VANCOUVER WOULD BE COOLER IF #236 | It Had Viewing Platform With A Spiral Slide

VANCOUVER WOULD BE COOLER IF #236 | It Had Viewing Platform With A Spiral Slide

(via) Vancouver runs an unfortunate deficit of accessible viewing platforms (no, the mountains don't count). While it has long offered up two revolting revolving lounge/restaurants with incredible views in all directions, the food leaves a lot to be desired and it costs an arm and a leg just to be subjected to it. Wouldn't it be great if we could take food out of the equation to build something that was free and as fun as it was high in the sky? For ideas, we could start by looking… more 

VANCOUVER WOULD BE COOLER IF #233 | It Had A Huge Warren We Could All Explore

VANCOUVER WOULD BE COOLER IF #233 | It Had A Huge Warren We Could All Explore

Have you ever had one of those Watership Down meets Lewis Carroll kinds of dreams when you find yourself lost in a massive underground root/warren system?… more 

SEEN IN VANCOUVER #487 | A Look Inside Fiona Morrison’s ‘Wolf Circus’ In Chinatown

SEEN IN VANCOUVER #487 | A Look Inside Fiona Morrison’s ‘Wolf Circus’ In Chinatown

by Grady Mitchell | Local designer Fiona Morrison specializes in jewellery that's elegantly edgy. After receiving compliments on a favourite - a ring shaped… more 

VANCOUVER WOULD BE COOLER IF #228 | An Artist Made Our Cityscape Into A Sphere

VANCOUVER WOULD BE COOLER IF #228 | An Artist Made Our Cityscape Into A Sphere

(via) Philadelphian designer James McNabb creates these beautiful "City Spheres" using scrap wood, and we think someone from Vancouver should give it a shot… more 

SMOKE BREAK #1091 | Short Film On The Gap Between Our Tastes And Our Abilities

SMOKE BREAK #1091 | Short Film On The Gap Between Our Tastes And Our Abilities

This video is a typographic representation of noted storyteller Ira Glass' famous quote about the gap between a creative person's good taste and their actual… more 

COOL THING WE WANT #425 | A Tiny Cabin In The Wilderness That Skirts Permit Rules

COOL THING WE WANT #425 | A Tiny Cabin In The Wilderness That Skirts Permit Rules

(via) This little cabin designed by Finnish escapist Robin Falck was a solution of sorts to getting around government regulations that require a building… more 

SEEN IN VANCOUVER #464 | Coffee Table Top Cut To The Shape Of British Columbia

SEEN IN VANCOUVER #464 | Coffee Table Top Cut To The Shape Of British Columbia

Nearly a year ago, we published some photographs of a coffee table that had been cut to the shape of the state of California (see above). We closed the piece… more 

COOL THING WE WANT #375: A Miniature Neighbourhood Of “Ienami” Moss Planters

COOL THING WE WANT #375: A Miniature Neighbourhood Of “Ienami” Moss Planters

(via) Metaphys, a design firm in Japan, gives us Ienami ("row of houses"), tiny home-shaped planters for mosses and succulents. They come in four types… more 

COOL THING WE WANT #374: Jens Risom’s 45 Year Old Pre-Fab Home On Brock Island

COOL THING WE WANT #374: Jens Risom’s 45 Year Old Pre-Fab Home On Brock Island

Dwell takes a look inside and out of designer Jens Risom's 60's pre-fab holiday home on Brock Island, RI. EVERY COOL THING WE WANT

HEADS UP: Creative Community To Reveal Vancouver Intersection Posters This Week

HEADS UP: Creative Community To Reveal Vancouver Intersection Posters This Week

Each intersection has a personality that is characterized by its architecture, its environment, and the velocity of its traffic. They are markers, meeting… more 

Cool Thing We Want #344: “Enlightenment” Book Lamp From Dutch Firm Studiomeiboom

Cool Thing We Want #344: “Enlightenment” Book Lamp From Dutch Firm Studiomeiboom

The Enlightenment Lamp | Studiomeiboom | $113 (10% to charity) | Details EVERY COOL THING WE WANT

Cool Thing We Want #338: Faux-Rock “Livingstone” Wool Floor Pillows By Smarin

Cool Thing We Want #338: Faux-Rock “Livingstone” Wool Floor Pillows By Smarin

If you're a design wonk, it's likely that you saw these faux-rock woolen pillows when they made the internet rounds a couple of years ago. Well, they've popped… more 

AWESOME THING WE DRANK #670: Late Afternoon Latte At 49th Parallel On West 4th

AWESOME THING WE DRANK #670: Late Afternoon Latte At 49th Parallel On West 4th

Tough call as to what's better, the latte or the cool mug with new branding | 49th Parallel (2152 W 4th Ave)

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