16 Dec 2018

Sipping Violets – 2019 Canadian Restaurant Trends

At the start of 2018, Restaurants Canada – a national, not for profit association –  asked 430 chefs about the menu items and cooking techniques that were gaining popularity in their professional kitchens.     Now, as Restaurants Canada prepares for their huge 2019 Trade Show, they report out on

14 Dec 2018

Our Christmas With Chor Leoni

Of all the December evenings we have spent with Chor Leoni, one stands out. It was December 20th, 2011 and we knew that Dad wouldn’t make it to Christmas. As he lay sleeping for the night in his hospital bed, Mum and I dashed to St. Andrew’s-Wesley in our crumpled

11 Dec 2018

Guo Pei, The Detail

“Fashion shouldn’t just be about the present,” says designer Guo Pei. “I care more about the meaning behind the details. Therefore, the embroidery and motifs you see on my clothing all have stories behind them.” Even if you have been to the Vancouver Art Gallery once to see the Guo

09 Dec 2018

Bau-Xi Annual Holiday Exhibit

We appreciate the gorgeous range of artists on display at local galleries like the Bau-Xi on South Granville. Until December 21st, you can check out their talented roster at the annual Holiday Exhibition. Here’s a peek at some of the works you’ll see. Joshua Jensen-Nagle. The Feeling You Leave Behind

07 Dec 2018

Holiday Victoria

“We’re a bagpipe flashmob,” the chief piper announced as a crowd quickly gathered. “Any donations will go to Victoria Hospice.” Mark my footsteps, good my page Tread thou in them boldly Thou shall find the winters rage Freeze thy blood less coldly. Drone cords and Santa pompoms swayed as be-kilted

04 Dec 2018

Claudia Schulz

i. I work as: a hat designer/milliner ii. I do this creative work because: I love hats. I love to wear hats. I love to create hats. iii. Personal qualities that help me in my work are: I’m interested in design and fashion. In my work, I’m bridging these two elements in

02 Dec 2018

Caroline Miller

i. I work as as a: Jewellery and Small Object Designer/Maker. ii. I do this creative work because: I am attracted to metal science, geometery, alchemy and mathematics in a three dimensional form. Making jewellery is a way of looking at the microscopic world we live in. iii. Personal qualities

30 Nov 2018

GI Holiday Sweets 2018

Fancy a holiday treat? The twinkly lights are up at Granville Island; go in the dark if you can. Bakers and potion-makers have responded with all sorts of delicious sweets to bring on a festive mood. • @ ChocolaTas • @ Olde World Fudge • @ Stuart’s • @ Terra

30 Nov 2018

Izabela Gereb

i. I work as a furniture designer / textile artist /visual artist. ii. I do this creative work because: Ideas come to my mind, especially when I see materials which potentially could be used. I am a bit obsessed about recycling: making art out of “nothing.”  Practically all my furniture and clothing I

27 Nov 2018

Retro Sound Museum

What are some of your favourite sounds from your day to day life? How many of those noises will no longer exist five, ten years from now? Which sounds do your miss from your childhood? In 2013, German designers Daniel Chun and Jan Derksen from Chunderksen Design built Conserve The Sound,