Reflecting Vancouver’s Art Deco Past through...
I was fortunate to attend the opening of Art Deco Chic: Extravagant Glamour Between the Wars at the Museum of Vancouver.Check out my first post with Spacing Magazine on Vancouver’s Art Deco past and fashions from that period.
Is Gentrification Always a Bad Thing?
Vancouver, like New York City, is a city of neighbourhoods with distinct personalities: Kitsilano is home to yoga/beach worshippers, Main Street has its hipster vibe; Commercial Drive is an eclectic mix of activists, lesbians, and bohemians; Yaletown is full of upscale yuppies; the West End is the Village; Chinatown and Little India are ethnic enclaves; Coal Harbour is full of offshore...
Why are we not saving "Grandma's Boy"?
Yesterday was the first time I came across Grandma’s Boy, Vancouver’s recently discovered ghost sign from 1922: Source: Vancouver Sun According to the Vancouver Sun, signs like this are called ghost signs because of their ghostly faded beauty and they advertise long-dead businesses. I had seen the sign in newspaper articles and blog posts, but I didn’t expect to be struck by...