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Monthly Archives: June 2011

  • Chatty Cathy?

    Whether you are leaving a note for your roommate, displaying your neice's kindergarten artwork or making a grocery list, this product does it all. "Chat-Board" is the newest line to Gabriel Ross and we are really excited to have it. Founded in 2003, Chat Boards are a modern Danish re-design of the traditional wipe board. Combining decoration and function, these magnetic glass panels also serve as a bulletin board. Chat Boards are made to suit corporate offices and private homes alike, boasting a wide variety of colours and sizes.


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    Chat-Board, Lavender - image source: NOTE: Actual Marker and magnets differ from what's shown in this image.


    We just installed three boards in our showroom in different sizes in red, white and rose. The chrome magnets are super strong and able to hold some serious note paper. Also, the markers wipe off easily with either the eraser brush or just a cloth rag. Because these boards are made of glass, you can clean them just as you would glass - with window cleaner. These certainly won't stain and show ghost images of previous board meetings in a few months like the standard wipe board.


    Chat-Boards in our Showroom

    For more details, or to order your own Chat-Board visit our website.
    Check out Chat-Boards website here.



  • What's black, white, and fits inside a bowl?

    That would be our 2011 Customer Photo Contest winner!... or rather, one of the furry models in the winning photo. Our customer photo contest 2011 was a roaring success this year with a tonne of great submissions, lots of public voting and comments, and just good fun. We at Gabriel Ross love seeing our products in our customers' homes - it's so nice to see all our efforts come to fruition in cool modern spaces.

    We received a LOT of images with cute kids and cute pets that were really popular with voters. In attempt to try and make a little extra space, we decided to offer an extra "Cuteness-Factor" prize of a $250 store credit part way through the contest.

    Here is our "Cuteness-Factor" winner:

    By: David, Alana, & Cato "Although our son Cato isn't quite ready to tell time, he can appreciate great design with our mid century George Nelson Spindle Clock!"

    3rd place went to this elegant black and white profile of Vitra's Panton chair and model, Olivia:

    By Leasa: "This is my daughter Olivia sitting on her Verner Panton chair from Gabriel Ross. I figured the best way to capture her beauty and also the flowing curves of this iconic chair was to place them in front of a simple black backdrop void of any distinguishable environment."

    Our second place winner is this adorable shot of a picture-perfect spring time baby sitting on a Herman Miller Eames
    molded plastic arm chair with dowel base.

    By Andrew and Dara "This Eames chair was our very first piece of modern furniture, after years of looking and dreaming and wishing. I can't even begin to say how excited we were when it came - we love it so much. Unexpected side benefit - it's unbelievably popular with little guests."

    And last but certainly not least, our first place winner: the Tizio table lamp by Richard Sapper for Artemide, although
    I think the cats stole the show here - particularly the one that made a home for him/herself in the decorative bowl.

    By: Jackie "We love our Artemide Tizio desk lamp because it’s so architectural looking and versatile – a design classic! I love how I can adjust its shape to get a whole new look every time I’m feeling like changing my space around. Thanks GR for making such iconic pieces like this, available to people in Victoria!”


    Thanks so much to everyone who participated and voted. Looking forward to next year's contest!!!

    View the winners on our Facebook Fan Page, here.
    See all the entries for the photo contest, here.



  • George Nelson Bubble Lamps at Cascadia Liquor

    I was driving through Quadra Village the other night and popped into Cascadia Liquor for a cool white wine to enjoy on these deliciously warm summer nights we've been experiencing in Victoria recently. It was my first visit to this store and I was immediately in love ... with the ceiling.





    These George Nelson Large Saucer Bubble Lamps by Modernica look fantastic against the open rafters and ducting. They form a perfect bridge from the industrial ceiling to the polished selection of spirits and ales.

    Find the Saucer Bubble Lamp on our website, here.
    Visit Cascadia Liquor's website, here.

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