17 Oct 2017

Black Forest Cake

Chocolate, sour cherries, sponge cake, kirsch, whipping cream, dark chocolate curls. What’s not to like? Black Forest cake – or Schwarzwälder Kirschtorte –   gets its name from Schwarzwälder Kirsch, a sour cherry liqueur distilled in Germany. Some say that the inspiration for this 16th Century sweet came from the Bollenhut, a heavily

15 Oct 2017

Lydia Kwa

The Vancouver Writers Festival, now in its 30th year, starts next week. From October 16th to 22nd, our city will be hosting an impressive range of writers: Margaret Atwood, Ruth Ware, David Chariandy, Adam Gopnik, Nicole Krauss, Barbara Gowdy, Jennifer Egan, Ausma Zehanat Khan … The list includes Vancouver talents like novelist and

13 Oct 2017

City On Edge

“When I say human, you say rights.” “Human.” “Rights.” “Human.” “Rights.” “When I say people, you say power.” “People.” “Power.” “People.” “Power.” As mad threats, citizen sorting and power abuses cloud the news, it’s somehow comforting to sit in the middle of the Museum of Vancouver’s City on Edge exhibit and

10 Oct 2017

Luxurious Dreamscape Bubblebath

This 2017 mural was created by artists David Ullock and Douglas Nhung. ‘Finally finished up this collab mural with the master,’ wrote Ullock on Instagram. ‘This was both of our first mural, and the whole thing is freehand – no projectors used. I am ecstatic with how it turned out.

08 Oct 2017

Tammy Hudgeon’s Studio

If you’ve been to a gallery that features Tammy Hudgeon’s glass work, you’ll remember the whimsy, the joyful colours, the attention to detail and the animal appreciation. When you visit Hudgeon’s Gabriola Island studio, you see that same whimsy and joy, from the edge of the driveway to the deep of her back room.

06 Oct 2017

Fall @ Granville Island

It’s hard to argue with the weather we’ve been having: plant-quenching night dew, crisp morning sun and shorts-happy afternoons.  As the leaves start to turn, Granville Island artisans and food vendors are tricking out their stands with the warm spices and colours of Fall.      

03 Oct 2017

Pear Brandy

It’s not all about Flashy Cousin Apple. The low key Pear has also had its time at the top of the fruit stand. A prescription dated back to 2750 BC had but three ingredients: pears, thyme and figs. The doctor was to mash the pears, figs and thyme together until

01 Oct 2017

Robots Under The Living Roof

The Vancouver Winter Olympics were seven years ago, yet the Convention Centre West building still impresses with its carefully plotted lines, glass-everywhere views and displays of local art. Just this week, it was home to the International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems, tagline Friendly People, Friendly Robots. Robotocists from

29 Sep 2017

Daniel Nelson

1- i work as a woodworker/artist 2-i do this creative work because it makes my life that much more enjoyable to create things from my mind and bring them to life for others to enjoy. 3-personal qualities that help me in my work are being driven to strive further and

26 Sep 2017

Ilanna Barkusky

i. I work as a freelance action sports and lifestyle photographer. Which means I will photograph and document everything from skiing and snowboarding to shooting for clothing brands and shooting some weddings and engagements in the summertime. ii. I do this creative work because… In high school, I realized that