17 Jan 2020

Isabelle Menin

We first spied Isabelle Menin’s work in a New York gallery. Now, we’re excited to learn that this Belgian photographer is newly represented by Bau-Xi Gallery. ‘Known for her striking large-scale photographs,’ they write, ‘Menin refers to her artful arrays of florals as ‘disordered landscapes’. Working with a painter’s eye

14 Jan 2020

The Hot Chocolate Code

If you too spent a mindless hour (or thirty-six) watching holiday movies, you’ll know The Code for impending romance. Falling Snow + Twinkling Outdoor Lights + Hot Chocolate = First Kiss, Lifelong Love Confirmed. If you’re looking to enact The Code, Vancouver is offering up plenty of falling snow and

12 Jan 2020

Year of the Rat

As the Lunar New Year approaches, Vancouver is getting ready to celebrate the Year of the Rat. . . In her 2019 book, The Year of the Rat ( A Pacy Lin Novel Book 2), Grace Lin – a Newberry and Caldecott Honor-winning children’s author – explains how this less than

09 Jan 2020

Giant Lego Towers

“We’re almost near the end of some 2,000 man hours, 18 buildings, 400,000 Lego bricks, a lot of sleepless nights, a lot of mathematics, a lot of headaches, but we’re almost there.” That’s not a sentence you hear every day. The words do start to make sense when you consider

07 Jan 2020

The Planetarium

Some say the roof was designed to look like a spaceship. Knowing that the building is home to the HR Macmillan Space Centre – or ‘The Planetarium’ as it has long been known – does nothing to discredit that story. But, architect Gerald Hamilton actually designed the roof in honour of the traditional cedar-woven

03 Jan 2020

The Princely Collections

2020 brings the opportunity to see almost one hundred Old Master and 19th Century works by sixty artists – artists like Sandro Botticelli, Rembrandt, Peter Paul Rubens, Anthony van Dyck, Leonardo da Vinci. The Princely Collections, Liechtenstein: Five Centuries of European Painting and Sculpture exhibit brings together works collected by

31 Dec 2019

Kevin Boyle

i. I work as an artist and photographer. ii. I do this creative work because: I need to. I was always creative but in 2011 I had an overwhelming need to create work that moved me (and hopefully the viewer), and was socially relevant. iii. Personal qualities that help me

29 Dec 2019

Turmeric Trending

Turmeric. That’s the flavour that Consumer Trend Reports tells us will surge in popularity on 2020 menus. . . One place you can be sure to find a host of 2020 flavours? La Casa Gelato. You’ll find turmeric in their Nut Kufi and Akbar Mashti gelatos. This pink house of

27 Dec 2019

Sibelius, Don Juan + Rapallo

‘Don Juan. I was sitting in the dark in my castle when a stranger entered. I asked who he could be again and again — but there was no answer. I tried to make him laugh but he remained silent. At last the stranger began to sing — then Don

24 Dec 2019

December + Canada = Cookies

In 2019, which food cravings had us scrambling to Google for recipes? Trending Canadian Food Searches for 2019 i. Beef Stroganoff ii. Brussel Sprouts iii. Coleslaw iv. Banana Bread v. Lasagna vi. Guacamole vii. Fried Rice viii. Gnocchi ix. Turkey Breast x. Beef Stew Come December, though, our priorities change.