COOL THINGS WE WANT // This Coffee Mug Celebrating an East Van Institution

Long a fixture of the neighbourhood, the Mr. Mattress store at Clark & Venables is celebrated by fans at a nearby gallery.

We Want to Relax in This Golden Bath That Rolls Out the Window Into Nature

At the hotel Auberge aux 4 Vents in Fribourg, Switzerland, guests of a particular room can enjoy a unique experience.

COOL THINGS WE WANT // This Super Sweet Hives for Humanity Summer Picnic Basket

The spread includes all the standard fixings for creating your own lovely little cheese board loaded with local deliciousness.

We Want This Hugely Unnecessary ‘Mon Oncle’ Briefcase BBQ

A gimmick, to be sure, but the size and form factor are ideal for our summertime purposes.

Handmade Championship Chess Sets Are Super Special, and We Want One

Make knights for a championship chess set takes two hours, and fewer than 10 people are trained to make them.

We Want to Sip Many Drinks from These Diamond-Shaped Glasses and Matching Carafe

These made-in-Amsterdam beauties are cut from mouth-blown crystal glass and can be stood either upright or on their sides.

We Want a Sixpack of Strathcona Beer Company’s New Colour-Coded Lager

Each can is outfitted with one of a dozen different coloured mascots, which makes it easy to keep track of yours.

We Want This Tabletop Bookshelf That Bookmarks Multiple Simultaneous Reads

Made of plywood with built-in lighting, the 'Wisdom Tree' is designed for avid readers who have up to five books going at a time.

We Want to Luxuriate in These New ‘Sangre De Fruta’ Inspired Spa Treatments

While searching for original and escapist ways to take care of our personal wellness (and sanity), we could think of nothing more indulgent than putting in a bit of time at the spa.

Strange Fellows’ New ‘Stranger’ Canned Wines are Picnic Perfect

The wines - released tomorrow - are very palatable, and I wouldn't hesitate to make room for them in either my picnic basket or camp kit.

We Want a Set of These Titanium Chopstick Nunchucks

Chained together and partly collapsed for when stored or on the move, this tool is perfect from a camp cooking perspective.

We Want This Octopus-Shaped Wine Decanter

Chicago glass blower Josh DeWall handcrafts decanters that are likely just as much a joy to fill as they are to empty. 

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We Want Some Summer in a Bottle From Vancouver’s Own Penny Frances Apothecary

The new scents take us to late July strolls through the night gardens of Italian villas and to relaxed California patios...

We Want to Fill Our Kitchen With Dosanko’s New Line of Retail Deliciousness

The new retail line of housemade products is currently available at the restaurant, online from Legends Haul, and via SPUD.

We Want to Dig Into Fridge Magnet’s New ‘The Dude Chilling Platter’

Don't torment yourself waiting for the sun to make its comeback before picking up one of these chilled out platters to-go.

COOL THINGS WE WANT // A Piña Colada Slushie To-Go From Chinatown’s Bao Bei

Hurriedly take yours east a few blocks to MacLean Park and allow yourself to be temporarily transported to the Caribbean.

All the Cool Local Ceramics Your Mom Wants for Her Collection

We've compiled a list of all the local ceramicists on our radar who are creating clay objects we want time and time again...

We Want a Bottle of This Sparkling Collab From Bella Wines and East Van’s Dachi

This Dachi and Bella Wines collaboration is likely to be pretty popular, so if you're as enamoured as we are then you'd better act quickly!

We Want Some Exotic Take-Home Cocktails From the Shameful Tiki Room

The good folks at Main Street's currently hamstrung Shameful Tiki Room are jarring up mixes for Navy Grogs and more...

We Want a Bottle of Averill Creek Vineyard’s New Blackberry Vermouth

The beautifully bottled and terroir-full apéritif would be perfect for sipping over ice or poured over ice cream.

We Want to Deck Ourselves Out In the New ‘Antisocial Flower Shop’ Merch

The latest drop is a stylish nod to the emergence of springtime and owner Michelle Pezel's other venture, Valley Bud Flower Farms.

COOL THING WE WANT // Downlow’s Guinness Cheddar-Draped St. Patrick’s Day Cheeseburger

The special Downlow burger also features Blackmail Stout Beer mustard, bacon braised cabbage and a 1/3 lb dry-aged beef patty.

We Want This Japanese Artist’s Complete Collection of Sushi Made of Stone

We've seen lots of display sushi made of plastic, wax and resin at Japanese restaurants. This is something very different.

We Want to Get Ambient With These Groovy, Locally Made Candleholders

One of a Few is currently in possession of two of these, so if you're planning to get romantic this weekend, pounce!

We Want to Regularly Feast on Local Produce Through One of These CSA Subscriptions

Now is the time to lock down your share of BC veg for the Summer and Fall seasons ahead by subscribing to a local CSA.

We Want Our Hands on JoieFarm’s Limited Release Cans of Rosé and Tiny Bubbles

We'll all need to be on high alert for this highly coveted wine drop if we don't want to miss out...

We Want to Drink These Four Different Margaritas in Miniature at La Mezcaleria

The Commercial Drive restaurant's bartender, Felipe Torres, starts making the Margarita Tasting Flights tonight.

We Want These Vintage Demitasse Coffee Cups From the Hotel Vancouver

There were less than a dozen available when we poked our heads in, so it might be wise to strike sooner rather than later.