We are working on a new design to be exhibited at Umbra store during Design TO. If you are in Toronto for the festival visit the store Jan 18, 2019 — Jan 27, 2019 or join us for the opening reception, Wed, Jan 23, 6-9pm. Check Design TO website for the full program!
Thanks Muriel Françoise for the nice article and feature about our home in the recent La Press, Quebec –Check our press page for La maison de papier de Dear Human;)
Dear Human is returning to Souk@Sat to introduce our new Papertile collections.
We are happy to introduce to you work from our collaboration with the Master Craftsmen Rogelio Rojas for @tributomx designed during our residency with @designweekmex Prototypes from this exchange were exhibited at the Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City during the design week and looked great!
We have been invited by Design Week Mexico to participate in the Vision and Tradition, a wonderful opportunity to meet and collaborate with masters craftsmen in Mexico. The project brings together designers, craftsmen and design brands, in our case Don Rogelio Rojas who has been working with Chuspata weaving for three decades and Tributo a…
If you are in Graz this month you can see our Milking Stool and work by other designers from Montreal selected for the WORLD WIDE THINGS exhibit. It runs from May 4 until June 3, 2018 during Design Monat Graz, Austria. The show is an initiative by Thomas/Laramée, MTL and Eberhard Schrempf, Graz. Check for…
Nice spread about our paper collection in the February issue of La Vie magazine from Taiwan.
We are happy to announce that our work is part of Design Lab Exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts in Montreal starting this month. The exhibition will be up for a year at Pavilion Liliane and David M. Stewart, a beautiful pavilion devoted to the decorative arts and design. Check about this collection here and about…
LMAKbooks+design is excited to present the group show Functional Functionality with DearHuman (Jasna Sokolovic and Noel O’Connell), Zac Hacmon, Martin Pelenur, and Sonita Singwi. The exhibition features artists and designers who use functional materials as a means to lead the creative process. They use everyday materials like paint, colored tape, recycled pulped paper and ceramics to reinterpret its function. By repurposing materials the…
Come and visit us at Toronto Design Offsite!
OR SOMETHING IN BETWEEN will be exhibited at Harbourfront Centre for the next six months. Opening on January 19th. 7-10om
The WORK/LIFE show at the Umbra Concept Store is only up for the week of the festival. Opening party Wednesday, January 17th 6-9.
MATTER at Urbanspace Gallery is up through February, but the opening party has not been scheduled yet.
We’re returning to Mint Shop’s Fall Show at 2017 London Design Festival. Our latest products will be in full view at Mint Shop exhibition in London during the 2017 Design Festival located at 2 North Terrace, Alexander Square.
Dear Human exhibition coming to Harbourfront Centre in 2018! From January 20 to June 17, Dear Human is planning to showcase “Or Something in Between” exhibition at the Harbourfront Centre in Toronto, ON debuting during the Toronto Design Offside Festival. More details to come!
Thanks SURFACE magazine for including our Module Lamps in the Best of Wanted Design 2017!
The Module Lamp is our most recent design that will be featured at Wanted Design in NYC this month. If in the city come say hi and see our new work in person. TERMINAL STORES WANTED DESIGN MANHATTAN MAY 20-23, 2017
As a continuation of our In Between works we are happy to be invited to take part in Curatorial and Co’s exhibition show, “Paper,” coming up this October. Depot II Gallery, Danks St Waterloo, Sydney October 11th – 22nd Visit Curatorial and Co. for more details soon.
Again we are honoured to be invited to participate in an exhibition at the Mint Shop London. The exhibition presents compelling and collectable pieces made by innovative designers and is taking place during London Design Festival from 17th – 30th September.
If you are interested in having some insights into our practice, check an interview with Dear Human on The CDR, canadiandesignresource.ca
The second part of the exhibition, Outside In, at the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery in Waterloo, Ontario will open to the public on July 10th, 2016. We will be showing along side artists Rory MacDonald, Orest Tataryn, Vanessa Yanow and John Tinbolt in the Gallery space. Or Something In Between is our new work, a collection of forms…
We are thrilled to be invited by the eclectic and inspiring interior design store, Mint, as part of their spring show in London, U.K. this year. We will be exhibiting a special edition of our paper tiles over the next few months.
This spring we will be busy working on pieces for an exhibition at the Clay and Glass Gallery in Waterloo, Ontario. First part of the exhibition will take place in may of 2016, when we will be showing along side artists Rory MacDonald, Orest Tataryn, Vanessa Yanow and John Tinbolt during CAFKA (Contemporary Art Forum Kitchner and area).
Second part of the exhibition will take place at the Gallery where work by same artists will be featured, creating a dynamic correlation between the works on view in the public space and in the Gallery space.
