Category Archive: Featured

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After Finitude

Posted on April 16th, 2013

We were very pleasantly surprised when we stumbled into the Or Gallery recently to catch After Finitude which is in its last couple of weeks on view. Vancouver is a city where painting often takes a backseat to other media, notably photography, so it’s always exciting for us to see a thoughtful group show locally … (More →)

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Light Show

Posted on April 16th, 2013

The Light Show exhibition at the Hayward Gallery here in London is a careful selection of works that use artificial light and according to the show’s curator “refer to the transition from ‘objecthood’ to ‘environment’…”. The use of artificial light in visual art has a long and diverse history and is similar to film in … (More →)

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Brolin: Cundo

Posted on April 16th, 2013

The accessibility of production software and Internet resources has opened the floodgates to a tidal wave of bedroom producers, musicians and DJs. The thriving amateur community presents a new challenge for rare talents — how to worm their way out of the wash of self-taught artists and into the league of professional electronic music. It … (More →)

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British Columbia Wineries

Posted on April 9th, 2013

In an astonishingly short amount of time, British Columbia has gone from a wine backwater with a few local producers creating subpar offerings to a wine destination boasting more than 200 wineries – most located in the Okanagan Valley, where the desert climate is particularly well suited to growing grapes. Not only does BC produce … (More →)

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David Bowie Is

Posted on April 9th, 2013

In London we have all gone Bowie crazy! The critically acclaimed new album The Next Day entered the charts at number 1 and ticket presales for the show David Bowie Is at the Victoria & Albert Museum have broken all their records. As a Bowie devotee I was happy to queue to get in for … (More →)

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The Dinner by Herman Koch

Posted on April 9th, 2013

The back of my copy of Herman Koch’s The Dinner has a flattering blurb written by Gillian Flynn, the author of the bestseller Gone Girl. It’s an apt choice to have Flynn provide a review since both The Dinner and Gone Girl tell the tales of psychologically troubled characters. Like Flynn, Koch excels at … (More →)

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An Interview with Knauf and Brown

Posted on April 2nd, 2013

New to the world of product design and dedicated to the local creative community, Calen Knauf and Conrad Brown have spent the last couple of years hatching a promising collaboration under the banner Knauf & Brown. Before joining forces, the two designers were working separately on a variety of projects involving graphic design and photography. … (More →)

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Zuni Café

Posted on April 2nd, 2013

San Francisco has one of the best food scenes in North America – according to Michael Bauer, the restaurant critic for San Francisco Chronicle, a travel industry survey revealed that most visitors mention food as a major reason for their trip to the Bay Area capital. A 2012 article in the Huffington Post revealed … (More →)