Small World Big Dreams + Before I Die, the book.

I am very excited to share that the release of the highly anticipated Before I Die book is slated for November 5, 2013. Walls from my Small World Big Dreams event will be included in the book, including photographs and personal stories from the wall organizers. In an interview earlier this year, the folks at St. Martin's Press gave me the amazing opportunity to share the story of this event that connected people all over the world in their creation of Before I Die walls on the same day.

Image Copyright © Candy Chang

Image Copyright © Candy Chang

There are now over 300 Before I Die walls in over 50 countries and over 20 languages. 304 pages long, this inspiring hardcover book will feature countless walls filled with the world's hopes, fears, humour and heartbreak. It is an awe-inspiring "collection of insights into our aspirations from city to city and as a whole, and much more," - Also included in the book are spin-off projects and walls that were inspired by the Before I Die project, including my Gratitude Wall .

The Before I Die book is now available for pre-order on Amazon, so get your copy right away. I just ordered mine today! Only 70 days until November 5! #cantwait

Sample spreads. Image Copyright © Candy Chang

Sample spreads. Image Copyright © Candy Chang

Press: festival bag featured on The Elle Tee

Photo by  wellshot  via  The Elle Tee

Photo by wellshot via The Elle Tee

I am fortunate enough to be attending Wanderlust Festival in Whistler this weekend as a volunteer. For those of you who don't know about it, Wanderlust is a festival celebrating yoga, music, art and much more. These four day summits take place all over North America, with more locations being added every year.

I can't wait to practice yoga with international teachers, dance with friends to awesome music, and be in Whistler during the heat of summer. I plan on posting a Wanderlust recap when I return, so stay tuned. 

In the meantime, I thought I'd share this post I found from yogi/blogger/stylist Lexie of The Elle Tee. She did a post about her go-to Wanderlust outfit that features my festival bag design from this year. She has some really great things to say about it. You can see the whole post here.


image via  The Elle Tee . Photos by  wellshot

image via The Elle Tee. Photos by wellshot

This festival bag from lululemon athletica sure makes me feel festive. With the many ways to wear it; from cross body to fanny pack, it’ll be my go-to accessory during Wanderlust.
— Lexie,

I'm honoured this bag can be a part of Lexie's Wanderlust journey. Hopefully I see even more of these bags in the village at Wanderlust Whistler. Check back again soon for the recap.

New Festival Bag and Wanderlust Must-Haves

Image:   ps: I also worked on that mat strap and water bottle! 


ps: I also worked on that mat strap and water bottle! 

As we get into the full swing of summer, Wanderlust Festival season is upon us. Yogis across North America will be grabbing their mats and heading to the amazing yoga and music festival at one of the many locations in Canada and the US.

The folks at lululemon have put together a blog post about what to pack, and my latest bag design made the list.

This festival bag was designed with events like Wanderlust in mind. Keep your valuables safe and your hands free as you hit up outdoor classes, concerts, lectures, wine tastings, hikes and much more.  

Attending last year's Wanderlust Festival in Whistler was great for research and user-testing. It helped me determine the size, details and essential functionality of this year's bag. The biggest improvements from last year's Festival Bag are the phone pocket, main compartment opening and inner pocketing. 


I can't wait to bring the new version with me to Wanderlust Whistler in August! The biggest problem will be which colour to choose: black, orange or purple?

Check back again soon for a full portfolio spread on the newest Festival Bag. 

To add to Elim's list, I recommend packing along a small journal. World-class teachers are sharing their wisdom with you all day long, and there will be many ah-ha! thoughts that you'll want to jot down. ~ Namaste ~ 

Instagram Love for new tote


Over the weekend, lululemon posted a photo of my latest bag design on instagram. That's a lot of likes! This photo does a great job of showcasing how much stuff was designed to fit inside this bag. It's similar to this drawing I made for last year's version of this bag. What's not visible is the snap-out inner bag that's great for holding smaller items like sunglasses, valuables, hair ties and an mp3 player. 

To see more images of the new tote (before it sells out), click here > 

Check bag again soon for a portfolio page.

Flotspotting: Soft Product work Featured on Core 77

I am thrilled to share that I have been featured on Core 77 today as part of their Flotspotting Series, particularly for my work in soft products. 

...her projects and collaborations hit that sweet spot between thought-provoking conceptual design and the intelligent products for market.
— Teshia Truehaft,

The article mentions my work on conceptual pieces such as Bio Circuit and {nest}, as well as more practical projects such as the Bandeau Belt and Seasonal Run Accessories for lululemon.

Small World Big Dreams - 24 hrs Vancouver



The Vancouver wall of the Small World Big Dreams project has caught the attention of our local paper, 24 hrs

While some people keep their deepest desires hidden, one local designer is hoping to show how those same desires - scrawled across a blackboard in a Chinatown alleyway - can create connections among strangers
— Stephanie Ip, 24hrs Vancouver

Thanks to the folks at 24 hrs for their support and interest in this project. 

You can see the whole article here >