East Van’s Harlow Atelier to Transform Into ‘December Kids Market’

Skip the mall and shop a tasteful assortment of locally made kids stuff while sipping hot beverages on December 16th.

Holiday Spirit Need Uplifting? Head Up Grouse Mountain for “Peak of Christmas”

The Mountain has been transformed into a "Winter Wonderland" with something to appeal to every variety of festive sensibility.

 Coastal Dweller Holiday Pop-Up Goes Down in Deep Cove this Weekend

The pop-up shop will see more than 15 women-owned brands ranging from self-care and clothing to ceramics and textiles.

The Right Book to Flip Through if You’re Already Suffering Christmas Exhaustion

You can snag a signed copy of Ryan Heshka's 'Fatales' at his book signing at Lucky's Comics on Friday, December 8th.

The Scout List, Vol. 450

An agenda of the things we are doing, wishing we could do, or are conspiring to do in Vancouver from Dec. 6 to Dec. 11, 2017.

On Marpole’s Protestors and The City Struggling to Wake From 10 Year Slumber in Developer’s Bed

A scan of the headlines reveals a broken corporate media and politicians worrying if legal weed will lead to a communist revolution.

We Want This Japanese-Inspired Teapot by Lupa Ceramics

This beauty by local ceramicist Kristine Aguilar is the perfect teapot for daily brewing our way through every day of winter.

How Lulu Island Got Its Sweet Name

True story: the island that grew into the City of Richmond was named after a teenaged American showgirl.

We Want This Japanese Home with an Earthquake-Ready Bookshelf for a Kits Laneway

No ladders are necessary to explore this tall, slanted, seismic-savvy bookshelf in Japan.

When Development Interferes With an Artist’s Daily Inspiration

When artist Gwyneth Leech learned the view from her studio was going to be blocked by a new high-rise, she was devastated.

We Want Maggie Boyd’s Impossible-To-Get, Limited Edition “Danse Russe” Tote Bag

Only 50 of these bookish tote-and-poetry duos were made and they were all gone before we could finish articulating our hope for one.

The Honorary Dad of Every Hopeful, Diehard Vancouver Canucks Fan

"The only things certain in this world are death, taxes and Cheech projecting the 'Nucks to win the Stanley Cup."

A Local Designer Made These Lights and We Want Some

Matthew McCormick's 'Mila7' pendant lights are available in black, white and brushed brass finishes with customizable drop-lengths.

The Scout List, Vol. 449

An agenda of the things we are doing, wishing we could do, or are conspiring to do in Vancouver from Nov. 29 to Dec. 5, 2017.

We Want a Macrame Workshop with Portland Crafty Lady “Little Feral”

Got Craft? maker Little Feral's Macrame Workshop on Monday, December 11th is one you'll not want to miss!

Getting “Skooled” by Ceramic Artist, Teacher and Illustrator Julia Chirka

The artist has come a long way since her ceramic potato days...she's one of 30 artisans participating in this year's TOQUE craft fair.

On the Righteousness of Beer and the Consequences of Beserker Billionaires

Sean Orr wants a local beer brewed for anti-fascists and learns of a Canadian politician who thinks weed is as bad as fentanyl.

A Swedish Solution for Solitude Somewhere Secret on the Sunshine Coast

This "72h Cabin" was named after the length of time a study took to come to conclusions about stress reduction. How very fitting!

Guidance for People Who Play with Very Sharp Things

Kevin Kent, knife aficionado and CEO of Knifewear, wields his wisdom on knives for home cooks, professionals and blade enthusiasts.

Why the Soundtrack is So Damn Good at Steel & Oak Brewing Co.

A love of vinyl is deep and soulful for Jorden Foss, the owner of the New West brewery. He loves seeing sippers singing along.

On Developers Stomping Feet and Doubting that Vancouver is Awesome

A read of the local headlines finds Burb Panzers on fire, bad decisions abounding and plenty of self-serving bullshit.

Where Icons & Giants Once Took the Stage in Vancouver’s West End

The Georgia Auditorium might be long gone, but the old concert hall will forever be a big part of our entertainment history.

Make Original Block Printed Gifts and More at Collage Collage’s Adults-Only Workshop

Learn a new skill, hang out with fellow crafty adults and check off some holiday gifts on Tuesday, November 28th

Art Auction Now Underway at Access Gallery in Chinatown

Art enthusiasts have until Saturday night to put in their bids on works by over 50 local and international artists.

On Boondoggles and Seeking Treatment for Vancouver’s Infectious Superficiality

A read of the local headlines reveals bad drivers, horrible politicians and vacuous yearnings in the shallows.

Crawl Artist David T. Cho on Resuscitating Portraiture and the Affordability of Art

From Iron Mike to Baywatch babes, the common denominator in these works are the artist's personal fascinations.

The Iconic Structure at East 6th Avenue and Clark Drive

"My uncle rocked a hand-drawn East Van Cross on his t-shirt back in 1972."

Documenting Decades with Vancouver Street Photographer Louise Francis-Smith

We pay a pre-Eastside Culture Crawl visit to learn what continues to drive the prolific local artist.