13 Aug 2017

Amber Haase

i. I work as: I am the creator/maker of Element Botanicals natural product line. ii. I do this creative work because: This lifestyle organically grew from my lifelong interests and passions. Also, I’ve been at it so long, yet it still fascinates and inspires me. iii. Personal qualities that help

08 Aug 2017

Ellen Walde

i. I work as a designer and maker creating textile accessories and clothes in beautiful linen for my label Le Fil rouge Textiles. Le Fil rouge Textiles is a lifestyle brand that embraces the beauty of simplicity. Pure, sustainable, high quality linen is used to create chic and timeless pieces

01 Aug 2017

Bianca Barr

i. I work as an independent jewellery and clothing designer. ii. I do this creative work because: I am genuinely interested and fascinated by fashion. I’ve always been super particular about the clothing and accessories that I wear. I love putting together outfits and dressing up. The actual physical aspect

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 in London

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

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

07 Jul 2017

Emily Carr In The Forest

“It is wonderful,” Emily Carr said, “to feel the grandness of Canada in the raw, not because she is Canada, but because she’s something sublime that you were born into, some great rugged power that you are a part of.” ‘Go into the woods alone,’ Carr wrote in her journal.