Meet the Thrifty Duo Behind Chinatown’s New ‘Kool Thing Vintage’

Readers beware! This long read Q & A with a pair of vintage vets contains content that will inspire some mega thrift shopping!

The Dishes

Rhys Amber Does ‘The Dishes’

7 Places

We asked local chef Rhys Amber to take us on a tour of his favourite spots to dine and drink around Vancouver.

Talking Roadside Whisky and Wild Elegance with Goodbeast’s Jesse Bromm

Track the designer down at the Maritime Labour Centre on December 8/9 for the annual Got Craft? Holiday Edition market.

On the Future of Sustainable Fashion with Vancouverite Sam Lau of Hecho & Co.

In this long-form Q&A, we get to know a local creative whose sustainable and ethically-sourced textiles go to the fibre of her being.

On Fashion Flukes and Weirdo Fringe Sports With Emily Heffring

This long form Q & A will introduce you to the talented young woman behind the East Van accessory company, Your Bag of Holding.

Getting to Know the Talented Artist Behind the ‘Strange Fellows’ Brand

In this long read interview with local artist Christine Moulson, we talk process, inspiration, family, branding, beer and more.

Local Architect Susan Scott on Building Balsa Spitfires and a Better Vancouver

This wide-ranging interview with one half of local firm Scott & Scott covers design both big and small, and life at large in Vancouver.

‘Propellor’ Designer Toby Barratt on Coffee Rituals and Making Collaboration Work

In this expansive interview we get to know a Vancouverite who's been helping to breathe fresh life into BC design.

Picking Grapes

Picking Grapes With BC Wine Lover, Kimberley Conroy

8 Places

The fourth instalment of our new Q & A series, Picking Grapes, has a Mark Anthony sales rep detailing her love affair with BC grapes.

How a Shared Love of Hawaiian Food is Making Vancouver Taste a Little Better

Feel the sunshine in this in-depth interview with Tess and Tom, the duo behind Hawaiian food and hospitality company, Hanai Family Table.

Rockin’ and Rollin’ with Carla Smith, aka “Booty Quake”

The co-founder of Rolla Skate Club digs deep to choose the three records that get her rockin' and rollin' on and off the rink.

Talking Movies With One of Vancouver’s Most Esteemed Cinephiles

Shaun Seihachi Inouye, Programming Associate at The Cinematheque, is slated to speak at the next PechaKucha (October 18th).

An Interview With Local Artist and Crow Whisperer, Ehren Salazar

Check out his latest exhibition of drawings, "Crowland", on the walls of Luppolo Brewing in Strathcona this weekend.

Designing a Better-Looking Weed Future With Local Lifestyle Brand, Studio A-Ok

Chill out and learn more about the local brand aiming to steer the design of cannabis culture into the future in this Q & A.

The Dishes

The Acorn’s Shira Blustein Does ‘The Dishes’

12 Places

The co-owner of two of Vancouver's best vegetarian joints shares her personal treasure map of great places to eat, drink and unwind.

Local Wine Pro Dishes on Mentorship, Exams, Millennials Shaping the Market and More

Veteran wine instructor Mark Shipway gives us a piece of his mind in this lengthy, wide-ranging interview.

Juke’s Cassandra Darmanovic on Creamed Corn Cocktails and Underwater Bars

Busier than ever (with a second location on the horizon), the young and talented Chinatown bartender pours us a deep dive Q & A.

The Rock ‘N Roll Reality of Being Local Photographer, Mandy-Lyn

One of Vancouver's most interesting young artists talks life, work, inspiration, past and future in this long read interview.

Talking Iconic Canadian Logos and Brand Campaigns With the Master, Greg Durrell

Durrell's debut doc is screening at The Cinematheque from July 5 - 11th. Don't miss this fascinating entry into Canada's film canon!

A Guided Tour Through the Alternate Universe of Local Artist Paul Morstad

...where we discuss dreamworlds, misplaced nostalgia, Wandering Albatrosses and a (possible future) career as a whale tattoo artist.

On Being Bound by the Land and Time Traveling With Artist/Activist Tsema Igharas

The interdisciplinary artist, activist and Tahltan First Nation member's works are visually compelling and politically pertinent. Take a look:

On Deliciously Strange Beer and Food Pairings with Chicha Chef Shelome Bouvette

The typically wine-loving chef explains the inspiration behind Chicha's 2nd beer dinner with Strange Fellows Brewing, happening on May 29th.

The Dishes

A Gastronomic Crawl Around Vancouver With Everybody’s Favourite Bartender

9 Places

For this edition of The Dishes, the talented bartender was generous enough to show us where he breakfasts, lunches, dines and drinks.

Talking Homages & Beer Jelly With ‘East Van Jam’ Creator Natalie Ferrari-Morton

Meet the woman behind the local line-up of personified jams and find out about her seasonal, personal and fictional inspirations.

On Playing With Food and Crafting Puns with Local Artist Emily Cheung

She's mastered the food pun so be sure to have a couple in your arsenal when you see her at East Van's upcoming Got Craft festival.

Big Interview With Winemaker Tyler Harlton of Summerland’s TH Wines

The Saskatchewan import dishes on the art of restraint, Daniel Day Lewis and tucking in curse words for colour.

On Fuzzy Boundaries and Dreams of a Post-Capitalist Future With Local Artist, Ben Bogart

Experience the artist's robotic cinematic experience via 'Watching and Dreaming' at the Surrey Art Gallery, now until June 10.

Wilson Rhodes of Tempranillo Dishes on Dream Kitchens and Shucking Beans

The New Breed series continues with an interview with a young cook who plates Spanish tapas with a side of conversation in Gastown.