After reading Alex's recent post about Yolo paints, I had a quick spin around the Yolo Colorhouse website and discovered that we finally have a place to purchase them here in Vancouver. Back when we were doing our bathroom reno I was frustrated by the fact that we didn't have anything like Seattle's Environmental Home Center here in Vancouver but now just over half a year later it turns out we do. I stopped by Vancouver's new Greenworks Building Supply this morning and picked up two swatches of Yolo Paint (in Air 1 and Air 4) to try out as kitchen options.
While there I also had a look at some of their countertop options, though I have to say that my very vain and imagedriven self just isn't too crazy about the Paperstone colour options, though I may see if Martin can't help me cost a an end grain block "plyboo" (machined bamboo plywood) version of a counter we had originally been planning in standard plywood.
A quick web search on green building in Vancouver this morning also turned up the new Lighthouse Sustainable Building Centre on Granville Island which might warrant a bike trip down to the island for more information. In the meantime, they've got a pretty decent blog full of inspiration and info here for those of you interested in eco-building practices and sustainable design.
I'm pretty happy with the Yolo paint swatches I brought home and in fact think we'll probably go with Air 1, if Martin agrees. My only complaint so far is that since hanging the large paper swatch 15 minutes ago on my wall is has fallen down three times.