24 Sep 2017

Cookie Classics

Which of these cookies would you choose? a. Oatmeal chocolate chunk b. Dutch shortbread c. Meringue d. Icebox fruit square e. Plain oatmeal f.  All of the above The correct answer is f, of course. Cookie Monster congratulates you on your cleverness. But, if someone less enthusiastically blue is making you

24 Sep 2017

Dining + Shopping with Dali

From paintings to sculptures, quiet reflections to outrageous pronouncements, books to plays to films, Dali’s career was anything but ordinary. It is Dali who introduced the world to melting clocks, lobster telephones and Mae West Lip Sofas. In 1973, Dali even published a cookbook: Les Diners de Gala. Dali shareds recipes that he

22 Sep 2017

Dina Goldstein + Splash

In her Modern Girl series, artist Dina Goldstein continues to explore questions of identity. ‘Inspired by  Chinese tradition and the evolution of international commercialism, Dina re-imagines the adored and iconic advertising posters of 1930’s China….However, while an expression of gender emancipation, the posters sowed the seeds of a new form of exploitation:

19 Sep 2017

Ho Chi Minh City

This month, we were delighted to visit the HCMC atelier of Vietnamese designer, Trinh Hoang Dieu. With shoes off and the evening lights dimmed, we crept lightly around the room. The Dieu dresses have a modern elegance that is rooted clearly in Vietnamese tradition. I spent a little too much time ogling

17 Sep 2017

Tokyo Disney

Tokyo is a fascinating mix of the past and the future – from ancient Buddhist temples to hotels staffed entirely by robots. With its special wards, prefectures, subprefectures and massive population, we short-term visitors cannot claim to understand Tokyo. We can wander, wide-eyed, through the vibrant sub-cultures, admiring the creative fashion, art and food and seeing

15 Sep 2017

Unbelievable

This Thunderbird Post was commissioned by Chief Tsa-wee-for his home in Gway’i/Kingcome Inlet. Carved by Yakuglas (Charlie James), the vividly painted post has made its way to the Vancouver Museum’s current Unbelievable exhibit. ‘The 100+ year journey of this house post,’ we read, ‘tells a tale of understandings and misunderstandings, displacements, substitutions, and resilience.’ Yakuglas’

12 Sep 2017

McEnroe v Borg @ VIFF

Some of us are sufficiently creaky to remember their epic tennis rivalry: McEnroe versus Borg, ‘Fire’ vs ‘Ice,’ Left-Handed versus Right-Handed, Net-rushing vs Baseline. In official matches, it was 7 wins for the chill Swede, Bjorn Borg and 7 wins for the explosive New York prodigy, John McEnroe. In invitational matches, it was

10 Sep 2017

North of Broadway + Main

We weren’t the only ones setting out with our cameras to check out all of the new street art, courtesy of the Vancouver Mural Festival last month. We would need donuts, of course, to gather strength for the trek. Our choice? Sweet Dickie donuts from Cartems – a September special featuring vanilla cake, a

08 Sep 2017

Richmond Night Market

Night markets are a fun way to discover artisans, chefs and foods you won’t find easily on your average day in the city. Above, photographer Steven Wei has taken a beautiful shot of the Temple Street Night Market in Hong Kong. In Metro Vancouver, we can dine and dawdle at the Richmond Night

08 Sep 2017

Annie Briard

i. I work as a: Visual + media artist and adjunct prof at Emily Carr University of Art + Design. . ii. I do this creative work because… I’m driven by strange encounters with the visible and a desire to share and compare these stories with others. I feel there’s