Cool Things We Want at Mt. Pleasant’s Much + Little

From kitchen things to clothing, the shop stocks local brands and handmade goods that make us smile in hard times.

We Want These Bushcraft Books So We Can Learn Lots of Cool Stuff While Camping

Dave Canterbury's collection instructs on how to gear up, build shelters forage for edibles, and so much more.

Five Cool Things We Want From Gastown’s 51 Powell Shop

51 Powell contains an eclectic collection of handmade and vintage items that are beautiful, useful, and often surprising...

One of Vancouver’s Best Restaurants Has Finally Produced a Cookbook, and We Want It

I'm not certain which of Maenam's 100+ recipes I'm going to try and tackle first, but I expect to be both challenged and rewarded.

We Want This Camper Trailer Made Out of a 1967 VC10 Jet Engine Housing

What is easily towed to campsites, sleeps four people, has a working kitchen and once upon a time had a top speed of 933km/h?

We Want Some of Livia Bakery’s Canned Cherries, Blackberries and Huckleberries

The popular Commercial Drive establishment is just about to release a sweet line-up of summer deliciousness...

Face Shield You Didn’t Know You Wanted Smells Like Fresh ‘Krispy Kreme’ Doughnuts

The many innovations in our fight against Covid-19 now include Andy Clockwise's clever recycling of a doughnut bag.

We Want Every Camp Cooler-Friendly Can of ‘A Noble Blend’ We Can Find

Flats of Joiefarm's signature white wine blend quickly sold out online, but can still be found at a handful of stores.

Turning a Metal Suitcase Into a Small Camp Kitchen

Instead of being stuffed with cash and handcuffed to a gangster's wrist, this metal suitcase is living its best life.

We Want One of These Very Special Bottles of Local Cabernet Franc

The very BC story of this wine - originally made for two Chinatown restaurants - has us wishing for a sip before it's all gone...

We Want This Wall-Mounted Folding Desk

They look to be the perfect workspace solution for small apartments. (We'll pounce when we see one produced/sold locally.)

We Want to Learn How to Tie All the Knots That Every Camper Should Know

The skills will prove super handy when Covid-19 gets under control and we're all given the green light to go camping in our parks again.

How to Make a Model of the Moon at Home While Social Distancing

All you need is a plastic sphere, some candle wax, a sheet of sandpaper, some paint and a global pandemic that gives you the time.

We Want One of Local Artist Christina Kenton’s Fanciful Bic Lighter Sculptures

These cases are hand-sewn, built up and painted over with intricate patterns to create elaborate dioramas of animals and objects.

New Cup Share Program Now in Action at Four Coffee Spots Around East Van

This smartly designed, easy-to-use local cup share program is already in operation at several cafes in Vancouver.

We Want This ‘Be Goose Do Crimes’ Patch

We're not entirely sure why this 3-inch, iron-on, embroidered patch needs to be in our lives but such is the mystery of material desire.

Creator of BB-8 Develops New Hexapod ‘Mantis’ Vehicle (and We Want to Drive One)

I don't like that it's slow, heavy (4,200 lbs) and runs on diesel fuel, but I still want to give Matt Denton's creation a go...

Cool Things We Want

Six Ways to Enable and Inspire Some Self-Care This Holiday Season

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We've thought up a short list of local products and services that we think might help inspire and enable a self-care ritual this season.

8 Thoughtful Gift Ideas for the Picky Food Lovers on Your Christmas List

From wine to chocolate, these gift ideas provide not only instant and delicious gratification, but also tasty reasons to come together.

23 Super Sure Things to Get the Local Wine Lover on Your Christmas List…

Skip the long haul trip to wine country; it's pretty sleepy this time of year and most of the Wine Club wines are exclusive to members anyways.

Defeating Winter’s Monotony With a Chilled Out Visit to Sunja Link’s Body Shoppe

Feel uneasy getting fawned over in extravagant settings? Try this understated spa treatment room with a humble vibe...

New Book Will Make You Fall in Love With US National Parks’ Graphic Design

For lovers (and dreamers) of adventure and fans of good design, Brian Kelley's 'Parks' looks to be a captivating 384 pages.

We Want to See the Creepy, Comedic Play ‘Kuroko’ When it Premieres Next Month

We're feeling mighty inspired to see Tetsuro Shigematsu's new play in East Van (November 6-17th).

New Book Details How Explorers Once Conveyed Wonder Through Maps

The new book from the Princeton Architectural Press zeroes in on the beautiful maps made by 19th century adventurers.

We Want This Anti-Inspo Tote From Adam J. Kurtis

If you're (jaded) like me then you'll appreciate this no-bullshit tote bag that gives hardworking people the respect they deserve.

We Want This Soft, Oversized French Bread Pillow

We never thought we'd see a novelty pillow so perfectly suited to our hearts' desires, but this one really threads the needle.

We Want a Copy of Devon Fredericksen’s New Book, ‘How to Camp in the Woods’

This new guide to enjoying your adventures in the woods has information on everything from survival basics to wilderness etiquette.

We Want This Badass Calette Custom Bike

In a perfect world, we'd spend our summer brewery hopping and beach commuting astride this tricked out Redline 925.