21 Apr 2019

Lowry’s Last Lap to the Sea

Malcolm Lowry was an oft heard name on our phone lines. When Dad was a twenty-something writer, he met Lowry – twenty years his senior – at Earle Birney’s Deep Cove hut. Biographers would call, asking Dad to talk about his ensuing friendship with the brilliant, hard-living author of Under The

19 Apr 2019

Goat Cheese Quiche

‘In France, milk is for infants, and a glass of milk with the meal is inconceivable – except to a much publicized former French premier.’ ‘The French don’t like vegetables. This is why they make them taste so good.’ It’s one of the best things about reading old cookbooks –

16 Apr 2019

Opie @ Elizabeth Taylor’s House

You likely recognize the Andy Warhol portrait of Elizabeth Taylor above. You might have even seen one of Warhol’s Liz series if you’ve been lucky to travel to museums like The Tate in London. Now, take a look at the version below, photographed in Elizabeth Taylor’s house. You’ll notice a shadowy

14 Apr 2019

Flatiron

It’s one of the most photographed buildings in New York: the Flatiron Building. Above, you’ll see a beautiful 1904 shot of the Flatiron from photographer Edward J. Steichen – an American born in Luxembourg. Another renowned photographer, Alfred Stieglitz, said of the unusual New York building: ‘It appeared to be

12 Apr 2019

Cherry Blossom Festival

Once more than five flowers on the special Somei Yoshino trees have bloomed, the Tokyo Meteorological Agency can declare the official start of cherry blossom season. Visitors crowd into Japan to experience all of the beauty and ceremony around this blossoming of the sakura. To mark sakura season last year,

09 Apr 2019

Ema Peter

i. I work as an Architectural Photographer ii. I do this creative work because: I fell in love with photography the first time I held a camera at 6 years old. I grew up traveling with my dad who was a film camera man; sleeping in equipment vans and sitting

07 Apr 2019

The Pink Stripe Building

As you walk along the seawall, from Granville Island to Science World, you’ll get all sorts of angles on a most unusual Yaletown tower edged with a long navy blue squiggle that passes over a pink then yellow then lighter blue stripe. This shock of colour in The City of

05 Apr 2019

Monet To Matisse

“Each day I go to my studio full of joy,” said painter William Bouguereau, born in France, 1825. “In the evening when obliged to stop because of darkness I can scarcely wait for the next morning to come … if I cannot give myself to my dear painting I am

02 Apr 2019

Graphic Atwood

‘My 87 year-old grandma just got her first look at my Handmaid’s Tale adaptation.’ So tweets Vancouver-born artist Renée Nault, illustrator behind the just-released graphic novel. Grandma opens it: ‘gasps “oh, it’s this kind of book!!” …she didn’t realize it was a graphic novel, she thought I’d spent all this

02 Apr 2019

Sue Muir

i.  I work as a Jewelry Designer. ii. I do this creative work because: I’ve never really liked store bought jewelry so I started making my own. I like the idea of wearing something that is made with thought and purpose. iii. Personal qualities that help me in my work: