Modo created this Holiday “Modo Makers” guide featuring members artisans to support the local community. It’s the season to be merry, and support local! The holidays will look different this year, but we’re excited to bring some positivity with exciting member perks and products, from Modo member to Modo member.
Click on the + next to the Category to discover local, member-made products, and maybe a perk!
Each painting is a visual representation of a conversation surrounding the words ‘uncertainty’ and ‘calmness.’ Jean offers custom Time Capsule pieces to Modo members, which involves creating a piece inspired by your thoughts surrounding uncertainty and calmness. If you are interested in having a custom piece created, please inquire via direct message on Instagram ( @j3anhuang.art ) or email.
Modo member Christine is a photographer available for portraits, events, weddings, food and drink, travel, and more. Check out her blog for delicious cannoli and soup recipes!
Made to Fly
David Ives of Made to Fly Design specializes in Signs and Artwork using reclaimed materials and laser cutter. Find his past projects here. Check out his Etsy shop to purchase custom signs, tree ornaments, scrabble wall art and more.
Member Perk: David has included a 10% discount for all modo members with the code MODO10 on his Etsy store (link below).
Amacata Design Concepts
Daphne Woo is a textile artist working exclusively with natural dyes, to reconnect to nature and offer slow fashion alternatives!
Her shop offers greeting cards with images of past work (10% proceeds go to Hogan’s Alley Society), natural dye kits, and offer dyeing services and commissions.
Scenic Route Jewellery is handcrafted by Brittani Buettner in Kelowna, BC using traditional goldsmith techniques and a variety of materials including recycled sterling silver and gold and ethical stones.
“I create pieces that capture the essence of natural beauty. From simple, stackable rings with exquisite mountain detail, to pendants with patterns that depict the earth…you will find the perfect gift for all occasions in my shop!”
Member Perk: Modo members get 10% off with the code MODOMAKER10 (some restrictions apply). Local pick up available in Kelowna or shipping.
This small East Van studio creates statement earrings from clay and resin. It started as a way to give handmade gifts to friends and family that reflected their style and personalities. The results were weird, and maybe you are too.
Member Perk: Get 25% off with the code ‘FEELINGAGGY’. Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram @studioaggy to see future creations.
Vancouver Artist, Kate Barazzuol has created a whole world of beautiful Nature Jewelry inspired by BC’s wild and rugged natural beauty – think Sterling Silver Cedar Sprig and Fern Earrings & Sea Urchin and Bumble Bee pendants. Her intention is to create jewelry that makes people feel connected, contented, grounded, inspired and supported.
Modo Perk: Please enjoy this coupon for 15% off anything in the Morning Moon Online store. Use promo code MODO15 at the checkout.
Each piece is carefully constructed from high-quality, precious — and hypoallergenic! — materials suitable for everyday wear. To soften the oft-harmful systems that feed and sustain the jewellery industry, Ingrid uses suppliers, packaging and metal smithing practices that reduce waste and harm, striving to embody ethical and ecologically kind standards both in her pieces and in her East Van workshop. Visit her Instagram for more pictures.
Mixers and Elixirs
Modo Ambassador Heidi Kuhn’s shrubs (also know as “drinking vinegar”) can be found at the local farmers markets, at choice small grocery stores and local retailers, and also can be ordered online at www.mixersandelixirs.ca. For the month of December, you can order a gift pack of 3 mini bottles of shrubs to experiment with and find out which flavour is your favourite.
Member Perk: For the month of December, present your Modo fob at a farmers market and you’ll get 20% off your Mixers and Elixirs purchase. If you are ordering online, include your Modo member number in the email for a free mini shrub bottle with a purchase over $45. All orders over $45 include free delivery within the City of Vancouver.
Modo Business member Oddity Kombucha is a small, Vancouver-based Kombucha brewery located in Mount Pleasant. You can order their brews via BeerVan for delivery in the lower mainland, also offering products of Modo members Faculty Brewing, Luppolo Brewing Company and Slow Hand.
Farmers on 57th
These Modo Business members offer small-scale, hands-on, ecologically grown vegetables & flowers for pick-up in Marpole.
Hyper-local ecologically grown Community Shared Agriculture (CSA) flower and vegetable harvest shares are available this month via waitlist, sales launching mid-December. CSA members pick up weekly veggies & flower bouquets, Tuesdays, June to October, at the farm off of Heather Street near 57th Avenue. A weekly e-newsletter provides veggie-forward and seasonal eating tips to help members make the most of the bounty.
Modo Business member Lemonade Bakery in Vancouver is famous for gluten-free baked goods and cakes. Find their Christmas menu online and pre-order by December 13th. Gingerbread house kits, stollen, spiced nuts and more.
Modo member Deanna Lowe runs Wineisseur, an online wine lifestyle store that provides wine accessories, gifts, and activities like “Wine and Paint Night” to elevate your wine experience at-home. Wineissuer offers delivery of my products across BC, Canada!
Member Perk: Free Shipping by using code “FREESHIP1000”
small design are activity books made in Canada by Ross and Eva of smallbooks, both parents of little explorers. The books are full of fun, engaging activities designed to spark imaginations and build problem-seeking, analytical, and spatial thinking skills. The activity books are aimed at ages around 3-7 years old. Perfect for when your littles are home for the holidays! Sketchbooks for all ages are available too.
Member Perk: smallbooks is offering free holiday shipping on orders over $50 and free local delivery on all orders. Modo members get an additional 10% discount with the code ‘modolove’.
Advent calendar for cats! Modo member Gaël says: “We cat sit so many cats in Vancouver over the year so we wanted them to enjoy their best holidays yet and also to bring joy to cats all over the country!’’. In December gifts tags will be available.
Member perk: 10% off our regular advent calendar with the code MODOADVENT.
Modo member Amy Walker lives in the Strathcona neighbourhood of Vancouver and operates a cargo bicycle-based mobile arts and crafts business called Makemobile. “I offer self-propelled, sociable crafting experiences in public places: stitching, knitting, weaving, painting, felting etc. at parks, gardens, beaches, homes, schools, workplaces or wherever you are.”
Are you interested to be part of the “Modo Makers” gift guide but missed the call for submissions? There’s still time – get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Modo Maker”.