Category Archive: Featured

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RedFarm

Posted on July 2nd, 2013

I love it when a meal surprises you — flat out knocks you out with its originality yet the Chef executes the flavours of each dish perfectly. These are the kinds of meals that leave me wondering, how soon can I eat here again? After my first meal on a very crowded Friday night at … (More →)

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Patisserie: Mastering the Fundamentals of French Pastry

Posted on July 2nd, 2013

It seems like cookbooks are the new coffee table display item with many publishing houses now producing glossy, beautifully photographed tomes that are as much picture book as recipe guide. Publishers like Phaidon, once better known for their weighty art tomes, are churning out glossy, well-designed books by the dozen, bringing the same standards of … (More →)

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Scott Massey: Let’s Reach ‘c’ Together

Posted on June 25th, 2013

The artificial divide between the realms of art and science has been blurred of late as contemporary artists both employ the tools of science in their practice and explore, and challenge, scientific properties with their work. Vancouver-based photographer Scott Massey has had a longstanding interest in questions surrounding space – both that which we encounter … (More →)

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Bompas and Parr at Kew Gardens

Posted on June 25th, 2013

Photo Courtesy RBG Kew

As part of London’s Kew Garden’s summer celebration of the bounty of nature, IncrEdibles: A Voyage through Surprising Edible Plants, dynamic British duo, Sam Bompas and Harry Parr, dubbed ‘architectural foodsmiths’, have transformed Kew’s Palm House pond into a tutti frutti boating experience and participatory artwork, at the centre of … (More →)

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Mapping Manhattan: A Love (and Sometimes Hate) Story in Maps by 75 New Yorkers

Posted on June 25th, 2013

Loving New York as we do, when accidental cartographer and Harvard graduate Becky Cooper released her book Mapping Manhattan: A Love (and Sometimes Hate) Story in Maps by 75 New Yorkers, we were immediately intrigued by her collaborative project. Carrying hundreds of blank maps she hand-printed on the letterpress in the basement of her … (More →)

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Chicha Restaurant

Posted on June 18th, 2013

Lolita’s on Davie has long been one of our favourite spots in Vancouver for a laidback meal; with a distinctive atmosphere and a menu comprised of contemporary renditions of classic Mexican dishes, the restaurant serves up tasty food and delectable cocktails that never disappoint. We were thrilled to learn that Lolita’s head chef, Shalome Bouvette, … (More →)

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Luminato Festival – Top 5

Posted on June 18th, 2013

Luminato, the yearly and truly multi-disciplinary arts festival in Toronto is here – yes, it is here now, happening June 14 to 23. The 2013 edition is Artistic Director Jörn Weisbrodt’s first fully-curated Luminato (he hopped aboard as artistic director a tad too late, early in 2012, to change last year’s sails) and already this … (More →)

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Marcel Duchamp: The Afternoon Interviews

Posted on June 18th, 2013

We just got our hands on the slim book Marcel Duchamp: The Afternoon Interviews and we’re so glad we did. In 1964, writer Calvin Tomkins interviewed Marcel Duchamp in his apartment in New York; this book, based on those five-and-a-half hours of taped dialogues with the artist, is the first time their conversations have been … (More →)