30 Jul 2017

Georgia O’Keeffe

“It’s my private mountain,” Georgia O’Keeffe said. “It belongs to me. God told me if I painted it enough, I could have it.” If you’re in New Mexico and look up from the Chama River Valley, you will see O’Keefe’s beloved Pedernal Mountain. O’Keefe featured Pedernal in a number of her paintings

28 Jul 2017

Katherine Soucie

i. I work as a zero waste textile and clothing designer. ii. I do this creative work because I was born to do it. iii. Personal qualities that help me in my work are patience, curiosity, adaptability and creativity. iv. The greatest challenges around doing this work have been having to create a

25 Jul 2017

Robots

How do you feel about a world with more robots? If you were lonely or sick, would you be ok – or even excited? – if your main caretaker was a humanoid? Some of the world’s great creators are devoting their talents to robotics. At UBC, you’ll find undergrads building and racing robots in

23 Jul 2017

Monet @ The VAG

“It took me some time to understand my water lilies,” said Claude Monet of the pond in his Giverny garden. “I planted them purely for pleasure; I grew them with no thought of painting them. A landscape takes more than a day to get under your skin. And then, all

21 Jul 2017

Crispy Brussels Sprouts

When we were growing up, we knew the most lovely couple. They lived with their lovely kids in a lovely house with lovely dogs who ate lovely oven-baked biscuits. Not so lovely was the family’s vegetable of choice: brussels sprouts. On special Sundays and workaday Wednesdays, with roast beef, chicken,

18 Jul 2017

Balenciaga

‘The King is Dead.’ So ran the March, 1972 headline in Women’s Wear Daily upon the death of the Spanish Master of Haute Couture, Cristóbal Balenciaga. Balenciaga, who was born in 1895, was a tremendous influence to great designers who followed: Chanel, Dior, Ungaro, Miyake. ‘Balanciaga alone,’ Coco Chanel said,

16 Jul 2017

From Moriarty To Hamlet

‘I have heard That guilty creatures sitting at a play Have, by the very cunning of the scene, Been struck so to the soul that presently They have proclaimed their malefactions.’ In the face of Andrew Scott’s soul-striking Hamlet, it would not have been surprising to hear guilty audience members

16 Jul 2017

London Calling

With its resilience of spirit, historic charms and cultural vibrancy, London is still teeming with visitors, eager to experience as much as they can in the allotted days. The rigorously trained cabbies take shortcuts that actually work. One friendly chap was fresh from congratulating a friend who had finally passed

14 Jul 2017

Sugar Balloons And Rich Caramels

‘And then again,’ Grandpa Joe went on speaking very slowly now so that Charlie wouldn’t miss a word. ‘Mr Willy Wonka can make marshmallows that taste of violets, and rich caramels that change colour every ten seconds as you suck them, and little feathery sweets that melt away deliciously the

11 Jul 2017

More Main Murals

Vancouver is busy gearing up for its second annual Mural Festival from August 7th to 12th. More than 350 artists submitted proposals and the committee has been working its way down to a short list. Once again, Mount Pleasant will be ground central. Vancouver Mural Fest 2017 In the meantime,