Interview with Switcheroo photographer, Hana Pesut

Inigo del Castillo Contributor

By Inigo del Castillo in New Photography on Saturday 21 December 2013

Vancouver-based Hana Pesut had us laughing and reflecting on society’s standards on sexuality with her quirky project called Switcheroo. What started innocently with a few friends has blossomed into something that’s taken her places and introduced different people in her life. In this interview, she tells us the inspiration for the series, her self-published book, and her possible next project.

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Rollerblader Richie Eisler tears up Vancouver in his signature skates

Rachel Oakley Contributor

By Rachel Oakley in Video on Friday 13 December 2013

Is rollerblading an Olympic sport yet? Putting us skating amateurs to shame, Richie Eisler tears up the streets of Vancouver in a video that celebrates the release of his carbon free signature skates. Watch as he seamlessly glides through the air, jumping onto side railings, flying down stairs and blading full speed down busy streets. […]

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Astronomers: the new single from We Are The City

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By Said The Whale in New Music on Thursday 27 June 2013

We Are The City is a band from Vancouver, via Kelowna, BC. They break every rule of pop music while somehow making an entirely listenable record that happens to be one of the best of 2013. They are sinfully underrated, but tour relentlessly with a breathtaking live show, so they’ll be making a wider name […]

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Pleasantville: Tiny people misbehaving

Low Lai Chow Contributor

By Low Lai Chow in New Art on Friday 3 May 2013

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.

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Scary-cute art and tattoos by Vancouver’s Nomi Chi

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By Mareike Muller in New Art on Thursday 10 January 2013

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.

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I Heart Transylvania: photo series by Jason Nocito

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By Angela Datre in New Photography on Thursday 6 December 2012

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.

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Tacofino Commissary in Vancouver

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By The Urban Grocer in New Food and Packaging on Tuesday 14 August 2012

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.

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Blood Alley Bitter

The Urban Grocer Contributor

By The Urban Grocer in New Food and Packaging on Thursday 28 April 2011

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.

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Matej Balaz

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By Mr M in New Illustration on Wednesday 16 March 2011

Matej Balaz is a graphic designer and illustrator living in Vancouver. He has worked on various projects for clients such as Art Institute of Vancouver and Rayne Longboards.

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Billboard that advertises clean air, literally

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By J Dubbs in Cool Travel on Thursday 4 November 2010

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.

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Sip Soda

The Urban Grocer Contributor

By The Urban Grocer in New Design on Wednesday 13 October 2010

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.

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3D optical illusion to prevent road accidents

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By Zolton in Cool Travel on Thursday 23 September 2010

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.

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Free Spirit Sphere tree houses

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By Nikki Savvides in New Eco on Wednesday 21 October 2009

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’.

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