Vancouver is one of my favorite cities, because although it is a big, sprawling city, it doesn’t feel that way. There’s still room for little funky shops like the previously raved-about Regional Assembly of Text and a new favorite find, Mr. Lee’s General Store & Haberdashery.
Entries Tagged as 'Vancouver'
October 12th, 2010 · No Comments · Blog posts by Lia, Good design, Novelty, Shop talk
September 19th, 2010 · No Comments · Blog posts by Lia, Shop talk
It’s good to know yourself. And to own your own oddities. For me, that means that I proudly declare my obsessions with luggage, Dutch bikes, and–let’s be honest–the Dutch overall. Another item for that list? Paper products. Notebooks, file folders, calendars…I have stacks of them and they all make me absurdly happy. Which is why [...]
September 7th, 2010 · No Comments · Blog posts by Lia, Celeb spotting
Lady Gaga recently passed through the Pacific Northwest, and decided a leather-studded dress-and-shoe combo were the perfect option for the Vancouver International Airport. Knowing that she is the patron saintess of newelty, we had to post this photo of her in action. Lady Gaga in travel action is a mighty amazing thing.
June 18th, 2010 · No Comments · Blog posts by Betty, Good design, Novelty, Quick Post
Christopher Rhoads of the Wall Street Journal wrote a great story about how the infrastructure created for the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Greece has become derelict, and a symbol of the country’s ruined economy. As Greece sifts through the wreckage wrought by its enormous public debt, which sent tremors through world finance in recent [...]
February 13th, 2010 · No Comments · Blog posts by Lia, Urban archipelagos
The recent protest made me think of this poster, which I spotted in the excellent MacLeod’s used bookstore in downtown Vancouver last summer.
January 18th, 2010 · No Comments · Blog posts by Lia, Tasty treats, Wary of the advice of others
I am an absolute sucker for waffles. But Crystal Hut causes little alarm bells to ring in my brain. Hut, really? I hate to discriminate, but I can see the ferns from here, can’t you? And the light jazz that will be playing as the Hut employees deliver the cold, tired waffles?