The MDG Times - Issue 9 - Fall/Winter 2014


Fall is a time for change and renewal, and we have most certainly had some of that in the air here at Meade Design Group...

We've got some big announcements, beautiful eye candy and lots of internal movement to share with you - 2014 has been quite the year for us! We've been working really hard on these launches for some time now, and can't believe the time is finally here for us to share them with you!

As always, we look forward to your feedback - so feel free to get social with our newsletter!


As promised, here's some more details on our latest expansions:

First up is 'Life, M Style' (or M, for short). M is an evolution of Meade Design Group - the Blog, which takes a multi-platform approach, creating a a more interactive experience for readers with a wider variety of topics and contributors. 
M’s goal is to help more people live their best lifestyle, and enjoy doing it. Doing so does not need to be costly or hard, people just need the right tools, and M is here to help. We provide our readers with the tools they need to inspire themselves to live their best life everyday, in every way. Using the team’s collective resources as interior designers, graphic designers, web-developers and all-around enthusiasts of beautiful things, M was created to share all of the experience, connections and knowledge the team has accumulated. But don't worry - all of your favourite blog entries of the past are still available at the old domain.

It's back in a big way! You may recall when Ivan launched his sterling silver collection of objet d'art and paintings with a gallery showing and website, but is back in a HUGE way! This relaunch is far more comprehensive. With our next exciting announcement in mind, Ivan wanted to consolidate all of his personal endeavours into one convenient place. The hope is that this new user-friendly e-commerce page will help make all of the eponymous projects he is so proud of more accessible to the design community.

Which brings us to our biggest announcement, Ivan has launched his very own fabric line! With his new eponymous fabric line, Iván has the opportunity to culminate his experiences with several design disciplines into a personal narrative. Each fabric pattern represents an important part of Iván’s own life experience. The line has been meticulously designed with the ability to integrate into other manufacturer’s inventory in addition to limitless combinations within the line itself. The fabrics are beautiful to work with; we have tested them all in projects and in our own studio and could not be happier with the results. In addition to the website, please check out the video about the line here.

So, that's the big changes in a nutshell! If you are looking for our design services, Meade Design Group is still up and running to provide you with any and all design needs - with it's very own relaunched website too (if you can believe it!). But if it's products you're looking for, Ivan Meade is the right site to scope out. If you just need a little help in the inspiration department, or want to be a part of an online design community, M is your go-to source. Please visit each site to see and learn more about these offerings. We cannot stress enough how excited we are to share this with all of you, and thank you all for your support!

Here we've highlighted some teasers of our recent projects, keep checking our website for full project gallery updates.

(Clockwise from top left: View Street Residence, Burdett Avenue Residence, Tara McHugh Flora Website, Stacy Jensen Website)

To give all of our contacts plenty of notice, we wanted to let you know that our studio will be closed for the holidays from December 22nd, 2014 to January 2nd, 2015. We will be back in the studio during regular hours on Monday, January 5th to answer any unanswered emails or phone calls and get back to assisting our clients with their design needs. If you're on this distribution list, you will be receiving our annual holiday card for the fun part! It's just a bit early still, but we will include a reminder there as well.

We celebrated our first anniversary with our resident hipster, Jordan Clarke. He is a perfect fit for Meade Design Group and it has been a great year. When asked what he wanted to do for his anniversary with Meade Design Group he jokingly commented that he wanted a party. We took it literally and brought balloons, NHL party hats, noisemakers and a cake to make sure he knew he was loved! Thanks again for being a part of the Meade Design Group team, Jordan!



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We are very excited to have two concurrent interns at the studio.

Jordan Mah (or Jordan 2 as we have affectionately called him) has been working with us as he can since May of this year. it has worked great for both all us, as we were very busy when Jordan (Clarke, AKA Jordan 1) was away on holidays in Spain, and Jordan (2) was on summer holidays from his schooling. We got a much-needed extra hand, and Jordan (2) got some real-life design studio experience! He is currently finishing his Graphic Design education at Pacific Design Academy and is graduating this summer, he will be looking for job opportunities, if you are looking for someone, contact him at Thanks so much for your time, Jordan! We hope to see more of you at the studio while you can, and good luck in your career!

Rebecca Thompson has been here helping us with the interior design side of the business, she came to us this October to gain some work experience while looking for work here on the island. She recently moved over from Vancouver where she has just earned her diploma in Interior Design from Visual College of Art and Design. We love her portfolio and appreciate her sweet nature and eagerness to learn and gain experience, if anyone is looking, snatch her up quick, we're sure she won't be looking for long! She can be reached at for her resume and portfolio.


Douglas Magazine
 - online here - Douglas Magazine online featured Ivan's 'Save Those Nuts' campaign back in April at the time of our launch. We thank them so much for their support and for spreading awareness!

Modern Home Victoria
 - online here - We are very honoured to see this awesome post about our multidisciplinary design studio. MHV does a great job of showcasing what is new and exciting in our industry. Thanks again to Jody Beck - He's included some very kind words and beautiful photos in his article!

Douglas Magazine - June/July 2014 and online here - 'AGILITY, The Key to Success' - Ivan made another appearance in Douglas alongside his esteemed colleagues for a feature highlighting Victoria's creative agencies and how they strategize, brand and problem solve. -
online here - 'How To Start Your Career or Business as an Interior Designer' - Ivan is interviewed on Naya Career to help those considering a career in interior design. -
online here - 'Best Home improvements to Increase the Value of Your Home: 45 Experts Weigh In' - Ivan participated in an study which resulted in an infographic comparing and contrasting the opinions of realtors, design experts and home owners opinions - and the actual results as well - quite interesting!

SONG: We are really enjoying throwback power ballads lately (they are the best to sing a long to, of course!) No one can resist belting it out to this classic: Total Eclipse of the Heart

DESIGN FIND: Who wouldn't be in love with the new Ivan Meade line right now? We've been using it in projects and at our own studio, and not to forget the line of pillows made from the fabrics! Gorgeous!

PASSTIME: Have you tried using a Sensory Deprivation Chamber? It's the weirdest, most cool experience. Perfect for winding down.

SWEET INDULGENCE: Ivan is OBSESSED with the frozen Melona bars right now - he just cannot get enough!
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