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? No? You’re not missing much, really, because they’re actually pretty scary. It’s probably a much better

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 like a wolf’s head – and realizing the confidence a detail like that could invite, designer

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 employing native woods and our own skyline. Bonus awesomeness: check out his City Wheel. How cool is that?!

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 skills. Whether you’re a chef, a wine maker, an architect, or a public relations executive,

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 permit for residential structures over 100 square feet (the same red tape exists here). His two

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 out with these words: “The outline of BC is similar to

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 – Alley, Plaza, Tunnel, Zig Zag – and each one is roughly the size of a

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 places and transfer points; places where stories begin, end, or pass right on by. With that in

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 up again on several awesome-hunting sites this week, and chances are that

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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