Sunday, December 14, 2014

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Film of the Day


Bavarianism from Lucid Inc.
To save their once-busy logging town from economic disaster, the people of Leavenworth Washington set out to transform themselves into a tourist destination. As the town is tucked in the middle of a steep mountain pass, a Bavarian theme was suggested and put to a (contentious) vote. One brave shop owner took the first step by rebuilding the facade of his store front. With small, initial success, the rest of the town quickly followed.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

text message

One of my recent projects was designing the exhibition text (intro wall, artefact labels, and wall panels) for Artware at the Museum of Vancouver. Above, Neal from Second City Signs applies vinyl during our install, which is always satisfying to watch.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Go West

UBC gardens and Beaty Biodiversity Museum followed by a very chilly first time lunch at the Galley Patio and Grill on Jerico Beach.  Good comfort food, amazing view.  Enough positives to counter my rage against Vancouver's affinity for plastic chairs.  On the plus side, it's as far from hipster or chichi as you can get, which I guess is what you want in a beachside snack bar.  I'll be back...

Monday, November 03, 2014

I made a cake...

The recipe name "best birthday cake" – plus the photo, plus the many positive comments on the food blog – sucked me in. I didn't even know what a yellow cake was, but I wanted to make a traditional birthday cake, complete with life-shortening ingredients. It turned out well, and the sour cream icing was interesting. But the best might be pushing it. Still, edible confetti! Layers! (Note, I left corn syrup out of the icing – no extra sweeting is needed.)