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In October 2008, fresh from a year of study at the prestigious Istituto Marangoni design school, Vancouver-based menswear designer Christopher Bates came out of the closet (as it...
They say it’s the little things in life that make it worth living. When it comes to fashion, it’s the little things that allow brands to survive. Specifically: eyewear. The...
If art is a form of self-expression, then Jonathon Litchfield is, without doubt, an artist. The owner of Litchfield, his eponymous Gastown boutique at 38 Water Street (website)...
Who is Daniel Evan White? That’s the first question many people in the design community asked themselves when it was announced that the Museum of Vancouver and the UBC School of...
It’s a gloriously sunny late-August day and Omer Arbel is crouched in a dark and claustrophobic stairwell, six floors down from the light and airy offices of Bocci, the Vancouver-...
Thinking big has traditionally been the preferred strategy when it comes to architecture and design. Five years out from the global economic collapse and new homes in the United...
IDSwest is, first and foremost, a celebration of design in all its forms. Here are some highlights worth checking out at the Vancouver Convention Centre from Thursday to Sunday (...
Spring has truly sprung only after the leftover Easter chocolate has been cleared off the store shelves and replaced with brightly coloured backyard accessories. Gaudy displays of...
When it comes to men’s jeans, very little has changed since the first pair was patented by Jacob Davis and Levi Strauss in 1873. Certainly not the basics: two legs, made of denim...
With spring in the air, a young man’s fancy turns to his first suit. There are grad events, commencement ceremonies, and that all-important first interview to consider. Spring is...

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