Tiny art is fun, and looking at Vancouver-based Jonah Samson’s Pleasantville series — hilariously named as it showcases human behavior at its worst — it’s not just fun, it’s a riot.
Let´s chop and slice some things and, voilá, the result is some scary but cute art. This method doesn’t work for every artist: some do work that is just bizarre. But Vancouver-based artist Nomi Chi found the thin line between odd and adorable in her creations. She finds her inspiration from daily chaos and transforms it into tactile imagery, very often referring to geometry.
Jason has been one of my favorite photographers for some time now. I’ve always enjoyed how his images can feel both abstract and personal at the same time. His new show, I Heart Transylvania, which opened recently at San Francisco’s Little Big Man Gallery, is another great collection of photos. The series spans four years, shot mostly in Vancouver, B.C., and chronicles his relationship with his now wife, Megan.
Tacofino is a roving food truck that’s been winning over the hearts and stomachs of Vancouverites for years. With the success of their “fast slow” concept and Baja-inspired tacos – which have been called some of the best in British Columbia – Tacofino swung open the doors to a brick-and-mortar space last week. The menu and the interior are creative and hip, making Tacofino Commissary the newest hotspot in Vancouver.
I’m not sure if it’s the darkly alluring title, the bold red hues or the pig and how it calls to mind charcuterie and other such farm-chic trends, but Blood Alley Bitter seems to hit all the right notes with us at The Urban Grocer. Handcrafted naturally in small artisanal batches, this one-of-a-kind bottle can be found a-brewin’ outside of Vancouver, BC.
People travelling across the USA-Canada border (near Vancouver) might catch a glimpse of a newly erected billboard that advertises ‘clean air’. Created by Lead Pencil Studio, and funded by the US government, this creative piece is made from stainless steel rods, framing the clean air of Blaine, Washington.
If you’re going straight edge these days, you have cause to rejoice because the non-alcoholic beverage alternatives have become a lot more enticing lately. Among this trend for superior sodas are the lightly sweetened, subtly carbonated herbal fruit drinks from Sip Natural Craft Soda company.
This is very clever. In order to prevent accidents in the District of West Vancouver, ‘the optical illusion of an illustrated girl chasing a ball has been placed on the road northbound at 22nd street’, with signs approaching it warning drivers that ‘you’re probably not expecting kids to run out on the road’. Unsurprisingly, it’s been an contentious discussion point amongst local residents.
Eve and Eryn, two amazing Free Spirit Sphere tree houses, are located in Vancouver, Canada, high up in the canopy of the West Coast rainforest. They are, as their creators describe, ‘suspended like pendants from a web of rope’ from the trees. This is a unique way of creating unobtrusive means of living amongst nature. Insulated and set up for one or two people to stay in, these spheres allow people to experience the ‘energy shift’ that occurs ‘once one breaks contact with the ground’.