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AY LELUM

THE GOOD HOUSE OF DESIGN

We are now open!

1380B Raines Rd., Nanaimo, B.C.

Wed - Sat         11am - 5pm

Please email for group bookings or appointments

Located on the Snuneymuxw First Nation.

Call Us:  250-323-0070

Our New Retail Space

a creative working space and facility

OUR LATEST EVENT

We are having a Holiday Glamour Pop-Up Event at Ay Lelum this year with MisMacK Clean Cosmetics. Come see us Dec, 20 & 21 to check out our latest Ay Lelum collections, style them with our large selection of Giggy's Beads and check out our MisMacK Palette Collaboration. Enjoy mini-pampering and consultation with Internationally Acclaimed Make-Up Artist Heather Nightingale and shop MisMacK's amazing clean beauty products to glamourize your Holiday look! We are open late, so come see us from 11 am to 7 pm to shop holiday specials with in-store discounts and gift with purchase offers!

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COLLECTIONS

GIFT CARDS

Why settle for ordinary when you can gift extraordinary? With our carefully curated collection, you can make your loved ones feel truly special. Usable online or in-store.

TRADITIONAL

COAST SALISH DESIGN

We are a second generation Coast Salish Design House from Nanaimo, B.C., Canada. We are Sisters who design and produce clothing and fabric patterns featuring Traditional Coast Salish Art by our Brother W. Joel Good and Father Dr. William Good of the Snuneymuxw First Nation Hereditary Chief Family. Garment design is mentored by our Mother, Sandra Moorhouse-Good, who had the very first Coast Salish clothing line with our Father called Ay Ay Mut in the 1990’s.

We create ready-wear collections in stock and casual wear printed in house (both available for wholesale orders), as well as custom Coast Salish Couture.

FEATURES

Some of our favourite articles and runways that have featured our designs

AS SEEN IN

ABOUT US

At Ay Lelum, we create wearable art garments that embrace diversity, and we are committed to sharing Traditional Coast Salish art and culture for all people to wear and enjoy.  Our culturally appropriate clothing is designed with family artwork that is non-ceremonial and is all-inclusive for everyone.

AY LELUM x CITY OF NANAIMO

Manhole Covers Design

Nanaimo streets are set to be adorned with functional art – new manhole covers designed by Snuneymuxw artists.

The City of Nanaimo is collaborating with Ay Lelum - The Good House of Design and Joel Good to honour Snuneymuxw First Nation culture with three new utility covers, which “serve as a unique canvas for Snuneymuxw art,” according to a city press release.

The storm cover design features two supernatural eagles, representing strength and protection; the new sanitary cover design shows a frog due to their ability to purify natural water sources; and the water cover design highlights an orca, symbolizing power and strength.

“From an ancestral lens, art holds important knowledge and reminds us of our connection and responsibilities to the natural world. We extend our gratitude to our Snuneymuxw artists who generously share their gifts with the community,” noted Snuneymuxw Chief Michael Wyse in the release.

According to the release, the new utility covers will be installed in the city over the coming months and years, aiming to provide residents and visitors with the opportunity to experience Snuneymuxw art throughout Nanaimo. The city noted, in an e-mail, that only new installations will receive the new covers and there is no intent to replace all existing covers with the designs.

COLLABORATIONS

& PARNERSHIPS

AY LELUM x COURTYARD MARRIOT

Interior Art and Decor

Guestroom Murals, Fitness Centre Mural, Spindle Whorl in Lobby, Front Desk Textile Art and Images Throughout the Hotel

The hotel has the benefit of being located on culturally significant land where the beloved, and now extinct, Wool Dogs were cared for by the Snuneymuxw people. In recognition of this, the hotel has integrated site-specific Snuneymuxw art throughout its design, including in its guest rooms and public spaces. Ay Lelum The Good House of Design was selected for the project and worked in conjunction with the PEG and Marriott team. Featured Snuneymuxw artists include Joel Good, Dr. William Good, Sandra Moorhouse-Good, Aunalee Boyd-Good, Sophia Seward-Good, and Thea Harris.

"Our goal was to create an immersive and one-of-a-kind experience that celebrates Snuneymuxw culture and the unique history of the land on which the hotel is located," says Aunalee Boyd-Good. "Our family of artists is honored to share the profound connection between art, place and history with hotel guests."