Vancouver Would Be Cooler If Its Mountains Had More Deciduous Trees…

A pair of thrill-seeking skiers turn Autumn in the Cantal forest of Southern France into their downhill playground.

Vancouver Would Be Cooler If Its Sunniest Blind Walls Had Scaffolded Gardens

The GreenBelly Project is a concept that would see boring, windowless urban walls producing all kinds of deliciousness.

Vancouver Would Be Cooler If Its People Could Explore a Gigantic Model of It

This massive architectural model of New York City got us thinking how cool it would be to see Vancouver similarly represented.

Vancouver Would Be Cooler If Its Demolished Buildings Were First Saved in Miniature

Our historical architecture isn't so valued that it can avoid the wrecking balls of development. But what if it could be saved in another way?

Imagining Public Baths in a Clean False Creek

If the Danish city of Aarhus can open public baths in their once filthy waterway, why can't we do something similar here?

Vancouver Would Be Cooler If it Had a Museum of Rocks That Look Like Faces

The museum is the only one of its kind, dedicated entirely to rocks that look like human faces. Surely we should have one of our own!

Vancouver Would Be Cooler If It Had This Art Project That Gave Out Free Hot Dogs

Austrian artist Erwin Wurm transformed an old VW bus into a bizarre, oddly obese food truck of sorts, and we want it for our sea wall.

Vancouver Would Be Cooler If it Had a Weird Village of Spherical Homes

Made of concrete strengthened with fibreglass and originally subsidized by the Dutch government, these futuristic homes from 1984 are awesome.

Vancouver Would Be Cooler If It Had a Massive Carpet Modelled On Its Streetscape

A South African furniture design company has made a 3m x 2m 'New York City Carpet' and we're a little covetous of it.

Vancouver Would Be Cooler If It Had This Shop Stocked With Wines by Women Winemakers

This female-forward, animal-friendly Silver Lake wine shop would be perfectly suited to Main Street.

Vancouver Would Be Cooler If It Had Tiny Islands for Hanging Out On in False Creek

With good weather approaching, we saw this 215 sqft island designed for Copenhagen's harbour and got covetous about it.

Vancouver Would Be Cooler if Our Anarchists Filled Our Pot Holes (Like They Do in Portland)

Portland anarchists decided to radically intercede where their city had failed them, taking direct action to the streets, literally.

Vancouver Would Be Cooler If It Had a Japanese-Style ‘Capsule’ Hotel & Sauna

This capsule hotel and sauna facility in Tokyo would be nice fit for Vancouver, which could use more diversity of accommodations.

Vancouver Would Be Cooler If This Brilliant Little Shop Opened on Robson Street

It ticks three Vancouver boxes. 1.) It has good branding. 2.) It's an Instagrammable one-hit wonder. 3.) People line up for it.

Vancouver Would Be Cooler If Chancho Never Ran Out of Its Delicious Carnitas

A direct appeal to the owners of Chancho to expand their hours so they stop running out of food during the dinner rush.

Vancouver Would Be Cooler If It Had More Public Bake Ovens

Toronto has more than a dozen public bake ovens but Vancouver has just the one. What do we have to do to get more?

What Is a ‘Flavour Concentration Booth’ and Why Doesn’t Vancouver Have Any?

We're crossing our fingers for Ichiran's eventual arrival in Vancouver, ideally somewhere in old Japantown.

Vancouver Would Be Cooler if it Had a Mario Kart Cosplay Service Similar to Tokyo’s

All one needs is some courage and a Japanese/International driver's license...

Vancouver Would Be Cooler If Each Neighbourhood Had Its Own Manhole Art

There are over 19,000 different manhole cover designs in Japan. They even make manhole trading cards! While Vancouver does have some artfully embellished manholes we nevertheless believe it would be very interesting to have their designs determined by the individual neighbourhoods in which they are found.

Vancouver Would Be Cooler If A Japanese Misting Arch Came To Stanley Park

Imagining Australian artist James Tapscott literally "cool" installation much closer to home...