Works in the public space will be on view beginning on Saturday, may 28th. The opening Reception for the works in the Gallery is Sunday, July 10th at 2pm.
We are looking forward to this year’s Wanted Design when we will be showing our most recent work with the QC Design collective. This year, the group from Quebec includes: PMO, Design Milan, AtelierB, Jarre Panoplie, Mini-Loop boutique, Tat Chao and ourselves. The show is in Manhattan from May 13-16. 2016. We plan to be there and hope to see you!
As part of their annual benefit, The Public Art Fund is staging a life-sized game board Sixteen Tons, a game designed by Nathalie Pozzi and Eric Zimmerman. For the event Nathalie and Eric asked us to design and make game pawns in a shape of our Paperscapes stools. The fundraiser is on April 19 for those interested and in NYC.
We were happy to finally see dwell’s nice feature on all our hard work for the Cuddington / Berdin house last spring, showing 3 of the several spaces we designed and made tiles for. Here is the online version of the story for those who missed the print version.
We were excited to see our latest explorations in paper revealed on designboom.
We are looking forward to showing again at Toronto Design Offsite festival this January. Our original Pulplites will be included in ‘In Series’, a group exhibition that explores the material consequences of repetition. Not far away, come and see our brand new second generation of the lights, ‘Amis de Lumière’, that will be on display at Anti…
We are all set and enjoying our new Montreal studio. If you are in the area, come for a visit. You can find us in the Grover building among many local artists and designers.
Wallpapering in Interior Design Fall Market Tabloid.
Congrats to our collaborators, Measured Architecture, who were just awarded as Western Livings Architecture Designers of the Year! Our massive tile project that was completed earlier this summer in Rough House was discussed along with the announcement. Below is an image of the master bathroom and its 360 degrees of hexagon tiles.
Dear Human has been featured in the Globe and Mail on June 17th 2015, in an article titled ‘House of tile‘. The whole article can be read on their website.
Great to see our paper tiles noticed at Milan Design Week 2015.
We received these images just the other day from the beautiful restaurant, Portal 22 in Valls, Spain, where we designed and created a wall piece for one of their dining rooms. Thank you Portal for a great working experience!
Contact us about your project for a quote! Timelines, customizations, and quantities will determine pricing.
Line tiles were originally designed as a private commission for a tiny house in Point Roberts, Washington. Every tile is different. They can be combined in a variety of ways to create shapes and patterns.
These tiles were designed to build in-the-round wall murals through stitch pixelation. Any colour or image can be translated into existence.
Custom designed for the Berdin-Cuddington residence for Measured Architecture, more than 30 different hexagonal tile types were developed for four rooms of the residence, each with their own colour palette, patterns and textures.
We are excited to have Wallpapering listed as one of the Best of Milan Design Week, 2015 by Yatzer, considered by many to be a global authority on fashion, art and design. Every year Yatzer’s list is the top google hit for Milan Design Week.
Contact us about your project for a quote! Timelines, customizations, and quantities will determine pricing.
Wallpapering is a totally handmade process, making each new tile different from the last.
Tiles are available in a gradation of colours and have endless print possibilities.
Other than their decorative potential, they have great sound absorbing qualities and are easy to install. We continue to use 100% post-consumer paper collected from local businesses.
We were happy to see our work on Domus web last week and to be included in their “Best of Paper” this week! You can read about the article HERE and HERE.
If you happen to be in Providence for this year’s NCECA conference (National Council on Education in the Ceramic Arts), stop by RISD and see this featured show, loaded with talented artists and curated by Sarah Gross, Angela Carbone and Jess Riva Cooper. Show runs from March 25-28th! RISD: Radical Investigations of Systems and (Dis)connections Support systems,…
It is going to be a busy spring–Excited to be accepted into 2015 Launch Pad at Wanted Design in New York City. Look for us there, May 15-18!
We are happy to announce that our project has been curated in the design show, Ventura Lambrate in Milan, Italy in April 2015. The show is committed to present the most interesting expressions of contemporary design. We will be exhibiting some of our latest versions of Wallpapering. The show runs from the 14th to the 19th. Please get in touch if you will be in…
Dear Human was invited by Toronto Design Offsite Festival to curate the Vancouver contingent of the “Outside the Box” project, featuring three Canadian cities and five US cities. Come see the the show during the design week at 1082 Queen West, at Katharine Mulherin Gallery. See more details about the show on TODO’s website
Once again we had the pleasure of working with Vancity Credit Union on developing a wall piece for their newly renovated branch in Richmond. If around on Saturday, November 15, join us for the Grand Opening
A selection of our Wallpapering will be featured as a part of a booth by German interior design firm, Dreimeta Armin Fischer, during the hotel design event Sleep in London.
