On Oneiric Visions, Dust-Covered Trinkets, and the Invention of ‘Post Folk’, with Dariush Alexander

The Vancouver-based artist creates paintings, etchings and tattoo designs that are rich in allegory, narrative and iconography.

Six Questions with Local Photographer, Dina Goldstein

Her latest series, OG Punk, is currently on display at the Polygon Gallery through January 2nd, 2022.

Eight Questions with Multidisciplinary Artist, Bookmaker and Local Historian, Marlene Yuen

A brief but informative investigation into the thoughts and processes of the Vancouver-based artist and recipient of an honourable mention from the 2021 City of Vancouver Book Awards.

From Playing Hooky to Perfect Pearls: Ten Questions with Noon Jewellery

A brief but in-depth interview with Sophia Armstrong, the woman behind the locally made, quirky yet elegant jewellery brand.

Catching Up with Local Artist, Thinker and Mover, Golnaz Kiany

A short yet insightful and inspiring interview with the Iranian-born, Vancouver-based painter and world citizen.

Eight Questions With Local Knitter, Claudia Wilde

Get cozy and read on for our recent interview with the East Van maker and bright businesswoman.

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Unmasking the Art and Discipline of Local Illustrator and Printmaker, Mariko Ando

Leading up to her participation in the annual "Krampusmarkt" event (Dec. 3-5) the artist was kind to satisfy our curiosity about her practice in this short nine question interview...

A Brief Glimpse Into the Multi-Disciplined Life of Local Artist, Charlie Labelle

We put a handful of questions to the filmmaker, comedian and painter following her recent show at the Charles Clark Gallery.

On Creative Play and Always Improving With Barter Design Co-Founder, Kenneth Torrance

On the heels of the opening of Barter Design's Vancouver flagship retail location, in June, we caught up with the company's co-founder to discuss the new shop, the local creative community, and his brand new sense of focus, among other things...

INTERVIEW // Livia’s Bakery Manager, Sabine Thorson, on Living Life Covered in Flour

As the flour was settling on a busy week of Valentine's Day prep, Thorson found a bit of time to talk with us about life and work.

On the Crafts of Communication and Creating Identity With Artist Lydia Cecilia

To get up close with her artwork, be sure to RSVP to the February 13th Neighbourhood Pop-Up event.

On Looking Twice and Getting Dandy With Local Artist, Aaron Moran

Moran, a multidisciplinary artist living and working in Maple Ridge, is the current Artist-in-Residence at Port Haney House.

Making Sense of ‘Objects of Little Importance’ With Vancouver Artist David Briker

Each painting in the series depicts the private world of 15 local artists through a random selection of their possessions.

10 Questions With Molly Spittal, Designer & Co-Founder of Vancouver’s Own Decade Studio Denim

The local company creates killer jeans, overalls and jackets, sewn ethically and made with 100% low-environmental-impact cotton.

Talking Staff Meals, Good Books and Perfect Days Off With Chef Bobby Milheron

The executive chef of Yaletown's Homer Street Cafe & Bar answers several questions about his work and life.

Questions Big, Small and Pressing with Local Designer and Musician, Isabelle Dunlop

In this Q&A, the local polymath fields our random rapid-fire questions while also addressing the impact of Covid-19.

Six Questions With Concert Pianist and Creative Collaborator, Annie Yim

For her March 10th concert at the Fox Cabaret, Annie is set to perform The Poet Speaks: From Debussy to Pärt.

Getting Up Close and Personal With the Work of Local Artist, Cara Guri

The local artist details the mental and physical processes of creating her fantastically photorealistic yet surreal paintings.

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Toasting the Bees With Local Bartender and Activist, Max Curzon-Price

Max Curzon-Price has been challenging bartenders around the world to join his campaign for pollinator sustainability.

Catching Up With Restaurateur Brandon Grossutti After Seven Years of PiDGiN

His French-Asian restaurant's 2013 arrival in Gastown was no soft landing but seven years later it's a different story.

On Overthinking and Getting Gritty with Zimt Chocolates Founder, Emma Smith

We recently caught up with the forward-thinking businesswoman to learn more about developing an ethical vegan candy business.

Tracking the Colourful Learning Curve of Local Artist / Activist Sandeep Johal

At the upcoming PechaKucha Vol. 51 (March 12th at the Vancouver Playhouse), she'll be taking the stage to expound on her creative process.

On Soaring Inspirations and Grounding Words of Advice With Artist Tara Lee Bennett

With her personal art practice, the co-founder of THRIVE Art Studio hones in on the beautiful and non-trivial minutiae of life...

Deciphering Disembodied Hands and Symbolic Birds With Local Artist Meg Keetley

The local artist-slash-activist explains the themes and ideas inspiring her artwork in this short but in-depth interview.

Getting ‘Beastly’ With Local Artist Paige Bowman

Get up close with some of Paige's creatures by heading to the Slice of Life Gallery's Holiday Market, happening daily until December 15.

How One Self-Care Ritual Blossomed Into a Unique Local Business for Reiko Katayama

Katayama's beautiful WA MOGA 29 floral creations will be available at the Got Craft? Holiday Market, December 7-8.

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Meeru Dhalwala on Family, Business and Staying Inspired for 25 Years at Vij’s

Michelle Sproule sits down with the co-owner of Vij's as the restaurant celebrates 25 years of delicious creativity.

On Funny Fruit and Inspirational Bus Rides With Local Artist, Hiller Goodspeed

Through comical anecdotes, clever observations and personal moments of unfiltered introspection, Goodspeed's quirky illustrations draw us in.