21 Feb 2015

Kelsey Adair

When Kelsey Adair was a competitive snowboarder, she spent a lot of time in buses: Whistler, Seattle, Kelowna. To pass the time, she and her fellow boarders would crochet toques to sport on the slopes. “Looking back , they were pretty ugly, bright hats.” Having studied fashion at John Casablancas,

17 Feb 2015

Amartei Armar

With the Oscars less than a week away, all bets are on. Well in the mix are Birdman for Best Picture, Michael Keaton for Best Actor and Alejandro G. Iñárritu for Best Director. For young filmmakers like Amartei Armar, every new filming detail and behind the scenes is an opportunity

14 Feb 2015

Ilanna Barkusky

The snowboarder soars off the jump, body and board angled down like a dagger. The surfer is cutting into a wave that looks eager to swallow him whole. There is such life in athletes who are pushing at the edges and photographer Ilanna Barkusky is poised with her camera, craning for

10 Feb 2015

Boris Favre

How is it that a Canadian born in France becomes an acclaimed builder of Swedish bagpipes? It’s a story that starts with an adventurous childhood fit for a storybook. Little Boris Favre was born in Lyon. His parents split early on, so Boris moved to Montreal then Vancouver with his

07 Feb 2015

Paisley Smith

It’s a moment that Diane von Furstenberg references often. As she considers talented young designers battling for the CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund: “I love to watch people at the beginning of their lives. That’s the moment that you have that first juice. And that first juice will really have a

03 Feb 2015

Kevin Clark

Even the Mighty Martha can fall victim to food photo failure. Just over a year ago, Martha Stewart was getting into the sharing spirit, tweeting out pictures of her latest meals: iceberg wedge salad, seaweed bone marrow, pasta handkerchiefs, onion soup with baguette croutons, gruyere and comte cheese melted on

31 Jan 2015

Alex Beim

Whoa. Perhaps it was at Coachella when twelve hundred of the seven-foot PizMob Zygote balls flew down from the skies and onto the audience during the Arcade Fire encore. As you stared and screamed and leapt, the magical balls lit up and changed colours to the Wake Up beat. It might

27 Jan 2015

David Lemon

Frank Doyle spent most of his life working as a clerk – dotting i’s, crossing t’s, keeping things organized. In his spare time, Frank set mind and pencil to an altogether different task: composing music. Frank accumulated a great pile of his handwritten scores as he moved through life and finally

24 Jan 2015

Monica Smith

Emily Carr is one of Canada’s most celebrated artists. Her hand is immediately recognizable as she captures the spirit of B.C.’s forested landscape and our First Nations history. In 2013, Carr’s Crazy Stair painting fetched $3,393,000 at a Heffel Fine Art Auction. “Careful, please.” “No photos.” You can understand why Carr’s

13 Jan 2015

Tara Wohlberg

There is a musicality to much of the writing that moves us. As Ezra Pound wrote in 1850: ‘I would define, in brief, the poetry of words as the rhythmical creation of beauty.’  And, as actor Antony Holland said in one of our recent profiles: “I have a theory that when you