24 Jan 2016

Margarita Dittborn

Margarita Dittborn’s striking work has been exhibited around the world: from Spain to Shanghai, Basel to Dubai, Paris to Guanajuato. In 2008, she won the Critics Circle Award for her first solo show, Sick of Love, in her native Chile. Dittborn was also chosen as one of Phaidon’s top young

15 Jan 2016

Dhillon.Hatfield

When you chat with professional creators, you hear some common themes: 1) It can get lonely spending so much time working on your own. 2) Finding new customers is tough. 3) Retail spaces are expensive and managing them is enormously time-consuming. Architect Tina Dhillon and Interior Designer Brooke Hatfield have a

06 Jan 2016

Leonardo’s To Do List

When it comes to polymath genius innovators, it is hard to beat Leonardo da Vinci. He died on May 2, 1519, yet people stake out his exhibits and push in front of his paintings like newly converted groupies. Here in Vancouver, we experienced the da Vinci devotion at the Vancouver Art Gallery’s

03 Jan 2016

Allison Lau

You might see her early mornings on the bus, making that long journey to school. She is not sleeping, studying or getting lost in her playlist. As Allison Lau makes her way to university, she knits. And knits. “My commute is quite long, so I get a solid amount of

27 Dec 2015

Cash And Rags

Triple Chocolate Threat, Bee Sting, Canadian Whiskey Bacon, Salted Caramel. These are just some of the donut flavours that inspire Vancouverites to get up at 7 am and head down to Cartems. Since their 2012 opening on West Pender, this local Donuterie has consistently found itself on Vancouver’s Best Donuts

18 Dec 2015

Lina And Piero

You know her face. Not because of her achievements as a Metropolitan Opera singer in the early 1900’s. Not because of her remarkable Italian life story: parents killed when she was 15, adopted by a Roman Catholic orphanage until she ran away with a theatre group, married a Russian Prince, killed alongside her

15 Dec 2015

Tiko Kerr

If you were to make a rough sketch of the Greater Vancouver area, which major elements would you include? Chances are that you would draw in some major bridges, downtown landmarks, oceans and mountains. And chances are that Tiko Kerr, one of Vancouver’s most beloved artists, has painted some of

08 Dec 2015

Sarah Murray

Midway through getting his portrait shot for a magazine, director Carl Bessai surprised photographer Sarah Murray with a question. “Would you be available to shoot some movie stills?” Hmm. Murray had never shot movie stills before. Food, interiors, travel, portraits – sure. But movies? Never. Not to worry. With an

04 Dec 2015

Melissa Nkomo

There was a lot that Melissa Nkomo liked about her job as a make-up artist. She spent the day chatting to people and, with a few swipes of her brush, transformed their faces. Clients would ask Nkomo for beauty tips and she was more than happy to oblige. What Melissa

01 Dec 2015

The Lemon Square Guys

Here in Canada, we love our lemon squares. We are lemon sweet searching like mad and Google forecasts that our obsession will continue.   If you are looking for the quintessential lemon square, you have come to the right city. Chef Dan Spratling and Wally Mitchell run a popular Vancouver