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

10 Jan 2015

Alanna Sager

If you want to  be invited back to the theatre, do not wish any of the performers the accursed good luck. If you must add your two bits, you can try the break a leg approach with actors, maybe singers. With dancers, however, you can imagine that break a leg is no

06 Jan 2015

Cheralyn Chok

What do Fred Astaire, Jay-Z, Orville Redenbacher, Karl Lagerfeld, James Bond, Marlene Dietrich, Idris Elba, Winston Churchill and The Cat in the Hat have in common? A great deal, perhaps. But, the most visible ties that bind them are bowed. These are famous faces that have posed happily atop bow ties – an assertive

30 Dec 2014

Anita Jackel-Deggan

When Anita Jackel-Deggan was a child growing up in Hailer, Germany, she used to sneak into the local tannery to forage for leather scraps in their dump. She wasn’t supposed to be there, what with the toxic waste and all. But little Anita had a most specific goal: “I wanted