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

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