10 Dec 2017

Holiday Hobbs

If you don’t have the energy to create your own lantern-lit, mulled thermos, winterland hike, there are alternatives. To breathe in fresh cedar and pine while sipping fresh coffee and listening to holiday music, head down to Southlands Nursery. You can wind through candlelit paths while admiring a thicket of beautiful, healthy plants: holiday whites,

08 Dec 2017

Sarah Edmonds

i. We work as artists/designers. ~ ‘We’ is Sarah Edmonds and Tammy Lawrence of Banquet Workshop.~ ii. We do this creative work because we love to make things. iii. Personal qualities that help me in my work are perseverance, perfectionism, joy and gratitude. iv. The greatest challenges around doing this work are

05 Dec 2017

Joanna Lovett

i. I work as a jewellery designer and maker. ii. I do this creative work because… I love to create original jewellery inspired by nature that can act as life markers for the people who collect and wear it. While doing this work requires a lot of other business skills,

03 Dec 2017

Sweet Reds

62. According to Reay Tannahil, author of Food in History, that is how many pickle and sauce chefs one could expect to find in the royal kitchens of 2nd Century BC China. 128 day to day chefs, 128 special events chefs, 335 grain, fruit and vegetable chefs, 162 master dieticians

01 Dec 2017

Can You See Us Vancouver?

If holiday shopping has you kicking bells and cursing elves, it might be time for an art break. Right now, at the Pendulum Gallery on Georgia, you’ll find Can You See Us Vancouver, a wonderful small exhibit put on by Kickstart Disability Arts & Culture. Nine artists – all of whom

28 Nov 2017

Hidden Palace Opera in Venice

Of all the places we visited in Italy, we were most unsure about Venice. With the gondolas, the serenading, the much-photographed pigeon squares, we worried that we knew too much about the city, that the endless onslaught of we tourists would have robbed the city of its natural charm. We

26 Nov 2017

Heather Braun

i. I work as a letterpress printer and stationery designer. I’m the founder and owner of Porchlight Press, a commercial print studio. ii. I do this creative work because… I care deeply about preserving analogue – letter-writing, personal communication, creating things with your hands. That’s what letterpress is all about. It’s

24 Nov 2017

Young Talents

Jean-Michel Basquiat was just 23 years old when he created Notary, featured in our header. His was a genius that was not obvious to all at a young age. Basquiat revealed that he was ‘the only child that failed a life-drawing class in ninth grade.’ “I was a really lousy artist

21 Nov 2017

Nutcracker ’17

In 1892, when the Nutracker premiered in St. Petersburg, it was hardly a hit. Said one noisy critic: ‘In the first scene the entire stage is filled with children, who run about, blow their whistles, hop and jump, are naughty, and interfere with the oldsters dancing. In large amounts this is

19 Nov 2017

Janna Hurtzig

i.I work as an… Accessory designer, working with 100% recycled luxury materials including cashmere and leather. ii. I do this creative work because… I have been an artist/designer since 1998, so when I decided to switch from making my line of bags (Astrosatchel) to my winter accessories line (Winterluxe) in