We are almost done with a new piece for Vancity’s Blundell Centre community branch – #88 Join us on Saturday, November 15, 2014 between 12-2pm for a Grand Opening–check our piece, new facility and enjoy delicious lunch from one of their partner food trucks!
We are working on a wall installation for Portal 22, a bar-restaurant in Valls, Spain.
We had a great time at IDSWest over the past few days and enjoyed seeing the image of our Wallpapering used in a variety of the show’s branding!
Our paper tiles have been featured in Habitus, a quarterly design magazine from Melbourne, Australia.
Dear Human in The Province newspaper last week.
The story of our Patchworked in Canada was published in Salon, a sweet, design magazine from Kiev, Ukraine.
Wallpapering will be showcased at the Prototype during the Interior Design Show–September 25-28 at Vancouver Convention Centre West.
We are looking forward to working with the Vancity Credit Union on another project.
Dear Human is collaborating with Rollout on developing real, to-scale wallpaper from the Patchworked in Canada tiles.
Dear Human and Measured Architects, awarded the Keith Road Bridge Public Art Integration Contract with City of North Vancouver.
Heather Braun-Dahl of Dahlhaus Studio is a ceramic artist interested in pattern and design on the surfaces of her functional ceramics. This workshop explores some of the techniques she uses to create impressed patterns in clay by offering a hands-on workshop. Participants will come away with some simple, DIY approaches (no plaster/no technology needed) to…
In this 2-day workshop, Christina will be teaching her mixed-media sculpture technique, combining papier mâché, paint, collage and needle-felting. No prior knowledge necessary. The basics of building a papier mâché structure, as well as how to needle-felt detailed shapes, will be covered. Participants will leave with a completed sculpture of their own, approximately 12 x 12…
The main focus of the workshop will be printing onto glaze-ware using screen-printed, water-based transfers (decals). A low tech method of exposing and burning silk screens will also be demonstrated. Participants will be provided with commercial glazed dishes and a selection of images to experiment with. We will also discuss other types of decals…
Here are a few samples of our new series of ceramic tiles using the same mould as our recycled paper tiles. Other shapes and sizes are in progress too–stay tuned!
Bolt Bench in ELLE Decoration China.
An interview with Dear Human was featured in the lovely Uppercase magazine, in issue 21’s “Dynamic Duo” column. The issue’s theme is pattern and is full of eye candy.
We were recently interviewed on the program North By Northwest, by Sheryl MacKay. If you weren’t able to wake up to hear it then, you can download the podcast here, released on March 22nd.
We will be showing some of our latest experiments in new materials coming up this month (March-April) at Circle Craft Gallery in the Net Loft on Granville Island. Opening reception will be Thursday, March 27th from 5-7 PM. Come down to meet us and see what we’ve been up to!
Are you romantic Vancouver? Do something different and take your date on a treasure hunt this Valentine’s Day. Look for these tile tags around the city and follow our trail on Instagram throughout the weekend: DEAR_HUMAN
If you are in the Toronto area during the Design Week, be sure to make your way down to the Toronto Design Offsite Festival hub, get a closer look and earmark your favorite tiles before they go out into the world. Hosted at the hub of Toronto Design Offsite Festival at: Bosley Real Estate Ltd. 1108 Queen…
We are about to embark on our Canadian tour to execute Patchworked in Canada, in development now for more than two years. Phase 1 is the exhibition at the Toronto Design Offsite Festival. If you are in the Toronto area, please come down and see us! Hosted at the hub of Toronto Design Offsite Festival…
COME SEE US November 22nd from 4-8 PM, where we will be finally unveiling our new studio space in all its glory. We’ve worked hard to make the space both multi-functional and beautiful. Come for a glass of wine and to see what we’ve been working on! 201-144 West 7th Ave, between Manitoba and Columbia in…
We are both happy to be featured in this sweet book, Ceramics and the Human Figure, by Edith Garcia, in the company of some of our favorite ceramic artists. We were a bit slow in getting a copy, and were surprised to find that Noel’s section includes a three page spread and full interview! …
During our stay in Portugal, we were fortunate to find what we went there for: Heaps of discontinued and antique tiles for our upcoming project this year. Some were acquired from Cortiço e Netos, a treasure trove of industrial tiles that have been discontinued for several decades. Others were donated by our friends, Loubet and Isabel,…
We will be exploring this fine city and researching the methods and history behind Portuguese tile making for the next couple months. Follow our impressions on Facebook and STAY TUNED for an upcoming project this year focusing on this amazing material.