14 Apr 2017

Evan Biddell

Did you watch Project Runway Canada? If so, you might remember Evan Biddell – self-taught, outspoken, superhero-inspired and winner of Season 1. Biddell has gone onto a thriving fashion career with well-received collections and ever-creative showings at Fashion Week. “People have come to expect the unexpected with my shows.” For

09 Apr 2017

Don Mowatt Q/A

Don Mowatt, performer and author, has built a rich career in Vancouver. He was a major radio producer at CBC, where he accumulated an endless shelf of awards – ACTRA, New York Audio Arts, George F. Peabodys. “My specialty was doing feature documentaries at CBC, which combined my background in music, journalism

31 Mar 2017

Kamal Jit Q/A

You might have seen Kamal Jit’s sparkly dresses as you walk north on Main, past King Edward. This fashion designer has been in the business for more than twenty eight years. Her Show Off store has been at its current location for twelve. Jit creates gorgeous custom gowns for parties, prom, weddings,

21 Mar 2017

Peter Wilds

When a new client approached interior designer Peter Wilds about her 1000 square foot, 1930’s bungalow, she had an unusual request. She wanted to keep it. She and her husband were not going to knock it down and replace it with a bigger manse. “It was her Mother’s house,” Wilds explains. “They

14 Mar 2017

David Hall’s Cold Sea

It is magic to peek into the ocean via snorkel or scuba. The colours, the movement, the loose boundaries between plant and animal life – stunning images stay with you long after emerging. For most of us, these underwater glimpses come during sunny holidays in tepid seas. We’re not slithering into wet

10 Mar 2017

Javiera da Fonseca

From March 8th to April 22nd, Chilean artist Javiera da Fonseca’s show AURA (A Mexican Experience) is running at Back Gallery Project at 602 East Hastings Street. Da Fonseca’s striking new work has been attracting international interest. Naturally, we had questions! How did you come to be living in Mexico? “I visited Mexico

05 Mar 2017

Paper McQueen

“I relate more to that cold, austere asceticism of the Flemish masters,” said the enormously gifted Alexander McQueen, “and I also love the macabre thing you see in Tudor and Jacobean portraiture. For me, what I do is an artistic expression which is channeled through me. Fashion is just the

03 Mar 2017

Sarah Mulder Q/A

A jewellery designer and a painter, Sarah Mulder creates her pieces in a Gastown studio. Mulder has been working full-time as an artist since 2011, and has developed an eager following who can’t wait to comb through her latest collections. You can find Sarah Mulder Jewelry in shops across Canada. On Sunday, April

24 Feb 2017

Jamie Evrard Q/A

From March 4th to 18th, the Bau-Xi Gallery will be mounting Jamie Evrard’s gorgeous new show: Restless Spring. “It’s a continuation of my exploration of flowers,” says Evrard,  “but they’ve gone more abstract. I’m working from photographs I took in a woman’s peony garden in Italy. They are just so blousy.” “The

14 Feb 2017

Aristotle + Admiral’s Hearts

If there is one person who would appreciate our love of Valentine’s Day hearts, it’s Aristotle. ‘The seat of the soul and the control of voluntary movement – in fact, of nervous functions in general – are to be sought in the heart,’ said he. ‘ The brain is an