Shopping & Style

October 26 2012


It’s a known fact that dogs at the office are nothing but a good thing. They make for a positive atmosphere, lower stress levels, spark and energize conversations, and are condusive to creativity and job fulfillment. Not a bad line-up of pros. Gastown is a dog-loving neighbourhood, and you would be surprised at how many four-legged friends are an essential part of our burgeoning businesses. Our new series continues with Rufus at Parliament Interiors.

NAME: Rufus

BREED: Miniature Australian Shepherd

AGE: 4

POSITION: I, Craig, am the Minister of Interior and co-owner, buyer, merchandiser,

salesperson. The list goes on… Rufus is the Minister of Wildlife and Lounging. 

WHAT I DO: Rufus is our store greeter. He makes his rounds, saying his version of a hello to all our guests. If it’s between the hours of 2-5 however, you may find him snoozing in the middle of the aisle for his afternoon siesta. If you approach him, one eye may open and he’ll roll on his back looking for a scratch. This is hard to resist. 😉 Rufus has quite the fan club – many locals (both human and canine) pop in regularly to say hello to him. He loves attention and invites anyone who has not been in our shop to come say hello (and give him a pat).


Check out some awesome new arrivals from Parliament below.


Lift Bed

LIFT Bed. This is the newest addition to our furniture collection. It is an upholstered storage bed (the mattress platform lifts up on a hydraulic). The minimal, contemporary frame is available in many custom fabric choices and is offered in Twin, Double, Queen, and King. Great for small spaces!


Parliament Candles

This soy candle supports the local owl rescue and rehabilitation society and smells of a delicious vanilla-fig.


Heather Johnston’s Vancouver Photography Series on canvas. These gorgeous canvases are hand-embellished by the artist and there is a broad selection of stunning, iconic Vancouver scenes (including many in Gastown!)

115 Water Street
Vancouver, BC, Canada
V6B 1A7
Tel: 604-689-0800