30 Jun 2015

Hilary Miles

Marion Crane: “Do you have any vacancies?” Norman Bates: “Oh, we have 12 vacancies. 12 cabins, 12 vacancies.” Hilary Miles has long been a fan of Psycho, Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 thriller. “I love that movie.” She was thrilled when she was asked to bring her floral wizardry to the set

23 Jun 2015

Sarah Daniels

Sarah Daniels was holed up in the green room, waiting to do another real estate segment on the Marilyn Denis show. Having made her way to Toronto from Vancouver, her outfit needed some smoothing. Spotting the steamer, Daniels fired it up and got to work. Soon after, the producer came

16 Jun 2015

Devon Thom

When it comes to making jewellery, many artists take pride in using the traditional techniques of yore: carving through metal with a saw, soldering, lost wax casting. Others revel in applying new tricks: 3D printing, laser sintering, even making intricate metal designs with the water jet cutter and its pierce-anything,

02 Jun 2015

Jon Izen

Wistful birds with giant foreheads are reading thick books, wearing devil suits, balancing oranges on their heads and trying to find a good time to leave. A wild-eyed Zach Galifianikis is playing a tiny, grey piano. Meanwhile, a Yam Roll in cowboy boots is dashing about in a taxi and

26 May 2015

Natalie Ferrari-Morton

They are an interesting group. Madame Cherry is terribly grand, secretive and proud of her French heritage. Saint Claire was a devout Catholic nun – pure in her spirit, intense in her approach and a little tart. Blackberry Jack is adventurous, swarthy and ready for any dares you throw his

19 May 2015

Mark Ferris

If you’re looking for someone who knows the Vancouver music scene, look for violinist Mark Ferris. He is everywhere. From one week to another, you might find Ferris serving as Concert Master for the Vancouver Opera Orchestra or playing with Diana Krall, Wanting Qu or Marianas Trench. Then again, Ferris might be

12 May 2015

Sami Wall

A new home is to be treated with the utmost care. Step in the wrong way, bring in the wrong tchotchkes and a hex might fall upon all who live there. In many cultures, people are deeply superstitious about the dos and don’ts of breaking in a new home. If

05 May 2015

Meaghan Kennedy

In most apartment buildings, the recycling rituals are the same. Separate your plastics from your papers from your food mush, then bring the lot down to the giant bins in the basement when your own receptacles are full. In Meaghan Kennedy’s building, things work a little differently. Residents store their

28 Apr 2015

Melissa Cartwright

She is creeping purposefully about the back yard, with her full-coverage body suit, hooded veil and vintage leather gloves. Is this a Stephen King moment? Are more of them coming? There is, thankfully, no havoc to be wreaked here. This unusually clad woman is beekeeper Melissa Cartwright and she is tending

21 Apr 2015

Marcus Wild

In The Pirate Who Lost His AARRR, we hear about a young lad who is born with a powerfully loud voice. His in-crib hollering can be heard throughout the town. As the boy grows into a man, he is faced with an important choice: how best to use the power