26 Apr 2019

Brown Paper Couture

Every year, we look forward to the brown paper couture dresses created by the talented students from the Design Formation program at Langara College. Since the exhibit has moved from the college itself to Oakridge, more passersby can stop to admire these paper re-imaginings of designer creations. As we were

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,

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

31 Mar 2019

The Poodle

The white poodle sits high above, looking down on we sneaker-people and our bedazzled leashes. Head and haunches are angled just right for passersby traveling north, south, east, west. Montreal artist Gisele Amantea’s controversial aluminum-cast sculpture stands 7 feet tall atop a 25 foot pole at 18th and Main. ‘It

31 Mar 2019

The Lady In Green

A couple of blocks north of The Poodle, you’ll find another striking mural by Milan Basic Art, who has enhanced the piece over time.

17 Mar 2019

Nature’s Art @ Science World

There is a pleasure in the pathless woods, There is a rapture on the lonely shore, There is society, where none intrudes, By the deep sea, and music in its roar… Lord Byron leads a chorus of artists who look to nature for direct inspiration and creative space. ‘There are

10 Mar 2019

An Anvil @ Leg-In-Boot

We’re lucky. We get to see an anvil – Maskull Lasserre’s Acoustic Anvil (A Small Weight to Forge The Sea) – when we visit False Creek’s Leg-in-Boot Square. Our predecessors weren’t so lucky. In the late 1800s, visitors to the square, then home to a police station, would have found

17 Feb 2019

Echoes

As you walk along the Kits Beach path, you might stop to rest on one of a series of stainless steel chairs set out at different angles, some facing the view. When the sunlight – yes, sun! It happens. – is working its way towards the words engraved into the