To coincide with the 2004 release of his book, Souvenir of Canada 2
, writer and artist Douglas Coupland created an collection of all things Canadiana in an exhibit called Canada House
. The exhibit took place inside a typical 1970's Vancouver house that was slated for demolition. Coupland painted the entire house as a white canvas then filled the place with "art and design objects contemplating the notion of Canada"
While Canada House was strikingly surreal in appearance, the exhibit also contained personal meaning, as each object referenced in one way or another Coupland's childhood in western Canada.
Also related, Coupland's 2002 film, Souvenir of Canada. Here's a funny teaser involving sofa cushions and the nation's most popular sport.
(Images: Martin Tessler. Via: Ouno Design)