Shell Game

Posted on June 11th, 2013

Installation view of Shell Game at Wil Aballe Art Projects
Photo: Dennis Ha

Wil Aballe Art Projects opened in January of this year and this young gallerist is already impressing us with his thoughtful programming, covetable editions (the Aurel Schmidt print he launched has already sold out), and sheer enthusiasm. Aballe’s gallery is also his … (More →)


Longtail Kitchen

Posted on June 4th, 2013

We don’t often venture all the way to New Westminster for a bite to eat, but we’ve been hearing a lot of buzz about River Market at Westminster Quay which is becoming something of a food fan destination with Wild Rice, Re-UP BBQ and Wally’s Burgers nestled into the waterfront property. When we heard Chef … (More →)


Vancouver Architectural Finds

Posted on May 28th, 2013

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After a few years of architecture school and creative practice on the other side of the country, Vancouver feels like a whole new city to me, despite having grown up here. Whenever there is time to spare, there are new buildings to visit and old favorites to explore further. … (More →)


Sargam House

Posted on May 21st, 2013

Despite an almost overwhelming number of options, there really is a paucity of Indian restaurants serving up tasty and authentic cuisine outside of Vancouver’s suburbs. While establishments offering mediocre palak paneer, daal and aloo gobi are a dime a dozen in the downtown core, it’s nearly impossible to distinguish one from the next and most … (More →)


Lukas Peet

Posted on May 14th, 2013

While Vancouver is a recognized centre for contemporary art, its contributions to the world of design are typically less well known and tend to be overshadowed by the visual arts. With Emily Carr University adding a Master’s of Design degree to its curriculum, it seems like the emphasis on art over design is beginning to … (More →)


Nancy Holt

Posted on May 7th, 2013

Nancy Holt: Selected Photo and Film Works
Installation view, Contemporary Art Gallery, Vancouver
Photo: Scott Massey

There has been a renewed interest in Land Art of late fuelled by the groundbreaking, and controversial, reappraisal of the movement, Ends of the Earth: Land Art to 1974, held by LA’s Museum of Contemporary Art last year. … (More →)


Grand Hotel

Posted on April 30th, 2013

Unusual and unique, Grand Hotel: Redesigning Modern Life is visual culture at its best. The exhibition, currently on view at the Vancouver Art Gallery, is a visual smorgasbord of architecture, pop culture and design woven together through the social fabric of the hotel. Grand Hotel, curated by Jennifer M. Volland, Bruce Grenville and Stephanie … (More →)


Handcrafted Signs

Posted on April 23rd, 2013

Great typography always catches our eye – we’re designers after all. But we have a particular appreciation for handcrafted or hand-painted type. Signage today is most often printed on vinyl banners or as adhesive vinyl applied to glass. It’s cheap, it’s quick and by base standards, it gets the job done. But it’s also sterile, … (More →)