1889
Powell St., Vancouver (604) 630-3759
HISTORY: Abby Eyolfson opened
Kermodi in spring 2007 to provide chic
alternatives to kitschy hanging baskets
and fussy potted plants. A former
model, she saw the showroom as a place
to wed her love of nature with her
passion for modern minimalist design.
H&H MAY ’09
Manrique, a zebra haworthia,
epitomizes Kermodi’s spare,
sculptural take on the
base puts the
of a bromeliad
centre stage. $125.
Photography by Kim Christie