Heather & Lenny (Birdmouse)
We are Heather & Lenny Gallant and we build furniture and artwork out of reclaimed wood for a living, as part of our business, Birdmouse. This puts a lot of pressure on us to create some unique and beautiful pieces to be auctioned off! We won the Judge’s Choice Award for the Design Gala 2015. Will we buckle under the pressure this year or set the bar higher?! We shall see! We are excited for a bigger and better 2017 event and look forward to unleashing our imaginations on our items from the ReStore.
Erica & Blake
We are both extremely excited to be participating in the “3nd annual PEI Habitat for Humanity’s Repurpose for a Purpose Gala”. Together, we reside in New Dominion with our 8 year old daughter, Alyannah. We share the passion of restoring various furniture pieces and bringing them to life again. In the past, we have refinished dressers, cabinets, tables, chairs and are constantly looking for more pieces to transform. While Erika brings the creativity and design aspect, Blake is much more efficient with operating tools. Together, we collaborate and continue to create some pieces that we will love for many years to come.
We look forward to seeing all of the gorgeous pieces that the teams will bring forward to display at the Gala.
Arnold & Carter
Arnold has been RePurposing all his life- from old dressers to his century old ancestral home he saved from demolition in 1999. Carter is a draftsman who has always had a keen interest in preserving the past and the built heritage of the Island.
Arnold & Carter won the Judges Choice Award at last year’s Repurpose for a Purpose Design Gala, so we can’t wait to see what they bring to the event this year!
Brodye & Shallyn
I (Brodye) am the owner/operator of Brodye Chappell Builds in Charlottetown. I specialize in custom furniture and building commercial spaces for small businesses. I’m super excited to be a part of this and I’m up for the challenge to make a silk purse out of a sows ear!
Shallyn is an architect at BGHJ Architects and is passionate about the design of sophisticated, contemporary spaces. She has a particular interest in local vernacular/craft that has encouraged her to pursue social architecture projects including a design-build project in Ladakh, India and research in the floating villages of Cambodia studying traditional amphibious design techniques.
Shallyn and Brodye collaborated on their first project together this year – the Urban Beehive Project – constructing the first demonstrational beehive site in Atlantic Canada. Their love of contemporary details, craftsmanship and passion for the built environment has made them an unstoppable design-build team!