01 Oct 2015

Nik Palmer

When people buy handcrafted bags from Palmer & Sons, they can be reluctant to break them in. These leather treasures are clearly the result of thoughtful design and skilled building. The latches, rivets and hides are just so. Must keep it perfect. Nik Palmer hears these fears a lot and

25 Sep 2015

Jonathan Girard

For many of us, a career is a door propped open. Why not try something different? But, ever so often, you meet that person who has had one clear career dream since childhood. Jonathan Girard is one of the unwavering few. Now Director of Orchestras at the UBC School of

15 Sep 2015

Zoya Jiwa

Vancouver is home to some wildly successful fashion bloggers and their much-studied instagram feeds. There is Vanessa Hong of The Haute Pursuit, with her crisp black and whites, striking photography and world travels. Or there is Cara McLeay whose a fashion love affair blog landed her a position as the Vancouver

08 Sep 2015

The Gilroys

If you are sitting in the pews of St. Mary’s Kerrisdale, you cannot help but be struck by the stained glass windows that encircle you. When the sun is courteous enough to appear, its light shines through the brilliant cuts of purple, red, green and gold. As expected, some of

25 Aug 2015

Lynn Falconer

Lynn Falconer has been working as a sculptor for over ten years. She has always loved her work doing larger gallery pieces, but was looking for a new challenge. Falconer decided to take a group approach. Each participant in her challenge group had to identify some key goal that they wanted

23 Aug 2015

Simone Osborne’s Gilda

‘P.S: As soon as you get this let­ter, put on your skates; run about the city and find some­one of influ­ence to get us per­mis­sion to do Le roi s’amuse. Don’t go to sleep; give your­self a good shake; do it at once.’ So wrote Giuseppe Verdi to his librettist, Francisco

18 Aug 2015

Dimitri Tzotzos

Bread and Meate! Buy a candlesticke? Buy any prunes? Buy a washing ball? In 18th Century London, bread lovers knew when their favourite loaves or buns were ready for purchase. Street vendors – ringing their bells, clanging their pots – would shout each other down with their musical cries. Bread

11 Aug 2015

Anthony Poon

The Big Day. The Best Day of your Life. Or is it: The First Day of the Rest of your Life? If your work involves weddings, then you better get it right. Who wants to be responsible for bungling this day of all days? Wedding videographers have a persnickety task.

07 Aug 2015

The Getz Ear

Who is going to be the Next Big Thing in Classical Music? Ask Leila Getz. Every year, new, promising talents gain notice in this country or that – fronting symphonies, winning competitions. Over time, the odd one will enthrall the classical masses and leap into superstardom. Since starting the Vancouver

04 Aug 2015

Sandy Pell

It is generally not considered a good sign if people are staring at meeting room walls. Please stop talking. For the love of all that is good, please stop talking. Yet, people from around the world – USA Today, Tech City News UK, Canadian Business, Azure Magazine, Mashable – are